Flamenco Dance Classes

The flamboyant and evocative flamenco style of dance is steeped in history and considered an art form in its native regions of Andalusia, Murcia and Extremadura, and for visitors to Benidorm who wish to have some fun and feel the passion there are flamenco dance classes. Often associated with the Romani gypsies of Spain (Gitanos), such is the popularity of flamenco dance that in 2010 UNESCO declared flamenco one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. A very grand title and deservedly so, flamenco is regarded by all who practice it as more than just a dance, but an expression of the soul.

Flamenco Dance Classes

With its booming tourist industry Benidorm offers activities for all tastes and age groups, many of them targeting the city's hoards of Stag & Hen parties where lively activities are part and parcel of the holiday. Flamenco dance classes are a favourite activity with hen party groups and a fun afternoon can be had when booking your dance classes with The Spain Event, a popular adventure tour and activities operator with branches throughout Spain.

The Spain Event

The Spain Event try to be as flexible as possible with class times and group sizes. Your group will be met at 15:15 in the city centre and taken to the dance school where after introductions your class begins. During the lesson you will learn all the finger, hand and foot moves of flamenco, as well as how to use core muscles for support, posture and positioning, all the time having fun with your stamp, tap and staccato step. During your class a glass or two of cava or sangria, accompanied by a light tapa snack is provided. Class ends at about 17:30 and your guide will point you in the direction of some lively bars 🙂

Itinerary & Requirements

  • 15:15 pick up in central Benidorm
  • 90 minute dance class
  • All classes taught by a professional flamenco teacher
  • Cava, sangria and tapas included
  • Guidance on where to see a flamenco show
  • Sturdy heeled pump shoes are required, no stilettos, sandals or open toes
  • Loose fitting clothing is recommended and flamenco dresses are welcomed