Academia Flamenco del Sol was founded overseas in 1993 and became established in Central Florida in 1999 when Director Tammy Weber de Millar, a graduate of Lake Mary High School and University of Central Florida moved back to the U.S. from South America. Flamenco del Sol is known for a pure focus on flamenco arts with all bi-lingual classes. The students are taught theory as well as flamenco dance and theatrical arts. The professional company has captivated audiences nightly at Central Florida theme parks for two decades and many other fine venues throughout the U.S. and Caribbean. The academy and professional companies have delighted audiences and critics alike with a flurry of productions including critically lauded performances at the Orlando Fringe Festival. Flamenco del Sol productions include “Romeo y Julieta” featuring the direction, choreography and dance of Madrid-based Carlos Rodriguez Gonzalez, artistic director of Spain’s Got Talent, “Carmen”–which played for a full two years in numerous theaters, “Corazon Flamenco” featuring international flamenco star, Angel Rojas, “El Amor Brujo”, “Camino Flamenco”, award-winning “Misa Flamenca”, as well as “Pasion Flamenca”. The academy sponsors master classes and workshops several times each year with Spain’s most elite flamenco dancers right here at the Seminole County location.
Flamenco del Sol’s roots in education go even deeper. Director Tammy Weber de Millar discovered Flamenco as her life path during a UCF study abroad trip in 1984. She went on to pursue a Master of Science in Spanish Education and inaugurated Academia Flamenco del Sol first in South America in 1993, then in the U.S. in 1999. She has dedicated her career to teaching Flamenco and well as Spanish language Pre-K through college level. Her professional career also includes over fifteen years as a publisher, conceptualizing and developing World Language materials for K-16 markets along with creating and delivering professional development programming for World Language teachers and professors.
1662 Swallowtail Lane, Sanford, FL 32771
Immerse your students in a historical, bi-lingual and interactive ‘informance’ that demonstrates, through dance performance, visuals and explanation, how the cultures of five continents were woven together to create the unique, intricate and colorful art of Flamenco, a UNESCO World Heritage art! Travel with us, from its origins deep in Asia, through the Middle East, Africa, Europe and even to the shores of the Americas, as your students learn about the heart beat of flamenco–and the people who gave birth to its percussive footwork, majestic posture, and expressive arms.
Your students will observe dances performed by members of our troupe, all while participating in the historical narrative of where Flamenco comes from. They will be engaged in answering questions to lead our discussion and reflect on what they are experiencing and make comparisons. Students will watch their teachers learn to play castanets and then lead them in a composition with the notes they have learned. Students will interact with new vocabulary and show what they know through a series of simple and fun games, culminating with an interactive dance experience, getting everyone on their feet and smiling!
Tammy Weber de Millar
School hours or evenings
Dance room or theater
iPod hook up for sound
$ 650 for 50 minute event.