Swindon U3A

Further Information for the Spanish Dance Group

Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely, enclosed shoes, either flat or with a low, wide heel (eg Cuban). Tap or Flamenco shoes are not suitable for the current venue as they would damage the floor.

WINTER TERM
Please contact the Group Organiser if you would like to continue in January.
Sevillanas, Flamenca, Caballero and Maruja Limon.
Any costs incurred are discussed with the group in advance.

Date TimeVenue ActivityInfo
Tue 08-Jan-1910:30-11:30GHCC Small hallRefresher and practise.Various leaders. Mixed ability group.
Tue 22-Jan-1910:30-11:30GHCC Small hallRefresher and practise.Various leaders. Mixed ability group.
Tue 05-Feb-1910:30-11:30GHCC Small hallRefresher and practise.Various leaders. Mixed ability group.
Tue 19-Feb-1910:30-11:30GHCC Small hallRefresher and practise.Various leaders. Mixed ability group.
Tue 05-Mar-1910:30-11:30GHCC Small hallRefresher and practise.Various leaders. Mixed ability group.
Tue 19-Mar-1910:30-11:30GHCC Small hallRefresher and practise.Various leaders. Mixed ability group.

20/11/18 (12/15 + 12)
Flamenca performance with shawls and hats
Sevillanas invitation dance (20)
Juerga, November 2018

SEVILLANAS 1st verse:
Sevy Left, 4 sevillianas (RLRL), Right pass
Sevy Left, 4 grapevines (RLRL) (remember to hold for 2 beats at the end of each grapevine), Right pass
Sevy Left, 4 passes (RLRL), left turn and pose

SEVIILLANAS 2nd verse: (there are many variations, this is the one we're learning)
Sevy Left, 2 stamps (LR), 3 swishes (RLR), stamp (L) turn a/c, Right pass
Sevy Left, 2 stamps (LR), 6 waltzes (LRLRLR), stamp (L) turn a/c, Right pass
Sevy Left, 2 stamps (LR), 6 pointing steps c/w around your partner then 2 waltzes (LR), stamp (L) turn a/c, Right pass

FLAMENCOLOGIA
Sevillanas - a Spanish folk dance from the Seville region. Originally danced by courting couples, these days it's danced by people of all ages and genders, usually in pairs, but often in groups. A beautiful and versatile dance as the set choreography can be performed in different styles and with various accessories, especially castanets.

Our very own Trish was one of the 456 participants that 'set' the Guiness World Record for the largest Sevillanas dance. The event took place in Regent Street, London in 2008. The current record was achieved by 1,556 participants in Córdoba, Spain, on 21 May 2012.

The most flamenco taps in one minute (female) is 1,274, achieved by Rosario Varela, on the set of 'Guinness World Records', in Madrid, Spain, on 23 January 2009.
The most flamenco taps in one minute (male) is 1,317, achieved by Israel Vivancos, of the flamenco dance company "Los Vivancos", in Madrid, Spain, on 2 November 2012.

Useful links for Spanish Dance

Category Subject Link Comment
Flamenco rumbaMajura Limon Performance We've split this dance into 3 sections and adapted some of the moves.
RevistaGroup news Swindon Advertiser Swindon u3a article in local newspaper.
Spanish folk danceSevillanas Steps, 1st verse Sevillana walking step (Sevy) and the Pass are repeated in all 4 verses.
Spanish line danceCaballero Steps This video suggested by our lovely Jennie - nice one Jen.
 Flamenca Steps We add choreography with shawls and hats.
   Steps Very clear steps
   Performance We add shawls and hats to our performance.