Enjoy yourself learning this exciting, highly structured dance. The Sevillanas will improve your coordination, sense of rhythm, balance, postural alignment, and stamina. One of Spain's oldest and most traditional dances, Sevillanas are the Flamenco of the people. Both men and women learn it in childhood.
Sevillanas are a colorful, social, partner dance that Spaniards dance when they are among their own, and at celebrations. Sevillanas are also popular as part of the repertoire of Flamenco shows presented on the stage.
In the first choreography, Puela Lunaris teaches you the Sevillanas in the traditional popular style.
The second choreography presents them as a performing art, using the fan to enhance the visual effect of Sevillanas performance. Here Puela will teach you the Spanish fan technique, which you can apply in any other fan dance as well. You also learn how to use your fan in connection with the Sevillanas dance steps.
Whether you are a professional performer or not, learning these choreographies will develop in you a level of grace and presence that will enhance the way you carry yourself in everyday life. You can dance the Sevillanas on your own...with a partner...or you can invite friends to join you in the fun!
Download music for dance practice and performance!
Music from Flamenco: You Can Do It!
* "Mixed Up (Flamenco Rap-Corraleras Style)" - Puela Lunaris
* Tributo a Lebrija (Sevillanas Corraleras) - Puela Lunariss
* Sevillanas del Alma (Sevillanas) - Puela Lunaris
From the Contributor
A native Spaniard, Flamenco dancer and teacher Puela Lunaris grew up in the ruins of an ancient Moorish castle in Southwestern Spain. Hers was a childhood immersed in the traditional Flamenco culture. A disciple of the legendary Maestro "El Farruco", Puela Lunaris is an acclaimed flamenco teacher, performer, lecturer and choreographer. She has taught throughout Spain at at such prestigious venues as Peter Gabriel s W.O.M.A.D. Festival in Caceres, El Centro Andaluz de Danza in Seville, and La Escuela Popular de Musica y Danza in Madrid; in Miami Beach at The Performing Arts Network; and at The Juilliard School, The Open Center and The Instituto Cervantes in New York City. Miss Lunaris has also developed a curriculum with New York City Center Education Department to teach Flamenco in the school system. Puela Lunaris founded the Dances of the World Society to fulfill her mission of preserving important Flamenco traditions that are in danger of extinction. This research work is reflected in her documentary The Rap & The Cross. Other productions by Puela Lunaris include four instructional videos titled: "Zambra Flamenca," "Dance Today! Flamenco," "Flamenco: You Can Do It!", "Flamenco is Hot!"; and the music album "Flamenco Caliente!"