“Baile de Magos”

“Baile de Magos”

Baile de MagosIn “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.

Salsa dance evening

Salsa dance evening

Salsa dance2Salsa dance1Canary 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.