Temo Flamenco Communication Pre-Intensive with Guest K. DeMars, Milwaukee, WI 4/29-30/22

Posted by admin - March 24th, 2022

Marija Temo’s weekly zoom students from out of state join in person to work together in the flamenco application and communication process with coaching by Marija Temo and guest dancer, Kerensa DeMars.

Students have the opportunity to alternate working with different guitarists, singers, and dancers, practicing specific applications of the palo of their choosing in learning how to work in tablao and improvised settings.  Learning how to accompany with proper palmas will also be addressed as this is inherent to tablao performances.

This 2 day pre-intensive was requested by the students prior to the intensive in August.

Save the Dates: Aug. 25-27, 2022 (Thur- Sat)
Temo Flamenco Communication Intensive for all levels (Dancers, Singers, and Guitarists). Stay tuned for info.

April 29-30
Pre- Intensive Coaching is full. Observation available only.

2 day Pre- Intensive 4/29-30/22

Schedule: UPDATE
10:30a.m- 1:30p.m. (Fri)
9:30a.m.- 12:30p.m. (Sat)

Lunch (practice time with another guitarist, singer, and or dancer if you wish)


Choir room, upstairs at The Cathedral Church of All Saints
818 East Juneau Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Topics thus far to be covered in the coaching. Subject to change and will be updated often:

Veronica (singer from Chicago, IL)
Palo: Alegrias and Guajiras (She wants to work on improvising to different dancers by trying to change how to rhythmically and melodically change her cante to the way the dancer is dancing the letra).

Lisa (singer from GA)
Palo: Solea
How does the dancer know how to dance to a long salida for Guajira.
At one point where is the invitation to invite the dancer in and vice versa.
On the fly, how does the singer change to follow the dance.
What happens when the dancer , singer, or guitarist is the weakest link. How do you help and change what you do to follow.
When the singer is done, how to let guitarists know that you are finished singing. How do you take turns (guitarists let singer know they are done and ready for the singer to come back in.)
How do the 3 of you stay together and get into the next sections?

Duane (guitarist from KY)
Palo: Solea por Bulerias and Solea (He wants to work on subidas and how to compliment the phrases. Other concepts: how not to get lost during the baile during a subida and understand escobillas better.

Jay (guitarist from Chicago, IL)
Palo: Bulerias, Tangos, Tientos-Tangos, Solea to Solea por Bulerias ( He wants to work on accompanying being tested if he can follow a  letra with extensions; be able to follow the  different pulses in the dance and cante por Tangos, learn how to transition from Solea to Solea por Bulerias or Tientos to Tangos.

Bob (guitarist from KY)
Palo: Solea and other palos
-Wants to feel solid on accompanying the letra structures and the best way to phrase.
-Transitions from letra to footwork patterns and be able to assess it. Also wants to recognize what the dancer is going to do.
-Recogonize dance footwork patterns and learn right hand patterns that work well with them.
-  Needs to work on llamadas.
- Doesn’t want to get lost during a subida

Paula: (dancer from KY)
Palo: Solea, Tangos del Titi – She wants to run the numbers and see where the problems come up. Solea transitions from escobillas to Solea por Bulerias
Moving from one section to another with confidence. Musicality, walking, finishing phrases and creating ‘punctuation’ for musicians to follow.

Jenn: (dancer from Chicago)
Palo: Bulerías. Moving from one section to another. Entering and leaving the stage with confidence. Understanding where to place remotes in the letra vs. following choreography.

Bruce: (guitarist from OH)
Palo: Solea or Sol por Bul escobillas (he wants to learn how to follow the dancer when switching from the 1 to the 12 in an increased tempo change and how to identify the phrasing, how to count it,and play it),
-Surviving contra and busy llamadas and how not to get lost
-Chords for dance phrases and sections.
-How to play your compas so the singer knows to come in with the Salida and Letra or  how to end our falseta in a way that the singers knows to come in.  Ex, Solea


Flamenco Communication Biography

Marija’s Communication Course was offered for 10 years consecutively at the University of New Mexico International Flamenco Festival, at the Toronto International Flamenco Festival, and reviewed in magazines such as Flamenco USA, Flamenco International (London, England), and Dance Magazine. Marija’s method continues to be in demand in the US and abroadFor more detailed information on Marija Temo’s method for dancers, singers, and guitarists, see http://www.marijatemo.com/flamenco-communication-lessons/


Astor Hotel:                                                
The Astor Hotel, http://theastorhotel.com/

924 E. Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
414- 271-4220
Check in after 4:00p.m. (Can store luggage)
Check out 11:00a.m.
1 minute walk to Church (about 1 block)

The Knickerbocker on the Lake
1028 E Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Has a restaurant
3 minute walk to the Church (about 2 blocks)

County Claire Irish Inn and Pub
234 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414- 272-5273Has a restaurant
3 minute walk to the church (about 2 blocks)

Try searching Airbnb’s in downtown eastide Milwaukee near the church

Restaurants/Grocery Store within walking distance of dance studio   

Metro Market Grocery Store
Sun – Sat: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM
1123 N. Van Buren. MILWAUKEE, WI 53202
(414) 273-1928
3 minute walk from church

Café at the Plaza
Address: 1007 N Cass St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone:(414) 276-2101
7a.m. to 2:00p.m.
Does not take reservations
Has GF and Vegetarian dishes

The Knick
1030 E Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 272-0011
Has some GF and Vegetarian dishes

916 East State Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Also has salads, sandwiches

County Claire Irish Inn and Pub
234 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414- 272-5273Has a restaurant
3 minute walk to the church (about 2 blocks)

Buckley’s Restaurant and Bar
801 N Cass St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 277-1111

Other Restaurants:
Many restaurants are on Brady St. They are within walking distance or short uber drives

Airport/Amtrak/Transportation downtown

Airport: General Mitchell
20 minutes from downtown to Hotel and Dance studio
Uber is ½ the cost of a taxi around $25 one way.

Amtrak: https://www.amtrak.com/home
$25 one way from Chicago to Milwaukee
Trains run around 6x per day to and from Amtrak
10 minute uber from hotel/dance studio
Uber is around $8.00 one way to Hotel and Church

Trolley – For $1 per ride, will drop you to different places downtown

*The Hop (Milwaukee’s street car)- Free one way and round trip rides.
To and from Amtrak Station and can drop you very close to the church and end at Burns Commons.

Uber- easy to access in downtown Milwaukee short distances to everything downtown


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