Flamenco For Beginners
Highly trained and acclaimed Flamenco dancer and teacher, Gloria Maria, is your instructor. She studied at the Academia de Baile Flamenco de Manuel Betanzos in Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain, the National Flamenco Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico and for years under the guidance of World Class Flamenco Guitarist, Juan Serrano. If you listen and follow her helpful advice, you will learn how to do colorful, basic, beginning, technical moves that comprise the Flamenco dance. This includes:
Compas - the rhythm or rhythmic measure of the music.
El Marcao - marking with a specific dance movement to the Compas.
Floero - expressing and marking dance movement with hands and fingers to the rhythmic measure.
Llamada - a call or sign for the singer or guitarist to enter into the mix of the number.
Brazeo - circular, diagonal, lateral and vertical arm movement to the Compas.
Taconeo - Flamenco footwork.
Pata De Mula - "Foot of a Mule," a colorful, hard foot step to the music.
Brincos - Hopping as part of the dance to the Flamenco rhythm.