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Dance the Fla­menco

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is a form of art which orig­i­nally came from An­dalu­sia in south­ern Spain. It com­prises mu­sic, singing, hand clap­ping and danc­ing and it draws great in­flu­ence from the Ro­mani and Ara­bic cul­tures go­ing back as far as the 9th cen­tury. Over time, fla­menco has evolved from be­ing per­formed in pri­vate gather­ings into a pro­fes­sional, com­mer­cial pur­suit, with the danc­ing in­volv­ing much hand and foot­work in a highly emo­tional and fo­cussed dis­play of ex­pres­sion. More than 50 dif­fer­ent fla­menco styles, or pa­los, have emerged deal­ing with themes as var­ied as re­li­gion and death, al­though the tim­ing of the dance moves de­pends on the rhythm of the ac­com­pa­ni­ment.

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