Susana di Palma choreographs innovative pieces that marry her American spirit with the flamenco traditions of Spain. Write about a tradition in your culture that has a lot of meaning for you. What traditions from other cultures also appeal to you? Is there a way you can combine both of them?

Pick a song and listen to it carefully to “create a dance with your ears.” It doesn’t need to tell a story, but should reflect the mood and feelings in the song. Try to emulate flamenco with percussive feet and expressive upper body.