Thursday with LHPAC: Flamenco flourishes in Seattle

Isn't flamenco mesmerizing? The swirling dresses, the precise footwork...
It's even better in the video below -- but before you skip ahead to bliss out, check this out: Flamenco Gitana is teaching the Spanish art form to teens at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center this month.
Maestra Maria Gitana of Flamenco Gitana and her company took the stage during the ArtsCrush festival, dancing to live singing and accordion music. Now, each Thursday, the maestra is teaching flamenco to teens -- both the complex dance technique...
Courtesy Maria Gitana. Used with permission.
 ... as well as its centuries-old heritage, which began in southern Spain.
The dance workshop series culminates with students and professional dancers performing together at on December 15th. And good news -- it's not too late to sign up! Details:

WHEN: 3pm-5pm, today and every Thursday until December 13th (last class)
WHERE: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S., Seattle
COST: Free!

Got that written down? Awesome. And now, as promised... flamenco in motion. You may now bliss out.