Vueltas Flamencas | 3 different types of flamenco turn

Vueltas Flamencas | 3 different types of flamenco turn

How is your turn technique?

We all love watching the dancer who can turn on a pin. Especially in flamenco dance. But how many of us as adult students feel comfortable turning?

This topic came up in a discussion in our facebook group last week. Since we haven’t written about turning before we thought it would be fun to take a look at it.

Today we are going to look at three different types of turns that commonly appear in flamenco dance.

5 ways to practice active listening of flamenco music

5 ways to practice active listening of flamenco music

Do you know the difference between active listening and passive listening?

Passive listening is what we do when we listen to something without really paying it much attention. Have music on in the background while you cook or clean or take the bus. In this case listening is not the primary activity.

Active listening is listening to music with focus and intensity without distraction.

You need to be engaged and interact with what ever music you are listening to.

Active listening is a skill that can be learnt and like any skill to become good at it you need to practice.

What exercises do you recommend for keeping your shoulders down while dancing?

What exercises do you recommend for keeping your shoulders down while dancing?

In one of our recent student Q&A sessions this question came up and we thought it would be a good one to share here on the blog.

A common stumbling block for many new dance students is being unable to keep their shoulders relaxed and uninvolved while dancing and moving the arms in various ways around the body.