FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about Taller Flamenco

General

Where is it located Taller Flamenco?

Our school is located in C/Peral, 45 between Alameda and Macarena, in the historic centre and very close to the city centre.
 

What's the weather like in Seville?

During the winter the temperature is around 10º C with occasional rains. In the spring it is between 15 and 20º C, with some risk of rain but above all a lot of sunshine. In summer it is about 30 or 40º C and the weather is very dry. In autumn the temperature returns to 15 or 20º C but the days are more humid. Visit www.inm.es for weather forecasts.
 

Where do the students come from?

Our students come from all over the world: Europe, North America, South America, Japan, Australia, ...
 

Organizes Taller Flamenco Excursions?

We will inform you, as far as we can, about the trips you wish to make. We are also in contact with an agency that organises weekend trips.
 

Do you organize cultural activities?

Upon arrival we give you a cultural agenda of Seville. Remember that in some places you have discounts with the student card of Taller Flamenco. On Monday nights we organize a meeting flamenco of students.
 

What can you do Taller Flamenco so that I can obtain the visa or any other permit?

To facilitate the visa, Taller Flamenco provides you with a certificate of admission that we will send you by mail, postal mail. For us to send you this certificate we need: 1.- To send us the registration form with the course or courses you are going to do and the dates for these courses. Please note that this certificate can only cover the period in which you are studying at our school. 2.- pay the deposit corresponding to these reservations. Once you have formalized your booking, Taller Flamenco will send you the certificate of admission and accommodation by mail or postal mail.
 

Do you offer any scholarships?

Our school has no grants or sponsors and for that reason we cannot offer scholarships to our students. There may be some assistance in your country. We will help you to get that help by means of a letter of invitation.
 

How can I get to Seville?

If your flight does not arrive in Seville but in Jerez, Malaga, Madrid or another city, you can take a train from these destinations. To see the train timetables visit www.renfe.es. If you wish, we can pick you up at the airport.

Where can I park if I come by car?

Parking in the center of Seville is complicated, and the car is not necessary to move around here. However, if you arrive by car you can find a parking space on the street or leave it in a private parking lot (for about 20 euros a day).
 
How old are the students?
Most of our students are between 25 and 55 years old... but that doesn't mean there is an age limit to come and study. However, if you're a minor, you need parental permission.
 
When does the school close?
Taller Flamenco it is open every week of the year. We only close four days: New Year's Day, Three Kings Day (January 6), Good Friday, Christmas. Prices do not vary in these cases and classes are not recovered.
 
What is the address of the accommodation and the opening hours?
Both will be confirmed one week before your arrival. Please do not forget to bring this information with you on your trip to Seville (details of your accommodation and course timetable).
 
Where can I buy shoes, skirt...?
We have a small shop here at the school, and we will give you a list of shops we recommend. In some you have discounts with the student card of Taller Flamenco.
 
Do you have Internet access for students?
Yes, we have free WIFI on the premises.
 

Courses

How far in advance do I need to register for courses?

It is very important to register at least two weeks before the course. To register it is necessary to send the registration form and pay the deposit corresponding to the booking. Once the booking and one week before the course, you will receive your schedule and address. In case for any reason you want to register with little time, Taller Flamenco will be flexible at your request as long as there are free places. Please note that there are courses such as Estaciones Flamencas which are very requested and times of the year where we receive many visits in Seville (Fair, Easter, Biennial of Flamenco).
 

What time are the classes?

The schedule depends on the levels. One week before your arrival, once you have formalized the booking, we will confirm your schedule.
 

Can I combine the courses I want?

You can combine the Regular Courses you want. Remember that on certain dates we have combinations of certain courses such as Estaciones Flamencas. Please click here to see this information.

Can I extend my courses and accommodation once I am in Seville?

Yes, there is no problem with the courses, but there may be a problem with the accommodation, especially in high season. We recommend that you inform us about this as soon as possible.

Can I change my level if I don't feel well in my course?

Yes, as long as your teacher confirms that you can or should indeed be on another level. Taller Flamenco it always has courses of all levels.

 

Will I get a certificate?

You will receive a certificate on the last day of the course, except for private lessons of less than 10 hours.
 
