Learn – Dance Bursary

Each year the Peña Flamenca de Londres will award a prize to a young flamenco dancer judged to have shown the most promise during the year, whether they are a member of the Peña or not. The prize will be in the form of the Ron Hitchins* Dance Bursary, to be used to support further tuition in this country or in Spain.

Candidates must be nominated by their flamenco dance teacher and may perform solo or dance as part of a group at the Juerga. Teachers are asked to nominate no more than two of their students. The winner will be announced in November each year and they will be invited to receive it at the Christmas show held in December of that year.

The winner will be expected to report back to the Peña Flamenca de Londres after they have used the bursary to say what they learned from the experience. The report is to be in writing supported by photographs and must be submitted by the end of September in the following year. It may be published on the Peña Flamenca de Londres website and in Flamenco News Magazine.

Entries for the 2016 Bursary are now closed.  Please return here next Spring for details of the 2017 Bursary.

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* Ron Hitchins is the life and spirit of the London flamenco scene. He turned 90 years of age this year and is still going strong. Ron has been a mentor and inspiration behind many dancers over the years and the Peña Flamenca de Londres now pays homage to him with the Ron Hitchins Bursary for Flamenco Dance.



2016 Bursary

Awarded to: Faye Llowth
Highly Commended: Alba Heredia Villalobos
Ariana Armenakas