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Profesora: Lucia Guarnido

FLAMENCO

Flamenco is a style of music and dance that originated in Andalusia at the end of the 18th century, and is based on the Andalusian folklore that existed at that time, the result of the coexistence of multiple races and cultures in lower Andalusia.

It is born among the most disadvantaged and marginalized classes in society. There is controversy about its origin, but the most widespread thesis is that which places the origin of flamenco in cultural miscegenation (native, Muslim, gypsy, immigrant Castilian, Jewish, etc.) that occurred in Andalusia and that led to the origin of this gender.

Flamenco is much more than a musical style. It has its own language, its traditions and social norms. It is a living art, a way of living, a way of perceiving and interpreting daily existence. The three fundamental elements of flamenco music are: El Cante, El Baile and La Guitarra. Flamenco offers a wide variety of styles, called flamenco clubs. Originally flamenco only occurred in the private sphere, in the privacy of families. Thus the first sticks were those that expressed the pain and grief of a marginalized people. But little by little they appear in the public spheres, other types of sticks, the festive, cheerful and jovial … Each club has its own name, its own character and unique musical characteristics that are called ‘keys’ or ‘modes’, a specific harmonic progression and own rhythmic schemes called “compass”.

Flamenco is an original art, rich and appreciated throughout the world. It is currently considered as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and Andalusian Ethnological Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Classical ballet or classical dance is a form of dance whose movements are based on total and absolute control of the body. It is recommended to start studying this dance at an early age, since ballet is a discipline that requires concentration and capacity for effort as an attitude and way of life.
Unlike other dances, in ballet every step is codified. The hands, arms, trunk, head, feet, knees invariably participate … The whole body in a simultaneous conjunction of muscular and mental dynamics that must be expressed in total harmony of movements.
The classical ballet is based on steps, positions and ways of loading the body that originated primarily in the eighteenth century with the work of Jean-Georges Noverre.
Although the same base is shared throughout the world, there are regional variations, and different schools, such as the method of Agrippina Vagánova and Nicolai Legat (both Russian) or that of Enrico Cecchetti (Italian).
Nowadays, ballet has been diversified from technique and ease when it comes to dancing, the former being the main tool with which a dancer is trained. The technique provides the basis of the dance so that with it the dancer is free to express whatever he pleases.

Profesora: Rosario Molina

BALLET

Profesora: Rosario Molina

BALLET

Classical ballet or classical dance is a form of dance whose movements are based on total and absolute control of the body. It is recommended to start studying this dance at an early age, since ballet is a discipline that requires concentration and capacity for effort as an attitude and way of life.
Unlike other dances, in ballet every step is codified. The hands, arms, trunk, head, feet, knees invariably participate … The whole body in a simultaneous conjunction of muscular and mental dynamics that must be expressed in total harmony of movements.
The classical ballet is based on steps, positions and ways of loading the body that originated primarily in the eighteenth century with the work of Jean-Georges Noverre.
Although the same base is shared throughout the world, there are regional variations, and different schools, such as the method of Agrippina Vagánova and Nicolai Legat (both Russian) or that of Enrico Cecchetti (Italian).
Nowadays, ballet has been diversified from technique and ease when it comes to dancing, the former being the main tool with which a dancer is trained. The technique provides the basis of the dance so that with it the dancer is free to express whatever he pleases.

Profesora: Rosa Mari Herrador

DANZA CONTEMPORANEA

Contemporary dance emerges as a reaction to classical forms and as a need to express oneself more freely with the body. It is a dance that seeks to express an idea, feeling, emotion or concept, through body movements of the twentieth and twenty-first century.
Its origin dates back to the end of the 19th century. An alternative to the strict technique of classical ballet was sought and dancers began to appear dancing barefoot and performing less rigid jumps than traditional ones. Over time, variations appeared in which the classical technique shone by its absence and even movements of other dance styles were introduced, such as aflamencados, tribal, acrobatics …
In this type of dance, the movements synchronize with the head trying to communicate a message. Expand the range of motion, and use the space with greater possibilities.
Contemporary dance can talk about a concept, an environment or present movements with the purpose of achieving a certain aesthetic, you don’t always have to tell a story. It aims at innovation and the creation of new forms of movement according to the needs of the choreographer or the interpreter. Classical dance seeks preciousness, the structured and perfect, the connection with the ethereal, with the celestial; rather, it is linked to the concept of the Apollonian. He seeks the connection with the earthly, with the human and his passions, non-structure, transgression; It is linked to the concept of the Dionysian.
There are multiple schools, trends and styles today in contemporary dance.

