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Learn to dance Fandango

Monday 14th-Saturday 19th January 2019

Learn to dance Fandango with Rebecca during the Flamenco and Classical Guitar Festival.

$150 for the week, daily sessions available for $30.

No dance experience necessary, minimum age 12 years, all genders welcome.

Rebecca Cookson, originally from Blenheim, has been dancing flamenco and classical Spanish dances since 1995. She has studied extensively with a variety of flamenco dancers from Spain and performed in flamenco dance events throughout New Zealand.

In 1995 Rebecca moved to Christchurch to pursue the art of flamenco dance under first teacher Elaine Gibbs who had trained in Madrid flamenco schools. Later she was introduced to Margot Rodriguez-Childerstone who formerly worked alongside renowned Antonio Ruiz Soler (Antonio el Bailarin) and other prominent flamenco dancers. From 1997 and over the next 15 years, Margot mentored and coached Rebecca in castanets and a variety of classical and traditional flamenco dance techniques and choreographies. Margot’s traditional Alegrias and Fandango de Huleva are two styles Rebecca still enjoys performing and teaching.


January 14–19


9.30am and 3.30pm


Nelson & suburbs


Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
48 Nile Street, Nelson, New Zealand

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$150 for the week, Daily sessions available for $30
Minimum age 12 years

Tickets from NCMA ph. 03-548 9477.


Ph. 03-548 9477

Additional Info

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