Origin of Dance
Type of Music
•The Flamenco originated from Spain.
•It was first was danced in the 18th century.
•The dance originated from the cultures of the Gypsies and the Jews.
•First, stomp your right foot and clap twice
•Next, stomp your right foot again then stomp your left heel.
•Now, stomp your right foot while holding your skirt.
•Then do the same steps with your opposite foot.
Video of the Flamenco
•The Flamenco usually is danced to a guitar.
•The strumming of the guitar is key to the steps of the dance.
•The guitar is used is called a modern flamenco guitar.
Example of the music
•The women wear long flowing dresses with ruffles at the bottom
•Men if they are dancing wear black pants with a black or white shirt.
•The moves represent the culture of Spain.
•The dance reflects the hope, struggle, and the pride of the people of Spain.
•The dance has been passed down through families just like stories are passed
•The dance shows have been organized all over the world since the early 1500s.