Learn about Hispanic Heritage | Flamenco Dance Studio Field Trip | KidVision Pre-K

(cheerful music) (flamenco music) – Good morning, buenos dias! – Buenos dias! – Welcome to Pan Performing Arts Network in Bellet Flamenco La Rosa. Today, we’re going to learn
about flamenco music and dance. Flamenco comes from Spain. In Spain, we say hello
with a kiss on each cheek. – That’s so wonderful. I’m Penny and these are
the KidVision VPK kids and we’re here today to
find out about what you do. – It’s a pleasure to meet you all. – [Penny] Thank you, let’s go. – Here we are in the dance studio and you’ll notice our
floor is made of wood and that’s because we’re going
to make percussion sounds with our feet and we need
the sounding on the wood. Now, when we dance, our
body is our instrument. Who knows what an instrument is? – A drum. – [Ilisa] A drum. – A guitar. – A guitar, that’s right. When we dance, our body is our instrument. That’s what we use to express
what we want to express. It’s like our body talks. The first thing we’re going to learn is the different parts of our
body that we use in Flamenco. We make rhythm sounds,
so we’re also musicians. We’re percussion musicians
and the things that we use to make sounds, let’s pick
up our skirt so we can see our feet, are out we stamp them. (stomping) Good, our hands, we clap them. (clapping) And our fingers, we snap them. (snapping) Excellent, now let’s learn about clapping. When we do clapping in
flamenco, it’s called palmas. Can you say that?
– Palmas. – Palmas, now, there’s
palmas abiertas, loud palmas. (clapping) And there’s palmas sordas, soft palmas. (clapping) We cup our hands and we
bring our fingers together and we hit them like this. (clapping) Now we can clap on the
beat, one, two, three, four. Or we can clap between the beat, one and two and three and four and. We can do one clap. (clapping) Three slaps, one, two,
three, and then on our chest two times, one, two. And when we do the claps
on our chest, we stick out our chest like we’re really,
really proud and happy. (clapping) Ba, ba ba ba, ba ba! Excellent, that was great! Now let’s do the feet. We’re gonna pick up our
skirts, the ruffles, and put them on our hips,
and your feet are together. Bend your knees. Now we’re going to stamp our feet. These are called Golpes, can you say that? Golpe. – Golpe
– Golpe, that’s a stamp. And you’re gonna lift from your knee like you’re going to
kick yourself in the back and strike the floor. Strong, good! And again. (stomping) Like you mean it. Now feet together, let’s count in Spanish. Uno, dos, tres, quatro, cinco, seis. Okay, let’s do the stamps
and count at the same time. (stomping)
Uno, dos, tres, quatro, cinco, seis. Good, now another way we can do it is just learning it musically. So we’re gonna say it with our voices. – [All] Ba ba ba ba ba ba. – Now your feet are
gonna say the same thing. Let’s see, hands here, and… (stomping)
Ba ba ba ba ba ba! And we’re gonna turn this way, and we’re gonna do six stamps traveling. Ready? Go! One, two, three, four, five, six! (stomping)
(flamenco music) Let go of our skirt, and
we’re gonna do our hands. Bring your hands in
front of you, make fists, and we’re gonna make circles. Inside circles, and then we
circle outside, por fuera, big circles, and then we open our hands and we learn to use our fingers. Little finger, ring finger, middle finger, pointer finger, and thumb, and up. One, two, three, four,
five, all your fingers. And circle and the
fingers at the same time. Circle and fingers. One, two, three, four, five,
now we can bring our arms up, and foot out, and foot in. Keep circling the hands,
our arms go with our feet, and together, foot out, hip out, and moving the fingers out, and in. And bring them down, and in. Elbows up. One arm. And all the fingers, and
the other arm around. Hip and together, hip and together. See, we did steps with our
feet, movements with our hip, we moved our arms, and we moved our hands. So we move many, many parts
of our body at the same time. I would like to introduce to
you our musician, Paco Fonta. – Hello.
– We’re going to talk about the different emotions that we can express in the
music and in the dance. (flamenco music) (clapping) (singing in foreign language) (stomping) – I think it’s sad. – Yes, and why? – Because it’s like a sad dance. – [Ilisa] And what about it feels sad? – ‘Cause I could see the
sad in when you’re dancing. – What parts of my instrument did I use? – Maybe some of it were your feet. – [Ilisa] Right, what else? – What about her face? – ‘Cause you were closing your eyes. – [Ilisa] I was closing my eyes. We’re going to try something
with you interpreting the different feelings. And we’re gonna do different movements, and different emotions. What’s a happy time?
– Birthday party! – [Ilisa] Birthday party! What about you, what’s your happiest time? – Christmas! – Christmas, okay! So pretend it’s your birthday
or Christmas, and you’re ready to greet the day, you know
what day it is, right? Okay we’re gonna stamp
our feet in happiness! (stomping) How about you, mad. Let’s do it! Keep doing it, mad, I’m so mad. In here we feel so sad,
we’re gonna lift up our arms, and we’re gonna look up, and
we’re gonna open our arms, and we’re gonna think how sad we are. (flamenco music) (clapping) (singing in foreign language) (stomping) – [All] Ole, ole! (stomping) (singing in foreign language) (cheering) – Ole! – [Ilisa] Is there anything
you’re wondering about? – Would you like to ask a question? – I wonder how they do that so good? – Practice a lot. – Practice a lot, that’s
how they can do it so well. – Is it fun? ‘Cause it’s that so much
you want to keep dancing, and then your heart is just as fun as ever that you want to keep
dancing, keep dancing forever? (speaking foreign language) – Yes. – Yes – Thank you very much, we had a great day! – Muchas gracias! I hope you enjoyed the Flamenco dancing! – I did, it was so much fun! – It was! – And I loved the performance! – Thank you so much! – Your performance was awesome. – Bye-bye!
– Bye! – [Penny] Adios! (cheerful music)

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