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Using the Drama and Excitement of Flamenco to Explore the Concepts of Mood and Tone!

Artist: Anna Menendez

Type: Professional Development

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Anna Menendez is a Flamenco dancer and choreographer who studied extensively in Spain. She was the recipient of the Artists’ Fellowship award from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for excellence in Flamenco dance in 2003. She has performed in many operas and with the “La Truco Flamenco” dance company in Spain, appeared in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and performances with Carmela Greco.

Teachers and students will learn the elements of Flamenco Dance and how they can use them to interpret the mood/tone expressed in a piece of text or image(s). Teachers and students will match the mood/tone of Flamenco Dance to a text of similar mood/tone. Teachers and students will create their own Flamenco dance using the elements to interpret a text based on its mood/tone.



The purpose of this workshop is to make teachers feel comfortable and confident enough with the basic elements of Flamenco dance that they are able to incorporate them into their curriculum in an effort to support and enrich the students learning experience.

Curriculum connections: ELA: Mood/tone, sequencing, figurative language

i.e.: RL.9-10.4: Craft and Structure 4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of  specific word choices on meaning and tone.

Anchor Standard: 4. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative and figurative meanings, and analyze how  specific word choices shape meaning or tone.



Audience Limit: 30 Teachers

Program Length: 90 minutes

Appropriate for Grades:
5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade


Assembly Price: NA

Assembly Back-to-Back Price: NA

Workshop Cost per Day: $500 for 90 minutes, $815 for a full day, plus mileage

Workshop Materials Fee: NA

Travel Fee: Mileage fees may apply

Technical Requirements


Curriculum Connections

21st Century Skills
Common Core-aligned
Dance and Movement