Flamenco wars leave students A line Wedding Dresses out of luck the santa barbara independent Flamenco dance instructor paloma rios and her 20 students have been banned from participating in all tardes de ronda and noches de ronda shows scheduled for thursday, friday, and saturday at this year fiesta celebration.Last year at one of the noches performances, a backstage confrontation between rios and erika martn del campo an instructor with zermeno dance academy resulted in rios's suspension. In a letter addressed to rios, signed by el presidente josiah jenkins and chair of noches de ronda diana vandervoort, the old spanish days(Osd)Board informed rios that due to"Unprofessional behavior at the courthouse in 2012,"She and her studio are forbidden from participating in performances at the courthouse this year.Rios runs the paloma rios school of flamenco dance studio, and her students range in age from 4 to 20 years old. According to witnesses, the"Unprofessional behavior"Refers to an exchange between rios and martn del campo in a dressing room between performances.Martn del campo became emotionally distraught when she saw her exhusband, walter molina, whom rios had hired to play guitar during her performance. Tensions escalated after martn del campo aggressively told rios she could not reenter the dressing room after rios briefly left to pay molina for his services, said witness gabriela perez.After an angry verbal exchange between the two dance instructors that attracted the attention of others close by including osd committee members perez said martn del campo called the police, claiming that she felt threatened by the presence of her exhusband. "He was just working for me.They were blaming me because they said i knew there was a restraining order against him,"Rios said, as she recalled the incident. "But that's a lie,"Rios added, asserting there was no such court order against molina.Martn del campo did not return calls or emails from the santa barbara independent. According to the osd website, the zermeno dance academy is scheduled to perform sell at a discount several shows at the courthouse on thursday, friday, and saturday evenings.Those with knowledge of the incident and its players say martn del campo has an especially close relationship with osd organizers and that these ties helped her avoid a similar suspension. "What are we supposed to tell our 6 year olds? "Gabriela perez asked, noting her young niece will not be able to perform at the courthouse this year. "It's an argument between two adults.I don't see what a threat a bunch of 6 year olds can be to anybody. "In an email addressed to the osd board and the santa barbara city council, perez said,"Osd's decision seems to be favoring one party without taking both sides of the story with the appropriate witnesses. " El presidente jenkins refused to comment specifically about the incident and the suspension, but said in a prepared statement: "We realize there may be disappointment regarding our decision concerning the courthouse dance venue, but we do stand by our decision and hope that it does not deter from the unique spirit of goodwill that fiesta fosters and is known for. " Rios and her students are allowed to perform at other events including mercado del norte at mackenzie park and mercado de la guerra at de la guerra plaza.If rios and her studio adhere to the board's code of conduct, the letter rios received said, she may be invited to audition for next year's dance events. Old spanish days is a delightful legacy santa barbara annual event.This is an unfortunate injustice toward paloma rios and her studio.The osd board should have been more understanding of the facts, because it was old spanish days that allowed the musician walter molina to perform on stage at noches de ronda, he was not there to meet up with erica del campo, the ex, who created the drama and yelling toward paloma rios with false allegations.The osd board should also suspend erica del campo from performing as requested of paloma rios as erica initiated the conflict.Or, retract the suspension on both erica and paloma, and have this be a lesson learned.There are many students involved in this shun, families spending thousands of dollars to perform during old spanish days.The professional position for the osdboard to take is to retract the suspension and allow all studios to perform in the integrity of the event. Paloma rios was spirit of fiesta 2005 and the sr.Ambassador for santa barbara during the event and at private venues.After her rein 2005 she began her own studio 2006 to date as owner and instructor. Erica del campo was spirit of fiesta 2010 and is currently dancing with daniella zermenio dance company. Cheap Prom Dresses Osd board has made an inappropriate decision toward paloma rios.Erica was not threatened by her ex, he just performed.Erica unfortunately expressed herself aggressively toward paloma rios, instructor owner of her studio.There is an out of balance decision, which can be corrected quickly. Osd board should see the error of their decision they made, and be fair and professional to all studios.Now is time to create new rules to performing for osd fiesta. I would think not kills confidence in the teacher, but in the el presidente and.Old spanish days board members. How can the el presidente think that they can turn their back on this situation and not provide the professionalism, respect and courtesy to the dancers and especially to paloma rios who was pulled into the situation by the drama of erica del campo, and the narcisistic mind, bringing her personal life into the walls of noches de ronda.Her ex was allowed to perform