Flamenco Latino was founded to explore and experiment with the ida y vuelta ("round trip") styles. This flamenco genre reflects Spanish amalgamation, during the late 18th century, of rhythms, structures and melodies from Latino countries. This process continues in contemporary flamenco, and Flamenco Latino brings a unique Neo Yorkino injection to the art form. 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. Flamenco Latino offers full-spectrum instruction - dance, guitar and singing. It is presented in concert at theaters and smaller venues, and its outreach includes residencies at public schools, after school programs and senior centers.