Flamenco is a very dramatic dance and seeing a show is a wonderful experience during a visit to Spain! Add seeing a flamenco show to your travel itinerary in Spain.
Things to know before you see a flamenco show
Who dances the flamenco?
The girl who dances the flamenco is called a bailaoras. She wears a long ruffled dance that is usually red, black, or white. She wears a rose in her hair and sometimes carries a fan that she moves around while dancing.
Her partner is called a bailor. He wears a red or black tuxedo and a special hat called a cordoban hat.
What is the flamenco like?
Flamenco is a style of dance that is popular in Spain. It involves hand clapping, foot stomping, and guitar music.
What are the origins of flamenco?
The dance is a mixture of dance styles from many cultures and countries. It started as a secret dance in a group called gypsies. Gypsies lived in Spain and weren’t liked by many people. They used this dance to show their sadness and not being accepted by others. At first the dance had to be performed in secret but later the king said it was OK to dance in public.
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Dance is a way to show how you are feeling. So, get up, put on some music and dance!
Have fun making memories.
Flamenco is a form of dancing that is popular in Spain.