Learning Flamenco in Caceres
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Dance may be one of the oldest art forms in the world, and it is a type of expression that I believe can provide valuable insight into the culture that created it. Therefor I choose to investigate the art of flamenco dancing for my Integrative Cultural Research Project (JCRP) in Caceres, Spain. To study flamenco, I enrolled in a "basic flamenco" class at the Sbelta school of dance here in Caceres. The project coordinator helped me locate the school and put me in contact with the directer. The class I elected was held every Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 to 9:00 PM. and I would also go on occasional Fridays to learn the parts of the dances that the other students already knew. I would participate in the class and, afterwards, write notes describing what we had learned, how the class was conducted, and my personal reactions and experience.