Our Projekt „Flamencoferien“ started in May 1996. In May 2016 we had our 20th birthday and we made a big party with guests from Jerez.
Bolonia is like a small paradise. The owners from the Hostal are very kind and you can feel like being at home. The beach is wonderful, it´s a great place to be on holidays. Los Jerezanos love Flamenco and they enjoy singing.
The teachers from Berlin, the South of France and Jerez are really interested in sharing their knowledge about this wonderful art of Flamenco. In the evening, everybody enjoys dancing and singing, sometimes very late, because the nights are beautiful on the seaside.
These last years, we´ve had students from many different countries , from Germany, of course, but also from Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Ireland, Spain and even from Australia.
Sometimes the courses and the single rooms are very fast booked; before you announce yourselve, inquire please!
dancers from Berlin, are both founders of azabache Flamenco. They have run regular bi-annual courses in Bolonia since 1995. They teach beginner and intermediate groups.
is also from Jerez and has given workshops and performances all around the world. Fernando has participated with Azabache since 1997. He teaches the advanced group.
is a gypsy singer from the Santiago area of Jerez. Since 1994, he has taken part in many azabache concerts and courses.
is the main guitarist with azabache and he transmits his many years of flamenco guitar training, technique and rhythm to his pupils in his lessons.
The dance students have 3 hours every day. From 10:30 to 11:30 all together warm up. Then, every group; beginners, intermediate and advanced, has one hour in the morning and 1 hour in the afternoon dance lesson..
Necessary clothes for classes:
Flamenco dance shoes
Dances will be decided before the course, but will be traditional flamenco. The singer and guitarists will accompany the dancers in the afternoon classes.
Guitar classes are in the morning and guitar pupils accompany the dancers in the afternoon dance classes.
Singing lessons are in the evening from 20:00-21:00. It is not necessary to speak Spanish, but it helps!
There is a morning free, on Tuesday Week 2, for people to go shopping in Tarifa or even to go to Morocco!
We normally have dinner together at 21:30. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requests.
Students should arrive on Tuesday for dinner. Classes begin on Wednesday Week One and continue until Thursday Week 2. The course concludes with a party on Thursday evening.
south-west coast of Andalusia
Bolonia is a quiet, rustic fishing village on the Costa de la Luz, Cadiz, to the west of Gibraltar. Famous for its Roman ruins, Bolonia was called Baelo Claudia when it was a Roman town, which specialised in making a fish sauce which was sent around the Empire. The Atlantic beaches of this area are long and sandy, with crystalline water. On a clear day, you can see the coast of Morocco, just fifteen kilometers away.
Outside of the busy season of July and August, the beach is practically deserted. When the eastern wind, the “Levante” blows, wind and kitesurfers descend to the beaches around this area.
is situated right on the beach. All the double and triple bedrooms are en-suite and have a small terrace. The two single bedrooms are also en-suite, but do not have a terrace.
The hostal has a restaurant with an outdoor terrace which overlooks a garden and the beach. There is a big swimming pool with seawater.
The dance studio where classes are held has a conditioned wooden floor, a mirrored wall and windows with sea views. The owners of the hostel are Ito, his wife Yoli and their two children. The cuisine is typical Andalusian fare with bean, lentil and chickpea stews and, of course, fresh fish from the waters of Bolonia.
Hostal Los Jerezanos, Playa de Bolonia, 11380 Tarifa (Cadiz)
Tel: + 34 956 688 592 – www.hostallosjerezanos.es
Not just Bolonia is wonderful, there are many others interestings places in the surrounding, for example
– The Rock of Gibraltar, covered by a nature reserve, which is home to around 250 Barbary Macaques, commonly known as “apes”.
– Tarifa , a little fishing town with his Moorish Style is the southern most tip of Europe where the Med. meets the Atlantic. Tarifa is a true surfers paradise and his wild coastline and unspoilt countryside attracts surfers and nature lovers alike. Just as famous for its birdwatching , horse-riding, kite-surfing or dolphins and whale-watching.
In the old town there is a wonderful old indoor market and many tapas bars, restaurants and pubs.
The two nearest airports are Malaga (220km) and Jerez (120km). Buses go from both cities to Tarifa, and from there, you can take a taxi to Bolonia, a fifteen minute journey, approximately. A driver service may also be offered from either airport – please enquire about this.
Please let us know your travel arrangements as soon as possible.
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Zu Beginn ahnte ich nichts. Ich dachte, ich fliege mal nach Andalusien, schaue mir das mit dem Flamenco an und mache Urlaub. Und dann? Dann komme ich ins Los Jerezanos nach Bolonia! Ein besonderer Ort, ein Idyll mit einer unbeschreiblichen Energie, wunderbaren Menschen, dem schönsten Strand, voll Lebensfreude und Musik. Ich konnte nie verstehen, warum Menschen im Urlaub immer wieder an den gleichen Ort zurückkehren. Aber jetzt schon. Denn plötzlich geht es mir ganz genauso, einmal im Jahr muss es einfach Bolonia sein. Flamenco überall, im Tanzraum, im Gesangskurs am Abend….
Alle Aufgaben, Probleme und Verpflichtungen von zu Hause kannst du ganz beruhigt an der Straße, am besten an der alten Bushaltestelle an der Abzweigung nach Bolonia, abstellen. In Bolonia brauchst du sie nicht und du vermisst sie auch nicht. Sie warten geduldig auf dich und du kannst sie wieder mitnehmen, wenn du wieder nach Hause fährst.Er hat mich mit voller Wucht erwischt – der Bolonia-Virus!(Katja Schreck, Würzburg)
Please enroll me for the flamenco-course in Bolonia.
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Payment may be made by bank transfer to the following bank account: Joelle Fuster
IBAN: DE63 1005 0000 0610 2931 41
Please indicate whether the payment is for the course, accommodation, or both. (for example. Bolonia May/Course or Bolonia Sept./Hostal…)
Please pay the Hostal cost separately!
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Please note that the course must be fully paid on inscription. The accommodation must be paid a month before commencement. We also remind you that there is a limited number of places, so early booking is recommended. Cancellation fee: €150
If the course is cancelled less than a month before commencement, no refund will be made.
All course participants must stay at the hostel. The rooms are distributed by order of booking. You may, if you wish, arrive before the course begins or stay some days longer. Azabache will reserve these extra days on request and payment can be made either with the course inscription or directly at the hostel.
Azabache reserves the right to provide an equivalent teacher’s compensation in case of uncertainties. Azabache Flamenco accepts no liability for damage to property or personal injury.