At the School of Lucia they understand the importance of knowing the passion for dance in youth. Children, from their preschool stage, are learning to communicate with the world. The coordination and balance of minors is one of the most important points in the development of their lives. We will learn to assess what shortcomings children may have and help them overcome them through games and music.

At the School of Lucia they understand the importance of knowing the passion for dance in youth. Children, from their preschool stage, are learning to communicate with the world. The coordination and balance of minors is one of the most important points in the development of their lives. We will learn to assess what shortcomings children may have and help them overcome them through games and music.

Once they pass the preschool stage, they will bring out their talent as the years go by without any fear of expressing themselves. Children will achieve a psychological benefit that will help them express themselves. Feeling comfortable and free from birth will develop your personality that will be molded along with the emotions acquired thanks to your dance classes. Activities such as flamenco, ballet or contemporary dance are classic and modern options to start developing a life as a dancer, once we have helped you during your childhood development. Taking advantage of the start of the course is an ideal option to start this extracurricular activity at the Lucía Guarnido School.

Profesora: Laura Fernandez

PREDANZA

Profesora: Laura Fernandez

PREDANZA

At the School of Lucia they understand the importance of knowing the passion for dance in youth. Children, from their preschool stage, are learning to communicate with the world. The coordination and balance of minors is one of the most important points in the development of their lives. We will learn to assess what shortcomings children may have and help them overcome them through games and music.

At the School of Lucia they understand the importance of knowing the passion for dance in youth. Children, from their preschool stage, are learning to communicate with the world. The coordination and balance of minors is one of the most important points in the development of their lives. We will learn to assess what shortcomings children may have and help them overcome them through games and music.

Once they pass the preschool stage, they will bring out their talent as the years go by without any fear of expressing themselves. Children will achieve a psychological benefit that will help them express themselves. Feeling comfortable and free from birth will develop your personality that will be molded along with the emotions acquired thanks to your dance classes. Activities such as flamenco, ballet or contemporary dance are classic and modern options to start developing a life as a dancer, once we have helped you during your childhood development. Taking advantage of the start of the course is an ideal option to start this extracurricular activity at the Lucía Guarnido School.

Profesora: Anastasia Khnykina

HIP HOP NEW STYLE

In the 90s, with the evolution and the growing success of the Hip Hop scene and its new musical tendencies, a new style of qualified dance of new school (New School) was created that has given name to the New Style. This style is based on Old school styles (Breakdance, Locking and Popping) but leaving aside improvisation and ground positions by choreographed and synchronized sequences, mainly intended for performances in music videos, shows, concerts, advertisements or others. media events
In the style New Style or L.A. Style you can find influences from Old school as well as Jazz, Hindu, African and any other dance style. It is characterized by its freedom of movement, by its few marked guidelines and especially by the originality of each dancer.

Latin rhythms are called the combination of various rhythms such as son, salsa, cumbia, bachata, samba, mambo, chá chá chá, rumba, conga, merengue, etc.

SALSA

It is the name commonly used to describe a mixture of various styles of Cuban and Afro-Caribbean music. The name salsa refers specifically to the particular genre developed in the mid-1970s by groups from Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia and Cuban and Puerto Rican immigrants residing in New York (United States). The term is sometimes mistakenly used to describe any form of popular music derived from Cuban music (such as son, cha-cha-chá and mambo).

