Fanning flamenco flames: Dancer to give class
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avannah Fuentes of Seattle will teach an introductory flamenco dance class this Saturday at Fitness West in Port Angeles.

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

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PORT ANGELES — The morning after her performance at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, dancer Savannah Fuentes will offer an introductory class for anyone intrigued by flamenco.

The class, open to people of any level of dance experience, will go from 11 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Fitness West, 114 S. Lincoln St.

It's open to adults, teens and, since the Seattle-based Fuentes wants to introduce children to flamenco as well, children age 7 and older.

“Flamenco is not just a performance art. It's a form of meditation; it's exercise; it's therapy,” said Fuentes, who's been dancing this form for 17 years.

Her class will explore arm movements, footwork patterns and rhythms unique to flamenco.

“Tennis shoes are fine,” and dancers should dress comfortably, Fuentes added.

Preregistration for Saturday's class is $25, and reservations can be made at or 206-409-2161. Youngsters age 7 to 12 can attend for $12.

Fuentes will appear this Friday with Spanish singer Jesus Montoya, guitarist Bobby de Sofia and another dancer, Ricardo Chavez.

The foursome — the traditional flamenco cuadro — will step onto the stage at 8 p.m. Friday at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Tickets are priced at $8 for children, $12 for students and other low-income patrons and $20 for general admission at www.Brown At the door, general admission tickets will be $25.

For more information, phone 360-457-0500.

Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at

Last modified: October 15. 2012 6:00PM
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