Introduction to Flamenco Dance, taught by Bridgit Luján
7:15 pm to 8:15 pm
Students will learn basic flamenco technique and a short choreography. No experience required; men and women of all ages and ability are welcome!
$10 suggested donation
Bridgit (Brigida) Luján began studying dance at the age of two, and earned a Master’s degree in dance from the University of New Mexico. After performing under the direction of Eva Encinias, Lili del Castillo, Pablo Rodarte, and Antonio Hidalgo, she joined Maria Benitez’ Estampa Española in 2000. She has traveled to Spain on numerous occasions to further her study of flamenco with many master teachers, and has directed her own touring company since 2004. Over the past ten years, she has performed in choreographed works in Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque and Festival Jerez.
Bridgit has taught at the University of New Mexico, Santa Fe Community College, Albuquerque Public Schools, and National Conservatory of Flamenco, and is a contributor to Dance Magazine. In 2013 she became the first and only American flamenco teacher to be an endorsed member of the Professional Association of Professors in Classical, Ballet and Flamenco Dance of Madrid, Spain (APDE). As founder and director of Dulce Flamenco Internacional, she was awarded the Hall of Fame Young Alumni Award from UNM’s Anderson School of Management.
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