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Sevillanas is a typical dance originating in the southern region of Andalucia, where Sevilla is the capital of the province. It started approximately in the 19th Century when people from the countryside used to meet to sing and dance all together. It is a branch from the Flamenco genre. Usually, the songs talk about common things, politics, romance or about the Feria, where you dance sevillanas. It is accompanied musically by Spanish guitars, clapping, castanets and Flamenco box drum. The dance is divided into four sections and you usually dance with a partner.

Feria is one of the most important festivities in Sevilla. It usually takes place during a week in April, two weeks after the Easter holiday. Millions of people from all over Spain and the world come to Seville to experience Feria. During Feria, most people wear typical Sevillanas dresses and they dance the Sevillanas in the thousands of little casetas (venues) at the Feria grounds.

TTU Center offers a weekly Sevillanas class with a dance professor, in which you will learn Sevillanas as well as the Rumba!

For the students who come in Fall and aren't able to go to Feria, The TTU Center does a Feria de Otoño so you can have a taste of one of the most popular festivities from Sevilla, with the traditional dresses, so you can experience a little of Feria!
The cost of the class 40€. This class is offered during Fall and Spring semesters.

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