Flamenco Cultural Immersion in Spain!
Jerez - Cadiz 

Zambra & Tanguillos  -  July 14-28,  2024

Oh, Yes. I Want This!
Have You Ever Dreamed of Visiting Spain and
Would Like to Make That Dream Come True?

Do You Want Excitement, Authenticity, and Magic
Beyond What Other Dance Vacations Could Grant You?

I am Puela Lunaris. I invite you to my home country of Spain to learn Zambra right here, in Spain, its country of origin.

I will take you to a unique, unforgettable trip to the Iconic places of Flamenco: Jerez & Cádiz! You'll enjoy:
🌟 Performing in Spain in legendary flamenco venues
🌟 Specialty dance lessons with expert teachers
🌟 Exclusive fiestas flamencas
🌟 
Traditional cuisine & wine tasting
🌟 Refreshing beaches
🌟 Modern apartments in traditional Andalusian houses
🌟 Fascinating history & culture presentations
🌟 Walking tours of celebrated flamenco places 

🌟 Wonderful (small) groups of people

 Flamenco Cultural Immersion in Spain - Summer 2024 -

July 14-21, Jerez - Costa Ballena Beach

July 21-28, Jerez - Cádiz - La Caleta Beach 

 

July 14-21: Zambra Immersion

Hailing from ancient al-Andalus, the once-forbidden Zambra, became a cultural hit in the 20th century, but now it is in danger of extinction. Learn all about it in this trip, from its fascinating history, to how to dance it today. 

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July 21-28: Playful Tanguillos

Discover one of the most unknown styles of flamenco: the Tanguillos Mariscora. This is one of the few styles still traditionally danced barefoot or in espadrilles. This dance is fun, easy, playful! Everybody can dance it 💕

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Yes. You Can Have Both! 

WEEK 1 (July 14-21: Zambra Immersion)

HIGHLIGHTS 

Learn Authentic Zambra

Fabulous Beaches at Costa Ballena

Sample Schedule 

View the sample schedule below to get an idea. A detailed itinerary will be provided upon your arrival in Jerez. (All times are CET).

🌺 Arrival Sundays:

  • Check-in: 12 noon. (If you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage at the apartment and take a nice walk around Jerez).
  • 7pm: Opening Night Reception, with a delicious traditional Spanish dinner.

🌺 Monday-Friday

Mornings: Open / walking tours / optional activities

11am-2pm : Classes (Choreography, Technique, Compás, History & Culture, etc)

Lunch & Siesta

6:00pm: free time & optional activities: site-seeing  / Q & A time / practice sessions / beach / shopping / Arabic baths / Dancing Horses / wineries 

9:00pm: Dinner

10:00pm: Rest or out to a show

*We will have one free day per week.

🌺 Saturdays:

  •  Preparation for our evening performance.
  • Classes
  • Rehearsals
  • 2.30pm- Lunch & Siesta.
  • 7pm- Sound check & Dress Rehearsal.
  • 9pm- Showcase (optional). You will perform at the same celebrated stage where many legendary flamenco artists have performed!
  • 10pm- Ceremony to Receive Your Diploma of Attendance.
  • 11pm- Private Fiesta with amazing artists from Jerez and tapas & drinks.

🌺 Departure Sundays:

  • 12 noon- Check out time. (But you can leave your luggage at the apartments and spend the day in Jerez).

WEEK 2 (July 21-28: Discover Tanguillos)

HIGHLIGHTS

Learn the Unique Tanguillos Mariscaora

 
 
 
Fabulous Guest Teachers!

You will enjoy expert Tanguillos Guest Teachers from Cádiz! 

Tanguillos Mariscaora

Tanguillos Mariscaora is one of the oldest forms of traditional barefoot flamenco, which you'll enjoy learning during our wonderful trip.

Group Performance

Not only will you be able to learn the fun and playful Tanguillos Mariscaora, you will also be able to perform it at a legendary flamenco venue.

Intimate & Cozy La Caleta Beach 

 

Awesome Trip to Cádiz

Accommodations

You will be staying at a former Andalusian palace from the 1500s that later was transformed into a Corral de Vecinos (a traditional communal living). 

Now, this ancient palace has been transformed into lovely fully equipped apartments in the historic center of Jerez, within walking distance to everything.

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

Private apartments may be available for an additional fee, which is waived if you stay for both weeks (first come first served).

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 almost in danger of extinction, such as Zambra and feminine flamenco.

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.

