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New Course: Beginner Salsa Class January 2014
Prerequisites: No experience required
If you've ever wanted to learn how to dance salsa, stop waiting to do it and get started this January! You don't need a partner to take this class. Just come ready to have fun, and before you know it, you'll be ready to jump onto the dance floor to show your moves!
Time and Day: Mondays 7:00pm-8:00pm
Duration: 6-Week Course
Dates: January 20th, 2014 - February 24th, 2014
Instructor: Kevin Wilson
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Flamenco Beginner Course
Prerequisites: No experience Needed
Time and Day: Wednesdays at 6:00pm-7:00pm
Duration: 12 Weeks
Dates: October 2nd - December 11th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Caló Gitano offers flamenco courses for children and adults of all skill levels. Our fun, energetic, and informative Kids classes teach the students flamenco through fun activities that show them not only how to dance, but also teach them about cultural awareness, Spanish language, and the region of the world where flamenco originated. Our adult classes range in levels from Beginner to Advanced and are designed to prepare you to improvise, dance, and perform to live flamenco music and singing without having to rely on choreographies.
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Marianela "Malita" Belloso was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and has been dancing for over twenty-five years. She started dancing tap and flamenco when she was only six years old, and by the time she was nine she was already performing on television and in major stage productions with Siudy Quintero Dance Academy – the largest flamenco dance academy in Venezuela. Along with her extensive flamenco and tap training, Malita has also performed and taught with Salsatlanta, a professional salsa and Latin dancing troupe, for eight years. She even served as the co-director for the Salsatlanta performance team along with Kevin Wilson for two years. Besides being a highly trained flamenco, tap, and Latin dancer, Malita is also a certified school teacher with a Master's Degree in Spanish Culture and History. In connection with her time as a full-time school teacher, in 2006, Malita began developing Karaoke Language Learning, a proprietary system for teaching foreign languages to students of all ages. Malita's work as a foreign language teacher was formally recognized in 2006, when she was selected as one of only two foreign language teachers in the entire state of Georgia to represent the state at NOELLA (the "National Online Early Language Learning Assessment"), a national project focused on developing standards for improving foreign language education nationwide. She was also selected as a speaker for NABE (the "National Association of Bilingual Educators"), to share effective bilingual education techniques with other educators. With her skills as a dancer and experience as a professional educator, Malita is always sure to bring excitement, fun, and dedication to all of her students.
Outside of his day job as an attorney, Kevin Wilson keeps his creative side alive by teaching and performing Latin dance and by performing with the professional flamenco group, Caló Gitano. Kevin has enjoyed dancing and performing his entire life, and he has trained in flamenco with Goyo Reyena in Caracas, Venezuela, and has taught and performed with Salsatlanta, a professional salsa and Latin dancing troupe, for over ten years. He even served as a co-director for the Salsatlanta performance team along with Marianela "Malita" Belloso for two years. In addition to directing and choreographing salsa routines for Salsatlanta, Kevin has also directed and choreographed theatrical musical productions in connection with his work with the charitable arm of the Atlanta Bar Association. In November 2011, Kevin was a featured "Lawyer in the Arts" in Atlanta Lawyer Magazine. Kevin has also trained in African dance and flamenco percussion and singing. In all of his classes, Kevin hopes to inspire his students in the same way that he has always been inspired by dancing and performing.
Cara was born in Caracas, Venezuela where she began her dance training at the age of 5 with the Siudy Quintero Dance Academy. She danced and performed in many productions, including the Flamenco Show "Tormento". She is also an experienced tap dancer, having started dancing tap at the age of 6. After moving to the United States, she performed as part of the Caló Gitano dance group in numerous shows, including shows for elementary school students, where she shared her love of flamenco with children and their teachers. She also served as a long-term substitute Spanish teacher with City Schools of Decatur, which allowed her to further connect with young students in a positive way. Cara has been teaching with the Caló Gitano Dance Company and Academy alongside her sister, Malita, since 2008, and she feels extermely proud of the success of her many students. Cara is also an Illustrator and a Graphic Designer who has done work for, among other companies, CNN en Español and TNT Latin America. She is currently serving as the Art Director for Black Health Magazine, where she oversees not only the production and design of the entire magazine but also the production of their Annual Black Women's Health and Beauty Conference. Cara brings her creativity and unique artistic approach to all of her classes, sharing with her students her passion for the arts, music, and, above all, Flamenco Dancing.
Originally from the country of Panama, Loly is a flamenco dancer and instructor currently residing in Atlanta. Loly has over 20 years experience in dancing and teaching. In 1987, Loly began teaching aerobics. Through the years, she has added different styles of dance to her classes, including hip-hop, salsa, and funk.
At the end of 2006, Loly took a leap and moved to Miami, Florida, but returned to Atlanta in 2009, continuing her career as a Graphic Design Traffic Manager, as well as working as an independent artist/instructor, and flamenco workshop organizer. Currently, Loly teaches weekly flamenco classes at ACN (Athletic Club Northeast) in metro Atlanta, and is a member of the Caló Gitano Flamenco Dance Company.