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Spanish Classical is a more modern application derived from traditional Falmenco.
It has been danced to Spanish Classical Music and performed in the Theaters.
Regional Dances such as the Jota and Sevillanas, are more of the Regional dances.
One can see the influence of the Jota which is cousin to the Scottish Highlander Dance and can be seen in the Basque and Argentinian Dances as well. Dancers use the Castanets, one in each hand, to make beats and counter-timing in these very Gaelic Dances.
Flamenco dancing was originally not set to music; it was only singing and clapping of the hands called “toque de palmas. "Some flamenco dancing still follows ancient tradition, but the use of guitars and other musical instruments has become more popular in modern flamenco.
Flamenco is a Spanish art form made up of three parts: guitar playing ("guitarra"), song ("cante"), and dance ("baile"). Flamenco originated in the southern regions of Spain, but it's thought to be influenced by many world cultures, including Latin American, Cuban, and Jewish traditions.
While some flamenco musicians and dancers still learn the flamenco on their own, most modern flamenco artists are professionally trained.
Flamenco dancing can have many different purposes. Whether the dance is intended to be entertaining, romantic, or comforting, flamenco is a very emotional style of dance.
Flamenco dancers try to express their deepest emotions by using body movements and facial expressions. As the dancers perform, they may also clap their hands or kick their feet.
History of Flamenco, Spanish Classical and Regional Dances of Spain
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