Learn how to dance the Flamenco and sip wine and sangria!
Patricia began dancing at the age of 6 yrs old in Santa Barbara, CA. The styles of dance she studied at a young age included ballet, jazz, Mexican Folk, Spanish Classical, and Flamenco. There was a deep love that developed when introduced to Flamenco so Patricia pursued her formal training in Flamenco dance with the Linda Vega Studio in Santa Barbara, Ca at the age of 9 yrs old. The Linda Vega Studio is well known for producing some of the most talented Flamenco dancers in the California area. From 1986-1997 , With her studio, Patricia participated in the Annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration that is held locally in the community to preserve a combination of heritage and culture. With her studio she also participated in many cultural events and had featured dance opportunities through out California which include the UC Irvine Dance Kaleidoscope, Long Beach Friendship Festival, and Fountain Theater. She has also danced with musical artists, Ottmar Liebert, Gypsy Kings, and Carlos Santana for concerts that were held in Santa Barbara. During this time Patricia also actively took classes in local workshops that were offered by well known flamenco dancers in the California area, this includes, Roberto Amaral, La Tania, Maria Benitez, Lourdes Rodriguez, and Maria Bermudez.
In her 20's Patricia moved to Phoenix, AZ and immediately started to study with Bernadette Gaxiola who was a local flamenco instructor/dancer. Bernadette recognized Patricia's raw talent and invited Patricia to become a company member in her brother Martin Gaxiola's dance company, Calo Flamenco. Patricia performed with Calo Flamenco at the Chandler Center of Performing Arts and other venues and festivals through the Phoenix area.
Since Patricia has been in Omaha she has been a featured dance at the Espana Restaurant in Benson, Maria Sangria's Downtown, Omaha Heritage Festival, and the Taste of Omaha where she has been recognized for her vibrant passion for flamenco.
A recent trip to Spain, Patricia was able to experience the culture first hand and also had the opportunity to take dance classes from local flamenco professionals in Madrid. Through this experience, Patricia was enlightened by the true understanding of what flamenco really means and what it can express about life. What is so wonderful about Flamenco dance is that it can express someones birth, love, happiness, sadness, death, or even betrayal through emotions and movement. Patricia is so honored and excited to pass down the experiences in her flamenco journey to all who is interested in learning.
Viva Espana and Ole' to Flamenco!
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AFTERWARDS join us at The Potting Shed for a Free outdoor movie "The Amigos."