BAILES FOLKLORICOS are folk dances, which represent all the different regions of Spain with unique costumes, props, and instruments. Origins are diverse: Greek, Phoenician, Celtic, and Moorish. The dances vary widely, from those featuring the ruffles and guitars of southern Spain to others accompanied by a form of bagpipe in northwestern Spain. BDT's repertoire includes dances from several areas: Jota de Aragon (Aragon), Muneira (Galicia), Sevillanas (Seville), Reja (Granada), Tanguillos (Cadiz), Peteneras (Cordoba), and El Vito (Cordoba).
CLASSICAL SPANISH DANCE combines flamenco footwork and folkloric steps with classical music, resulting in original choreography. This style was introduced in Spanish operettas or zarzuelas. Elements include the use of fans, capes, and shawls, as well as dancers in bata de cola, dresses with long trains. Artistic Director Pedro Aurelio has choreographed full productions in this style to the music of de Falla, Granados, Albeniz, and Ravel, among others. BDT's repertoire also includes individual classical works such as La Boda de Luis Alonso.