Real Stories

 
 
 

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 state-of-the-art, fully equipped apartment in the historic & quaint Jerez. Double occupancy apartments with kitchen, WIFI, amenities, and living room. You’ll have your own private bedroom and a shared bathroom.  (Private apartments may be available for an additional fee, which is waived if you stay for both weeks. First come, first served). 
  • History & culture presentations where you'll discover little-known facts about flamenco... Well-researched, accurate information which is hard to find anywhere else.
  • Palmas & compás classes so you can participate in our fiestas & gatherings...
  • Spanish fun mini-lessons to learn important phrases to communicate with our newly-found local friends.
  • Review + Q & A sessions.
  • Small group size 
  • Being hosted with personalized attention by a loving & knowledgeable Spaniard (yours truly 💕).
  • Translations when needed.
  • Guided Walking tours of Jerez.
  • Trip packet including maps, recommended restaurants and stores.

  • Beautifully designed Certificate of Attendance presented to you during a memorable ceremony. 
  • Videos & photos of you dancing in Spain!
  • The opportunity to enjoy a genuine flamenco cultural immersion with a wonderful international group of people and make friends among Spaniards.
  • Private fiesta flamenca in our traditional style with the acclaimed flamenco performers (this is a real treat.... Something almost in danger of extinction, which no tourist has access to). 
  • Tapas & Wine Tasting: a delicious selection of traditional tapas and Spanish wines & beer (with options for non-alcoholic drinks)
  • Flamenco & gifts shopping. (I'll get you the best deals). 

Specialties Week July 14-21, 2024

  • Zambra dance classes
  • BONUS: full Zambra dance online course, available to you as soon as you sign up, so you know the basics by the time you arrive to Spain.
  • History & Culture. Origins of Zambra Mora: Ancient al-Andalus.
  • Visit the Alcazar, an ancient Andalusi fortress from the Middle-Ages.
  • Visit the world-renown Andalusian Flamenco Center. 
  • Walking tour Jerez's Gitano neighborhood (Santiago).
  • History & Culture: Difference between Zambra Gitana & Zambra Flamenca.
  • Memorable evenings of flamenco at legendary peñas in Jerez.
  • History & Culture: The legendary Lola Flores, The Pharaoness of Zambra. 
  • (Optional) Visit Lola Flores Museum.
  • History & Culture:  Zambra Today. 
  • Walking Tour: Jerez's Gitano Neighborhood (San Miguel)

 

Specialties Week July 21-28, 2024

  • Tanguillo Mariscaora dance classes with renown guest teachers from Cádiz.
  • History & Culture: Tanguillos de Cádiz. Afro-Caribbean Influences.
  • Walking Tours of Historic Jerez
  • History & Culture: North-African & Mediterranean Influences in Flamenco.
  • Round Trip Jerez-Cádiz pre-booked & paid for you.
  • Guided Walking tours of Cadiz, the most ancient city in Western Europe.
  • Visit an ancient Roman Theater, birthplace of the performing arts.
  • History & Culture: Puellae Gaditanae (the first professional dancers in Spanish history). 
  • Visit the Castle of Santa Catalina, which was a Temple of Venus during the Roman Empire.
  • Photos at the Gran Teatro Falla, built in honor of Manuel de Falla, the great composer of El Amor Brujo.
  • History & Culture: the Romantic Revolution & Flamenco.
  • Opportunity to dance at the famous La Caleta Beach.

🌟 Note: Both weeks have a similar structure, but DIFFERENT programs. If you stay for both weeks, you'll be having two different, enriching experiences and also save a lot of money.

This Flamenco Cultural Immersion does NOT Include: 

Air fare, transportation to & from the airport, food (except for the specified dinner or events)

Price Early Bird 

🍀 One week: $2,987 (save $100 by paying in full= $2,887).

🍀 Both weeks - based on availability (Best Deal): $4,974 (Plus, an additional $100 discount if paid in full = $4,874) You save $1,000.00 by signing up for both weeks.

Deadline for the Early Bird Special Ends on April 15th, 2024 at 11pm EST.

Regular Price

🍀 One week: $3,475 (save $100 by paying in full= $3,375).

🍀 Both weeks - based on availability (Best Deal): $5,950 (Plus, an additional $100 discount if paid in full = $5,850) You save $1,000.00 by signing up for both weeks.

🍀 A deposit is required to make your registration official and to secure your spot - $1097 deposit for one week stay - $1897 deposit for both weeks.

As soon as you fill out the RSVP form, you will receive a confirmation email along with payment instructions. Payment plans available.

Registration Deadline - May 19, 2024

This experience is open to only small group of people and it is filling out fast! If you are intending to join, it is wise to apply for your invitation right away. Also, you get the best choice of apartments. First come, first served.

 

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