Find flamenco lessons and instructors on HeyKiki. In 2010, UNESCO, the cultural department of the United Nations, declared that flamenco was one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Whoa... so what exactly is flamenco? The dance form originated in the Andalusian region of Spain and the word literally means "flamingo" in Spanish. There are four main parts of the dance to pick up: the cante (singing), baile (dancing), palmas (handclaps) and toque (guitar playing). Most dancers wear a red dress, a harkening back to the flamingo meaning, and the movement has spread across the world. It's become so popular in Japan that the country now has more flamenco academies than Spain. What more do you need to know?