Flamenco is a dance from Spain, noted for its energetic, emotional and highly-expressive style. Flamenco dancers are known as bailaores and bailaoras.
In a typical of flamenco dance, a dancer will often stand motionless and free of expression at the beginning of the song. As the music progresses, the dancer will begin a steady beat of loud hand clapping. Then, as the emotion builds, the dancer will begin a passionate dance. The dancing often involves fierce stomping of the shoes and hand clapping. Castanets are sometimes held in the hands for clicking and fans are occasionally used for visual impact.