1722 Fredericksburg Rd. San Antonio, TX 78201

Raices de Arte Espanol

Welcome to Raices De Arte Español

San Antonio's Home of Authentic Flamenco

About Us

A Mission of Movement

The mission of Raices de Arte Espanol is to deepen the roots of flamenco in our students and our city. Flamenco is not a hobby, flamenco is a lifestyle. Each student, professional dancer and instructor brings their own personal life experiences to their dance style. Flamenco bears its own roots in the unrest and turmoil of gypsies and moors. Flamenco is shaped by the happiness, pain and sadness we experience as a community and as individuals. We strive to teach students to find their inner flamenco. It is a process that is taught and discovered. Beginning from the basics if you are 5 years old or 99 years old, flamenco challenges the mind, body and spirit. As a very intelligent maestra once said, " Flamenco is pain, but it is a beautiful pain."
How do you express your flamenco?

Teachers with Experience

Maestra, Carmen "La Chiqui" Linares is a world renown dancer have a strong background in ballet and flamenco. She has toured internationally in professional dance companies throughout her life. She teaches traditional and modern flamenco styles and is well versed in technique and complicated flamenco pieces. She now calls San Antonio home and shares her wisdom with her students each day! 

Jose "El Patriarca" Linares is a legendary guitarist. Born of a family of flamenco singers and dancers, Jose learned to sing and play guitar at a very early age. He enjoys sharing his knowledge by teaching students the fundamental techniques of guitar and song. He continues to perform throughout Texas. 


Our dancers are available for private and public events. We can be seen at Toro Kitchen + Bar on the last weekend of each month. 

Jose "El Patriarca" Linares performs each Friday and Saturday night at Toro Kitchen + Bar

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Raices de Arte Espanol

1722 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78201, United States



6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


5:30 pm – 9:00 pm


5:30 pm – 8:45 pm


5:30 pm – 9:00 pm


By Appointment


10:00 am – 1:45 pm


By Appointment