What is Marcaje?

What is Marcaje?

Marcaje which translates to 'marking' is a step that is used throughout a flamenco dance but it is particularly used when the singer is singing.

It refers to the marking of the beats of the compás (rhythmic cycle) by the dancer. 

Now you can mark the beat of a compás just by walking in compás and that is something you should be able to do but marcaje also refers to certain steps or movements that are commonly used in different choreographies.

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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.