Flamenco adds spice to Saturday night

The grand dame of Victoria’s flamenco scene, Veronica Maguire, will host a tapas and music night on Saturday, May 5.

Flamenco teacher Veronica Maguire shows her style. The Flamenco de la Isla Society will be presenting A Taste of Spain – Spring Flamenco Fiesta & fundraiser on May 5.

Flamenco teacher Veronica Maguire shows her style. The Flamenco de la Isla Society will be presenting A Taste of Spain – Spring Flamenco Fiesta & fundraiser on May 5.

The grand dame of Victoria’s flamenco scene, Veronica Maguire, will host a tapas and music night on Saturday, May 5.

Maguire and her late husband Harry Owen opened Alma de España, the first flamenco dance school in Victoria and cultivated a vibrant community dedicated to the dramatic dance from southern Spain. Their son, Gareth, like his father is a well-respected guitarist, blending contemporary takes with traditional Andalusian music.

Beginning at 7 p.m and running to 10 p.m., the evening at Henderson Hall, 1632 Yale St., includes a music and dance performance by the students of Alma de España, as well as a cash bar, tapas and a silent auction.

Guests are encouraged to dress in flamenco or gypsy attire. Proceeds from the evening go toward supporting scholarships and educational resources for flamenco on Vancouver Island.

Hosted by the Flamenco de la Isla Society, tickets for the adults-only event are $25/$20 and available at Munro’s 1108 Government St. and Ivy’s Bookshop, 2188 Oak Bay Ave.

For more information go to almadeespana.com or call 250-384-8832.