The Escuela de Baile Flamenco José de la Vega was founded in 1975 on Enrique Granados Street, a small, not very large first floor. It was a resounding success and within two years the premises became too small. So in 1980 the school moved to Aribau street, a ground floor of 500m² of ancient walls built in 1895.
Today we all share together an atypical space with a great modernist flavor that houses the School of which I am proud.
It would be risky to list the students who have gone on to become professionals, but there are many. Most of them have jumped to Madrid to join the most prestigious formations. I highlight José Huertas who appeared in the National Ballet as a guest dancer during the direction of Aida Gómez. In the long list, apart from professional dancers, there are many students who have dedicated themselves to teaching.
Currently, the school is a hive of activity, as well as a must for anyone in Catalonia who thinks about Spanish Dance, receives every year a multitude of foreigners attracted by the word of mouth of their compatriots. There are flamenco classes “which is what the school is all about”, singing, guitar, tablao flamenco, castanets, clapping and sevillanas. We are aware of inviting the best teachers: Manolo Marin, Merche Esmeralda, Antonio Canales, La Tati, Mariquilla, Tatiana, Juan Morilla, Manuel Núñez, El Toleo, El Bartolo, Teo Barea, Toni Moñiz, Ana de Utrera…