Sardana

Catalonia

Sardana

The Sardana came to Spain without a choreographed dance. Later there were steps added to make it an official dance. The Sardana is not as fast as most Spanish dances which makes it easy for newcomers to learn. The music for the Sardana is made up of ten wind instruments, a double bass, and a small drum. The band that plays the music for the dance is called a 'cobla'. Over the years the amount of 'cobla' bands have increased greatly in response to the demand for the music. The dance consists of two steps: the Curts and the Llargs. The Sardana is danced in the form of a circle usually with alternating genders. However, there is no set number of dancers in the circle. There can be as many people as wanted; some times when a group has began the dance people passing on the street will join for the fun! The Sardana is a great dance to enjoy with friends!
La Sardana - Danza