whether it's a full solo or little pata'a 

You want to create your own flamenco dances and have NO IDEA how to start??

You've been taking flamenco for several years and have danced your teacher's choreographies. Now you're inspired to create your own.

You think about it and then *crickets* you have no idea where to start!!

You go down the YouTube rabbit hole and watch dancer after dancer do this amazing solo and think "there's NO WAY I can create and dance something like that!"

Or perhaps you've decided on a palo, but then you realized you don't know exactly all the different parts of a solo.

What do you do???

How to Choreograph Simple Flamenco Dances

(aka Flamenco Theory 103)

In this lecture you'll get a clear overview of  choreographing a SIMPLE dance so that it's a smooth process that flows easily!! 

  • *Full solos for live music
  • *Full solos for recorded music
  • *Tangos and Bulerias por Fiesta

It comes down to understanding the STRUCTURE of a dance AND the particular palo (rhythm) you choose!!!

It's also finding the right inspiration for any of the movements in your dance.

AND it's being able to BREATHE in your solo, allowing for moments of inspiration, improvisation and expression.

Sounds like a lot-- and it IS. But there is a method to make choreographing manageable and simple.

Purchase now and start watching immediately!

In this one hour+ lecture you will--

Palos for Dancing

Discover the palos (rhythms) that are most common for dancers and which ones would be most suitable for your particular level.

Structure, Structure, Structure

You can't choreograph anything if you don't understand the structure of a dance. Here, we'll go over the "professional," "simple," and "complete" structure of a dance.

Live Music vs. Recorded Music

There are big differences to working with either one. You will understand what to listen for in recorded music and how to adapt to live music.

Regular Dances vs. Por Fiesta

Arranging something for Bulerias por Fiesta is different than an entire Alegrias solo-- but you still need to know the rules for each!

Finding Inspiration

You may have some moves you can adapt from previous choreographies, but you can still create your own movements WITHOUT copying someone else! 

Video and Music Review

We will watch a complete Tientos, listen to various Tientos recordings and watch a Bulerias por Fiesta sequence. We'll break down all the parts and you'll learn how to identify and look for inspirational moves.

JALEOS.... what people are saying

Jaleos (hah-lay-os) are the words of encouragement and approval that get shouted during a performance. ¡Olé! ¡Toma! ¡Arsa!


Rina is a generous and enthusiastic teacher. Her love of flamenco is infectious. She explains things thoroughly, yet concisely. She demonstrates movements -  not only steps, but body position and arms and hands. After showing what she is going to teach, she breaks it down, then builds it back together, then practices with us! Thank you, Rina, for sharing your gift with us.

~Kathy S.


Rina's teaching is warm, encouraging and thorough, and you really feel that you are in a live class as you dance with her. For all of us who live in a "flamenco desert" this is a fantastic resource to find.

~Angela N.


Flamenco is a challenging dance form. Rina has a clear and unique way of breaking it down. She teaches the forms and movements clearly and slowly and also the structure of the dance. She has grace and power, expertise and patience and sense of humor. The Online Flamenco Studio is really a University of Compás! Ole!

~Cydney R.

Meet Your Teacher,
Rina Orellana

Rina is a Madrid-trained professional flamenco dancer with over 25 years of experience. She also has had her own dance academy in Los Angeles, California for 20 years. There she trains many dancers from beginners looking for a fun community and workout all the way to training dancers to perform on their own in tablaos (flamenco venues.) She also has the Online Flamenco Studio, a thriving site with over 55 courses for dancers of all levels.

Rina has a special gift with breaking down the mysteries of flamenco into easy to understand elements. So, she thoroughly enjoys watching the progress her dancers have made whether it's finally "hearing the 12" for a beginner to a tablao dancer using one of her choreographies for her show.

It’s her hope that you, too, can be more vibrant and knowledgeable in your flamenco journey with the How to Choreograph Lecture.


$29 USD

  • Pay once and keep forever
  • Immediate Start
  • Access both Lecture & Video Walkthrough Videos
  • Watch as often as necessary to reinforce learning

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this training live?

This lecture is prerecorded. You may watch it as often as you'd like after purchase.

What level of flamenco expertise is this for?

This lecture is geared towards dancers with significant experience, so high intermediate through advanced levels.

If you are a beginner, then start off with The Elements of Flamenco Lecture (Flamenco Theory 101).

If you're advanced beginner through intermediate, try the Structure of Flamenco Lecture (Flamenco Theory 102).

Specific and more in depth lectures for each palo are available inside the Online Flamenco Studio monthly membership.


How long do I have access to this training?

You will always have access to this video once you purchase it. You will need an internet connection for your mobile, tablet, computer or television to access the course. Downloading the videos are not possible. However, you will be able to download the slides for the presentation.

How long is the lecture?

The complete lecture is one hour and goes over full solos with live music, full solos for recorded music, Tangos or Bulerias por Fiesta.


Rina Orellana | Online Flamenco Studio