BACHATA

Musical genre of little importance but very strong in the lower class and rural areas. It was traditionally despised by professional musicians as lacking in quality and artistic value. Simple and repetitive tunes, as well as simple letters and thematic macho and spite are their main characteristics)

MERENGUE

It is a musical and dance style originated in the Caribbean. The merengue has elements of the contradanza, the mazurca and the European waltz, whose influence was extended by Haiti, Venezuela and the Antilles, where it was accompanied by typical instruments such as the bordona, the four, the six and the twelve, and later, with the drum, the güiro, the bandurria and the accordion. According to some, it was born as a Creole melody after the battle of Talanquera where the Dominicans triumphed.
There are also lambada, Latin pop, regegetton…

THE SON

He can be considered as the grandfather of most of the Latin rhythms we have today. Son, as its own genre, continues to dance at a faster pace and seasoned with new musical arrangements by Latin and foreign artists. The real boom of son was born at the end of the 19th century in Havana and the Antilles. He gained his appearance of nobility in the mid-1920s. At that time, professional son dancers appeared, who were dancing in the halls and giving shows in the cabarets. The pace has accelerated a bit and several pop and rock artists have been interested in making new adaptations of the rhythm. . The basic step consists of a chassé, with a suspension or two steps. There may be turns and hand and hip movements.

CUMBIA

Dance of African origin, whose root is the cumbé, typical dance of Equatorial Guinea, very popular in Panama, Venezuela, Peru and especially in Colombia, where it is considered national dance)

SAMBA

Popular dance and Brazilian musical form of African origin that has become world famous for the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro. Originally it was danced in pairs that, on occasion, were released to perform a series of steps separately; The best known are the balão, the va e vien and the short jaca. The folk samba is also called batucada)

MAMBO

Dance dedicated to the god of war. Born in Cuba and arrives in Europe in the 60s. The basic step is to move in a square counterclockwise)

CHA, CHA, CHA

It was created by the Cuban violinist and conductor Enrique Jorrín in 1948, the result of his experiments with the shape, melody and rhythm of the danzón. It is an intermediate dance, neither too slow nor too fast, which makes it an easily danceable genre for everyone. In its origins this dance had been called with the name of neodanzón. His current name, however, was born with the help of the dancers, when the dance that matched the rhythm was invented (The Cha-Cha-Cha rhythm is characterized by a series of three quick steps that take two times of compass), it was discovered that the feet marked a peculiar sound when touching the ground, cha-cha-chá, and from that sound was born, by onomatopoeia, the name with which everyone knows this dance)

RUMBA

Musical form and ballroom dance for couples that reached international popularity around 1930. Its origins are in Afro-Cuban folklore with its basic fast-fast-slow rhythm in time of o; Its main feature is oscillating hip movements. The term rumba also applies to a flamenco style that is framed, along with the milonga, within the so-called ‘round-trip cantes’ of Latin American influence. In these cases it is called gypsy or Catalan rumba)

CONGA

Popular Cuban dance of African origin that has a syncopated rhythm and is accompanied by drums. It serves as music for carnival groups. It originated in the festivities carried out by black slaves)

Profesores: Rosa Espigares, Pablo Huertas y Jonathan Ruiz

RITMOS LATINOS

Profesores: Rosa Espigares, Pablo Huertas y Jonathan Ruiz

RITMOS LATINOS

Latin rhythms are called the combination of various rhythms such as son, salsa, cumbia, bachata, samba, mambo, chá chá chá, rumba, conga, merengue, etc.

SALSA

It is the name commonly used to describe a mixture of various styles of Cuban and Afro-Caribbean music. The name salsa refers specifically to the particular genre developed in the mid-1970s by groups from Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia and Cuban and Puerto Rican immigrants residing in New York (United States). The term is sometimes mistakenly used to describe any form of popular music derived from Cuban music (such as son, cha-cha-chá and mambo).

