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za·pa·te·a·do

 (zä′pə-tā-ä′dō, sä′pä-tĕ-)
n. pl. za·pa·te·a·dos
1. The rhythmic stamping and tapping of the heels characteristic of Spanish flamenco dances.
2. A Spanish flamenco dance in which the performer stamps and taps rhythmically with the heels.

[Spanish, from zapatear, to tap with the shoe, from zapato, shoe.]

zapateado

(θapateˈaðo)
n, pl -dos (-ðos)
(Dancing) a Spanish dance with stamping and very fast footwork
[from zapatear to tap with the shoe, from zapato shoe]

za•pa•te•a•do

(ˌzɑ pə tiˈɑ doʊ, -teɪ-, ˌsɑ-)

n., pl. -dos.
a Spanish dance for a solo performer, marked by rhythmic tapping of the heels.
[1885–90; < Sp, n. use of past participle of zapatear to strike with the shoe, tap]
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In the zapateado, the percussion with the feet in flamenco, some of the rhythms and patterns are very similar to kathak.
The legs and feet replaced the percussive movement of the hands and the tarima became the source of percussion, which shaped the zapateado (percussive dance) of the son jarocho in particular, but also of Mexico's son music in general.
a composition for electro-acoustic environment and zapateado, was performed during Ayam Beirut al-Cinema'iya.
Perez who began his show with flamenco music ended the performance with ' Zapateado Tormentoso', an even more complicated version of the music named after the vigorous foot tapping movements by flamenco dancers.
The event, marking Spain's assumption of the Presidency of the European Union, also revealed the essence of flamenco -- where the body with its clapping, slapping of thighs and heels, and its feet-stomping zapateado becomes an instrument of music, following and complementing the guitar.
To capture a semblance of authenticity in the production, Diaghilev and Massine traveled to Spain together in 1917 (a charming picture exists of the two on donkeys carrying props for a performance of Scheherazade, with De Falla leading the way), and were introduced to the Gypsy dancer Felix Fernandez--also shown in a remarkable black-and-white clip dancing a zapateado.
His feet sing, and he treated the audience to two prolonged zapateado of technical brilliance.
On the second Sunday of each month, there is a monthly dance performance featuring the Centro's Ballet Folkorico en Aztlan called Sunday Zapateado.
Audiences will also be titillated when Marquez incorporates into his performance, Zapateado -- one of the most entertaining forms of dance where he vigorously taps his heels, nearly transforming his body into one musical instrument.
Selberry and conditional jockey Alan Day followed up their Wincanton success five days earlier when taking the extended two-mile handicap hurdle from Zapateado.
Selberry and conditional jockey Alan Day followed up their Wincanton success five days ago when taking the Faucets for Grohe Euroeco Hospital Fittings Handicap Hurdle at the expense of Zapateado.
Selberry and conditional jockey Alan Day followed up their Wincanton success last week by taking the Faucets for Grohe Euroeco Hospital Fittings Handicap Hurdle at the expense of Zapateado.