Toma y Toma. You're Ready For More!
Ok, you've gotten your feet wet with the material for new beginners and now you're ready for more.
Here are four separate BEGINNER / ADVANCED BEGINNER flows for you to follow.
- First is MARKING where you can work on basic movement and gradually build to coordinating the upper body. As you advance you'll be able to have more fluidity and strength so you'll be able differentiate the moods of the rhythm with your body.
- The second is FOOTWORK. Start off with learning the basic footwork pattern. It's important to articulate each sound. That way you gain strength and can go faster. For the portions of the drills where it's too fast for you, don't worry! Practice at the slower pace and keep that clean. Try at least keeping up with the time in the faster tempo. Eventually you'll build up the muscles to be able to go faster. Practice!
- Once you learn some of these techniques, then you'll be ready for CHOREOGRAPHY. At first learn the feet of the choreography, then you can add the upper body. Once you practice it often enough, you'll build the muscle memory so you can DANCE it!
- PROPS (for lack of a better word) include bata de cola (long train dress), manton (Spanish shawl), and abanico (fan). You'll need a solid sense of compás before being able to attempt these. No guessing where that 12 is!!
Any questions? Let me know!