The History of Spanish Dance

The diverse musical traditions and accompanying dancing styles of Spain are fundamental aspects of it’s rich, cultural heritage. Most people immediately equate Spanish music with flamenco, which is recognized by it’s dramatic, rhythmic guitar strumming, as well as by the intensity of the dance itself. Flamenco dancers pound out the essence of culture through the stomping of their feet, usually adorned in energetic, vibrant colors. Lovely as this music and dance style is, it is only one of many dances that have developed out of the various regions of Spain over the centuries.

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The Intriguing Art of Flamenco Dancing

No trip to Spain would be complete without experiencing the amazing and intriguing art of an authentic Flamenco dance. The contagiousness of the emotions that explode out of the performers is difficult to put into words. It is something that you need to experience in person.

There is something about the beautiful sound of the Spanish guitars accompanied by the unique rhythm that will leave you feeling great. The beat in itself is intriguing. Most music uses drums in order to mark its beat. However, flamenco music traditionally uses a combination of rhythmic clapping, stomping of the dancers feet, and the clinging of the castanets on the fingers of the elegant and beautiful flamenco dancers.

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Salsa is a Great Dance

Group of young men and women dancing, mid sectionHave you ever been to Latin America? One of the most interesting things about visiting a Latin American country is that they have a variety of wonderful and colorful dances. Each country seems to have its own particular favorite. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the Dominican Republic. My job took me to the capital city of Santo Domingo.

In the Dominican Republic they have an interesting combination of dance/nightclub and carwash. What the Dominicans like to do is bring their fancy cars to this combination nightclub/carwash and have their car professionally cleaned by hand. While their cars being cleaned they can take their date inside to the nightclub and dance the night away.

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All About Spanish Dance,Latin Dance,Flamenco Dancing,Samba Dance,Spanish Music,Folk Dance,Flamenco Dresses,Flamenco Dancer

young pairs dancing togetherWhile there’s no doubt that the Spanish culture has its own distinct charm, very few people actually stop to think about why this is so. But for us, however, we think it’s all because of Spanish song and dance. And of course, it helps that most Spanish people – men and women alike – are one of the most good-looking people on the face of the planet.

But really now, when it comes to Spanish folk songs and dances like the samba and flamenco, you can’t help but dance and/or sing to the. They’re almost synonymous to the word “sexy”. So, that said, if you want to feel and look sexy, you should take up Spanish/Latin dance lessons, or learn a Spanish song or two. It’s all starts with the rhythm right, it will be easy enough to look sexy without trying too hard.

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My Flamenco Experience

flamenco dancersI was never very athletic. While all the other children were picked first for baseball and soccer, I seemed to be last on the list every time. However, there was one sport where I excelled and no-one could ever beat me – dancing!

I don’t mean to brag, but I was a born dancer. I was fantastic at ballet, modern dance, tap and even flamenco dancing. I’ll admit I had a preference for ballet, but it was the Spanish dancing that took my fancy with the bold colours and sharp hand clapping. The twirling and guitar playing, it was magical. So, when I had the chance to play a flamenco dancer in our production I was totally overjoyed!

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Thinking About Getting Into A Hobby? Read This

Hobbies are something that are meant to be shared. You may share them with others who also have the same interests or you can pass the skill and knowledge onto others who want to know more. They are a great way of connecting with people. To find out more about hobbies, continue reading.

Develop online and real life relationships with people who share your interests. Having a hobby can open you up to a whole new group of friends. Share your talents and experiences while learning from others who engage in this common hobby. You may even be able to expand current friendships through this new shared interest.

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Looking For Arts And Crafts Info? Get It Here

Men and women of all descriptions love to participate in arts and crafts, as do children of all ages. There is virtually no limit to the creative outlets that can be found under this category of endeavor. Continue reading for some terrific tips about making the most of your own arts and crafts hobby.

If you want to keep from ruining any of your furniture when completing a craft project, lay newspaper out on any surfaces, first. When you have completed any type of project, simply pick up the paper and toss it. You won’t have the stress of damaged surfaces afterward.

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