Take advantage of this fun, multimedia, interactive, three month online Teacher Training that shows you, step-by-step, how to teach and perform the traditional Spanish Skirt Dance Style. Plus, you gain access to proven teaching tools, history & culture, musicality, rhythmic training, marketing, presentation skills, live office hours, community, and more!
You will have the option to enroll in a mentorship and get officially Certified after passing a qualifying class, or simply get a Diploma of Attendance after completing the basic training.
This unique Teacher Training is ideal if you are a serious student, a troupe leader looking for an exciting choreography, an aspiring dance teacher, or a well-seasoned instructor interested in a new dance to differentiate you from others in your area. Through this interactive online Teacher Training you can now enhance your practice and expertise in Feminine Flamenco and make a difference in people's lives by teaching this invigorating dance.
✓ Create Your Own Unique Project
✓ Rhythmic Training
✓ Dance Composition
✓ Inspiration from History & Culture
✓ Lunaris Barefoot Flamenco Technique™
✓ Stage presence
✓ Costuming & Staging
✓ Savvy Marketing Magic
✓ Self-Confidence & Self-Love
✓ Successful Presentation Skills™
✓ Injury Prevention
✓ Self-Care Secrets
✓ Dance for Fitness
✓ Conditioning Exercises
✓ Anatomy in Plain English
✓ Warm-ups & Cool-downs
✓ Movement Arts for Well-Being ™
Hi there! I am Puela Lunaris, the founder of Dances of the World Society. I have devoted my life since 1993 to rescuing dance and music traditions in danger of extinction, including Zambra Mora and Feminine Flamenco.
In this training, I am putting at your service my 22+ years of experience as a dance teacher, performer, scholar, and multimedia producer. You will also benefit greatly from my extensive knowledge of my own culture as a native Spaniard.
I feel very accomplished in my career as I have fulfilled all my dreams and aspirations as a performer and teacher. Now my passion is to coach other dancers, so they can fulfill theirs, and to pass down the Feminine Flamenco tradition in danger of extinction that I so cherish. If you want to give this training a chance, know that I will be lovingly dedicated to your success!
"Puela Lunaris is a consummate professional who provides exceptional strength in the field of dance education."
Originally, the women in Flamenco did not do barely any footwork. Footwork was masculine dancing. What we see today, on most stages, is a hybrid of masculine and feminine Flamenco.
Originally, women danced with their hips, their torso, their arms, their skirts, their fans, their shawls… In short, their dance was a spellbinding display of feminine charm. I am fascinated by and devoted to the rediscovery of the pure feminine Flamenco style, which is regrettably in danger of extinction these days.
To recover and revive Feminine Flamenco dancing, I have studied for decades under the Gypsy matriarchs grandmothers in my native Spain who are the keepers of the ancestral memory and still dance with no footwork as the female Flamenco dancers originally did.
While many Flamenco dancers base their identity as artists on their shoes, I base mine on dancing barefoot. Similar to Isadora Duncan at the beginning of the 20th century, I feel constricted dancing in shoes. I love the freedom and the lyricism of dancing barefoot!
In this video, you can see a rendition of the choreography we will use as a case study in our training. The name of the choreography is "Lerele & Lolailo," the music is a Tango Flamenco, and the steps come directly from the traditional way of dancing of the Gypsy grandmothers in Spain.
I created this Enrichment Program to keep alive the wisdom and the power of the sensual, feminine way of dancing Flamenco and pass it on to future generations. Would you join me?
I will share with you a wealth of foundational elements from our Lunaris Feminine Flamenco Technique™ including:
Let me show you how the elements of the Lunaris Feminine Flamenco Technique™ that you will be learning can be put together to create vibrant fusion choreographies! In this video, I am performing a Rumba Flamenca Moruna for a TV show in my native Spain using many of the elements you´ll learn in this training.
12 Week Detailed Lesson Plan
From the moment you join the training, you gain weekly access to a multimedia course guide with a 12 week detailed lesson plan, so you can teach the Spanish Skirt Dance choreography or use it as a model to teach your own choreographies.
This guide will make it easy for you to retain your students and take them from beginners to intermediate students able to deliver an exciting performance. And, I will also show you how to teach this material to advanced students. In addition, you get blank lesson plan templates that you can use over and over to plan other classes.
Your Student Will Love You!
