The Parado de Valldemossa is a folk dancing group created in 1925 in Valldemossa by Bartomeu Estaràs Lladó and other musicians. Its name comes from the most well-known of the dances, the Parado de Valldemossa, a work by Bartomeu Calatayud Cerdà.
The group´s origins reside in the musical group Lamparillas which was founded at the start of the 1920s by Estarás, who edited the publication El Eco Lamparil between 1925 and 1931. These musical precedents and the Parado itself were indeed one of the many different cultural activities that were carried out during the first half of the century around Hotel de l’Artista, an authentic oasis of talent in the Mallorca of that period.
With the collaboration of figures such as Bartomeu Calatayud Cerdà and Josep Coll Bardolet, the Parado de Valldemossa gave rise to extremely important work to recover Mallorcan folk dancing, while serving as a stimulus for the emergence of similar groups in other towns on the island.