Ambassadors of Seville’s April Fair in Halifax

Call for Participants

Be part of Halifax’s First ever “Seville’s April  Fair”

Atlantic Flamenco is looking for individuals to volunteer in Halifax’s First Ever  “Seville’s April Fair”. This very special cultural event will take place on Saturday, April  29 & Sunday April 30, 2023 at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax. A replica of this annual Spanish festivity right here in Nova Scotia!

We have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in making this uplifting and unique Spanish cultural experience a success. Our 16 “ambassadors” will have the opportunity to learn about flamenco and actively participate in the success of our event. 


The Ambassador’s Roles


Every April since 1848, the joy of life is celebrated through dance, music, art and gastronomy at the “Feria de Sevilla”. We aim to inherit the fair’s spirit creating moments in time where we connect as a community, immersed through our senses in the aesthetic, culture, sound and flavor of Spain and flamenco right here in Halifax! 


Ambassadors will be introduced to the essentials of flamenco with the objective of encouraging audience participation during  our public events, in the music, dance and cultural activities, as well as assisting with general event tasks, before, during and after the festival.


To prepare your knowledge as an ambassador, you will participate in a variety of pre-fair cultural workshops (for free) and learn about flamenco as an art form and Spanish culture from our professional flamenco artists and teachers.


Spanish language and flamenco dance/music experience is not required.  


Volunteer tasks include:


Mandatory attendance at Pre-event workshops: 


    • Saturday, March 25 , 3-5pm, Halifax Dance, 1505 Barrington St, Halifax. Ambassador PREP SESSION.  A chance to get to know each other.  We will take you through the process and your potential duties.  As an ambassador of our Seville’sApril Fair in Halifax, you will participate in a special session along with our artists where you will learn flamenco basic “palmas and jaleos” and a couple of super easy steps (not all ambassadors need . 
    • Saturday, Apr 1, 2023, 2-4pm, Aurora Common Church, 5666 Sebastian St, Halifax

GET IN THE MOOD: FLAMENCO ESSENTIALS.  Wear clothes you can move in and comfortable shoes.  Free workshop, alongside members of the public, flamenco students and professional artists, where you will learn how to clap along to flamenco music, follow some basic dance steps, how to lead and encourage audience participation, expand your flamenco vocabulary with some basic Spanish words, get more information on how to maximize your experience of the upcoming festivities at Pier 21. No experience required.


    • Saturday, April 15, 1-3pm, Mic Mac Aquatic Club, 192 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1M8

Get Ready for The Seville’s April Fair in Halifax!   Join us for a free afternoon. Participants will learn how to clap along to flamenco music, follow some basic dance steps, how, expand their flamenco vocabulary with some Spanish words, get more information on how to maximise your experience of the upcoming festivities at Pier 21.  Flamenco bazaar and clothes-swap, snacks and social.


    • Fri, Apr 28, Tech Rehearsal, Time TBC (evening for 1 hour), Rowe Hall, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax.  

Get familiar with the event space, placement assignments, rehearsal with dancers (break out your new found knowledge of flamenco to help accompany our professional artists and students with palmas (hand clapping) and jaleos (shout Ole! etc) as they perform.


    • Saturday, April 29, First day of event at Rowe hall, pier 21. 6pm Arrival.  Arrive in Spanish/Flamenco attire.  

Meet and greet the guests for our premiere flamenco performance.  Pre-show – Help people find their seats at our cabaret style venue (tables with seating). Support our dancers as they perform excerpts of Spanish folk dances throughout the venue. Aambassadors can get up to two additional free tickets for our Saturday night show by professional flamenco artists.  Encourage audience participation and applause with your jaleos (Ole!) throughout the show.  Post performance, general event duties.


    • Sunday, April 30, Final day of event at Rowe hall, pier 21.  12pm arrival.  Arrive in Spanish/Flamenco attire.

1:30pm sevillanas and show guests to seats. 2pm performance (free entry for you). 3pm Festival closing, general post event duties.


Thanks for reaching out to us, we appreciate your support!

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Atlantic Flamenco recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and from Support4Culture, a designated lottery program of the Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Province of Nova Scotia to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

Atlantic Flamenco recognizes funding from the Support4Culture, a designated lottery program of the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation.