Zapateo (which literally means "shoe tapping") is a flamenco-derived 2/4 folkloric tap dance characterized by precise and alternate rhythmical patterns of feet movements and stampings on the floor. According to some authors, this dance style comes from the stamping of the ground movements made by a rooster during courtship. Mostly danced by the man, these resemblance movements of fancy 'hard shoe' footwork are performed in a specific manner and with aesthetic beat sense, entirely fusing them with the music; while women face their partners moving gently sideways imitating the uninterested actions of a chicken.

Zapateo exhibits the subtle and intricate footwork based on African rhythms and is considered by some to be the predecessor of the North American clogging and tap dancing.

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  • Zapateo —   [spanisch, θapa teo], zur Flamenco Familie (Flamenco) gehörender schneller Tanz im 6/8 Takt; ursprünglich von Frauen (auch solistisch) mit typischem Aufstampfen (Taconeo) getanzt; heute auch virtuose Gitarrenmusik …   Universal-Lexikon

  • zapateo — m. Acción y efecto de zapatear …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • zapateo — ► sustantivo masculino Acción y resultado de zapatear. * * * zapateo m. Acción de zapatear. ⇒ Zapateado. * * * zapateo. m. Acción y efecto de zapatear. * * * ► masculino Acción y efecto de zapatear …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • zapateo — {{#}}{{LM SynZ41533}}{{〓}} {{CLAVE Z45235}}{{\}}{{CLAVE}}{{/}}{{\}}SINÓNIMOS Y ANTÓNIMOS:{{/}} {{[}}zapateo{{]}} {{《}}▍ s.m.{{》}} = {{<}}1{{>}} {{♂}}(baile){{♀}} {{SynZ41531}}{{↑}}zapateado{{↓}} = {{<}}2{{>}} pataleo • pateo • taconeo {{#}}{{LM… …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • zapateo — noun (plural teos) Etymology: Spanish, from zapatear Date: 1922 zapateado …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • zapateo — Sp. /sah pah te aw/, n., pl. zapateos / te aws/. a Cuban dance in three quarter time emphasizing staccato stamping footwork. [1920 25; < Sp: tapping with the feet, deriv. of zapatear to tap with the feet; see ZAPATEADO] * * * …   Universalium

  • zapateo — pop. Acción y efecto de Zapatear …   Diccionario Lunfardo

  • zapateo — sustantivo masculino pateo, pataleo, taconeo zapateado (baile). * * * Sinónimos: ■ zapateado …   Diccionario de sinónimos y antónimos

  • zapateo — za·pa·teo …   English syllables

  • zapateo — za•pa•te•o [[t]ˌzɑ pəˈti oʊ, ˈteɪ oʊ, ˌsɑ [/t]] n. pl. te•os danc mad a Cuban dance in three quarter time emphasizing staccato stamping footwork • Etymology: 1920–25; < Sp, der. of zapatear to tap with the feet; see zapateado …   From formal English to slang