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Sevillana doesn't come from Sevilla. It's an old folk dance, appearing always during the feasts, danced by couples of all ages and sexes usually danced by whole families and 'pueblos'. The choreography of Sevillana is stable, and knowing it is very useful, since it is a fiesta dance. This is why learning flamenco usually starts with this particular dance. Each sevillana is composed by 4 parts, each part divided in 3 'coplas', and each copla is made of 6 mouvements. It's a very vivid dance, often excluded from flamenco. Paradoxically, during spectacles and shows it's usually Sevillana that people take for 'the real, true flamenco', as it's full of turns, flaunting and colorful skirts and in general- of joy.
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