What is flamenco?

Though the details of flamenco's origin are unknown, it is believed to have been created by the Romani and other diverse Andalucian Spanish communities within the last 200-300 years. The art of Flamenco is composed of three critical elements: cante (singing), toque (guitar) and baile (dance).  Though the art form is believed to be hundreds of years old, it has gained most of its global popularity within the last fifty years.  It is an art of expression, beauty, passion, and community.  We hope you will join us in this journey called FLAMENCO!

What is our teaching style?

Our main goal in fostering this art form, an art given so generously to us, is to equip all those interested in learning flamenco with the most essential and fundamental tools to make their experience fulfilling and enjoyable.  In addition, it is of the utmost inportance to us as teachers to make sure that the art is preserved and presented with full respect and dignity, staying true to that which makes it flamenco.

We are not interested in promoting a style or personal likes and dislikes.  We want the student to develop opinions and stylistic choices on their own, having first fully grasped the basics that those great flamenco artists who went before us all developed over many years.

We equate baile (dance) with music.  There can be no separation between them.  As a result, understanding flamenco as music first is a priority.  Consequently, we encourage and enable those students who wish to learn the art of improvisation, which is the true nature of flamenco, to do so.   Flamenco cante (singing) is the heart and very essence of the art, and the guitar and dance should reflect the cante.

Who can take flamenco classes?

We offer classes for men and women of all ages.  We encourage children ages 6 - 12 to try our children's class (see schedule for details), and all teens and adults to take our regular classes.  If you are unsure which level class is appropriate for you, please contact us for help in selecting a class!  Students with medical conditions or past injuries should consult with their doctor before attending classes.  All students must fill out a registration form before they begin classes. 

*The Tucson Flamenco Studio not only offers studio classes, but also ONLINE classes!  If you are not in Tucson, or if you are in Tucson but would like to inform your study further, be sure to sign up for our VIRTUAL CLASSROOM!  For info on the online study, click here:  Virtual Classroom

What should I wear to class?

Beginning students should wear comfortable clothing and shoes with a hard sole and heels (no open toe).  Men should wear pants and hard-soled shoes or boots.  In higher level classes, students should wear flamenco shoes, form-fitting clothing, and skirts.  Men should wear long pants and flamenco boots.

How can I purchase classes?

We accept check, cash, and debit/credit cards and offer the option to pay online via Paypal.   Please make checks payable to: The Tucson Flamenco Studio.  All classes must be paid in full before student attends their first paid class. All purchases are non-refundable and in some cases are not exchangeable.  There is a $25 fee for returned checks.



To accommodate the various levels of students who attended the first class of this session, we are happy to announce an added 30 minutes to the course!

Beginning Thursday, Sept 26th, the class will be broken up as follows:

5:30 - 6:00 Level 1: Warm up with gradual-paced technique and movement for flamenco basics

6:00 - 6:30 Level 1& 2: Rhythm, structure, and material for all levels

6:30 - 7:00 Level 2: Progressive material in footwork and remates por buleria and other rhythms 

Students are encouraged to take the hour they feel most comfortable with!

Students who are interested in the full 1.5 hour class are welcome to!

$15/$20 drop-in,



Classes begin THURSDAY 9/19!

THURSDAYS 5:30-6:30 pm (no class 10/31)

The Hoff Studio 

215 N Hoff Ave #107, Tucson, AZ 85705

$15 drop in



Send payment via PayPal to melemartinez@gmail.com

or pay by cash/check. 

















New Workshops in March!



















Starts Tuesday, Sept 11, 2018

5:30-6:30 pm

$125 / 8 classes or $20 drop-in

The HOFF STUDIO, 215 N Hoff Ave, #107, Tucson











6 classes in May: TH- 10, MON- 14, TH - 17, MON-21, TH-24, (NO CLASS MEMORIAL DAY), TH-31

6:30 pm


$15 drop-in

The HOFF STUDIO, 215 N Hoff Ave, #107, Tucson


New Class With Instructor Jason Martinez

 March 6-April 26, 2018


Virtual Classroom
Tucson Flamenco Studio


Saturdays, 11 - noon

September 2 - 23

Viva Performing Arts Center

Come experience flamenco with us! This four-week session offers new and ongoing students a crafted practice in flamenco. New students will be introduced to a unique rhythm and movement language while ongoing students can exercise grace and confidence through flamenco aesthetics!

$65/session. Register by September 2nd!!!



Location: Viva Performing Arts Dance Studio 4563 S. Park Ave Tucson, AZ 85741











APRIL 2017 Workshops

a 3-week course to introduce flamenco vocabulary and acquaint students with the flamenco aesthetic.
A perfect class to prepare students for future flamenco study! Starts April 10th!
MONDAYS 7 pm, April 10 - 24th
215 N Hoff Ave #107
Tucson, AZ 85705

The Floor Polish studio is just off 4th ave, located at 215 N. Hoff, next to Public Brewhouse and Ermano’s patio.
$50 - Buy classes
Walk-ins $20/class

A 6-week course of back-to-basics practice to refresh and develop flamenco technique. Starts NEXT SATURDAY!
SATURDAYS 10-11 AM, April 1 - May 6
215 N Hoff Ave #107
Tucson, AZ 85705

The Floor Polish studio is just off 4th ave, located at 215 N. Hoff, next to Public Brewhouse and Ermano’s patio.
$100 - Buy classes
Walk-ins $20/class



Learn the fundamentals of flamenco improvisation in this fun class designed for all levels. We will focus on pasos and expressions for Bulerias and Tangos.
215 N Hoff Ave #107
Tucson, AZ 85705

The Floor Polish studio is just off 4th ave, located at 215 N. Hoff, next to Public Brewhouse and Ermano’s patio.
Click here to pre-register by Jan 7 for a special price of $125 for 8 classes!!! 
Walk-ins $20/class

2016 Workshops

Footwork Workshop
Saturday, April 30th 1:30-2:30 pm
BreakOut Studios
526 N 4th Ave

Modern Flamenco Movement Workshop
Saturday, May 7th 1:30-2:30 pm
BreakOut Studios
526 N 4th Ave