July 28th, 2011 | Spanish Culture, Uncategorized | 0 Comments
One of the highlights of last weekend’s Gloria Ferrer Catalan Festival was the Flamenco dancing. The combination of beautiful flowing dresses, castanetas, fans, the accompanying guitar, and a complex movement of feet and hands, makes it a magical dance to watch. Attending a traditional Flamenco performance while in Madrid was definitely one of the highlights of my trip to Spain. And though the dance originated in Spain, its popularity is worldwide – today there are actually more Flamenco clubs in Japan than in Spain (who knew?!).
If you’re interested in learning how to Flamenco or would love to see a performance – and a trip to Spain is unfortunately not in your near future – no need to worry. Here are several links to theaters that offer classes, performances or both:
Furia Flamenco in Miami – Check out their summer dance intensive starting today, July 28 and running through Aug 7
Theatre Flamenco in San Francisco
For additional information on classes across the country, check out this link: http://www.flamencousa.com/class.php3