Esther Ponce Magazine

Maria Fernanda FROM NY CITY

INTERVIEW​

When you get to study with the master Esther Ponce you won’t be the same anymore!

In this ocasión is a student from N.Y. City. María Fernanda studied already flamenco for three years with local teachers and she never misses any flamenco workshops from Spanish teachers who travel to NY. She definitely had in Valencia one of her best experiences!.

 

Dear students, from N.Y. City M. Fernanda enjoying our flamenco toast at

“Mi Torito”

 One more time, I find a flamenco student who does dirty footwork because she drags her feet on the floor; which prevents a clean and musical sound.

Now she is aware of and will use it for her flamenco lessons.

 

We studied the sincopa sound coming from double footwork. She had no problem with that.

She learned how to coordinate wrist and hands for a better and personal flamenco arms (braceo). How to grab the skirt correctly to be ready for warm up feet.

María Fernanda already knows how to make the mother of flamenco turn “Passé flamenco”.

She now and for the first time has learned the correct body position that comes from ballet. We will continue working on that hopefully in N.Y. City.

 

She never imagined that in Valencia coming to a wedding she would find a professional flamenco teacher. Not only did he not hesitate for a second to do Experimental-FLAMENCO, but she repeated. When she finished and said goodbye, she called me back saying that she couldn’t leave Valencia without continuing to take advantage of every last second of my classes. In fact we were still in touch and the pandemic prevented me from going to New York City to impart a course for she.

~ Esther Ponce

Esther Ponce's experimental Flamenco is ready for the Valencian Director of Tourism to meet

It is very gratifying to have an idea like the experimental Flamenco in Valencia, carry it out and have managed to attract more than 20 foreign clients to Valencia in a short time and without marketing, who have passed through the Flamenco Art Center, and who have not only They learned a lot if not they have returned to their country with a better concept of Valencia.

His experience and approach to flamenco led by Esther Ponce will make you return without hesitation to the city of Turia.

Esther Ponce not only surrounds them with her passion and charisma from the first moment, her professionalism and a very long journey through different countries of the world where she has lived for long periods, she makes them fall in love.

You just have to read the dedications of all the foreigners who write in their precious notebook created for them and that are already adding more and more.

“They also buy semi-professional shoes and a skirt to study with me.” That’s already the best! –
~ Esther Ponce

 The foreigner is used to teaching flamenco very quickly and without discipline, anything goes, any shoe, any skirt, hanging out even parodying and even ridiculing flamenco.

With me if they want to study two private hours which is the minimum, they are given the option of buying or renting the shoes and none of them have thought twice about it to this day.
 
“Being a polyglot, doors just open up to me” –
~ Esther Ponce
 
Definitely the Experimental Flamenco of Esther Ponce has an Angel!

From England, without a doubt the most special Experimental Flamenco we have had at the Flamenco Art Center in these two and a half years.

The Esther Ponce Stylized Flamenco Art Center has been open for two and a half years. El Ángel Every August 28, for Esther’s birthday, a new foreign student gives her a gift and the flamenco toast intensifies.

«The students do not want to miss the opportunity to study with me. When they start to study my technique they are hooked at the first second. Those who play sports and take care of themselves immediately identify with my stretching and feel safer for the rest of the class and those who don’t appreciate it and will surely start practicing it and taking care of themselves forever »
~ Esther Ponce

This year Esther thought that her Angel would be very busy due to the current pandemic situation and also that it would be a coincidence that another year happened.

But to Esther’s surprise it was like that and without doubt the most special flamenco toast for England.

“Discipline is my hallmark and not even the Covid has stopped us” “I have never doubted it and I will only teach classes with a mask”
~ Esther Ponce

After the experience of teaching classes with a mask? A private flamenco class for two hours without stopping, does Esther remember that when she and the student went out into the street they breathed for two seconds as if there were no tomorrow?According to Esther’s recent experience, with the mask you cannot see the total expression of the student, but the eyes also speak and flamenco is also expressed with the body.

With all the safety measures, the student disinfected her shoes, put hydroalcoholic gel on her hands, a temperature control was performed with a non-contact forehead thermometer and the student did not remove her mask during the two hours, only in the changing room that she only used to drink water. 

“Now I can present my Experimental Flamenco to the director of Tourism of Valencia and let him roll with the little ham :)”
 
~ Esther Ponce