BACHATA

Musical genre of little importance but very strong in the lower class and rural areas. It was traditionally despised by professional musicians as lacking in quality and artistic value. Simple and repetitive tunes, as well as simple letters and thematic macho and spite are their main characteristics)

MERENGUE

It is a musical and dance style originated in the Caribbean. The merengue has elements of the contradanza, the mazurca and the European waltz, whose influence was extended by Haiti, Venezuela and the Antilles, where it was accompanied by typical instruments such as the bordona, the four, the six and the twelve, and later, with the drum, the güiro, the bandurria and the accordion. According to some, it was born as a Creole melody after the battle of Talanquera where the Dominicans triumphed.
There are also lambada, Latin pop, regegetton…

THE SON

He can be considered as the grandfather of most of the Latin rhythms we have today. Son, as its own genre, continues to dance at a faster pace and seasoned with new musical arrangements by Latin and foreign artists. The real boom of son was born at the end of the 19th century in Havana and the Antilles. He gained his appearance of nobility in the mid-1920s. At that time, professional son dancers appeared, who were dancing in the halls and giving shows in the cabarets. The pace has accelerated a bit and several pop and rock artists have been interested in making new adaptations of the rhythm. . The basic step consists of a chassé, with a suspension or two steps. There may be turns and hand and hip movements.

CUMBIA

Dance of African origin, whose root is the cumbé, typical dance of Equatorial Guinea, very popular in Panama, Venezuela, Peru and especially in Colombia, where it is considered national dance)

SAMBA

Popular dance and Brazilian musical form of African origin that has become world famous for the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro. Originally it was danced in pairs that, on occasion, were released to perform a series of steps separately; The best known are the balão, the va e vien and the short jaca. The folk samba is also called batucada)

MAMBO

Dance dedicated to the god of war. Born in Cuba and arrives in Europe in the 60s. The basic step is to move in a square counterclockwise)

CHA, CHA, CHA

It was created by the Cuban violinist and conductor Enrique Jorrín in 1948, the result of his experiments with the shape, melody and rhythm of the danzón. It is an intermediate dance, neither too slow nor too fast, which makes it an easily danceable genre for everyone. In its origins this dance had been called with the name of neodanzón. His current name, however, was born with the help of the dancers, when the dance that matched the rhythm was invented (The Cha-Cha-Cha rhythm is characterized by a series of three quick steps that take two times of compass), it was discovered that the feet marked a peculiar sound when touching the ground, cha-cha-chá, and from that sound was born, by onomatopoeia, the name with which everyone knows this dance)

RUMBA

Musical form and ballroom dance for couples that reached international popularity around 1930. Its origins are in Afro-Cuban folklore with its basic fast-fast-slow rhythm in time of o; Its main feature is oscillating hip movements. The term rumba also applies to a flamenco style that is framed, along with the milonga, within the so-called ‘round-trip cantes’ of Latin American influence. In these cases it is called gypsy or Catalan rumba)

CONGA

Popular Cuban dance of African origin that has a syncopated rhythm and is accompanied by drums. It serves as music for carnival groups. It originated in the festivities carried out by black slaves)

Profesora: Laura Fernandez

SEVILLANAS

Sevillanas are an Andalusian song and dance typical of Seville, Huelva and other provinces of Andalusia, which are sung and danced in the different fairs that are held in the Andalusian community, especially in the April Fair of Seville or in the Pilgrimage of El Rocío, in the Almonte village of Huelva, in the Fair and on the day of the Cross of Granada, in the pilgrimage of La Virgen de la Cabeza, Province of Jaén. They are also popular in the various pilgrimages and in ancient times, in the neighborhood corrals and courtyards. It is usually danced with a frilly dress or a jersey and a skirt and heels. Its origin would be found in the years prior to the time of the Catholic Monarchs, in compositions that were known as “seguidillas castellanas”. They were created in 1847. Over time they evolved and began to flatter, adding the dance in the eighteenth century until reaching the songs and dances with which they are currently named.

It is part (together with the verdiales, fandangos, boleros de Jaén etc) of Andalusian folklore. They arrived at the Seville Fair the same year of its foundation with the name that characterizes it, although they were not recognized with that term by the Royal Spanish Academy until 1884. It is currently the most danced regional dance in Spain.

