"In Maria’s classes, one dances near the fire. She feels that her steps, her questions, her faith in her dance are fuelled by the warmth of some ancient fire - a bit like when we wander thirstily near a spring. She imparts her knowledge of movement, energy, flow and flamenco in her own suggestive, inspiring and highly experiential way. Her being and the methods she uses liberate, make you feel at ease, prepare you for dance tasks and situations that are sometimes technically or emotionally challenging. In the end, we leave the class with an experience that shapes our impressions of our dance, of flamenco, and enriches our view of it all. It is a rich and valuable experience somewhere near the fire."