We were very thankful for the number of readers who participated in last week's annual blog survey. Thank you again to those of you who gave up a couple minutes of your day to weigh in with some feedback. It was extremely helpful to read about what you enjoy most about Flamenco Bites and learn what we could be doing better, but it was even more fun to get to know you and read about your interests. We really appreciate your honest answers and we're very thankful that you've been following along.
One thing we didn't realise was how many people had been referred to our website by their teachers! Wow - thank you teachers! We are aimed at helping beginner to intermediate level dancers but we are very interested in helping flamenco dance teachers around the world. Stay tuned for more on this!
It wouldn't be fair to keep all of the results to ourselves, so we're sharing them on the blog today!
How would you describe your flamenco level?
How old are you?
Where do you live?
Do you have a regular flamenco dance class in your town?
Which types of our flamenco dance tutorials, if any, have you used and incorporated into your flamenco practice?
Which types of posts do you enjoy the most?
What would you like to see more of on Flamenco Bites?
Are you able to understand the movement being taught in the tutorials? Is there anything about the presentation of our information you would change?
Generally you could all understand what we are trying to teach in our tutorials (thank goodness!). Sometimes you have problems with the video and sound not syncing (hmm - I'll be looking in to that) and you also said that you like it when we film each movement from the back as well as the front and side.
What is your biggest struggle when learning flamenco dance?
The answers to this question were very enlightening. The majority of your struggles were technique and rhythm (compás) related which is to be expected but also a lot of you said that finding time to practice was a problem.
If you could ask for anything, what type of course would you want to see Flamenco Bites produce?
This question was to help us try and understand what we could produce that would be most helpful to you and also to us so we can try to earn some money to help us continue to work and produce information for the website. Learning choreography was very popular but we would only do that as long as we could explain why the choreography is a certain way (learning how to copy steps is not learning how to dance flamenco!) - a big task to say the least but we have a thinking caps on. Thank you so much for your ideas!
Why do you visit the Flamenco Bites blog?
We were really blown away by your answers here - thank you so much!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to give us your thoughts. José and I are committed to growing Flamenco Bites and your help as we try to do this is gratefully received.
The survey is still open if you didn't see it last week and you would like to tell us what you think!