Flamenco dance is a Spanish dance form characterised by hand clapping, percussive footwork, and intricate hand, arm and body movements.
An Overview of Flamenco
Flamenco is a passionate Spanish dance. The performance is also known for its singing, guitar playing, romance and colourful costumes. People describe Flamenco as a state of mind in that it is an expression of deep emotions. In addition, it creates a connection with the audience. If it doesn't, then the artist fails.
- Many people find a new sense of self expression when they dance flamenco
- Eliminates toxins, burns calories and strengthens and tones muscles
- Dancing releases serotonin, which makes us feel good
Flamenco classes usually start at around £5
Use local activity finders or try and identify if a local/regional facility offers this activity. It is also worth looking at the National Governing Body website for opportunities.
Adaptations and Equipment
No equipment is required to dance the flamenco
Flamenco had a Golden Age in which the performance gained popularity and spread from Andalusia to other areas of Spain and the world. It lasted from 1869 until around 1910. Performances started taking place in cafes and even ticket prices were charged.
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