The Flamenco Zapateado Method is based upon a doctoral flamenco thesis of Rosa de las Heras, awarded doctorate in flamenco music at the Rey Juan Carlos University and Conservatory of Madrid. The DVD provides 2 simultaneous views in one screen, the different parts of the foot techniques striking the floor with the sole, half sole, heel block, heel edge and toe. On the upper screen side, you will see the transcriptions of the rhythms made by using the techniques in different flamenco palos.
To facilitate the study of the on screen exercises, the beat, the annotation of both feet and the rhythm is displayed. In order to differentiate the two feet, the shoes of Rosa de las Heras each have a different color, starting on the right foot (red) in the forefront followed by the left foot (green). The DVD includes 8 audio options, combinations of Zapateado, guitar, palmas and metronome sounds enabling the student can to practice by selecting the desired audio: Zapateado + Guitarra + Palmas + Claqueta, Zapateado + Guitarra + Palmas, Zapateado + Palmas + Claqueta, Zapateado + Guitarra, Guitarra + Palmas + Claqueta, Guitarra + Claqueta, Guitarra, Palmas + Claqueta.
As a choreographer, flamenco dancer and musician, Rosa de las Heras holds a PhD in flamenco music and dance, giving conferences and courses in municipal schools and colleges, universities and private, international academies. She has participated as a soloist in various companies such as those of Joaquín Cortés, of Rafael Amargo and of Yoko Kotmasubara, performing in various renowned theatres such as the Radio City Music Hall in New York, the Burkanmura Orchard Hall in Tokyo, the Teatro Opera in Buenos Aires, in the Madrid flamenco tablaos of Café de Chinitas, in the Corral de la Morería, in the Corral de Pacheco as well as in the national TV company of RTVE.