505.242.7600

flamencoabq@nifnm.org

Contact Us

WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FLAMENCO

The mission of the National Institute of Flamenco is to preserve and promote flamenco’s artistry, history, and culture by presenting the finest flamenco in the world and by educating the American family in this art form while emphasizing the positive influence of art on family and community.

What’s New at NIF

What a Year: A Recap of Events at NIF in 2014

Princess Grace


The National Institute of Flamenco is proud to share in the success and celebration of 16-year old Elena Heiss as a “2014 Princess Grace Dance: Performance Scholarship” recipient. The 2014 Princess Grace Award will allow Heiss to continue her intensive study with the National Institute of Flamenco tuition-free for one full year.

Visiting Professor Antonio Canales


We were thrilled to welcome Antonio Canales as the first visiting professor in the 2014-15 academic year at UNM. Canales set an evening length work on Yjastros that will be debuted in 2015.

La Resurrección by Jim Vogel


The National Institute of Flamenco has partnered with Santa Fe artist Jim Vogel to promote his new work La Resurrección as part of NIF’s Costume Reconstruction Fund. Vogel generously donated 100 limited eition, signed giclee prints to be sold at $300 each to benefit our Fire Recovery Efforts.

Upcoming Performances


NIF Spring Show - Flamenco Cuatro

Friday, March 27th - South Broadway Cultural Center, 7:00pm


Flamenco Cuatro is an evening of extraordinary flamenco music and dance featuring three companies from the National Institute of Flamenco: Alma Flamenca, Niños Flamencos, Teeños Flamencos, and the UNM Dance Ensemble. 


Demonstrating the dedication and training at the Conservatory of Flamenco Arts and the Flamenco Concentration at the University of New Mexico Dance Program, Alma Flamenca and the UNM Flamenco Dance Ensemble present explosive new works from some of Spain’s most incredible flamenco artists.


Niños Flamencos and Teeños Flamencos showcase choreographies by Artistic Director Eva Encinias Sandoval and teachers Carlos Menchaca and Kayla Lyall, unveiling the curricular advancement of the impressive youth companies.


Flamenco Cuatro will excite, entertain, and amaze as these four flamenco companies command the stage with sound, movement, and artistry.


Tickets available at the SBCC Ticket office: 505-848-1320


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


Yjastros Tablao

Every Saturday - 6:30pm dinner seating; 8:00pm flamenco show

El Farol Restaurant on Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM


Join the most talented flamenco artists in New Mexico for a long-standing tradition of live flamenco dance while you enjoy wine and tapas at the famous   El Farol Restaurant on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.  Make your reservations for dinner at 6:30pm with a live show starting at 8:00.  Tickets are $25, make your reservations by visiting www.elfarolsf.com or calling El Farol at 505-983-9912.



  1. -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -



Cajon Workshop with Enrique “El Peru” Chavez

Monday, April 6th - Thursday, April 10th - 7:00-8:00pm


Please join us for a 4-day workshop with returning Guest Artist Enrique “El Peru” Chavez.  This cajon workshop will focus on the finer points of cajon playing, strengthening your skills, and fluidity of sound.  To join the workshop, please call the Conservatory of Flamenco Arts at 505-242-7600.


  1. -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


SAVE THE DATE : Yjastros XXIXth Season - Spring 2015

Thursday, April 9th - 7:00pm

Friday, April 10th & Saturday April 11th - 8:00pm

National Hispanic Cultural Center


Please join our professional performance company, Yjastros for a spectacular performance in their 29th season.  Details and ticket sales coming soon!


  1. -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


NIF’s New Facility is Open - Sign Up for Classes Today!


All new classes have started at the Conservatory.  Remember that new students can get 30 days of class for $30 - to register with NIF or check for new class schedules, call 505-242-7600, or visit our MindBody website to sign in and register!


In January 2015, the National Institute of Flamenco celebrated the grand opening of our new home at 1620 Central Avenue SE. The two-story brick building provides 3,800 square feet for three flamenco dance studios, administrative offices, retail space, and options for in-house flamenco tablao performances. The Directors and leadership of the organization enthusiastically support this next step forward for the National Institute of Flamenco as the first of many milestones to come in the rebuilding of the organization’s infrastructure after the devastating fire in 2013. The new location will provide a cost-effective and secure mid-term solution, allowing the organization to continue the rigorous process of due diligence on a permanent facility.