During this training you will acquire and practice:
1. Effective instruction strategies based on the 3 main learning modalities of Neuro-Linguistic Programing
2. Important Key Action Words for exciting and clear instruction.
3. Essential Descriptive Words to make your teaching soar to a whole new level
4. Specific Prompts to clearly guide your students making progression easy
5. Crucial secrets of classroom management (including strategies to deal with difficult students)
6. Notions of Classroom Organization for effective teaching with or without mirrors.
7. Clever ways to assess your student’s needs on the fly
In addition, I will coach you to develop an inspiring body language and a fascinating teacher’s presence so that your students love you, can’t get enough of you, and keep coming back for more!
"This course has changed how I think of myself.
I am excited to say that I now think of myself as a dance teacher!
My main hesitation in taking the course was around having the confidence to think that I would ever be able to be a dance teacher.
During the course I learnt techniques for teaching, was provided with a wealth of background information and was given a clear and strong teaching structure. This gave me the confidence to begin teaching dance, and to enjoy teaching dance.
I was amazed and impressed by the level of detail covered by the course, and the clear, concise way in which it was organised into bite size chunks which made it feel accessible.
I would recommend this course to all those who love Spanish Dance and would like to teach it.
Thank you Puela!!"
Natasha Dunlop. Norfolk, United Kingdom
"The dancer's body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul"
It is vital that we get to know our precious bodies to enrich the way we teach our classes and to help our students develop body awareness.
In this module, we explore anatomy in a concise, juicy, easy, and fun way to promote proper alignment, mastery of space, empowering breathing, and prevention of injuries. Here are some topics we’ll explore:
I have developed a proprietary rhythmic training method called Flamenco Rhythms Revealed™ so we can easily assimilate the Flamenco rhythms used in this dance and experience them in our bodies as we move across the floor.
You will also get counted versions of the dance, structured into clear dance phrases for easy learning and progression. Plus, you get a music map done for you and the lyrics for the choreography song with the translation in English.
Improvisation is important in many dance forms. Certainly, it is so in Flamenco. In this module we go over important keys and cues to understand how to improvise in Flamenco, even when dancing to live music.
To see a practical application of the concepts we’ll be exploring, watch me improvising to the live music of the ever-popular BeatboxGuitar with no previous rehearsal.
Have you spent countless hours and years researching Flamenco history & culture? I have.
In this Enrichment Program you will benefit not only from the riveting research I conducted while earning a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language & Culture from the State University of New York, but also you will benefit immensely from my knowledge of my own culture as a native Spaniard, so you can feel confident that you know what you are talking about regarding Flamenco history & culture while coming across as an expert on the subject.
Some topics we’ll explore are:
To get a sense of the possibilities this training offers, take a look at this joyful improvised version of the Spanish Skirt Dance I performed some years ago at the Throne Room of Alexander the Great in the ancient city of Babylon (Irak)
The Lunaris Technique™, includes conditioning exercises based on concepts of Sacred Geometry from ancient Mediterranean cultures and other ancient traditions such as Qi Qong & Yoga.
You can use this proven technique to extract what you need for balanced warm-ups and cool-downs in your classes or your own self-care.
Become an Extraordinary Workshop Leader!
In this module, we will practice:
• how to put together workshop proposals that are irresistible to organizers
• how to write appealing workshop blurbs that help sell out your events
• how to take portions of a dance and teach it at workshops in a way that makes you a memorable teacher
• how to create instant rapport with your workshop attendees, even if you never met them before
• how to command the attention and the respect of your participants
• how to quickly assess the different levels and needs of your students
• how to teach multi-level workshops
• how to get wonderful testimonials and follow up with your students
In addition, I’ll share with you examples of workshop proposals that got me hired as a star teacher at famous festivals. I will also share examples of workshop descriptions and blurbs so enticing that we had to close registration ahead of time because the events sold out.
"I love learning at my own pace and having the modules and videos to read and watch over and over again.
I enjoy having the community and being able to see the other dance teachers’ comments. Puela makes herself available for discussions and answering questions through our group coaching calls."
Elena Rose. Spring Lake, North Carolina
"Puela Lunaris has far exceeded my expectations! Her level of expertise and ability to break down every detail has made this online program feel as though I was taking an actual dance class rather than virtually.
Puela provides so much information that covers not only technique, but the culture, history, and life behind the dances!"
Jesska, Founder BaileDance Company, New York City
"Puela’s pastoral care is excellent! This training has filled in a lot of gaps for me. Now I have the vocabulary to break down the moves, as well as the imagery!
I have benefited by learning about choreography, musicality, palmas, also the subtleties of Flamenco styles. The multimedia approach is fantastic! "
Maureen Theresa. Dancer, soloist; writer/blogger. Walsall, United Kingdom
Become part of a lovely international community of wonderful dancers & dance teachers like yourself, who have already graduated from this program.
