My students jokingly call the bata de cola the “dress of death” because it can be very challenging. But the allure of this beautiful costume trumps the fear! Now is your chance to learn a few bata de cola techniques with these new videos I’ve created.
They’re targeted towards intermediate to advanced students of flamenco, but I’m sure some beginners can manage. You need to have a strong core and good balance in order to learn how to maneuver the bata. So, start off doing all the exercises without the bata on. The add the bata when you feel comfortable with the leg work and upper body positioning.
There are six videos-
- beginning exercises
- basic flip
- half turns
- front catch (cogida)
- back catch (cogida)
- advance turn 1
All the videos can be seen here, but here is the first one.
Please let me know what you think and let me know if you’re interested in any other online flamenco lessons.