Laura Marín & Emilio Cañizares

Laura Marín & Emilio Cañizares

We started country dancing in Madrid in 2008. Two years later we got married and celebrated the first ever country wedding in Madrid.

We began teaching at the Explorer Café in Collado Villalba on 9th March 2011, with help from our instructor Xavi Barrera. We still hold lessons at the Explorer Café on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays every week.

In May 2013 we set up the Madrid Country Association with Xavi Barrera as the vice president, his wife (me) as the president and Emilio the secretary.

We celebrate the association’s anniversary every year with all the country dancers in Madrid. For our fifth anniversary we decided to showcase national and international choreographies by people like Lilly and Mario, and Gabi and Paqui. Plus, we also had the pleasure of welcoming David Villellas, Montse Chafino, and Bruno Moggia. Together we took part in a top-flight competition with fourteen groups battling it out and “to-the-death” challenges! For more information, please visit https://www.youtube.com/user/CountrySierra/videos?view_as=subscriber where you can view all the workshops and competitions.

We’re celebrating our seventh anniversary on 6th, 7th and 8th April 2018 so we’re organising a competition in which many leading groups plan to take part. Maybe you’ll be there too … the atmosphere at these events is electrifying so experiencing one ‘LIVE’ and in person is uniquely unforgettable.

We adore this world, its people, and the atmosphere when we get together. And we really love celebrating our anniversaries and meeting up again with so many wonderful friends for three memorable days.

Well, that’s all for now except to invite you again to take get involved in country line dancing!

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Recent on the website

2019

Call It Love

Intermediate level

Choreographer: Laura Marín & Emilio Cañizares

Song: Call It Love by Adam Harvey

2019

Making Sense

Intermediate level

Choreographer: Laura Marín & Emilio Cañizares

Song: Don't Do Lonely Well by Amber Lawrence

2019

Broken Souls

Intermediate level

Choreographer: Laura Marín & Emilio Cañizares

Song: Staying’s Worse Than Leaving by Sunny Sweeney

2018

Melanie

Intermediate level

Choreographer: Laura Marín & Emilio Cañizares

Song: Melanie by Matt Marinchick

In alphabetical order

2017

90 Miles

Intermediate level

Choreographer: Laura Marín & Emilio Cañizares

Song: Dogwood by Whiskey Myers

2015

Blue Collar Man

Beginner level

Choreographer: Laura Marín & Emilio Cañizares

Song: Blue Collar Man by Duane Steele

2019

Broken Souls

Intermediate level

Choreographer: Laura Marín & Emilio Cañizares

Song: Staying’s Worse Than Leaving by Sunny Sweeney

2019

Call It Love

Intermediate level

Choreographer: Laura Marín & Emilio Cañizares

Song: Call It Love by Adam Harvey

2016

Dynamite

Beginner level

Choreographer: Laura Marín & Emilio Cañizares

Song: Tore Up From The Floor Up by Wade Hayes

2016

EM-XA

Beginner level

Choreographer: Laura Marín & Emilio Cañizares

Song: No Place Like You by Maddie & Tae

2016

Explorer

Beginner level

Choreographer: Laura Marín & Emilio Cañizares

Song: That Look by Aaron Watson

2017

Happy People

Beginner level

Choreographer: Laura Marín & Emilio Cañizares

Song: Happy People by Lisa McHugh

2019

Making Sense

Intermediate level

Choreographer: Laura Marín & Emilio Cañizares

Song: Don't Do Lonely Well by Amber Lawrence

2018

Melanie

Intermediate level

Choreographer: Laura Marín & Emilio Cañizares

Song: Melanie by Matt Marinchick

2015

Nobody’s Hurt

Intermediate level

Choreographer: Laura Marín & Emilio Cañizares

Song: Before Somebody Gets Hurt by Kevin Fowler

2015

Rolling Again

Intermediate level

Choreographer: Laura Marín & Emilio Cañizares

Song: Pickup Truck by Shane Yellowbird