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Salsa Mundial Studio (Suite G)

Pop Up Empress Series Workshop: Flamenco Technique with Vanessa Cerallo

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Pop Up Empress Series Workshop: Flamenco Technique with Vanessa Cerallo
Pop Up Empress Series Workshop: Flamenco Technique with Vanessa Cerallo

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Sep 11, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Salsa Mundial Studio (Suite G), 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607, USA


About the event

Coming up on Saturday, 9/11,

The one and only Vanessa Cerallo, will be coming here to Gainesville teaching us 2 amazing Flamenco Technique workshops! MASKS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES.

Saturday 9/11 1PM-3PM at Salsa Mundial Studio,3501 SW 2nd Ave Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32607

Workshop Descriptions Below

1 Workshop: $60

2 Workshops: $100


Please bring the following to class (if you have it)

  • face mask (required)
  • Flamenco style skirt
  • Leotard
  • Flamenco shoes or character shoes
  • Fan


The first hour Vanessa will dive deep into Flamenco Technique starting with posture, arms and feet then she will move to a  flamenco favorite, Fans in the second workshop!

In this hour she will  also share with us the Spanish tradition of Sevillanas! These dances come from Sevilla and its region. They were derived from seguidilla, and old Castilian folk music and dance genre in the 19th century and were influenced by Flamenco. Sevillanas are traditionally danced during Feria (lots of people go as tourist to La Feria de Sevilla/ Feria de Abril) and it is pretty cool to be able to participate in the festivities by dancing Sevillanas


The second hour, Vanessa will continue breaking down Flamenco technique with posture arms, feet and fan work  and Guajiras technique!

The fan is a traditionally added to compliment flamenco dance.  It is known for its artistic expression not only in Flamenco but in all of Spanish Culture.

Guajira was born out of the influence of Cuban music in flamenco. “Guajira” is a flamenco style which comes from a Latin American genre. It has a melodic, harmonic and rhythmic structure related to the peasant genre. Cuban “tonadas” resulted in the late 19th century. that’s how this style turned into flamenco.

Vanessa Cerallo Biography

Vanessa Cerallo is originally from Caracas, Venezuela . She started dancing Flamenco at a very young age at the El Rocio Flamenco School with the famous dancer—Diana Patricia “La Macarena”.

After moving to the United States, Vanessa took a break from dancing while she worked on her educational pursuits, earning a bachelor's degree in International Business and a Master in Business Administration.

Even though Vanessa took a break from dancing to further her education, Flamenco was a passion that Vanessa never let go. So, after finishing her studies, Vanessa was pulled back into dancing and started taking classes at the Frank Rey Studio in Tampa.

Since her return to dance, Vanessa has performed at various locations and events, including weekly shows at Ceviche in downtown Saint Petersburg with Sombras Flamencas for over  11 years, monthly shows at Spain Restaurant in downtown Tampa, and she was part of the dance company that performed at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor city.

In addition to public venues, Vanessa also performs at private galas and special occasion shows like weddings and parties with various local musicians and dancers. Other amazing one-of-a-kind performances include performing at the Dalí Museum with Sombras Flamencas, at the Palladium theater with the group Kafkasso and participating at The Panamá Flamenco Festival as a guess artist.

In order to keep up to date and further her training, Vanessa has taken Flamenco workshops with renown artists from Spain like La Truco, La Lupi, El Farru, Fanny Ara and Nella Madarro. She also still takes weekly Flamenco online classes with La Polaca, learning new palos and polishing techniques. In addition, she hosts Flamenco workshops in her area, including hosting the famously talented Anita Loynaz and La Polaca. Currently Vanessa teaches Flamenco dance at Hip Expression.


  • 1 hour


  • 1 hour

    Workshop 2: GUAJIRAS AND FANS


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