Flamenco Cultural Immersion in Spain!
Jerez - Cadiz - Sevilla

Zambra & Tanguillos  -  J u l y 16-30,  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 learn Zambra right here, in Spain, its country of origin.

I will take you to a unique, unforgettable trip to the Magical Triangle of Flamenco: Jerez, Cádiz, Sevilla. You'll enjoy refreshing beaches, delicious food and the experience of authentic Spanish culture, something that only a native Spaniard can share with you.

 Flamenco Cultural Immersion in Spain - Summer 2023 -

July 16-23, Jerez - Sevilla - Costa Ballena Beach

July 23-30, Jerez - Cádiz - La Caleta Beach 

 

July 16-23: 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 23-30: Discover 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 πŸ’•

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Yes. You Can Have Both! 

WEEK 1 (July 16-23: Zambra Immersion)

HIGHLIGHTS

Fantastic Day Trip to Sevilla

Fabulous Beaches at Costa Ballena

 Learn Authentic Zambra

Schedule Week 1 - July 16-23, 2023
Zambra Immersion

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

🌺 Sunday, July 16:

  • 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, July 17:

  • 10am- History & Culture. Origins of Zambra Mora: Ancient al-Andalus.
  • 11am- Visit to the Alcazar, an ancient Andalusi fortress from the Middle-Ages.
  • 1pm- Zambra Dance Class.
  • 2.30pm- Lunch & Siesta.
  • 5-7pm- Free Time & Optional Activities: Shopping / Arabic Baths / Dancing Horses / Wineries, etc.
  • 7pm- Walking tour of tabancos & historic Jerez.
  • 9pm: Special Treat: Tapas & Flamenco Tablao show in a traditional Tabanco.

🌺 Tuesday, July 18:

  • 10am- Visit Andalusian Flamenco Documentation Center. 
  • 11am- Walking tour Gitano neighborhood (Santiago).
  • 12.30pm- History & Culture. Difference between Zambra Gitana & Zambra Flamenca.
  • 1.30pm- Zambra Dance Class.
  • 3pm- Lunch & Siesta.
  • 5.30pm- Free Time & Optional Activities: Beach Time! / Shopping / Arabic Baths / Dancing Horses / Wineries, etc. 
  • 9pm- Dinner (on your own or in a group).
  • 10pm- Rest or out to a show.

🌺 Wednesday, July 19: 

Fabulous Day Trip to Sevilla!

  • Visit the legendary Royal Alcazar. A 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 & sobremesa with Q&A.
  • Optional: visit the Museum of Flamenco Dance.
  • Optional: Flamenco Shopping Tour.

🌺 Thursday, July 20:

  • 10am- History & Culture: The legendary Lola Flores, The Pharaoness of Zambra. 
  • 11am- Visit Lola Flores Museum.
  • 1.30pm- Zambra Dance Class.
  • 3pm- Lunch & Siesta. 
  • 5.30pm- Free Time & Optional Activities: Beach Time! / Shopping / Arabic Baths / Dancing Horses / Wineries, etc. 
  • 9pm- Dinner (on your own or in a group).
  • 10pm- Rest or out to a show.

🌺 Friday, July 21:

  • 10am- History & Culture:  Zambra Today.
  • 11am- Lola Flores Route Walking Tour & flamenco/gifts shopping. (Get the best deals).
  • 1pm- Zambra Dance Class.
  • 2.30pm- Lunch & Siesta.
  • 5.30pm- Free Time & Optional Activities: Beach Time! / Shopping / Arabic Baths / Dancing Horses / Wineries, etc. 
  • 9.30pm- An evening of flamenco at a historic Peña in Jerez.

🌺 Saturday, July 22:

  • 11am- Preparation for our evening performance.
  • Zambra Class.
  • Rehearsal.
  • 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.

🌺 Sunday, July 23:

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

WEEK 2 (July 23-30: Discover Tanguillos)

HIGHLIGHTS

Awesome Trips to Cádiz

Intimate & Cozy La Caleta Beach 

 Learn the Unique Tanguillos Mariscaora

Schedule Week 2 - July 23-30, 2023
Discover Tanguillos

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

🌺 Sunday, July 23:

  • 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, July 24:

  • 10am- History & Culture: Discover Tanguillos of Cádiz. Afro-Caribbean Influences.
  • 11.30am- Walking Tour of Historic Jerez.
  • 1pm- Tanguillos dance class with renown guest teachers from Cádiz.
  •  2.30pm- Lunch & Siesta.
  • 5.30pm- Free Time & Optional Activities: Shopping / Arabic Baths / Dancing Horses / Wineries, etc. 
  • 8pm- Walking tour of Tabancos de Jerez.
  • 9pm- Special Treat: Tapas & Flamenco Tablao show in a traditional Tabanco.

