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Flamenco Live!

Ben Woods is a true master Flamenco guitarist and innovator, best known for his unique and virtuosic Flamenco-Metal style. He plays many music and guitar festivals and concerts around the world, and has had the honor of performing with some of the world’s best Flamenco singers and dancers. Last year, Woods toured Europe as a featured player on the Master Guitar Tour. As one of the most talented and prolific Flamenco guitarists in the United States today, Ben is sought after as a gifted performer and engaging entertainer, and has the distinction of being one of the only American flamenco guitarists that have been featured in the Spanish newspaper El Pais, and Spain’s Flamenco magazine Alma 100. Arleen Hurtado grew up in southern California, studying ballet, jazz and tap. After discovering flamenco on a trip to Spain, Hurtado pursued her study of flamenco in Seville and Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, New Mexico, New York and California with world-renowned artists. She has performed throughout the world including several tours in the United States at venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, and has appeared with Shakira on American Idol and The Ellen Show. Together as Flamenco LA, Ben and Arleen have been electrifying audiences for the past fifteen years. Hurtado will teach a flamenco workshop, open to all levels ages 15 and up, on the Sunday following their performance.

Learn the basics of flamenco in a 1 1/2 hour workshop with Arleen Hurtado. The class will cover rhythm, flamenco style clapping, footwork and movement. Fun class for both men and women ages 15 and up, no experience necessary! Please wear closed toe shoes (sneakers are fine).

Flamenco Dance Workshop
Sunday, May 17, 11 am-12:30 pm. VAA Center for Dance Studio. $25, pre-registration required. All levels, ages 15 and up. Purchase tickets and sign up for the basics of flamenco on the VAA website at