Can I take a guitar course with dance or singing accompaniment?
The guitar courses are private. If you wish to take an accompaniment course, you must have an intermediate/advanced level. The price of this course depends on the number of hours you wish to book.
 
How many students are in each class?

In group classes there is usually a maximum of 7 students.

Can I have private lessons?

We have private classes and the price always depends on the type of course and the total number of hours you do. So do not hesitate to send us an email to info@tallerflamenco.com.
 
What should I wear to dance class?

To dance flamenco it is very important to have dancing shoes and also skirt (shoes are the most important thing). If you do not have shoes or skirts you can buy them here or rent them during your course.

Accommodation

How does the accommodation work?

Accommodation consists of a single or double room in a shared flat, normally with 1 or 2 other people (locals and/or students). You have the right to use the common areas: kitchen, living room, bathroom, terrace, ... Please note that meals are not included in the price of the room. It is not necessary to bring bed linen but we do recommend that you bring your own bath towels. We also have some flats and prices vary: Please ask us.

What does a double room look like?

This is a room with either two beds or a large bed. You would share this room with someone who comes with you (you don't have to be a student as well).

Where is the accommodation?

It's near the school. The location will be shown to you at final confirmation, two weeks before your arrival.

Is there air conditioning on the floor?

In general there are stoves, heaters, fans or air conditioning on the floors. 

If you want air conditioning in your room, we can find it for you at an extra charge per week, subject to availability.

How do I pick up the key to the flat when I arrive in Seville?

First of all, we need to know your arrival time so that the person at the accommodation can wait for you at home. Remember to call or whatsapp him/her if there are any long delays. When you arrive he/she will give you the keys and explain how your accommodation works and how to get from there to the school.

Booking, Payment & Cancellation

Can I pay by credit card?

You can pay by credit card, bank transfer, cheque, Paypal, Bizum and cash.

How much do I have to pay to cancel courses or accommodation?

If you are unable to attend the course and/or accommodation booked, it may be changed to another date within one year, otherwise you will lose the payment of the booking.

If, once the course and/or accommodation has started, the student decides to cancel or reduce the course, he/she will have to pay 50% of the weeks booked and the full amount of the week in which the decision is communicated.        

All the information can be found at the following link

How do I book?

The booking of the courses and/or lodging will be formalized by filling out the corresponding registration form, as well as a previous payment by credit card or by bank transfer, check or money order as booking that will be discounted of the total price.

When do I have to pay in full?

Once the booking, the rest of the payment will be paid at the office of Taller Flamenco.

Method of payment:

  • By card, cash or check
  • Course and/or accommodation payment date depending on the number of weeks of attendance:
    • 1 week - The first day
    • 2, 3 or more weeks - First two days

ACCOMMODATION FEES

Single Room

1 week - 6 nights: 170€

2 weeks - 13 nights: 280€ 

3 weeks - 20 nights: 380€

4 weeks - 27 nights: 480€

Extra week: 120 €

Extra night: 25 €

Double room

1 week - 6 nights: 250€ 

2 weeks - 13 nights: 380€

3 weeks - 20 nights: 530€

4 weeks - 27 nights: 680€

Extra week: 170€

Extra night: 35€ 

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Felipe Mato

This complete dancer from Seville has an intense academic training in Spanish Dance and Classical Ballet, having studied, among other academies, at the Dance Conservatory of Seville and at Matilde Coral's school.

Dedicated to professional dance since the age of 14, he has distributed his art in places as different as Mallorca, Lanzarote, Barcelona or Naples (Italy), coming to participate as a dancer in the X Biennial of Flamenco of Seville, within the Company of Mario Maya. He has been a Finalist in the National Art Competition Flamenco of Córdoba 2001 and Semi-Finalist in the Young Talents Contest of the Art Biennial Flamenco of Seville 2002. He also took on a prominent role in ángeles Gabaldón's show "Immigration".

Together with artists such as guitarist Daniel Méndez, Moroccan musician Jallal Chekkara, percussionist Antonio Montiel and dancer Nicolia Morris, he formed in 2004 the group of flamenco mestizo Harmattan. In 2005 he premiered his own company in Germany with «Flamenco: made in Spain".

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