With hands up, young dancers participate in the inaugural Flamenco Recital last Friday at the Redmond Performing Arts Center. They include, Ana Hotchko, Katherine Villegas, Natalie Hotchko, Isabella Camacho, Arianna Acosta, Hannah Espindola and Sofia Zavala. At the forefront, Luciana Perez holds her torero cape.
Paulina Chalita directed the Flamenco in Redmond event, which featured 42 girls ages 2-9 on stage along with 10 adults (teachers, moms and a guitarist). About 270 people attended the event. Special guest was dancer Diana Leon, a professional dancer who made her career in Madrid and Guadalajara and flew in for the show. Flamenco in Redmond is a community of families either from Spain, Latin America or the United States. They gather to practice and teach their kids flamenco dance. Some classes are even taught in Spanish.