at the noches de ronda, so it must be seen by el presidente and noches de ronda chair diana vandervoort and osd board made a premature decision to suspend paloma rios and her students, this shows predudice and lack of professional responsibility by old spanish days, who were resoonsible for the defaming decision.This must be addressed and rectified by thursday pm august 1 2013. This is absolutely shameful!I would first like to ask kelsey bruggar if she/he had interviewed any other witnesses besides an aunt to one of paloma rios dancers?I am not affiliated with either one of these dance studios and i don know either party very well.My family is in the flamenco community, we did witness this event.This is the perfect example of a victim being revictimized!If you would have done your reporting well kelsey bruggar you would have probably found out that there have been unthinkable crimes that have been committed here and maybe, just maybe, erika de campo doesn want to talk about it.Paloma rios is aware of this yet still chose to bring this man to an event she knew that erika del campo would be attending.If you would have interviewed anyone else in the sb flamenco community they would have told you that there was so much more to this one sided story and you would have had enough class not to print this attack on erika del campo.Thank you osd for standing up for the true victim in this story.I have also noticed kelsey bruggar that you have only written articles for the independent in the last year.If you would have done your homework well you would have noticed that paloma rios has been caught lying and cheating.Paloma rios has only 20 dancers while other studios have well over a hundred dancers because paloma rios has a very bad reputation in the flamenco community.I agree it is disheartening that these children are caught in the cross fire.My suggestion is that these families move to one of the many reputable dance studios while paloma rios continues to burn bridges in santa barbara. Hateful defamation on paloma rios gives a very good indication of the character behind erica del campo.Crying over a musician performing and blaming paloma rios is ridiculous.Osd allowed the musician to perform, and the blame and outbursts of emotional drama should not have been allowed and defused by osd, pay the musician and he on his way. If we were to make a list of all the complaints or air the mis conduct of instructors or dancers throughout the years, a book could be published.In this case, the defamation onto paloma rios and her students is quite serious.As i read, she is holding her head high along with her studio and performing at marshal on state st since this horrible shun i see paloma is a persevering spirit and will find positivity while this is quickly rectified. Osd fiesta has it rules and regulations, osdays has made mistakes in the past and have rectified them, made apologies.It learning and fine tuning for future years.In the rules, it does not say that a dancer from a group can interfere with a dance company owner instructor, telling in this case erica to paloma, not to have her musician at the event, or cause argument when he was to be paid.It was not her business.She may have had her abusive life with the individual, but it was not posted as notice.Erica was abusive to paloma rios.Osd made an unjust decision,.Erica is not the victim as stated above by rios.She, was a victim in her personal life that should not have been shared at osd fiesta.The victims are the students of paloma rios and paloma, who lost the opportunity to dance at the noches de ronda event.It their emotions and defamation who are the victims to a prejudge decision by osd.Abuse is not be tolerated in any circumstance, and being respectful and minding ones own business should be extended to avoid this type situation com occurring. Based on this article, i don really understand why everyone is blaming martin del campo for this.It sounds like her ex was the one who made some bad decisions and caused the fracas.If she had a restraining order against him, it on him to ensure he abides by the order and stays away from her.It not like he ran into her at the supermarket.She was 2010 spirit and she teaches flamenco.How could he not expect her to be at these shows?Either he is not very smart or he willfully violated the terms of the restraining order.Either way, it was his responsibility to stay away from her and he did not do so.It not her fault that he showed up at an event she was working at.I can blame her for becoming upset when she had taken major legal effort to prevent exactly this type of situation.If anyone should be taking pains to get paloma reinstated, it molina, not martin del campo. You don know why?It is obvious she started the confrontation and should not have interfered with the payment of her ex as a musician.As a professional, she should have minded her own business.Obviously, could not handle the truth of being told to mind her business as the individual was to be paid for his performance. Someone else said that other studios have over 100 students.That is wonderful, yet all studios should be given the same time. Obviously, personal matters were aired in public and when erica started with her emotional conflict.Was her mistake.As per the article, her exhusband did not confront her or contact her in any way. Crying and manipulation should not have seen the steps of this wonderful event. Billclausen on"Art boss scrapped" "They made a big mistake firing her, and especially the way they did.Who will want to donate anything to them after this? ". 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