I have some more bulerías advice from Ani for you today. But first,

Let's talk briefly about steps

Because you learn a lot of steps in in bulerías class.

You could say they are just steps.

To play with.

To practice.

To try out.

To hold on to. (Or to let go of.)

They can even be thought of as tools for understanding how the conversation works.

But going back to the liking them thing...

One day in Jerez Ani was talking about dancing por fiesta and how she approaches it.

Primero yo tengo que estar agusto.

First she has to be comfortable.

She dances in a way that feels good to her.

Yo bailo por mi misma primero, y después por otra persona.

She dances for herself first and then for other people.

Back to the steps

It is important to do moves that you feel comfortable with and that you like.

Maybe you are interested in doing trickier steps, but in a por fiesta setting that’s not necessary (especially if you're going to muddle your way through them).

It kind of goes along with what she said about not eating a green banana.

So here are three things to remember when dancing bulerías por fiesta:

1. Do what feels comfortable.

2. Do what you enjoy.

3. Dance in a way that feels good to YOU.

You can learn more about this with me in Jerez on the Flamenco Tour.


How do you approach bulerías?  What do you do with steps you don't particularly like? What do you do when it's not fun? And, finally, who do you dance for? Leave a comment below.

This was originally posted here.