Start slowly, get the muscle memory, and focus on the movement patterns that you want to achieve. It doesn't hurt to look in the mirror too, just to check you look how you think you look.
Then you can work on the speed..
✔ ELBOWS ON TOP. Always!!!
If you want to achieve the 'flamenco look', this is key. Whenever you are moving your arms, keep the elbows on top.
Say no more. This is just how it is 😉
✔ Listen to A LOT of flamenco. A LOT!!!
Again, this is advice I've heard from a lot of different professional dancers.
And it works.
When you're listening to flamenco for the pure enjoyment factor, you really do get the music and rhythms into your body and mind. This all helps when you're learning to dance.
I use these tips on a daily basis – they help no matter what level of flamenco you are at.
I hope they help you too 💖
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!