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Literacy through Dance: Exploring Metaphors through Flamenco

Artist: Anna Menendez

Type: Residencies


This Flamenco dance residency reinforces the concept of metaphors through dance, rhythm, and song. Flamenco song is poetic and is a natural lens for exploring metaphors! Students will learn how to decipher the metaphorical meaning of a Flamenco song and how rhythm and tempo support its meaning. This residency can be taught in English or Spanish and can be a supportive tool for curriculum in classes that explore history, creative writing, social studies, and/or the Spanish language. By the end of the program students will be both singing and dancing!


Typically, residencies range from $2,000 to $3,000, but we can use your available budget and ‘work backwards’ to create a cost-effective residency for your school. We may be able to assist you in securing grant and funding opportunities.

Residencies are tailored to your needs but usually include:

  • A kick-off assembly
  • A required orientation meeting and planning session
  • A set of workshops for classes of up to 25 students each
  • A student culminating or sharing event
  • An evaluation meeting

For a rough estimate, residency prices include:

  • Artist assembly (see artist’s page for pricing)
  • A set of workshops ($100 each)
  • A required orientation meeting and planning session ($100 each)
  • An evaluation meeting ($100)
  • Mileage and supply costs depend on artist location and the residency chosen.


Audience Limit: 25 students per classroom

Program Length: 3 (minimum) to 5 (ideal) 45-minute sessions per classroom

Appropriate for Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 12th Grade


Assembly Price: $495

Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $590

Workshop Cost per Day: $100 per session

Workshop Materials Fee: NA

Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply

Technical Requirements

- A curtained backstage area for quick costume changes
- A hand-held microphone
- A blackboard
- Due to the nature of this performance, a wood performance area is required


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