Berdolé Flamenco

Berdolé Flamenco

Flamenquillo is the arts integration practice of Berdolé Flamenco Management and Production.  We are working online and in-person to deliver arts to students during the 2020-21 school year.

We are devoted to using the art of flamenco as a vehicle to teach to the curriculum in literacy, social studies, mathematics, science, modern languages, fine arts, and 21st century skills. Scripts, lesson plans, and study guides, are created by Julie Galle Baggenstoss, who applies original research and first-hand experiences in Spain to program development. She is a flamenco dancer with over 15 years of experience as a teaching artist. She has an M.A. in Spanish and is a published scholar in the field of flamenco history and mathematics. Ms. Baggenstoss facilitates all arts integration programming for Berdolé and is on-site for all programs unless otherwise requested by educators.

Proof of insurance available upon request. ASC does NOT hold current documentation.


  2596 Midway Rd, Decatur, GA 30030


Flamenco and literacy for the young

Program description

Ferdinand por Farruca is offered as an assembly program or an in-class experience.

As an additional option, this program is being offered via online delivery for the 2020-2021 school year. Pre-recorded videos are available to present to classes on demand, and they are 30-40 minutes in length. Content is interactive, and the videos may be stopped and replayed.  Additionally, a didactic website is offered, with a collection of very short essays, videos, downloadable activities, and online quizzes. All content is on-demand and is grouped two ways: by standards and by theme. Online content covers the same – or expanded – content as in-person programming.

In an assembly program, students understand that flamenco artists express emotions, just like storybook characters. Students view flamenco dance demonstrations and then correlate movement and music with the expression of various emotions, which they observe and identify.  They participate by clapping, singing, and dancing, on stage and in their seats, during games that utilize their ideas about objects and emotions as inspiration for new dances choreographed during the program. Students listen to a reading of The Story of Ferdinand, and briefly analyze the emotional development of characters. They relate such emotions to dance movements that they execute during an interactive segment.


In an in-classroom workshop or residency (residency of 1 week or 2 weeks), students learn basic dance, rhythm, and singing and create new work based on their ideas about emotions expressed by characters in The Story of Ferdinand. The book may be read individually by students prior to an artist visit and/or in a group during an artist visit. Working in a large group, students assign movement concepts to emotional expression. They also learn the structure of a flamenco dance, with a beginning, middle, and end.  In small groups, students create new, original short dances in a scaffolded process that takes them from electing dance steps, to testing their design, and ultimately performing.


Workshops and residencies are limited to 40 students per session.  Assembly programs are limited to 200 students per session when presented by a single teaching artist. Assembly programs are limited to 1,000 students per session when presented by a flamenco cuadro.


All programming may be presented by a live flamenco cuadro or a single artist.  In-class workshops and residencies are most efficient with a single artist. In-class workshops and residencies are limited to approximately 40 students. Assembly programs are limited to 200 students when a single artist is presenting and 1,000 when a full cuadro is presenting. A full cuadro is defined as a dancer, singer, and guitarist.  It is in contrast to a single artist, who presents with pre-recorded music.

Booking / scheduling contact

Julie Baggenstoss


Program detail
Artistic discipline: Dance, Literary Arts, Multi-discipline, Music
Cultural Origin: European
Program type: Assembly/Performance, Residency, Virtual/Online Program, Workshop
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Subject: Dance, Language Arts, Literacy, Music, Social Studies / History
Bilingual: Yes
Available dates:

August 9, 2020 – May 29, 2021

Available times:

Online programs: On demand, any time.

In-person programming: During school hours.

Length of program: 45 - 60 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Online programs requre a high-speed Internet connection and a space of approximately 2′ x 2′ for a participant to dance.  No special dance clothing or gear is required.

For in-person programs:

4′ x 4′ space for single artist to present during residency or workshop

12′ x 12′ space for single artist or cuadro to present during assembly program

Wooden surface preferable, but not required.

Each child needs approx. 3′ x 3′ to dance

Artist(s) provide all sound and stage equipment when school cannot.


Assembly programs are best in cafeteria or theater/auditorium; In-class workshops are best in classrooms or media centers; a gym or multi-purpose room would also be suitable for either type of program.

