FLAMENCO w/Josie LaRiccia

A regional dance from Southern Spain developed by the gypsies and Andalusians characterized by various heelwork rhythms and expressive lyrical arms which demonstrates the passionate Spanish temperament.  Class consists of braceo (arm and hand movements), marcajes (marking steps), zapateo (heelwork), palmas (hand-clapping).  Focus is on proper body line to capture the beauty and essence of Spanish character.  Choreographies focus on Buleria and Sevillanas.  Part of class explores how to play castanets, an exciting rhythmic and percussive accompaniment to Sevillanas (The National dance of Spain).  Seasonal guest artist workshops with local and visiting Flamenco artists from Spain.

Westchester Flamenco Meetup - Ole!