Date(s) - 01/02/2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Katoomba, New South Wales
Play Cajon + Dance Flamenco | Katoomba
1st February 2020 is the time to get your flamenco on again in the Blue Mountains! We’ll be starting the new year learning to play the Cajon with one of Australia’s best percussionists, Byron Mark and dancing Flamenco with Annalouise Paul.
Dancers who want to drum and drummers who’d like to dance or accompany, we learn patterns on the Cajon and then we dance them. This is all about rhythm and coordination and a fun introduction to flamenco! Cajon literally means ‘crate’ and has Peruvian origins but has taken root in flamenco since the 1980’s.
This is a fun, relaxed and supportive atmosphere so if you’re doing both workshops bring some lunch for the short break between workshops! Children are welcome too! Ole!
Places are limited so book yours now. Contact Annalouise on 0408 664 199 or annalouise[at]annalouisepaul.com.au
Saturday 1st February 2020
Drum: 10-1PM OPEN LEVEL
Dance: 1.30-3.30PM OPEN LEVEL
OPEN LEVEL means class content will cater for beginners through to intermediate levels. Everyone is welcome.
Dance Dymension studios at 25-27 Whitton Street, Katoomba.
$85 for Cajon Drumming (3 hours)
$60 for Dance Flamenco (2 hours)
$125 for Drum and Dance (5 hours) SAVE $20!
$20 for Kids Ages 9-12 (either workshop)
Hire a Cajon: $10 adults / $5 kids
Buy a Cajon: See more info at the end.
More info: https://www.annalouisepaul.com/workshop
🌈WHAT IS A CAJON?
Cajon literally means ‘crate’ and has Peruvian origins but has taken root in the flamenco form since the 1980’s. The Cajon, or box drum was originally used as packing boxes in Cuba where there has long been a tradition of sitting on the docks playing packing crates.
Fees must be paid in advance as numbers are limited. You can pay by EFT Banking or online with a credit card.
EFT: Flamenco Red Account Number: 61968254 BSB: 923100
Please include your name as a reference.
ONLINE: https://www.annalouisepaul.com/ https://www.annalouisepaul.com/workshop-flamenco-classes/class-bookings Please note: a 2% booking fee applies.
🌈LET US KNOW YOU ARE COMING!
Contact Annalouise to register:
Mobile: 0408 664 199
I’ll send you a confirmation with once payment is received, location and directions. If you need a tax invoice please ask.
🌈WHAT TO WEAR?
Drum wear loose clothing, jeans, trackies, t-shirt. Dance you need strong shoes to stamp in preferably with a heel. E.g. A boot or character heel are ideal, sneakers are ok. Loose clothing / long skirt for women.
🌈MORE ABOUT BYRON MARK
Byron Mark is a professional percussionist, pianist and composer, who has established himself as an in-demand funk, flamenco, jazz, and pop performer both in Australia and internationally. Beginning with study in classical piano from a young age, Byron continued on to learn drums, percussion and saxophone, and has pursued specialist training on cajon in Spain and djembe in West Africa. Having completed a Bachelor of Composition and Masters of Teaching, Byron regularly performs and composes for various artists around Australia, as well as managing and conducting high-school concert and stage band ensembles. Byron is also well known for his unique performance setup when playing in pop duo/trio formats – where he plays keyboards and percussion simultaneously. Byron has a unique ability to share his knowledge with a fun and accessible approach, to students of all ages and abilities.
🌈MORE ABOUT ANNALOUISE PAUL
Annalouise Paul is a trained dancer, choreographer and dance teacher of 30 years. She studied flamenco in Seville and Madrid with key maestros since 1988 and returns to Spain in 2018 for further training with support from Ausdance NSW. Achievements include Australian Arts in Asia Award and NSW Export Award for international touring, performing for Michael Jackson, Los Angeles Opera and Australian Dance Awards and commissioned shows for Rocks Aroma Coffee Festival, Parramasala and Spanish Quarter Festivals. Annalouise has been teaching in Katoomba since 2015 dedicated to building a strong flamenco community and positive class vibes.
🌈 BUY A CAJON ?
If you want to buy a Cajon we recommend visiting an excellent online Cajon store based in Sydney called www.learncajon.com. This online shop sells 2 quality brands of Cajon; Schlagwerk (hand-made in Germany) and Requena (hand-made in Spain).
If you have questions about which Cajon you would like/which one is right for you, please contact Byron and he will talk you through your options.