The Habañera Botoleña

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The Habañera Botoleña is Filiipino traditional dance that influenced by the Spanish. The dance steps of habanera botolena have a flamenco touch in it.

Habanera Botolena is originated in Botolan, Zambales, it has a Spanish and Filipino dance steps combination. Before it is being danced during the departure of the parish priest or important official of the town but as time pass by it became a dance being performed during wedding, baptism and other special occasions.

The habanera botolena dance is composed of female dancers and male dancers. The female dancers wear a Maria Clara costume while the male dancers wear a Barong Tagalog and black pants. The dance is being accompanied by a music played by the rondalla instruments.

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