Join the Quiebro challenge

Join the Quiebro challenge

This month in danza estudio Flamenco Bites we are going to run a challenge around the theme of 'quiebro'.

Quiebro refers to the many different tilted postures of the torso, you can see one example of quiebro in the photo above.

The challenge will start on Tuesday the 5th of June and continue for 7 days. Each day we will release a new video in our members area that examines the technique of quiebro.

What to do with your arms when learning flamenco footwork

What to do with your arms when learning flamenco footwork

When learning a new step it is normal to break it down into different layers of movement and slowly practice each part before you join everything together to move your whole body.

Most often when learning new footwork steps you would take your arms out of the equation until you have your feet under control.

However, just because you aren't using your arms it doesn't mean that you forget about them completely.

So what do you do?

The most common practice mistakes flamenco dance students make

The most common practice mistakes flamenco dance students make

Whether you have just started studying flamenco dance or your have been at it for a while there is always room for improvement when it comes to practice. Here are some of the most common mistakes we see when it comes to practice.


1. Not spending enough time practicing fundamentals

There is a reason the fundamentals are called fundamental. They are the most important part of your practice and the amount of time you spend practicing them will be an investment that will see consistent returns in your future dancing.

It can be tempting for beginners to want to jump ahead to the 'fun stuff' and while spending time playing and experimenting with advanced steps/techniques is great it shouldn't take the place of your fundamental technique practice.