Wikipedia source

Lindy hop is a dance style popularized in New York by African-American dancers in a dance hall called Savoy Ballroom.

In the mid-1920s, the Savoy dancers danced the Charleston style, incorporating elements of other styles such as the “Texas Tommy”, the “Black Bottom” and the “Cakewalk”. Lindy hop was born when these dancers began to incorporate open positions intercalating them with the traditional closed positions. This position opening is in what is known as “Whip” or “Swing Out.”

It is said that the name “Lindy hop” emerged in 1927 in the Savoy Ballroom during a dance competition commemorating the famous flight of Charles Lindbergh across the Atlantic Ocean. Lindy would be the diminutive of Lindbergh and hop (jump, in English), would refer to the “jump” from one coast to another of the ocean.

Lindy hop spread throughout the US, the edition of Life magazine on August 23, 1943, declared Lindy hop as “national dance.” Over time, Lindy hop evolved in a variety of swing styles, such as West Coast, Jive, Boogie Woogie, Balboa, Wendy, etc.

Technically, it has an 8-step basic step and is defined from its basic “swing out” or “whip” pattern. In these basic patterns, the dance structure is rectangular and elongated and the dancers rotate simultaneously on a central axis. This axis tends to remain in the same place instead of moving on the track.

Wikipedia source

Profesores: Miguel y Leonor

LINDY HOP

Profesores: Miguel y Leonor

LINDY HOP

Lindy hop is a dance style popularized in New York by African-American dancers in a dance hall called Savoy Ballroom.

In the mid-1920s, the Savoy dancers danced the Charleston style, incorporating elements of other styles such as the “Texas Tommy”, the “Black Bottom” and the “Cakewalk”. Lindy hop was born when these dancers began to incorporate open positions intercalating them with the traditional closed positions. This position opening is in what is known as “Whip” or “Swing Out.”

It is said that the name “Lindy hop” emerged in 1927 in the Savoy Ballroom during a dance competition commemorating the famous flight of Charles Lindbergh across the Atlantic Ocean. Lindy would be the diminutive of Lindbergh and hop (jump, in English), would refer to the “jump” from one coast to another of the ocean.

Lindy hop spread throughout the US, the edition of Life magazine on August 23, 1943, declared Lindy hop as “national dance.” Over time, Lindy hop evolved in a variety of swing styles, such as West Coast, Jive, Boogie Woogie, Balboa, Wendy, etc.

Technically, it has an 8-step basic step and is defined from its basic “swing out” or “whip” pattern. In these basic patterns, the dance structure is rectangular and elongated and the dancers rotate simultaneously on a central axis. This axis tends to remain in the same place instead of moving on the track.

Wikipedia source

DANZA ESPAÑOLA Y ESCUELA BOLERA

Spanish dance (stylization) is the most sophisticated way of choreographing the classical music of the great Spanish authors: Manuel de Falla, Albéniz, Granados, Turina and much more. This way of interpreting the dance is usually practiced with shoes, castanets and sometimes classical dance shoes. Its aesthetic reminds us a bit of flamenco and folklore.

Bowling School:
The bowling dance school is a very unique dance, scenic and scenographic expression, of a great baroque style and complexity in its execution that constitutes a variant of the Spanish dance and drinks from the source of the classical dance, being organized under the influences of the dances French and Italian courtiers of the seventeenth century and obtaining splendor in the eighteenth century, when consolidated, based on the Spanish folk dances.
In the 19th century, bowling alleys are also known as Spanish or national dance, as it becomes one of the representative musical and dance expressions of the nationalist movement of the time. Although, in parallel, during this same century, the demonstration will experience a curious mix with the so-called Andalusian dances, to the point of being these synonyms of the Bowling School. Within its vast and rich range of dances of different regional origin, during the contemporary era both flamenco and the bowling school enrich each other, incorporating numerous steps and moves, which provide greater showiness and show off.