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The Sequidilla

            The Sequidilla was a Spanish dance which originated in Castille, Spain. This moderately fast Spanish dance done in 3/4 time has many varieties and derivatives in every Hispanic country and province. It is based on the Pas de Basque which means in Spanish 'Paso de Vasco'. The Sequidilla is closely related to the Sevillana Dance, which in Andalusia, the dance Sequidilla is often called "Sevillina" with the musical arrangement of the Sevillina being the Sequidilla.

    It has similarities to the Bolero and Fandango. One version is danced by eight performers. The performers range up in two files, with three or four paces interval

between them, and commence dancing to the usual accompaniment of castanets, guitar, etc. It is a very exact and definite dance, and the bars of the music counted for each fresh movement. Thus, are on the fourth bar the dancing begins, on the ninth there is a pause, while at intervals, just as in the Bolero, the performers stop in a rigid and immovable pose, this, if good, being especially applauded by the onlookers.

1) - Seguidillas Boleras - (part Paseo part Estribillo).
2) - Seguidillas Taleadas - (part Bolero part Cachucha).


Birth Place

Creation Date


Dance Type

Castille, Spain n/a n/a Spanish dance

Posters, Lobby Cards etc.

Sheet Music Covers

Music Titles

  1923 - Sequidilla (Emile Frascard) Dance of the Neighbors
n/a   Sequidilla, the [MP3] (Bizet)
            Sequidilla Murciana
            Sequidillas Y Tango (Arrieta)

Night Clubs



n/a Atheneo Academy Salon (1915) Aaragon, Spain
            Castille, Spain
            Seville, Spain
            Toledo, Spain

Films / Movies


Ballets / Stage

n/a n/a Carmen



Other Related Dances of the time...

Andalusan Fandango Jaleo Seguidillas Boleras
Bolero Farandole Jota Seguidillas Taleadas
Cachucha Flamenco Paseo Spanish Dances
Estribillo Habanera Sarabande  

Dancers, Choreographers etc.


Holm Wiman n/a

Books, Magazine Articles on the dance...

Title Author Date Published Publisher
Dance Encyclopedia Chujoy, Anatole 1949 A.S. Barnes



Poets / Writers

Arrieta, Juan Emilio (1823-1894) n/a n/a
Bohm, Carl
De Falla, Manual (1876-1946)        

Misc. Research Words that may be related ... to help your searches

Espagnol n/a n/a -
April 10, 2013