Jane Hudson: 5 Charming Dances from All over the WorldSeptember 18, 2013 0 comments Print Article
Freelance writer and college English professor, Jane Hudson, provides Metro Jacksonville's readers with a list of five dances all over the world that have grown in popularity over the years.
Dancing is a popular pastime in many nations of the world. Many countries are all about dance and will gladly exhibit their favorite dances to tourists as well as the locals. Here are five charming dances from all over the world that have grown in popularity over the years.
1. The Flamenco
The beautiful Flamenco goes back to the 18th century in Spain. Known for its dancers with brightly colored, full-skirted dresses, the Flamenco is a perfect dance to perform. When I was a Spanish teacher, I arranged for our Spanish Club to visit the local arts center to see authentic Flamenco dancers from around the world. The boisterous dance, with often just guitar playing along, fills the stage with the twirling of the dancers . . . and their skirts! The Flamenco is passionate yet as graceful as the flamingo, which some argue is where the dance got its name.
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