In Flamenco Dance, it is all about HOW you carry yourself. Flamenco is a very emotional expressive performing art. No body shaming in Flamenco.
Flamenco movements are very strong. To learn flamenco will need to learn how
to express themselves and not be afraid. Dancers and Musicians really need to
put their foot down to make some noise for the dance.
Flamenco are always community gathering.
With Musicians, Dancers, Families and Friends.
Traditionally, Flamenco performance are unrehearsed. During a Flamenco performance,
there is a lot of “jaleos” audience will give encouragements (usually Olé) during the
performance when they see something they like.
This is a huge one. Willing to get in touch with your emotions and able to express
it though your movements take courage. Many people are very scared to feel. Flamenco gives emotions a gateway to release.
In traditional flamenco, young people are not considered to have the emotional
maturity to adequately convey the duende (soul) of the genre.
Therefore, unlike other dance forms, where dancers turn professional early to take
advantage of youth and strength, In a world of “scared of getting old”
many flamenco dancers do not hit their peak
until their thirties and will continue to perform into their fifties and beyond.