You've heard me talk about Ani and her bulerías class and about bits of wisdom I've learned from her. I want to share another bit today.

It's one of those things she said that sent me scurrying to my notebook.  I didn't think much about it when she said it.  I just knew it was importante and that I wanted to write it down.


In bulerías class you learn steps.

But you don't have to do them.

You can.  Or you can do your own.  Or someone else’s.

So, yes, you learn steps.

But you're really there to learn concepts.

The thing is sometimes learning a step is a lot easier than learning a concept.


Ani says she is not a teacher of pasos.  She is a teacher of intention.

No soy profesora de pasos.  Soy profesora de intención.  


Intention: [] 1. an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result 2. the end or object intended; purpose

Intención: [] 1. f. Propósito o voluntad de hacer algo 2. Sobrentendido, dicho o hecho que va más allá de lo evidente


I'm still thinking about it.

How important it is in flamenco.  Especially in bulerías.

And how important it just is.  To everything in my life.


I'll be telling you more about bulerías class with Ani soon, so stick around.

Want more bits of wisdom from Ani?  Try these...

A Nod to Jerez and Bulerías

A Green Banana

To Feel Good


I can't wait to go back and learn more!

You can come too, by the way.


I want to know what you think about this.  Intention in flamenco?  Intention in life?  The overlap.  Please leave a comment below.