In “Bailes de magos” (peasants’ dances), people from Tenerife wear their traditional dresses and enjoy the traditional music and cusine. They are named like this because “mago” is an expression that, in islands own speech, means peasant or countrypeople.
These dances are very common in Tenerife traditional parties and there is only a few municipalities that don’t celebrate it. These dances usually take place outdoors and it is compulsory to wear the traditional costume to enter in the hall of dance.
Canary Islands always has been a bridge between South America, Africa and Europe. As an example of that statement, to learn and also to have fun a little bit, participants enjoyed a little workshop with the basic steps of salsa dance.
Samuel, an experienced dancer, showed us some simple figures. We danced in couples, changing partners from time to time. This was another chance to mix participants from different contries.
Slovak group presented their country. They bring us some food (not much because of luggage restrictions) and many sweets also. Everyone could get chocolate sweets from Slovakia.
Then showed us a presentation describing their country, it’s main cities and regions and also some traditions. A little quiz was made, participants has to guess for each member of the Slovak group what is their favourite sport.