02-23 / “W” is for “Whirl”
Tuesdays are days I practice Flamenco. For those who don’t know, Flamenco is actually very popular in Japan. There are groups in most major cities and, obviously, in some teensy tiny country towns, too. I think it’s a bit funny that I’m learning Spanish dance in Japan, but what can you do?
Aside from giggling while our instructor tries to teach 10-year-old girls how to move their hips and not their whole body, one of the best parts of flamenco is the excessive whirl-y motion of our skirts. They’re big, with lots of frills and POLKA-DOTS and they make me super happy.