Flamenco Cultural Immersion in Spain!
Lebrija - Sevilla - Jerez

Flamenco Trip to Spain - Spring 2023

Oh, Yes. I Want This!
Have You Been Dreaming of Visiting Spain,
But Want Something More Exciting & Authentic than Being Another Tourist Watching Another Flamenco Show?

 

I am Puela Lunaris. I invite you to my home country of Spain to dance under the stars during the fascinating & vibrant Flamenco Spring Rite called "Las Cruces de Mayo'' in the legendary town of Lebrija, outside of tourist circuits.

Plus, I will take you to a unique, unforgettable trip to Sevilla and you will enjoy with me and my friends the world-renowned Feria de Jerez. 

 Flamenco Cultural Immersion in Spain - Spring 2023 

May 1-8, 2023 ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ Lebrija, Sevilla, and Jerez, Spain

 

Flamenco Spring Rite with Puela Lunaris
Cruces de Mayo in Lebrija (Spain)

Las Cruces de Mayo is a time-honored spring rite of pre-Christian origins. In ancient times, it was dedicated to divinities such as the goddess Maya and the god Dionysus. Then, it was Christianized and later forbidden by the church. This unique spring rite has survived in Lebrija (Spain) for centuries against all odds. Now, we celebrate it by singing and dancing Sevillanas Corraleras, under the stars, all night long. 

Crosses all over town are beautifully garlanded with flowers. I invite you to join in, singing & dancing through the streets from cross to cross, along with my friends in Lebrija. When we arrive to a cross, we are welcome by the neighbors, we bring the joy of our presence, our dancing, our clapping. We have fun together... Then, we move on to another cross to continue sharing that joy!

No professional skills are needed to participate. During this cultural immersion, you learn to dance, sing and clap the traditional Sevillanas Corraleras. It is so much fun!

 
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I created these very special and unique Flamenco Cultural Immersions™
to welcome you in Spain and share the magic of my culture to you!

With me, you are NOT another tourist
watching another commercial flamenco show in a tablao.

In this Lunaris Flamenco Cultural Immersion™, I invite you
to enjoy our flamenco culture with us Spaniards!

We’ll welcome you as a new friend, so you can...
dance with us under the stars,
sing with us through the streets,
revel in our cuisine and local flavors
and return home renewed
after experiencing our unique Cruces de Mayo spring rite!

Fantastic Day Trip to Sevilla

Famous & Fabulous Feria de Jerez 

This Flamenco Cultural Immersion Includes:

  • Welcome dinner reception & orientation. Enjoy our lavish traditional meal style with a first course, second course, drink, bread, and dessert.
  • Accommodations in a lovely fully equipped apartment in the historic & quaint Lebrija. (Double occupancy apartments with kitchen, WIFI, washing machine, and living room. You’ll have your own private bedroom and a shared bathroom.  Private apartments may be available for an additional fee, but you need to reserve soon).
  • History & culture presentations where you'll discover little-known facts about flamenco... Well-researched, accurate information which is hard to find anywhere else.
  • Sevillanas Corraleras Cante classes, so you can join in during our celebrations (You don't need a singing voice).
  • Palmas & compás classes so you can participate in our fiestas & gatherings.
  • Jaleo classes (these are the fun phrases & sounds of  encouragement traditional in flamenco. They must be done in the groove (a compás). 
  • Sevillanas Corraleras (made-easy) dance classes, so you can enjoy dancing alongside Spaniards. 
  • BONUS: full Sevillanas dance online course, available to you as soon as you sign up, so you know the basics by the time you arrive to Spain.
  • Spanish fun mini-lessons to learn important phrases to communicate with our local friends.
  • Review + Q & A sessions.
  • Private fiesta with the acclaimed flamenco performers Aires de Lebrija. Plus, a delicious selection of traditional tapas and Spanish wines & beer (with options for non-alcoholic drinks)
  •  A visit to the Centro Flamenco de Lebrija.
  • Guided Walking tours of Lebrija.
  • Exclusive personal invitation to join the in-crowd of Lebrija, so you can dance & sing with us  during the Cruces de Mayo Flamenco Spring Rites.
  • Round trip Lebrija-Sevilla, pre-booked & paid for you.
  • Entry fees to the dazzling Royal Alcazar of Sevilla.
  • Guided Walking tour of Sevilla.
  • Dancing opportunity at the legendary Plaza de España in Sevilla. 
  • Flamenco shopping in Sevilla (I´ll get you the best deals).

  • Trip Lebrija-Jerez pre-booked & paid for you.
  • Learn what is a feria.
  • Experience the Feria de Jerez during the day.
  • Experience the Feria de Jerez at night.
  • Early morning hours, we get the luxury of being pick up by taxi from Jerez to Lebrija, pre-booked & pre-paid for you.
  • Small group size (maximum 10 people)
  • Being hosted with personalized attention by a loving & knowledgeable Spaniard (yours truly ๐Ÿ’•).
  • Translations when needed.
  • Beautifully designed Certificate of Attendance. 
  • Videos & photos of you dancing in Spain!
  • The opportunity to enjoy an authentic flamenco cultural immersion with a wonderful international group of people and make friends among Spaniards.

