Flirtation – Dominica’s Traditional Dance


Flirtation is square dance inherited from the French. The figures form a circle then “avansé” all at once to start off. It involves the male partners exchanging expressions with the Danm in a very flirtatious manner as they exchange positions. There are five types of flirtation in Dominica; round, right round, flirtation oba, alma flirtation and flirtation of the north. This graceful dance embodies four figures – similar to the quadrille.