Fees / Ticketing:

Pre-recorded videos:

School-wide access (all grades) for 30 days: $150

Didactic website:  

School-wide (all grades) access through the entire school year: $400

School-wide (all grades) access for Aug. 9 – Dec. 31, 2020 or Jan. 1 – May 29, 2020: $250

School-wide (all grades) access for 30 days: $150


Single artist with recorded music:

A. Bookings east of Charlotte: $200 travel fee
B. Half-day visit: $500
• 1-3 workshops or assembly programs
• Pre-visit meetings with teacher(s) to create lesson plan, classroom activities, etc.
C. Full-day visit: $800
• 4-6 workshops or assembly programs
• Pre-visit meetings with teacher(s) to create lesson plan, classroom activities, etc.
D. 1-week residency: $2,000
• 1 half-day visit per day for 5 consecutive days
• Pre-visit meetings with teacher(s) to create lesson plan, classroom activities, etc.
• Non-consecutive visits incur an additional charge of $100/day
E. 2-week residency: $3,400
• 1 half-day visit per day for 10 consecutive school days
• Student performance component, details determined in planning sessions with teacher(s)
• Pre-visit meetings with teacher(s) to create lesson plan, classroom activities, etc.
• Non-consecutive visits incur an additional charge of $100/day

Live flamenco cuadro (guitarist, singer, dancer):
A. Bookings for flamenco cuadro east of Charlotte: $300travel fee
B. Half-day visit: $1,200
• 1-2 assembly programs or 1-3 workshops
C. Full-day visit: $1,800
• 1-2 assembly programs and 1-2 workshops – or – 3-5 workshops
• Pre-visit meetings with teacher(s) to create lesson plan, classroom activities, etc.
D. 1-week residency: $2,500
• Single day of assembly programs, up to 4 shows in a single day, with the full band
• 4 days of in-class workshops, up to 6 workshops daily, with a single artist
• Pre-visit meetings with teacher(s) to create lesson plan, classroom activities, etc.
E. 2-week residency: $4,000
• 10 days of artist visits culminating with assembly programs in which students present on stage with the artists
• Assembly program with full band on 10th day
• Full band is present only for the 10th day; a single artist delivers all other programming on the other 9 days
• Pre-visit meetings with teacher(s) to create lesson plan, classroom activities, etc.


NC Standard Course of Study:

R3 – Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. Students analyze the emotional development of characters and relate movement to emotion. They choreograph a dance in which characters (dancers) react to one another based on action. The resulting dance may be abstract or a direct interpretation of the storybook plot. R4 – Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone. Using The Story of Ferdinand as a text, students understand levels of intensity in emotional expression as portrayed in specific word choices. They related that intensity to dance movement, experiencing how the elements of dance (force, space, timing, relationship) can portray extremes in emotion. W3 – Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. Using dance as a text, students express ideas about emotion or objects. They implement the elements of dance to control movement based on the experience they wish to communicate, understanding that flamenco is an expression of a flash of emotion related to a single event or theme.

NC Essential Standards:

Dance K-12 KR.1 – Use a variety of thinking skills to analyze and evaluate dance. Students observe flamenco dances and correlate specific elements of dance (time, space, relationship, energy) with specific emotional expressions. They then use these ideas to create their own movements based on their ideas about how the body can convey emotion. CP.1 – Use choreographic principles, structures, and processes to create dances that communicate ideas, experiences, feelings, and images. Programming is highly interactive, giving students multiple avenues to participate in creativity. As a layered and improvisational art form, students are taught to use tools (dance steps) in the given communication structure, They then direct the action and reaction, in order to create music, movement, and stories, during interactive modules based on the communication framework of flamenco. ELA Grade 2 Note: While this program is available for grades K-5 The Story of Ferdinand has been designated as a reading level of 3.7, for second graders. It is also available in Spanish. RL.2.2 – Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral. The Story of Ferdinand is set in Spain and reflects imagery of Spain. It reflects the theme of individuality and confidence, which is central to flamenco. RL.2.3 – Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. In group discussion, students identify emotions expressed by characters in the story. They also identify how these emotions change during the plot. Students later identify how their bodies move in response to emotional ideas, and they choreograph a new dance based on concepts they create.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

Online programming licenses are non-transferrable and non-refundable, but they may be rescheduled during the 2020-21 school year.

We ask for 50% of the total engagement fee if the client cancels within 30 days of the booking. We ask for 100% of the total engagement fee if the client cancels within 7 days of the booking.