• “…a gifted composer whose music is as beautiful as it is haunting.”
  • “Rarely is Flamenco guitar played so eloquently with just the right amount of passion and grace.”
the agile and fiery Valeria

“the agile and fiery Valeria…wonderfully synchronized, balanced and full of disdainfull, detached hauteur which barely masked the passion and complete absorption in her various sequences.”

Their daughter Anjelica is a prodigy

who has been receiving acclaim for her unique style of flamenco fusion choreography and daring performances.

Flamenco is as much about music as it is about dance

and Roger Scannura’s accomplished mastery of the flamenco guitar has won him numerous awards and glowing reviews.

Artistic Director Valerie Scannura is fully equipped to pass on her passion for dance

in group classes held at their Liberty Village Studios at the School of Ritmo Flamenco.

Their performance company Ritmo Flamenco has received acclaim

for their “brand” of flamenco that refuses to be formulaic and with their troupe of dancers and musicians, have toured North America and Europe.

No family lives the flamenco tradition more fully then the Scannuras.

They are Canada’s preeminent flamenco family, pursuing their art form with authenticity and excellence.

Toronto's Premier Flamenco Dance Studio

Company

“Flamenco concerts can sometimes be formulaic, but Ritmo Flamenco refuses to fall into that trap.”

“The talented dancers rivet the eye with their commitment and Valeria, as always is a compelling performer.”

“Roger’s music is as beautiful as it is haunting.”

– The Globe and Mail

The Ritmo Flamenco Dance and Music Ensemble was formed in 1995 by Valerie Scannura (Artistic Director, choreographer) and Roger Scannura (Music Director, flamenco guitarist).

Since its inception, they have enthralled audiences in music and dance festivals worldwide. The company strives to create original concepts woven seamlessly into their productions with artists they have mentored, while continually going to the source by travelling to Spain. They have garnered a strong reputation for their authentic brand of flamenco that is bred in the bone, ensuring their presentations are marked with the Scannura’s outstanding level of excellence.

Ritmo Flamenco is always requested for unique engagements and can tailor their performances to
suit the needs of clients and/or venues. We have been booked by organizations such as: the Tourist Office of Spain and the Consulate of Malta, and have performed at popular venues and festivals such as Luminato, the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, Harbourfront Center and various club venues and establishments in Ontario. Internationally, they have been invited to headline festivals in Mexico, California, New York and Europe. Over the past several years, Roger’s music has received many accolades at the wineries of Prince Edward County and the Niagara region. We have been selected for distinguished fund-raisers such as: the Toronto Western Hospital and Sick Children’s Hospital as well many numerous private functions and special events.

Booking

Roger Scannura and Ritmo Flamenco Dance Company can provide the following performances:

  • • Intimate flamenco guitar for special events and occasions.
  • • Authentic “tablao style” performances of flamenco guitar with 1-3 professional flamenco dancers.
  • • 1-3 flamenco dancers performing to recorded music.
  • • Flamenco performances that also involve instruction of a lively flamenco class.
  • • The full company of 4-6 dancers with Roger Scannura and his ensemble of musicians in concert setting.

Availability

The company is available throughout the year for performances throughout the GTA and Ontario as well as for international bookings. Please visit the contact page.

“…a gifted composer whose music is as beautiful as it is haunting.”
“…a gifted composer whose music is as beautiful as it is haunting.”
“Rarely is Flamenco guitar played so eloquently with just the right amount of passion and grace.”
“Rarely is Flamenco guitar played so eloquently with just the right amount of passion and grace.”