Juan just made lunch!

Labor Day weekend with

Juan del Gastor

in Santa Cruz!

Sat & Sun

Sept 1 & 2

A 2-day complete flamenco workshop and fiesta experience meant for EVERYBODY! where you can celebrate and embrace authentic flamenco!  Even if you have never sung or danced before, come and try in a non-intimidating environment!


A Flamenco Vacation!!

This event is kid-friendly, there is a swimming pool on premises, an extra practice studio to use between classes, and there are limited lodging opportunies which must be reserved in advance.



Saturday September 1:

Cante: 11:00 am - 12pm

Baile por fiesta: 12 - 1pm

Cooking dem & lunch:1:30-4pm

(Gazpacho, Tortilla Española, etc.)

Guitar class: 5:00-6:00pm

Baile with cante and guitar students:  6:00-7:00 pm

Sunday September 2nd:

Cante: 11:00 am - 12pm

Baile por fiesta: 12 - 1pm

Cooking demo & lunch: 2-4pm

(Gazpacho, Tortilla Española, etc.)

Guitar class: 5:00-6:00pm

Baile with cante and guitar students:  6:00-7:00 pm

Fiesta por la noche!!!

(potluck accepted)



Package price: $200 for both days (not including guitar classes)

6 hours classes, 2 cooking demos,

2 lunches, plus fiesta

Package price (guitarists): $240 both days ( all above including guitar classes)

Drop in Guitar class

$100 for both days (4 hrs) 

$30 drop in (1 hour)

Drop in Baile or Cante Class

$25 drop in (1 hour)

Cooking Demo plus lunch

$35 per day

Fiesta only: $25



Flamenco Romantico Studios,

1007 Hidden Valley Rd, Soquel, CA


           JUAN DEL GASTOR was born in Moron de la Frontera and is a nephew of the legendary guitarist Diego del Gastor. He has toured with Farru
quito and Torombo and has accompanied such revered singers as Camarón de la Isla, Miguel Funi  and Fernanda de Utrera. A natural entertainer and festero, Juan loves to sing and dance in the Gypsy style of his home town. His contagious good humor and spontaneity have sparked many an impromptu flamenco fiesta, which have drawn to a close in the early hours with the sound of his guitar playing a soulful soleá. He is a dedicated and non-intimidating teacher who transmits a contagious sense of flamenco joy wherever he goes, inspiring all with his arte!

Juan is joined by his compañera, LUCI ROZARIO who has lived closely within the Gypsy culture for more than 25 years. She learned her first dance steps in Juan’s family’s weddings and baptisms. Later she learned dance technique with Juan’s relatives Pepe Rios, Juana Amaya and with Angelita Vargas. Luci has worked in the Sevilla Fair, in El Rocio and in many galas. She teaches dance and compás classes in her studio in the center of Seville.


No special shoes please! Just wear your flats, tennis, or you can even come barefoot to Juan’s intro to down-home pure Gypsy style baile. Expect to have fun! These classes are for EVERYBODY! Juan's style is welcoming to all levels from absolute beginners to more seasoned aficionados. He'll be assisted by his English-speaking wife, dancer Luci Rozario. If you've always wondered what it would be like to sing or dance flamenco, come to this class and try it out. If you are already singing or dancing, come and get some grassroots aire!

Juan accompanying Camarón de la Isla

For more information contact:  Amit Barson (831) 234-0340

or email 


Click here to register online for workshops or Labor Day Intensive. 

If you prefer, you can mail a check payable to

“Bay Area Flamenco” to

Amit Barson

111 Claremont Terrace

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

For more information:

Tel: (831) 234-0340