Trinidad Jimenez is dancing with pensioners in a working class district of Madrid.
She's the opposition Socialist party's candidate for mayor in the 25 May elections, and believes the party is finally back in step with public opinion.
Aznar's message is that his party is tough on crime and terror
These may be local elections, but there is widespread anger in Spain at Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar's support for the war in Iraq.
Trinidad is predicting a significant protest vote.
"People have the chance to say 'no' to Aznar. They disagree with his polices," she says.
People have forgotten about the war. If the elections had been a month ago they might have remembered, but not anymore
"The people in Spain didn't want the war, and they're saying 'no' to him just now."
Across Madrid at a suburban produce market, the governing centre-right Popular Party is campaigning on local bread and butter issues.
Socialists hope to attract a significant protest vote
After eight years in power, the government can boast one of the healthiest economies in Europe, a message that conservative candidate Esperanza Aguirre is trying especially hard to get across.
"People talk about the economy, they also talk about employment, and transport. Transport is a very important issue here."
Mr Aznar may have split the country over Iraq, but he's not seen as a public liability by his own party.
Candidates are more than happy to be seen with him in public.
His most recent campaign visit was with a local candidate to a martial arts training class at a local police academy.
The message is that his party is tough on crime and terror.
Basque separatists have been banned to stand in the poll
After a Spanish restaurant was targeted in the recent bombings in Casablanca, the government is sensitive to accusations that it has made the country a target for terrorists.
"If you say that because you stand against terrorism you make yourself a target, then you are saying we should do exactly nothing and wait till they kill us," Mr Aguirre says.
On the streets of Madrid all the parties have been busy with last minute canvassing, urging people to get out on the streets and vote.
So what of the impact of the war?
"People have forgotten about the war," one man told me.
"If the elections had been a month ago they might have remembered, but not anymore," he added.
But others definitely haven't forgotten.
"We demonstrated against the war and no one listened. Yes, it will affect the way I vote," another voter told me.
"It's very important, it is a decisive factor. Those against the war wont vote for the ruling party, although I'll abstain. I don't like the opposition either," he added.
The risk for the opposition Socialists is that if they fail to convert public anger into significant electoral gains, the road back to power could prove long and hard.