Enjoy the connection and support of a live global community! We inspire each other, encourage each other, share our dance journeys, and develop friendships.
During this training, you are NOT alone in front of a computer. I am lovingly dedicated to your success as a dancer & dance teacher, so I host Office Hours/Group Coaching sessions, at no extra charge, to answer all your questions and give you the personal care and support you need.
The world can be a stressful place. The next three months together are meant to be more than just a training. They are meant to be an Enrichment Program, an oasis where you can renew yourself, enjoy community, connect with your essence as a dance teacher, and contribute to a more pleasant world by passing down a dance style in danger of extinction filled with feminine charm.
Teaching a class or a workshop is actually public speaking. The 6 Pillars of Successful Presentations™ is my very own trade-marked methodology that I use to coach many top executives and successful entrepreneurs to develop their stage presence.
During this training, you too will benefit from these Successful Presentation Skills™ so you can be confident and develop a fascinating teaching presence that will keep your students coming back for more.
This video summarizes what my Successful Presentation Skills™ methodology is about and the benefits you can receive from it
In this training, you’ll benefit from a whole module to successfully market your personal brand and your skills as a dancer & a dance teacher. You’ll discover empowering, proven, and easy to implement marketing tools that will help you find students, keep them, and consistently make money teaching dance.
You’ll receive assignments and worksheets to help you:
• Fully licensed music (10 tracks) for performing and teaching your classes
• Additional Flamenco Music from Legendary Gypsy Masters
• The Blueprint for Learning and Teaching Dance (this resource will give you tons of amazing ideas)
• Lesson plans for further dance exploration including: hip-hop, modern dance history, and choreographic devices.
• Annotated bibliographies and recommended articles
• Resource Lists
The truth is that coming to Spain or to New York City to train with me can be extremely expensive. I have some rich students who can afford $20,000 or more to train with me in Spain or New York. However, I understand that not everyone has that kind of money.
To make it convenient and save you money, I have created this state-of-the-art online, multimedia, interactive training, so you can access quality professional development and learn everything you need from the comfort of your home.
During this Teacher Training you are NOT alone in front of a computer. I am with you every step of the way. You will have your questions answered during our Office Hours/Group Coaching Sessions. Plus, you have lifetime access to the content and you can review steps as much as you want without having to pay again and again as in live classes.
Yes! You can experience this training for a whole week, 100% Risk Free. If during that time, you don’t feel this program is for you, I will gladly refund your full tuition.
So you’ll have a whole 7 days to drive-test the course. If after giving it an honest try, you think this is not the training for you, I’ll happily refund you 100% of your money. Risk Free. Guaranteed.
✓ Lunaris Feminine Flamenco Technique™
✓ How to Teach Floreos (hand moves)
✓ How to Teach Braceos (armwork)
✓ How to Teach the passionate Flamenco turns
✓ How to Teach Marcajes (marking the rhythm with your feet and body)
✓ How to Teach Spanish Skirt Dance. Including 33 distinct techniques rooted in authentic, traditional dance vocabulary
✓ How to Teach Feminine & Masculine Flamenco in a school setting
✓ Your multimedia full course guide with a 12 week detailed lesson plans that you can use for your classes
✓ Blank (reusable) lesson plan templates
✓ Successful Presentation Skills™
✓ Effective Teaching Methodology
✓ Progression and Skill-Building Made Easy
✓ Clever Student Assessment Strategies
✓ Classroom Management & Organization
✓ Anatomy of Movement in Plain Englis
✓ History & Culture
✓ Wonderful International Community!
✓ Live Offices Hours with Puela (Group Coaching)
✓ Suggestions for Class Attire, Costumes, and Staging
✓ Recommendations for Performances Opportunities
✓ Savvy Marketing Skills
✓ Fully licensed music (10 tracks) for performing and teaching your classes
✓ Lyrics with translation in English for the choreography song
✓ How to become a memorable workshop leader
✓ Counted and improvised versions of the dance
✓ Flamenco Rhythms Revealed™ (Rhythmic Training)
✓ The Lunaris Technique™ for Self-Care (Conditioning Exercises Based on Sacred Geometry)
✓ Additional Gypsy Music from Legendary Flamenco Masters
Let's talk! I would love to offer you a FREE coaching session
During our call you will have the opportunity to have all your questions answered and understand if this program is right for you. We can also discuss your main concerns and your dancing goals for this year.
I will be glad to share strategic tips that can be helpful and inspiring. There no obligation whatsoever to sign up for my program!
I only have a limited time slots available. The spaces for these high value sessions are very limited and highly coveted!