Fostering New Generations of Flamenco

The Institute for Spanish Arts is a not-for-profit, educational and cultural organization, established by Founders/ Directors Cecilio and Maria Benitez, to present programs of the highest quality of the rich artistic heritage of Spain as expressed through music, dance, visual arts and other art forms.

The organization creates opportunities for youth to acquire skills, proficiency and appreciation of Spanish arts through educational and cultural programs. Currently the Institute provides instruction and professional development in Spanish dance and Flamenco guitar for children and youth year round. ISA believes every child should have the opportunity to study Spanish arts no matter their economic situation, and upholds its principle that no student will be turned away. Benefits of the programs include improved self-esteem through a shared cultural relevance, enriched learning experiences where discipline, skills in music, rhythm and coordination enhance overall learning. As part of its mission, the Institute also focuses on new and young generations of performers, providing them with a venue and a chance to grow and find sustainability in the arts they love.

Mission

To preserve, strengthen and disseminate our rich and diverse artistic Spanish heritage as expressed
through music, dance, visual arts and other art forms as they relate to the New World.

Goals

To produce performances of the highest artistic quality by presenting challenging, provocative,
traditional repertory as well as innovative and original works.

To introduce and promote the work of emerging performers, designers and other artists by i
ncreasing their career opportunities.

To foster new generations of artists and audiences by stimulating public awareness of Hispanic/Spanish art and culture through educational and outreach programs to a diverse public.