Escola Luthier de Música was founded in 1979 by guitarist Alícia Alcalay, a graduate from the Conservatori Superior Municipal de Música de Barcelona. In 2011 Ms. Alcalay and her son Guillem Alonso, tap dancer and choreographer, open a Dance Department at the school.
The dance school has the aim to become a high quality dance center specialized in tap dance. For this reason, in 2012 we start our Professional Tap Program, an intensive training for intermediate and advanced tap dancers from all nationalities.
We also teach ballet, jazz-dance, contemporary dance, body percussion, flamenco, urban dances, Irish dance, Baroque dance and Music Theory for dancers.
We offer workshops, masterclasses and summer and winter intensives. We regularly invite guests teachers.
Guest teachers that have taught at the school:
Tap dance: Michelle Dorrance (New York), Nicholas Young (New York), Avalon Rathgeb (London), Chris Matallo (Brasil), Susan Hebach (New York), Josh Hilberman (Belgium), Mark Mendonca (Los Angeles), Mark Yonally (Chicago), Jessie Sawyers, Heather Cornell (New York), Thomas Wadelton (Australia), Andrew Nemr (New York), Jason Janas (New Jersey), Sam Weber (Germany), Hillary-Marie (New Jersey), Thanos Daskalopoulos (Greece), Jason Rodgers (Los Angeles), Sarah Reich (Los Angeles), Sebastian Weber (Germany), Steven Harper (Brasil), Thomas Marek (Germany), Cartier Williams (Washington DC) and Max Pollack (Viena).
Jazz dance: Lynn Simonson (New York), Teresa Pérez Ceccon (New York), Colin Sinclair (London).
Ballet: Denzil Bailey (London), Jordi Arnau (Barcelona).
Baroque dance: Nick Nguyen (Paris), Bruna Gondoni (Firenze), Mª José Ruiz Mayordomo (Madrid).