Feb 26, 2010


Whoever said dancing wasn’t good exercise has never spent an hour and a half in a pair of flamenco shoes. After almost 6 years of not dancing I’ve decided to take up Flamenco again.

Flamenco (according to Wikipedia) is a style of music which is considered part of the culture of Spain, but is actually native to only one region: Andalusia. The term is also applied to the dance style performed to flamenco music.

The term Flamenco is not to be confused with Flamengo or Flamingo.

Unfortunately I had to borrow a pair of shoes from Pam, my dancing teacher, which were too small and as a result I have blisters on top of blisters on the back of my feet. I’ve ordered a pair in the correct size. Starting again isn’t cheap, but it’s well worth the cost at the end of the day.

The Price Check:
Leotard – R 120.00
Class – R 550.00
Shoes – R 400.00
Skirt Alteration – R 200.00
Exercise & Enjoyment – Priceless

For more information on adult and children Flamenco dancing lessons in Durban, South Africa contact Pam Johnson: pam at ane.co.za

Photo: Belen Maya taken by Javier Suarez

Photograph: Belen Maya taken by Gilles Larrain

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Where to begin... I’m a 30-something year old woman living in Durban, SA. My interests include Flamenco dancing, photography, gaming, reading and so many other things. This is sounding an awful lot like a curriculum vitae isn’t it? Let’s see if we can change that...

Why a blog? The rest of the world is doing it aren’t they? No, that’s not really the reason, or at least it’s not a decent enough reason. I suppose the real reason would be because I need an outlet of some sort. I’m not a particularly good writer, I’m not any kind of writer at all really, but I still feel the need to put my thoughts down somewhere. Who will end up reading them? I have no idea. Does anyone care about what I have to say? Probably not. However, at least I will have my outlet and hopefully you (my dear reader) will have a half decent read every so often.

This blog will consist of my views on what is happening around the world and inside my own world. It will consist of all the things I love and hate, and everything in between. So tread lightly through these posts as you are, in essence, treading through my mind.