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My mom would be a flamenco dancer/instructor. This image reminds me of one of her dance outfits. I imagine if she were still here on earth, she'd have spent time in Seville and performed in flamenco clubs and then toured for a year.

My favorite part of dancing flamenco. "flamenco hands"

I always had trouble transitioning to ballet with my hands because I always had flamenco hands and the teacher constantly had to correct me.

Flamenco how-to from the National Post.  I approve this (!) - an important aspect of an extremely complex art form.

Learning the art of flamenco dancing by Lia Grainger

One of my favorite passions is flamenco dancing. Here is a phenomenal article by a gal I danced with in Vancouver, Lia Grainger, published in the National Post, a major Canadian newspaper.

EROS ET VANITES: CARMEN AMAYA Carmen Amaya 1913-1963. Born in the slums of Barcelona. In 1929, she made her debut in Paris.  She was invited to dance, to the White House, on two occasions.

Carmen Amaya - Carmen Amaya was a flamenco dancer and singer, of Romani origin, born in the Somorrostro slum of Barcelona, Spain, Vila Olímpica nowadays. She has been called "the greatest Spanish gypsy dancer of her generation

Rachel Mcnaughton - Flamenco 2

By Rachel Mcnaughton - Flamenco abstract ink creating texture while using the negative space to draw your attention to the woman before noticing the flowing black dress

There are many words unique to flamenco dance that we take for granted after we have been studying for a while. In the beginning however it can be quite a lot to take in. The glossary below is just a handful of the words you'll come to learn. | www.flamencobites.com

Glossary of Flamenco Dance

There are many words unique to flamenco dance that we take for granted after we have been studying for a while. The glossary below is just a handful of the words you'll come to learn.

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