Flamenco dance lesson in Triana Seville

The southern Spanish city of Seville will steal your heart with its charming streets, glorious architecture and its traditions. Get lost in labyrinthian alleys and quaint plazas where ambience is cozy and intimate.

Or maybe you prefer hang out at the tapas bars chatting up friendly folks. And if you have some time, why not soak in the cultural air and learn the flamenco dance? Seville is, after all, one of the greatest sources of flamenco in Spain.

For those who love to travel and learn an art or craft from the source and its people, in Triana you can find one of the finest flamenco academies in Spain.

Spanish flamenco dance in Seville, Spain

WHAT IS FLAMENCO DANCING?

Flamenco is without any doubt one of the main pillars of the Spanish culture. Although many would say that flamenco is just a dance, it is so much more than that. It is a multicultural art expressed through the combination of music, singing, dancing, and rhythmic punctuation (for example, hand claps or shoe clacks).

Many sources refer to it as a folk art, and if you’ve ever seen a flamenco show you would most probably agree. This Andalusian dance integrates singing, dancing and music, mainly from the sound of the guitar.

The flamenco dance is rooted in the folkloric musical traditions of the Roma people in the Spanish region of Andalusia, as well as in Extremadura and Murcia. Cities from Spain known for their flamenco shows include Seville, Granada, Cádiz or Málaga.

Spanish flamenco dance in Seville, Spain

SOME WORDS ABOUT THE FLAMENCO DANCE ORIGIN

The origin of flamenco dance is covered in mystery. Being originally expressed by poor and oppressed, it was mainly orally transmitted. That is why it is difficult to have 100% reliable data.

Even about the name flamenco there is no certain information. Some say that the name comes from a particular Andalusian phrase: “fellah min gueir ard”, which means “peasant without land”. Other theories say that it was originated in an Arab neighborhood, in a Christian neighborhood, or in a Gypsy one.  It becomes complicated to keep track of all the versions.

It seems that flamenco was inspired by the music of India, brought to the European continent by members of the gypsy culture.

Spanish flamenco dance in Seville, Spain

WHERE DID THE FLAMENCO DANCE ORIGINATED?: FLAMENCO DANCING HISTORY

It is widely believed that the Roma people migrated to southern Spain from Rajasthan coming from India. This happened sometime between the ninth and fourteenth centuries and these people brought a large repertoire of songs, dances, and musical instruments, including tambourines, bells, and wooden castanets.

Over time, these Indian folkloric traditions mingled with the musical traditions of the Sephardic Jews and the Moors, resulting in what it known today as flamenco music.

That is the explanation that the Golden Triangle of Flamenco is where most people believe that flamenco was originated. This area is between the cities of Cadiz, Jerez de la Frontera and Triana from Seville.

Flamenco, Spain

BEING A (SPANISH) FLAMENCO DANCER

The Spanish flamenco dancer is the protagonist of the singer’s narrative and its interpreter. The baile is a sensuous display of fluid motion, stylized and highly personal, involving movement of the arms, hand and finger movement, footwork, and heelwork.

Male dancers usually perform intricate footwork, while female dancers, traditionally wearing elaborately ruffled dresses, emphasize the hands.

Spanish flamenco dance in Seville, Spain

All shapes, sizes, and ages can learn flamenco. For this reason, many people decide to learn flamenco dancing when they are older adults. Unlike ballet which requires a great deal of flexibility, flamenco can be mastered by people of any body type.

When someone decides to become a flamenco dancer, it’s important to find a teacher that can translate the Spanish words used in flamenco. This will help non-Spanish speakers understand how and when to execute a particular step.

WHY FLAMENCO CLASSES ARE A GOOD IDEA

Flamenco is a strong individual dance that is an expression of one’s deep feeling. Heads-up, it’s not an easy dance to pick up compared to a social dance, but this is an art and any art takes time to learn. The fruits are rewarding.

If you got the chance to come on a visit in Andalucía near the city of Seville and you want to try a new and interesting experience, taking flamenco classes may be one of the greatest ideas you may find.

With this experience that we suggest you will get to know the differences between the professional and local flamenco and the distinctive flamenco elements. Besides, at the dancing lesson you’ll learn and dance a fun flamenco routine in one flamenco style.

Flamenco Dance Lessons

TAKE SOME FLAMENCO DANCE LESSONS IN TRIANA SEVILLE

Along with the nearby cities of Jerez and Cádiz, Seville is a perfect place to see flamenco in the land of its genesis. But finding the right show can be a tricky business for the uninitiated.

The Triana neighborhood has long been considered a hotbed of flamenco.  This is where the Roma people from Andalucia sang about their lives and struggles and the place is loaded with character.

Flamenco is one of the trickiest dances to master, so get to know this art by taking a flamenco class. At a professional studio in the gypsy barrio of Triana, you will be taken through all the rhythms, with clapping, dance steps and arm movements, so by the end you’ll dance a short routine yourself.

Flamenco Dance Lessons
Flamenco, Spain

DO NOT MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN TO DANCE FLAMENCO!

Be prepared to be overcome with emotion with this authentic show. Make the best of your trip in Seville and dare to take the flamenco dance lesson in the Triana neighborhood. We guarantee you will remember the experience years after!

Flamenco Dance Lessons in Triana, Seville

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