Price

$2887 (save $100 by paying in full= $2787)

Price includes everything described above. It doesn't include airplane fare/transportation to and from the airport to Lebrija or food & drink (except for the welcome dinner and the tapas buffet during our private fiesta)

$1087 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot

Registration deadline

April 1st. This experience is open to only 10 people and it is filling out fast! If you are intending to join, it is wise to secure your spot right away, because the minute we reach 10 people, we close the trip.

Click Here to Secure Your Spot
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Schedule

View the sample schedule below to get an idea. A detailed itinerary will be provided upon your arrival in Lebrija.

๐ŸŒบ Monday, May 1st:
Check-in anytime
7pm CET: Opening Night Reception, with a delicious traditional Spanish dinner.

๐ŸŒบ Tuesday, May 2nd:

  • 10.30am: History & Culture: Origins & Transcendence of this Flamenco Spring Rite (Cruces de Mayo)
  • 11.45am: Compás, Cante, and Jaleo Class.
  • 1pm: Dance Class, Sevillanas Corraleras
  • Lunch & Siesta
  • 5.30pm: Walking Tour: Centro de Flamenco & Castle of Lebrija
  • 9pm: Our own Private Fiesta Flamenca with the awesome Aires de Lebrija and a delicious selection of tapas & drinks

๐ŸŒบ Wednesday, May 3rd:

Fabulous Day Trip to Sevilla!

  • Visit the legendary Royal Alcazar. An fairy-tale medieval palace of breathtaking beauty akin to the Alhambra. (fun fact: Game of Thrones was shot here)
  • Dance at the gorgeous Plaza de España 
  • Lunch 
  • Flamenco Shopping 

๐ŸŒบ Thursday, May 4th:

  • 10.30am: History & Culture: Homage to the famous Gitano singer El Lebrijano & the Dinastías Gitanas of Lebrija
  • 11.45am: Compás, Cante, and Jaleo Class.
  • 1pm: Dance Class, Sevillanas Corraleras
  • Lunch & Siesta 
  • 6pm: Tour of the Cruces set up
  • 7pm: Review Sevillanas Corraleras
  • 9pm: Dinner

๐ŸŒบ Friday, May 5th:

  • 10.30am: History & Culture: Ancient Roots, Tartessos & Dionysian Rites
  • 11.45am: Compás, Cante, and Jaleo Class.
  • 1pm: Dance Class, Sevillanas Corraleras
  • Lunch & Siesta
  • 6pm: Getting Ready for the celebration: Cruces Walking Tour
  • 9pm: Dinner
  • 11pm: Gathering with our  local friends. Initiation into the Cruces de Mayo Spring Rite
  • Dancing, singing, and being merry!  (Until early morning hours)

๐ŸŒบ Saturday, May 6th:

  • 12pm: History & Culture: What is a Feria?
  • 1pm: Review Sevillanas Corraleras.  
  • 2.30pm: Lunch & Siesta
  • 7pm: Review palmas, jaleos, and cante
  • 8pm: Ceremony to receive your Certificate of Attendance
  • 9pm:  Dinner
  • From 11pm: Dancing & singing all night long.

๐ŸŒบ Sunday, May 7th:

  • 11.30am: Travel to Jerez
  •  We'll enjoy the phenomenal Feria de Jerez all day and all night long!
  • Around 2am, we get the luxury of private transportation to bring us back to Lebrija.

๐ŸŒบ Monday, May 8th:

Departure day. We have to check out by noon. But we are welcome to leave our luggage at a hotel and spend time in Lebrija if you wish to do so.

Sample accommodations

We stay in lovely fully equipped apartments in the historic & quaint Lebrija, within walking distance to everything.

Double occupancy apartments with kitchen, WIFI, washing machine, and living room. You’ll have your own private bedroom and a shared bathroom.  

Private apartments may be available for an additional fee, but you need to reserve soon!

Who Is Your Guide?


¡Hola! I am Puela Lunaris, dance educator, flamenco cultural consultant,
 multimedia producer, and the founder of Raíces Flamencas, a program devoted to safeguarding aspects of flamenco in danger of extinction.

I created these Flamenco Cultural Immersion Experiences to satisfy the desire to taste flamenco as a living culture, as we Spaniards experience it through our rites & celebrations, which is different from what you see on the stage and usually not available to foreigners.

I have earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language & Culture and Dance Education from the State University of New York (SUNY) and a Master of Science in Digital Media from New York University (NYU). Most importantly, since 2004,  I have  been researching and preserving through audiovisual media our traditional flamenco rites, many of which are in danger of extinction. 

Now, I am opening the doors to these unforgettable life experiences, to share with wonderful people like yourself the magic of my culture.

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