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Welcome to OleCalo | A Flamenco Blog in the ATL

Even though this blog has taken a while to come to fruition I am happy to finally present it to you guys!


I plan on exploring different aspects of the life of a flamenco dancer, of our Caló Gitano family and what it takes to not only dance but to enjoy doing it!


For starters, I'd like to begin by creating a series of post on the tips and elements that can help you in your flamenco journey as a dancer and in the studio. So, without further ado, here we go...


TIPS FOR FLAMENCO STUDENTS

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Dress like a dancer

No, there is no room for jeans in the classroom! Nothing will make it more complicated for you to learn and will discourage you more than not wearing the appropriate clothing to class. Remember, you are spending the entire class in front of the mirror! You will be looking at yourself, practice, sweat and learn for an entire hour or two, make the most of it!


Show up to class ready to feel like a dancer, pull your hair back, (nothing is more satisfying than moving your head so hard that your bun comes undone) wear a skirt, (a most powerful tool) and wear a form fitting top so you can work on your posture and body position. You will not be doing yourself any favors by not taking advantage of the money and time you are investing in your flamenco class unless you are dress to make the most of it. However, keep in mind that you also need to be comfortable and do what works best for your body.


Remember: "Dress for the job you want", not necessarily to impress others, but to impress yourself, to boost your confidence and to push yourself forward. Flamenco is already hard enough, so why not give your learning curve a hand by dressing for the palo you want to preform, in class, on the stage and in life.


Ole to all, Cara


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Calo Gitano Alpharetta | 2009

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