Patricia Vasconcellos

 
    …at 17 years old, Patricia started to study Spanish Dance and at 24 years old, graduated in Music, Piano instrument, at the Federal University of the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For 20 years, studied the Flamenco Art, tap flamenco technique, castanets (playing and dancing), and Bata de Cola. For over 6 years, Patricia was a choreographer and teacher, managing lots of performances and Flamenco projects. She moved to London, Ontario, Canada where created Flamenco del Sur group to bring Flamenco culture and Flamenco style to the city. She has performed at the London Dance Festival, Community events and other festivals, Western University, Heart Links, and participated in an International Flamenco Concert with TD Sunfest. She has promoted workshops in the London and surrounding area to showcase the Flamenco Rhythms to musicians, dancers, and Flamenco lovers. In 2020, created Los Aires Flamenco Group bringing the Flamenco culture and art to London through the fusion of flamenco rhythm and dance.
 
If you have been thinking about trying flamenco but still feel a bit intimidated, just give us a call (226) 377-6179 or email us at patricia@flamencodelsur.ca. We advise you which class is best for you and we will book a free trial lesson.
 
 


FLAMENCO DEL SUR applies

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FLAMENCO FOR ALL!!!

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LOS AIRES’ FLAMENCO BAND

Terry May

…started playing when he was a teenager in the 1960s. His first style was that of popular folk music of that era. Terry also took an interest in many forms of rock and blues music and began to be influenced by those styles as well. He sang lead vocal in a couple of bands and actually recorded a CD with a group of musicians circa 2000. In the summer of 2019, Terry met Carlos Lorenzo and Dario Alejandro Novoa Sanchez who were with their father Dario Novoa, promoting “Event Simple Reflections for Artists”, founded by Dario Novoa. Dario eventually introduced Terry to Patricia, the founder of FLAMENCO DEL SUR GROUP. Terry began learning the style of Flamenco guitar as a new chapter for his musical experiences. Terry performed flamenco at Heart Links event and many other events in London. At LOS AIRES, he has been bringing the energy, expression, and brilliance of Flamenco to Londoners.

Charles Burnetts

…learned percussion as a child in the UK where a London cockney taught him how to create sounds with spoons. Rhythm and dance have been a passion from the electronic beats of house and techno to the reggae, calypso and jungle of London’s musical melting-pot. Upon moving to North America, he trained in Latin and R&B percussion with veteran New York conguero Johnny Conga, and has played for various popular and world groups in Ontario over the last 15 years, including the London Arts Live program. He currently trains with the South Indian percussionist Ghatam Suresh Vaidyanathan, having also played for a variety of Middle-Eastern and Indian dance groups. His versatility and knowledge of world percussion allow him to play alongside a wide-ranging spectrum of popular and world music styles. At LOS AIRES, he brings rhythm and intensity to Flamenco LIVE performances.  Videos: https://fb.watch/4n5i_eHug_/

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Larissa Medeiros

…is the youngest dancer in the FLAMENCO DEL SUR GROUP. Larissa started studying ballet at the age of 2 at Baby Class Ballet at 1, 2, 3 E JA’ SCHOOL, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From a very young age, she began to participate in classical ballet performances. Extremely talented, she began to study Flamenco with the ballet dancer Patricia Weingrill at the age of 6 and performed several performances in theater in Brasilia. She moved to London, Ontario, in 2017, at 10 years old, and started studying Danca Flamenca and castanets with Patricia Vasconcellos at Dance Extreme. In 2019, she kept studying at FLAMENCO DEL SUR DANCE STUDIO and she was the first member of GRUPO FLAMENCO DEL SUR to perform at the London Public Library and London Dance Festival. A responsible and disciplined teenager, she has been acting in musical theater and Flamenco Dance. Performs in LOS AIRES Flamenco Band and demonstrates exceptional talent in arts.