Esther Ponce Magazine

THE DANCER AND THE DIPLOMAT

BIOGRAPHY

Three years full of surreal adventures, successfully at a frenetic rhythm in Los Angeles, California 

Postcard with mansion's picture

Capítulo 5. En Beverlly Hills, con $85 para un año y una sola tarjeta de contacto

 If I had gotten a little closer to Alex in bed and we had laid as he said; not even a quickie! He would have continued to pay for everything. But the last thing I wanted at that moment it was a man.

Alex warned me that I was going to suffer even crying in Beverlly Hills with $ 85 that I also couldn't spend. But that would give me the strength to call that woman and that he would pick me up at lunchtime, while giving me a hug saying with her Hollywood smile; ...and you will see how soon you will start teaching classes and finally you will pay for your cereals, your natural orange juice every morning, your donuts, your black blueberries with goat cheese, your fresh milk and your mini quail eggs placed eyes on your giant plate... Y que me había metido mi madre en el monedero sin yo saberlo.

Alex warned me that I was going to suffer even crying in Beverlly Hills with $ 85 that I also couldn't spend. But that would give me the strength to call that woman and that he would pick me up at lunchtime, while giving me a hug saying with her Hollywood smile; ...and you will see how soon you will start teaching classes and finally you will pay for your cereals, your natural orange juice every morning, your donuts, your black blueberries with goat cheese, your fresh milk and your mini quail eggs placed eyes on your giant plate...

Exactly like in a movie, with my nose stuck in the glass of a window making steam, I was freaking out with a black lace evening dress, with super thin straps with embroidered mini flowers in pastel color and that would also be adorning the 5 chiffon and silk ruffle straps form snug from hip to toe. It was a suit that would look very flamenco on me.

When I saw the price, $ 800, and I was turning around to leave and of course with that suit on, the saleswoman came out like a Fairy Godmother and said to me; Would you like to try it on? I could not miss that opportunity even having to shed two tears knowing that I could not buy it and I decided to go in and be myself.

— OMG! It looks beautiful on you, what a perfect body and also we have the perfect shoes and bag! A few more tears, under the glasses, escaped again.

I took advantage and danced a little secretly, but with a huge shame, I told the clerk that I only had $ 85 for a year, but that I swore I would come back for that dress as my name is Esther Ponce.

I got out of there very quickly, I no longer had time to waste.

And there it was waiting for me in the corner, the typical blue cabin, taped to the wall. Nervously I took out my two quarters, crossed myself as if I was about to go on stage, and dialed the number.

— Esther what? — Sorry! I can not hear you! ...

— Esther Ponce, choreographer and international flamenco teacher from Madrid, I have this card but I really don't remember who, when and how it came to me.

— Esther Ponce! My teacher from Amor De Dios studies?

— Yes! The same !.

— I can not believe it ! I am dreaming! How long will you stay?

— I'm living here in LA and I don't have a return ticket ...

DON'T MISS CHAPTER 6!

The American dream had begun.

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