Zapateado Dance Workshop

March 20 2021


Zapato is Spanish for shoe, and zapatear means to strike with a shoe! Learn popular zapateado shoe-striking rhythms originating from Mexico.

The zapateado style of dances are practiced at fandangos everywhere, community celebrations where everyone makes a racket and everything the community is going through is brought to life through song and dance. Taught by NYC-based
musician and actor Sinuhé Padilla, from the En Garde Arts production Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes) that will be presented by the Center for the Performing Arts in the 2021-2022 season.

  • Registration required.
  • Recommended for participation in the workshop: hard flooring, shoes that make a noise when you strike the floor, other people in your pod if available, and, for children, a grown-up.

Presented in partnership with the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State.






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