Enjoy yourself learning this exciting, highly structured dance. The Sevillanas will improve your coordination, sense of rhythm, balance, postural alignment, and stamina. One of Spain's oldest and most traditional dances, Sevillanas are the Flamenco of the people. Both men and women learn it in childhood. Sevillanas are a colorful, social, partner dance that Spaniards dance when they are among their own, and at celebrations. Sevillanas are also popular as part of the repertoire of Flamenco shows presented on the stage. In the first choreography, Puela Lunaris teaches you the Sevillanas in the traditional popular style. The second choreography presents them as a performing art, using the fan to enhance the visual effect of Sevillanas performance. Here Puela will teach you the Spanish fan technique, which you can apply in any other fan dance as well. You also learn how to use your fan in connection with the Sevillanas dance steps. Whether you are a professional performer or not, learning these choreographies will develop in you a level of grace and presence that will enhance the way you carry yourself in everyday life. You can dance the Sevillanas on your own...with a partner...or you can invite friends to join you in the fun!
This is the third learning program that I review from Puela Lunaris and it has been abundant in benefit to my belly dancing. There is an elegance and natural flow lent from one to the other that places a signature of the dances yet there are similarities involved. In this program I am intrigued by the careful skill of both fan and footwork executed during the performance by Puela and partner. I learned that the Sevillanas dance is either by self image with a partner or mirroring with a partner. The choreograpy was initiated by moving from left shoulder to left shoulder diagonally, or heart to heart, left to right. There is a precise technique for beautiful flamenco hands taught by Miss Lunaris which has embellished my belly dancing tremendously. Brasello por fuera, pasadas,careo were interesting to learn where partners almost have a face off in skillful dance. There is mini workshop on arm work-How to use the arms in turning for momentum and stopping,2 different turning techniques with different arm combinations 11 combinations loaded with elegant footwork and embellished by beautiful hands and arms This program is very well described and executed. There is an excellent fan technique and its merging into sevillanas choreography which is skillful and beautifully presented by Ms Lunaris and dance partner. Ms Lunaris is so pleasant and easy to learn from. This expressive and bold dancing will definitely build you as a dancer, be it flamenco or as for me, belly dance. --amazon.com (US)
Puela Lunaris method is clear and to the point.Her version of the sevillanas is one of simplicity, grace and versatility. --amazon.com (US)