Coming up!

Saturday, June 22, Flamenco Student Showcase, musical jam and social! Get your Free Tickets

Summer Courses:

Ballet in July, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Flamenco in August: 

  • August 6-8, Tu-Thu; Flamenco Boot Camp:
    • 6-7pm Flamenco Moves Workout. Register now!
    • 7-8.30pm flamenco Bootcamp  Beginner/intermediate. Details TBA
  • August 19-21, Mo-We; Multilevel Bulerias:
    • Mo & Tu, 7-8.30 and
    • Wed 6-7 pm followed by
    • Calle Flamenca BBQ Party, Wed August 21, 7pm

Choose Flamenco or Ballet to Explore Our Classes


Flamenco Dance Classes


Welcome to Flamenco and Ballet Dance School Maria Osende, a place where adults embrace dance as a joyful part of life, enjoying its social, physical, and emotional benefits.

Embark on a transformative experience that awakens your spirit and unveils new dimensions of self-expression.  Whether you have been dancing for years or you are about to venture into your first dance class, your unique story matters, your potential will be nurtured and your progress celebrated.   

Classes for All Levels

No matter your skill level, our expert instructors are here to guide you. From beginners to advanced, our courses cater to all levels, ensuring an inclusive and supportive learning environment.


Flamenco Classes: Happy Soul Dance Studios, Oxford Street, Halifax

Ballet Classes: Sundays at Halifax Dance, Barrington Street, Halifax


Joining Late?

Our course fees can be prorated.  This option is available for those who have some pre-knowledge in ballet and flamencoand for  the more advanced courses as well.



Maria explains steps carefully (step by step). Repeats as necessary. It is really great to have whole choreography while learning level 1. Maria makes all efforts to have online students involved in the class.
Marel was absolutely amazing. She made me feel comfortable in class and provided great feedback and instruction. Coming into a ballet class in a studio as an adult male was daunting so having a comfortable atmosphere was perfect.
Loved the course! Thank you for your wonderful teaching style, you have great patience, attitude and energy

The Dance Continues: Flamenco and Ballet Articles for Dance Students

Dancer from aria Osende Flamenco Company performing a guajira


What to look for when buying a fan for flamenco dance. Where to get it and the different sizes from regular to pericon

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Janice Godin, Student at Flamenco and Ballet Dance School Maria Osende during a Guajiras class. Photo © Danny Abriel

The Fan

What to look for when buying a fan for flamenco dance. Where to get it and the different sizes from regular to pericon

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What is a Llamada -The Flamenco Dance Student Guide

In flamenco “Llamada” means “cue” and it is a crucial element used by both dancers and guitarists.

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