Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions and answers on Taller Flamenco

General

Where is Taller Flamenco located?

Our school is located at C/Peral, 49 between Alameda and La Macarena, in the historical center and very close to the center.
 

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: European countries, North America, South America, Japan, Australia, ...
 

Do you organise Taller Flamenco excursions?

We inform you as far as we can about the trips you want to make. We are also in contact with an agency that organizes trips during the weekends.
 

Do you organize cultural activities?

Every Monday we provide you with a cultural agenda of Seville. Remember that in some places you have discounts with the student card of Taller Flamenco. On Monday evenings we organise a student meeting.
 

What can Taller Flamenco do to enable me to obtain a visa or any other permit?

To facilitate your visa, Taller Flamenco will provide you with a certificate of admission that we will send you by mail or post. In order for us to send you this certificate we need you to: 1.- send us the enrolment form with the course(s) you are going to do and the dates for these courses. Please note that this certificate can only cover the period during which you are studying at our school. 2.- to pay the deposit corresponding to these bookings (30 euros for each course and 30 euros for accommodation). Once you have made your booking, Taller Flamenco will send you the certificate of admission and accommodation by mail or post.
 

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 is open every week of the year. We are only closed on four days: New Year's Day, Epiphany (6th January), Good Friday and Christmas. Prices do not vary in these cases and classes are not made up.
 
What is the address of the accommodation and the opening hours?
Both are confirmed two weeks before your arrival. Please do not forget to bring this information with you on your trip to Seville (details of your accommodation and course schedule).

Where can I buy shoes, skirt...?
We have a small shop here at the school, and we will give you a list of shops that we recommend. Some of them have discounts with your Taller Flamenco student card.
 
Do you have Internet access for students?
Yes. We have WIFI and a library with Internet access, magazines, videos, books, ... Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 20:00 p.m.

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 enrol you need to send the enrolment form and pay the deposit corresponding to the reservation. Once the booking has been made and two weeks before the course, you will receive your timetable and address. If for any reason you wish to enrol at short notice, Taller Flamenco will be flexible to your request as long as there are places available. Please note that there are courses such as Estaciones Flamencas that are in high demand and times of the year when we receive many visitors in Seville (Feria, Semana Santa, Bienal de Flamenco).
 
What time are the classes?
The schedule depends on the levels. Two weeks before your arrival, once the reservation is formalized, we will confirm your schedule.
 
Can I combine the courses I want?

You can combine the Regular Courses of your choice. Please note 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's no problem with the courses. There could be 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 be at another level. Taller Flamenco always has courses at all levels.

 
Will I get a certificate?
We will give you a certificate on the last day of class, except for private classes of less than 10 hours
 
Can I take a guitar course with dance or singing accompaniment?
Are the guitar lessons private. If you wish to take an accompaniment course you must have an intermediate/advanced level. The price of this course would depend on the number of hours you wish to hire
 
How many students are in each class?

Group classes are usually limited to 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 don't 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 a skirt (shoes are more important). If you don't have shoes or skirts you can buy them here or borrow them.

Accommodation

How does the accommodation work?

Accommodation consists of a single or double room in a shared flat, usually with 1/2/3 other people (locals and/or students). You have the right to use the common areas: kitchen, living room, bathroom, terrace, ... Remember that meals are not included in the price of the room. It is not necessary to bring sheets, but we do recommend that you bring your own bath towels. We also have some apartments and prices vary: 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 you one for 30 euros extra 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 in the accommodation can wait for you at home. Remember to call him if there is a long delay. When you arrive he will give you the keys and explain how your accommodation works and how to get to the school from there.

Reservation, Payment & Cancellation

Can I pay by credit card?

You can pay by credit card, bank transfer, money order, check, paypal and cash.

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

If you are unable to attend the booked course and/or accommodation, it can be changed to another date within one year, otherwise you will forfeit your booking fee.

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.        

How do I book?

The reservation of courses and/or accommodation will be formalised by filling in the corresponding registration form, as well as a previous payment by credit card or by bank transfer, cheque or postal order for the reservation, which will be deducted from the total price at discounted .

  • Regular Courses - 60€/course - except guitar which reserve is 42€.       
  • Special Courses - €60
  • Flamenco weekend - The whole course
  • Accommodation - 30€.


When do I have to pay in full?

Once the reservation has been formalised, 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 performed his art in places as diverse as Mallorca, Lanzarote, Barcelona and Naples (Italy), even participating as a dancer in the X Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla, in the Company of Mario Maya. He has been Finalist in the National Contest of Flamenco Art of Cordoba 2001 and Semi-Finalist in the Contest of Young Talents of the Biennial of Flamenco Art of Seville 2002. She also played an important role in the show "Inmigración" by Ángeles Gabaldón.

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

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