Spanish Dance Department at Jornadas Español Excelente

The Spanish dance department was honored to open the Jornadas Español Excelente Conference for Spanish language educators presented by Universidad de Salamanca and Edinumen at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart. The conference brought together global leaders in Spanish education, including the Consejería de Educación de España, AATSP, Center for Applied Linguistics, and the Miami Trade Commission. The performance, featuring upper and high school Spanish dancers, included classical Spanish dance and flamenco, demonstrating how Spanish education is not limited to the traditional classroom, but that language and culture can be transmitted at a high level and integrated in many…

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Congratulations to Ismael Salcedo, CEA & CEC class of 2016

Congratulations to Ismael Salcedo, CEA class of 2016, for his extraordinary performance in Cantinflas. Ismael, who currently attends New World School of the Arts College Division for theatre, wrote, directed, and starred in Cantinflas this December at the New World School of the Arts One Festival. The One Festival is comprised of original 15-minute plays, written, acted, and directed by college theatre seniors, under the guidance of the Dean of Theatre and other faculty members. This performance, a required project for graduation, marks the culmination of students’ artistic training at NWSA. The monologues, critiqued and evaluated by faculty, also…

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Spanish Dance Department Represents Spain at Spanish Education Conference

On Monday, September 26th, the Spanish dance department was invited to be the official representatives of Spanish culture at the Education Office of the Embassy of Spain ‘s Spanish Educators’ Conference, held at Florida International University. Thank you to the Education Office of the Embassy of Spain for the invitation to represent Spanish culture at your professional development conference, “Spanish Culture and Methodological Application in the Classroom.” It was an honor and a pleasure for us to showcase the various discipline of Spanish dance as part of this program! Nuestro más sincero agradecimiento a la Agregaduría de Educación de…

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Coral Gables Museum Family Day

Saturday, February 8th,  Conservatory dancers performed at the Coral Gables Museum Family Day on Aragon. Sponsored by the Coral Gables Museum, Books&Books and Gables Art Cinema, Family Day on Aragon is free of charge and is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon exploring the Gables with your family. 

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Dance Now! Miami Program I, feat. Women II

Five Conservatory dancers were selected to form part of Dr. Daniel Lewis’ newest choreography, Women II, a beautiful piece in response to the recent #MeToo movement. We are thrilled that our young dancers have had this incredible opportunity to work with Dr. Lewis and perform alongside the incredible artists from Dance Now! Miami, directed by CEA jazz teacher, Diego Salterini and Hannah Baumgarten. Performances: Alper Jewish Community Center Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Colony Theatre Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 8:30 p.m.

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National Dance Educators’ Conference

The Conchita Espinosa Youth Dance Ensemble and Segovia Spanish Dance were invited to performed at the National Dance Educators’ Conference on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. DNEO is the premier conference for dance educators from across the nation to come together and share and expand their knowledge of dance. CEC presented Macramé by Danella Bedford and Jota “La Dolores” by Marisol Moreno.  The performance was closed for conference attendees only and took place at New World School of the Arts.

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ConCiertas Mujeres

Many congratulations to Conservatory violin student, Paloma Diaz, who performed alongside a group of extraordinary women artists on September 21st at ConCiertas Mujeres, a concert celebrating women in the Arts, featuring Conservatory piano teacher, Ileana Cortizo, and Spanish Dance Department Head, Marisol Moreno.

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Aires de España

Sunday, September 15, 2019, 5:00 p.m. Miami-Dade County Auditorium Musical Director: Marlene Urbay  Guest Artists: Eglise Gutierrez, soprano Peter Alexander Rivera, tenor Marisol Moreno, Spanish dancer and choreographerCristina Masdueño, Spanish dancerRaul Salcedo, Spanish danceSegovia Ballet Español  On September 15th, the Spanish dance department performed alongside the Florida Chamber Orchestra in their concert, Aires de España, directed by Conservatory Music Department Head, Maestro Marlene Urbay, featuring music by some of the most prominent classical Spanish composers, such as Falla, Albeniz, Breton, Geronimo Gimenez, Lecuona, Debussy, as well as highlights from Spanish Zarzuelas and flamenco. The dancers in Segovia Ballet Español and the Spanish Dance Ensemble did a phenomenal job…

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Florida Dance Association’s Young Dancers’ Workshop

The CEC dancers spent an outstanding weekend in Gainesville, Florida for the Florida Dance Association’s Young Dancers’ Workshop.  They had the opportunity to take a variety of classes in different dance styles, including ballet, modern dance, African, hip hop, jazz and even yoga! They were also one of the few middle school age groups to participate in the evening gala performances, where they performed “Lost in Translation,” choreographed by Danella Bedford.

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For 87 years, Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts (CEC) has maintained their commitment to the development of young artists. CEC offers students exceptional technical and artistic training within a nurturing environment that allows them to develop into human beings with a deep understanding, appreciation, and respect for the Arts. Enrollment is open to the community and not limited to students from the Academy. Classes are also available for professionals and adults.