December 2019:

Al Margen Flamenco Company, NYC (Co-founders and Co-Artistic Directors, Ryan Rockmore and Maria De Los Angeles,  will be in residence at our Chestnut St. Studio from Dec. 15 to Dec. 18th. Open studio on Dec. 18 at 6:30pm

October 2019:

Melinda Marquez and Luisa Piemontese present at CT Colt Conference. Flamenco or Non-Flamenco/ Flamenco or Anti-Flamenco


September  2019:

Kids Flamenco Free Trial Mini-Class. Saturday, September 7th has been resecheduled for Saturday, September 14th...

Ages 6-8 9:30am-10:15am

Ages 9-12 10:45-11:30am

Pre-register your child now!  Space is limited.  Call 203-361-1210

All classes begin week of September 9th


Past Events:

June 2 Melinda Marquez and Luisa Piemontese present "Improvisation: sounding body, moving body, one body"

June 2 Student Presentations

June 26 and 27 Melinda is invited teaching artist at CT Dance School, Fairfield


Melinda Marquez/  Senior creative thesis Advisor and co-choreographer "The Effort Trap" with Columbia University/ Barnard College Dancer Kosta Karakashyan


March 19: Melinda Marquez Flamenco Dance Center performance: Granby Memorial High School

April 4: Melinda Marquez and guitarist Arturo Martinez: Beecher Rd. School Woodbridge

May 6:Melinda Marquez/ Invited Guest Artist Southern Connecticut State University World Languages Department  Proposed lecture  and interactive class will discuss and explore new flamenco pedagogies, and recent studies with Juan Carlos Lérida.


Juan Carlos Lérida flamenco_empírico_method

Technique, composition and improvisation in Flamenco

May 30 - June 3  2018  New Haven, CT

This workshop series has passed however we at Melinda Marquez Flamenco Dance Center continue to be inspired by Juan Carlos' kindness, artistry and methodology, created  to be an  approach  that is open, individual, without stereotypes, and created with the understanding that  flamenco is a dance language and the contemporary and experimental  speak to the social, the economic and the political. We improvise, we create, we have fun and we work hard!  Photos: tony kosloski