Teaching flamenco in Londonsince 1999
Ilusión Flamenca dance school was born in 1999, the brainchild of an Andalucía native and a successful flamenco dancer Angela Alonso, who actively teaches and remains the running force behind the school to this day. Despite its humble beginnings in a small studio in South London, Ilusión Flamenca has grown to be one of the foremost institutions and champions of Spanish culture in London, winning two Lukas Awards for Best Flamenco School.
Since then, Ilusión Flamenca’s students and members of its Professional Dance Group have performed in more than 60 festivals and flamenco-related events across London, and been widely featured in the press and on TV.
Ilusión Flamenca offers regular flamenco classes across a variety of levels, including total beginners. The classes are held in professional Central London venues (Aldwych, Covent Garden and Euston) throughout the week.
We also offer special courses throughout the year with top flamenco artists and teachers from Spain, and organise regular shows and events for flamenco aficionados. If you cannot make it to Spain for the spring’s ferias, we will make sure to bring it to London, complete with live music, sevillanas and an unforgettable atmosphere!
Experienced flamenco teachers – for all ages and levels
Our instructors have a wealth of experience behind them and have taught people of all ages and from all walks of life. No matter your level – a total beginner, improver, or a semi-professional dancer – we will make sure each class is a source of joy and inspiration.
Apart from our full-time instructors, we frequently offer you the chance to dance with some of the biggest names in flamenco during our special workshops and intensive courses – some of the international stars we are proud to have worked with include Rafael Amargo, Farruquito, Antonio Canales and Alejandro Rodriguez.
Media and testimonials
View a selection of press cuttings, videos and interviews we have been featured in, and find out about the school straight from the mouths of our lovely students.