Book some fun flamenco dance classes during your trip to Spain. They are a perfect way to connect with the dancing culture of the country where flamenco originated.
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Take flamenco dance classes while in Spain
An afternoon spent at a flamenco class will be a memorable experience that will enhance your visit to the cradle of flamenco. Without a doubt it will inspire you to show off to impress your friends when you’re back at home.
If a couple of hours are is not enough, you can choose to book a whole day or even longer periods… The possibilities are endless depending on your availability and how long you are in Spain!
These flamenco lessons have been selected after months researching and contacting dozens of schools here in Spain. The classes include many options – from private lessons to group classes at the school.
But don’t be afraid to suggest other interests you may have, or ask any question before taking the leap.
Why should you attend a flamenco class?
It’s amazing to see the before and after effect this flamenco lessons will have on you.
More than learning how to dance flamenco, during this class you will start feeling what flamenco is. And all these emotions will arise as you learn the basic movements essential to the dance – you body posture, how to position feet, the arms and hands movements, your facial gestures…
Are you a newbie? You don’t have any sense of rhythm? It doesn’t matter. This flamenco class is about finding and creating your own bond with the rhythm.
And the good news is that you don’t need any previous knowledge of flamenco to have fun and make the most out of it.
What to expect in your flamenco lessons
This course is suitable for every one: absolute beginners, those who have taken some beginners’ flamenco lessons or those who have a lot of flamenco experience. Either way, the teacher will support you and tailor the class to your needs.
Flamenco dance classes emphasize technique, improvisation, and the relationship between the cante (singing), baile (dancing), and compás (rhythm) through a positive community based learning environment.
Focusing on these skills and paying respect to where flamenco comes from is essential.
Your teacher will guide you step by step to practice a routine while improving your performance and technique. And, of course, you will receive friendly feedback throughout so that you don’t miss anything. Learning is an interactive process that should be fun.
You will be instantly immersed in the passion and drama of flamenco!
Depending on the school, you may have the chance of taking pictures dressed up as a flamenco dancer. And ask your teacher to record you with your smartphone so that you have a memory of this beautiful experience.
Do you need any special material for your flamenco dance classes?
The only important thing is your footwear.
All you need is a pair of shoes that hold your feet properly, so as to avoid possible injuries when doing the zapateao.
If you don’t have flamenco shoes, it is best to wear a shoe with a hard sole and a bit of a heel. If not, a pair of sneakers should be enough.
In any case, don’t wear sandals because your feet would not be held tightly and you might get hurt.
During the lesson you are going to be moving about and you are likely to sweat (especially in the summer). So it’s best if you bring comfortable clothes to enjoy this activity to the max.
A good option is to wear exercise or yoga pants and a t-shirt or tank top. As a woman, you may wear a full skirt, but it is not mandatory. Wear whatever makes you feel good that allows you to move your arms up and around freely.
Will you learn to dance flamenco after this lesson?
During this lesson you will get basic notions of flamenco. More precisely, you will learn how to make a basic zapateao, basic palmas (hand clapping) and some arm movements.
It takes many (many) years to learn and master flamenco. Professional flamenco dancers have typically received 10+ years of continuous training… And, even so, they keep learning and training all the time.