We will focus on "braceo" (arm positions/port de bras), body postures, arm and feet coordination, "zapateado" or "taconeo" (footwork) and introduction on how to play castanets.
All students must purchase their own castanets.
DRESS CODE: Students will need flamenco or character shoes and castanets. Dress code: comfortable workout clothing that isn't baggy. Women can wear full-length skirts (optional). Hair should be pinned back away from the face.
Castanets, also known as palillos, are a percussion instrument used in Spanish dance. The instrument consists of a pair of concave shells joined on one edge by a string. They are held in the hand and used to produce clicks for rhythmic accents or a ripping or rattling sound consisting of a rapid series of clicks. They are traditionally made of hardwood or fibreglass.
In practice, a player usually uses two pairs of castanets. One pair is held in each hand, with the string hooked over the thumb and the castanets resting on the palm with the fingers bent over to support the other side. Each pair will make a sound of a slightly different pitch.
Registration required, repeatable. One class per week
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