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How This Mom Finds Time for Flamenco

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How This Mom Finds Time for Flamenco

Today I'm going to share with you one mom's strategy for improving her dancing from home. It's something you can employ as well. (And trust me, if this busy mom can do it, so can you.) I lay out a simple 4-step process for you at the end of this post, but first, I want to introduce you to Katerina ...

I have a new student.

Her name is Katerina. Katerina had been wanting to learn flamenco for a long time. A few weeks ago she decided it was finally time and signed up for private lessons. 

During Katerina's second class I was impressed with how much she'd improved from her first session. The moves she'd been so unsure about before she now danced in sequence with no help from me.

That's when she told me about her routine...

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An Interview with Bailaora Mercedes Ruíz

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An Interview with Bailaora Mercedes Ruíz

You've likely read all of the written interviews here with Mercedes Ruíz. You've probably seen the interview with her husband, Santiago Lara.

And now, here's that video interview with Mercedes Ruíz that I've been promising you

We filmed it in Jerez last spring just after the FlamencoTour.

In the video below Mercedes talks about the road to becoming a soloist, how she navigates motherhood and flamenco dance, her thoughts on teaching those of us who are not pros, and some other stuff.

Oh, and by the way, you'll probably love her even more after seeing this video, so get ready...

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Mercedes Ruíz ~ The Second Series: Part 1

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Mercedes Ruíz ~ The Second Series: Part 1

Last night Mercedes danced in a way that was basically unbelievable.  To be expected, as it’s her usual way.  We already know that she eats, sleeps, and drinks flamenco.

But last night was even more unbelievable than normal.

So today we begin with a new round of interviews with Mercedes Ruíz. In today's interview, Mercedes talks about the longest amount of time she's gone without dancing, how she interprets a letra, and shares who some of her favorite flamenco of today dancers are. 

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