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Gypsies and Goya’s aristocrats, the swirl of a cape and the flash of a gold-toothed smile, the clatter of castanets and a wailing song, wild and indomitable ferocity and seductive, almond-eyed beauties...these are just a few of the images associated with flamenco, the popular dance and music of Spain. This course provides an in-depth introduction to the pulsing rhythms, languid arm movements, and powerful footwork of flamenco dance. The course is designed to provide the basis for understanding, appreciating, and participating in flamenco as an expression of individuality and of culture. Movement, rhythm, power of expression, and communication will be cultivated through studio experiences with flamenco dance techniques, as well as through films and selected readings.