Danza estilizada classes in Madrid
The danza estilizada is a discipline based in three basic forms of the Spanish dance: the Escuela Bolera, the regional dances and the flamenco. By learning danza estilizada you also learn not only the basic steps of Spanish dance, but also the flamenco pose and body expression, which is very important in the case of Spanish dance.
In the danza estilizada classes you will acquire the technical knowledge of various styles of Spanish dance and you will learn choreographies that display the art, imagination, musicality and sense of staging necessary for a good Spanish dance performing.
The Escuela Bolera, also known as “Goyesca” includes the 18th century Spanish dances that the painter Francisco de Goya portrayed so well in his paintings, hence its name. With a colourful clothing, in which hair nets and strawberry trees are used (felt small balls that imitate the fruit of the tree symbolic of Madrid and that serve as ornament), this type of dance derives from classical dance or ballet, but with a touch of cañí style (coming from gypsies culture) for example with the use of “castañuelas” (castanets).
Danza estilizada also incorporates popular folklore, very different in every region of Spain: from the “Sardana” in Cataluña to the “Muñeira” in Galicia, the “Jotas” from Castilla or Aragón, the “Verdiales” from Malagá or the “Chotis” from Madrid.
But if there is a key element in this type of dance is the use of castañuelas or “palillos” (sticks), a wooden instrument that is essential in danza estilizada because it serves to enrich the choreographies and give them greater expressiveness.
With our Danza estilizada classes you will learn all about the movement and nuances of this type of dance in which music and choreography merge to create a piece where neither palillos nor zapateados (tap dancing) cover the music.