16th and 17th century SPANISH DANCE STYLE
During the sixteenth century a lot of Italian dance treatises (Caroso and Negri) refer to Spain or Spanish dance styles: Spagnoletto,Canario, Balletto alle spagnuolo etc... Although the names of the dances refer to Spain, the dance style does not change radical. Most of the balletto are in the style of the famous Caroso and Negri repertoire. For the typical Spanish dance style in 16th and 17th century we have to dive into a small amount of treatises of later date: Esquivel, Jacque and Minguet. Thanks to these publications and writings we can start to complete a complex puzzle of what we call "on original Spanish dance style". We will dance variations of the Pabana and Folia, il Villano and Paradetas, but also have a detailed look at the Italian dances which refer to Spain, like the Canario and Spagnoletto.
Playing castanets is not required but can be fun to exercise.