It’s so exciting to see young kids dance flamenco. Of course, for those of us that started dancing flamenco as adults, we feel a pang of regret.
Ooooh, I wish I had started flamenco earlier.
If only I had grown up in Spain.
Dang it. Why wasn’t I born into a flamenco family?
Ha ha! Well, we’re dancing now, right?
But what I love so much about watching kids dance is their complete and utter abandon. They throw themselves into it completely and utterly. We, as adults, need to learn from them. We need to soak in their confidence and joy.
I also love watching the young adult dancers perform because they’ve refined their technique and are super energizer bunnies. They’re usually born into a flamenco family so they have a lifetime of dance experience. So inspiring to watch them dance with the strength of their family history supporting them.
Here are a few children and young adult dancers (contemporary and a couple that are grown up) that leave me captivated. Who would you add?