CRYB To Hold Flamenco Class

A Beginning Flamenco Class will be held at the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet studio Saturday from 4-5:30 p.m. The class will be taught by guest artist Lisa Latempa.

The cost is $18, and pre-registration is required. Dancers interested in the class may pre-register by calling CRYB at 664-9766.

Latempa was born and raised in New York City. She started dancing at age 5, taking contemporary, tap, ballet, jazz and African dance. Her dance roots began at a local community dance school, Children’s Arts & Science Workshops before moving on to the Heights School of Ballet and the Harlem School of the Arts. She began flamenco lessons at the age of 10 and continued for more than eight years under accomplished flamenco dancers Ricardo Santiago and May de Silva. Following her move to Buffalo in 2006, Latempa began teaching flamenco in the area after taking several workshops in Toronto. She joined the Syracuse-based flamenco dance troupe Puente Flamenco in 2012 and will begin teaching a flamenco dance class this summer at the Oasis Dance Center in Buffalo.

The CRYB studio is located at 9 Falconer St. in Jamestown. It is in the Carriage House behind the Sheldon House on the corner of Lakeview and Falconer streets.