About

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My name is Carolyn Pachas, I am a Communications and Social Media Specialist, I teach English in our local Community College, and have managed a Family Center for eleven years helping the community in Bucks County. I have a family and live in Warminster, PA. Over the years I have provided different presentations and helped the community with educational programs for nonprofit organizations. I am also available to help companies in their startup, or in their social media needs. As a traveler I have always loved music and dance. Now I discovered a new passion, flamenco.

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Walking through the Generalife Gardens in the Alhambra Palace, Granada, Spain.

As a Flamenco student, I wanted to share my experiences in learning about flamenco and its formats, take you with me on the foundations and roots of this dance form and inspire you to want to learn Flamenco. Flamenco never ceases to inspire and challenge me, and this blog serves as a window into my journey as a flamenco enthusiast.

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The flamenco school where I am learning, Pasion y Arte Flamenco. (Pictured, teacher Elba Hevia y Vaca, and students).

So whether you are a flamenco enthusiast or a traveler, this blog will help you understand the magic of flamenco and its roots. Discovering flamenco through this blog can help you discover the feeling of “Duende” or passion. This blog is different because it is written by a beginner student with a genuine love of flamenco, and it distinguishes itself from other blogs by providing a deeper perspective on what the experience can be like in this dance form.

If there is something you would like to learn about flamenco, let me know in the comments. Thank you

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Contact:

Carolyn Pachas

Email: cpachas100@gmail.com

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7 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Carolyn,
    It’s obvious that you love what you do and know what you’re talking about. I’m not a dancer but I can only imagine what it takes to become proficient in it. Also, I get the quote that you gave by Javier Latorre. That “me, me, me” I think is what makes him so good!

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    1. Absolutely Claude, when I am dancing I feel empowered, like a samurai warrior, and find afterwards that nothing is impossible for me. A very uplifting art form. Thank you for your comment.

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  2. This is a very different and interesting type of dance. I read somewhere that flamenco dancing was originally not set to music but done to singing and clapping of hands. It also sounds like a great way to burn some calories.

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    1. Hi Heather,
      There were some elements added later on depending on the region or what cultures contributed to flamenco. The percussion box was added by the moors from Africa which brought in Bulerias originally in Jerez. The guitar was added by Spanish culture. Thank you for your comments, you would enjoy dancing to it and as well burning calories.

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  3. Carolyn,
    Thank you so much for a wonderful Blogg. I am a Spaniard, a Family Therapist, and Psychologist and now learning my new passion, Flamenco. We have a lot in common. Thank you. Madeleine

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    1. Hi Madeleine, thank you so much for visiting my blog. I am glad to have a Spaniard providing her perspective on my blog. With your profession and your experience in flamenco, we can exchange opinions and information on both our blogs. Lots of luck on your flamenco passion.

      Sincerely,
      Carolyn

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      1. Happy Memorial Weekend Carolyn.
        I enjoyed your blog greatly. It resonated with my experiences as well. I will be practicing the next two months since my mentor will be taking some off time. I will look forward to your next post.
        Best Regards,
        Madeleine

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