Flamenco Latino was founded to explore the ida y vuleta ("round trip") styles. Within flamenco traditions, this represents assimilation during the late 18th century, of rhythms, structures and melodies from Latino countries. This process continues evolving in contemporary Spain and includes influences from Jazz and Salsa. Flamenco Latino has contributed to this evolution through its own New York brand of flamenco. Flamenco Latino continues its journey to the edge of the frontier, and has expanded its original concept through collaboration with tap dancers, Latin and jazz musicians, and involvement in theater pieces. Through its broad programming of adult and children’s classes, it offers its most talented students a path from the classroom to the stage, not only through recitals, but also through concert and local performance opportunities.