How to use a metronome in your flamenco dance practice [part 1]
Vueltas Flamencas | 3 different types of flamenco turn
One of the most important and the most difficult elements of studying flamenco dance is the necessity of developing a sense of rhythm or compás.
As humans our perception of time is subjective.
I recently went to the cinema to watch a movie that was 3 hours long (Avengers Endgame have you seen it?) but I didn’t notice the time at all. Normally if a movie is too long I notice it first with some discomfort physical discomfort, but here I was engrossed for the whole 3 hours and I bounced out of the screening room with a spring in my step.
The last time I had to wait 10 minutes in a traffic jam it felt like hours!
Can you relate?
How to pick up a flamenco skirt
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.
La mirada - how to use your focus to change the way you dance
If you are a lady and you have been learning flamenco dance for a while chances are that you will have a skirt that you use specifically for dancing.
It is great to wear the skirt whenever you practice because you need to get used to the feeling of it on your body but do you actually know how to make the most of it?
The technique of the skirt is just as important as every other technique that you will study and it is a great introduction to working with something that has a mind of its own.
Something that doesn't get talked about very often is how you can use your eyes when you dance.
The audience will most likely notice your expression (eyes) and whether your head is coordinated with your arms and the rest of your body before noticing anything else.
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