Welcome to Flamenco Arroyo
Providing one-on-one professional training in Flamenco guitar and dance, Paco and Yolanda Arroyo combine discipline and artistry with a unique sensitivity to the needs of each guitarist or dancer. In an atmosphere that is both positive and encouraging, they provide lessons to enhance each dancer’s abilities with quality dance education.
Dance is a natural expression of the human body and soul that unites all cultures of the world. If you have never learned to dance, adding this activity to your life will be truly fulfilling and provide you with an experience that everyone needs to feel truly alive! Flamenco is more than mastery of technique, it is a way of connecting with and expressing our deepest feelings.
Whether dance is a weekly recreational activity or you are a serious-minded dancer, the Arroyo’s Dance Academy begins with an encouraging environment. In class, you will work on technique, rhythm, and choreography. They will also introduce dancing with shawl, cane, fan, bata de cola, castanets, and learning to dance with guitar accompaniment, singing and palmas.
Come join our dance family, for fun, inspiration, and motivation.
Flamenco Dancer & Singer
Yolanda’s artistic education began at age three beginning with ballet and classical Spanish dance. By age nine she was performing in tablaos, peñas and theatres.
The contributions of Paco and Yolanda Arroyo to Flamenco music and culture throughout the world and here in Southern California cannot be understated. Hailing from Barcelona, Paco and Yolanda have been performing together since they met at Tablao Flamenco El Cordobés, in 1977.
While still in Barcelona, they also performed at Los Tarantos and Las Cuevas. They have worked alongside Flamenco greats such as Manuela Carrasco, El Extremeño, Pansequito, Capullo de Jerez, Maruja Garrido, Vicente Gelo, la Familia Rubichi, Paloma Marín, El Yunke, Pastora and José Galván, Domingo Ortega, and Sonia Berbel.
Paco is a member of a family of musicians, poets, and artists. He started playing guitar when he was 17 years old.
Over the past 20 years, Paco and Yolanda have operated a very successful Flamenco academy in Glendale, California. They have three Flamenco student companies: Aires Flamencos, Caminos de España, and Mosaico Andaluz that perform regularly at the Morgan Wixson Theatre, in Santa Monica.
They toured the world, including France, Japan, USA, Mexico and Venezuela. In 1986 Paco and Yolanda toured France and Japan with the legendary Camarón de la Isla and Tomatito.