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Folklorico Tutorial: Zapateado de Tres


Hello Dancers!

The video below is a short, but very important video.  It explains and exemplifies one of the most important steps in Mexican Folk Dance, "Zapateado de Tres."  Zapateado de tres literally means Zapateado (Footwork) of three counts. 

There are three variations of this step:

1.) Plano (Flat Footed) - Regions of Michoacan, Zacatecas, Sinaloa, Tierra Caliente etc.

2.) Con Tacón (With Heel) - Regions of Jalisco, Colima, Aguascalientes, etc.

3.) Puntillas (On your toes) -  Used in most states throughout Mexico.

If you have any questions please comment and I will get back to you as soon as possible!

- Maestra Kareli

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