We'll do a one and a half hour Beginners Flamenco dance class in the heart of Granada. To start with there is a short explanation about the roots and different strands of Flamenco. Then we practice palmas (the clapping): first learning a basic rhythm, then clapping it in a couple of different ways. Following that we do some basic technique, first arms and hands and then some footwork technique. Finally we join the different elements to learn a short choreography. You may well be surprised by what you achieve by the end of this initiation class! I also like mentioning a bit about what is going on between the musicians and a dancer when you go to see a show, so you can get an insight into how this complex dynamic works. You get a well rounded idea of the various elements of Flamenco dance within this hour, and we always end up having a lot of fun and some laughs at the same time!
I fell in love with Flamenco 13 years ago, and allowed it to turn my life upside down! I moved from London to Seville, then Granada to study this passionate path, and have never looked back! It takes years to understand this artform, but I love sharing the knowledge I have accumalated. Travellers passing through Andalucia have often told me they feel the passion of Flamenco but don't understand what it is about, and having chosen to delve into its culture, lifestyle and artform, I hope I can be a bridge for you to be able to connect your admiration of Flamenco with some understanding of it.
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In this central, charming, professional dance studio you will get a taste of what it really like to study flamenco in Granada, one of the most important cities where Flamenco developed.