One day when I first visited Spain, I saw this Flamenco dancer in the Town Hall square. I watched her dance and knew I wanted to do Flamenco. Then later when we moved to Spain, we searched and searched for a class with kids my age. There were lots for little kids, like 3 – 5 years old. A few months later I found the perfect class for me, it was for 5-8 year olds. Flamenco dancing started in Andalucia Spain, that is where we live.
So I did one class, just to try it out, to see if I really liked it. Guess what? I loved it! So I signed up and I have been going twice a week for the past month. The time goes by so fast, I can’t believe it has been a month already. I plan to go for the rest of the school year.
My favorite thing about Flamenco is wearing the high heels! I also like stomping my feet and waving my fan. ” I feel like I am in my land when I am dancing, Ah!” I am learning a couple different dances, I am really good at one of them. We have a performance later this month, so I need to keep practicing. I am excited about the performance because I get to wear a red rose on top of my head. I get to wave around my skirt and fan and stomp my heels. It is fun to make so much noise!
I think I am the oldest in my class or maybe the tallest. The next level class was for 9-12 year olds and they are more advanced. I really like my teacher Olga and it was her birthday this week, so we got cake at practice. There are about 9 other kids in the class from age 5-8 and there is 1 boy and the rest are girls. I really love the music and dancing. It is silly the way we need to wiggle our bodies so much. Mom said to “just go with it, it is part of the culture”, so I try.
Flamenco Dancing Class Video