🌺 Tuesday, July 25:

  • 9.30am- Trip to Cádiz.
  • 10am- Walking tour of Cádiz.
  • 11am- History & Culture: North-African & Mediterranean Influences.
  • 12pm- Tanguillos dance class with renown guest teachers from Cádiz.
  • 3pm- Lunch & Sobremesa Q&A.
  • 5pm- Free Time & Optional Activities: Beach Time! / Shopping / Roman Theater / Tavira Tower / Castle of Santa Catalina, etc. 
  • 9pm- Dinner (on your own or in a group).
  • 10pm- Rest or out to a show.

🌺 Wednesday, July 26: 

  • 10am- Visit Andalusian Flamenco Documentation Center. 
  • 12pm- History & Culture. Difference Types of Tanguillos.
  • 1.30pm-Tanguillos dance class with renown guest teachers from Cádiz.
  • 3pm- Lunch & Siesta.
  • 5pm- Free Time & Optional Activities: Beach Time! / Shopping / Arabic Baths / Dancing Horses / Wineries, etc. 
  • 9pm- Dinner (on your own or in a group).
  • 10pm- Rest or out to a show

🌺 Thursday, July 27:

  • 9.30am- Trip to Cadiz.
  • 10am- Visit to the Archeological Museum of Cadiz.
  • 11am- History & Culture: the Romantic Revolution & Flamenco.
  • 12pm- Tanguillos dance class with renown guest teachers from Cádiz.
  • 3pm- Lunch & Sobremesa Q&A.
  • 5.30pm- Free Time & Optional Activities: Beach Time! / Shopping / Roman Theater / Tavira Tower / Castle of Santa Catalina, etc. 
  • 9pm- Dinner (on your own or in a group).
  • 10pm- Rest or out to a show.

🌺 Friday, July 28:

  • 10am- History & Culture: Puellae Gaditanae (the first professional dancers in Spanish history).
  • 11am- Shopping Tour- flamenco/gifts shopping. (Get the best deals).
  • 1pm- Tanguillo Dance Class.
  • 2.30pm- Lunch & Siesta.
  • 5.30pm- Free Time & Optional Activities: Beach Time! / Shopping / Arabic Baths / Dancing Horses / Wineries, etc. 
  • 9.30pm- An evening of flamenco at a historic Peña in Jerez.

🌺 Saturday, July 29:

  • 11am- Preparation for our evening performance.
  • Tanguillos Class & Review.
  • Rehearsal.
  • 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 and tapas & drinks.

🌺 Sunday, July 30:

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

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 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.

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 πŸ’•).
  • 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)

Specialties Week July 16-23, 2023

  • 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.
  • Round trip Jerez-Sevilla, pre-booked & paid for you.
  • Entry fees to the dazzling Royal Alcazar of Sevilla pre-booked and paid for you.
  • Guided Walking tour of Sevilla.
  • Dancing opportunity at the legendary Plaza de España in Sevilla. 
  • Optional flamenco shopping tour in Sevilla (I´ll get you the best deals).

 

Specialties Week July 23-30, 2023

  • Tanguillo Mariscaora dance classes with renown guest teachers from Cádiz.
  • Round Trips Jerez-Cádiz pre-booked & paid for you.
  • Paid-for-you visit to Cádiz Archeological Museum.
  • Guided Walking tours of Cadiz. 
  • Opportunity to dance at the famous La Caleta Beach.
  • Flamenco shopping tour in Cádiz (with me, you always get the best deals)

🌟 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

πŸ€ One week: $2887 (save $100 by paying in full= $2787).

πŸ€ Both weeks (Best Deal): $4,797 (Plus, an additional $100 discount if paid in full = $4,687) You save almost $1,000.00 by signing up for both weeks.

πŸ€ A deposit is required to make your registration official and to secure your spot - $1087 deposit for one week stay - $1897 deposit for both weeks.

As soon as you fill out the above form, you will receive a confirmation email along with payment instructions. 

All remaining balances are due before June 15th.

Registration deadline

June 18th. These unique experiences are intended for only small groups (11 people). Once we reach that number, I'll close the enrollment.

If you want to join, it is wise to secure your spot right away, because it is selling out fast! Also, you get the best choice of apartments. First come, first served.

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Early Bird Special Discounts

Make a deposit by May 28th to secure your spot and I will send you
a coupon for $100 discount for a 1-week stay or $300 discount for a 2-week stay

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