Do you have enough to mix it up and keep it fresh?
Sometimes it's enough to change up the arms or the direction while keeping the steps the same.
But your best bet is to practice and know inside out a minimum of 5 different marcajes! That way your moves won't get stale on stage.. ✔
❌ Don't wait till you're dancing live to try and come up with variations - that will just prevent you from being able to focus on the cante.
And as we all know, the #1 thing when improvising Bulerías Por Fiesta is ... listening out for the cues from the cantaor/a so you can come in at the right time with your super cool remate 😎
Am I right?? 😉
I love finding new marcajes to use, and I've recorded a few of the ones I use to share with you – I hope you like them and can use them in your next patada!
🧰 WATCH the short videos, LEARN the marcajes, and PUT them in your Bulerías toolbox ready for your next Fin de Fiesta moment 🤸♂️🤸
I share my step-by-step framework teaching flamenco dancers how to pull off the perfect pataíta and dance 'in the middle' (aka improvise!) without feeling terrified, not hearing the cues or knowing the parts of the dance!