During the first week of July, Koen and Elena teach at a fun and intense summer school in Neufchâteau, in the South of Belgium.
In 2017, the dates are Saturday 1 July (registration in the afternoon / first class after dinner) to Saturday 8 July (finishing after lunch).
Registration starts in March, through the website of the "Académie d'été" (AKDT in short).
Variations for couple dances are the main part of this summer school: mazurka, scottish, waltz, irregular waltzes and bourrée. In addition, we also teach a number of specific regional dances from Gascogne, Brittany, Poitou and the Basque country, as well as variations for jig and other mixers. This basic programme is complemented with other dances based on the suggestions, preferences and/or needs of the participants.
The common thread for this summer school is to improve communication while dancing, thanks to a better technique, in order to lead and follow more easily.
We will learn different dances and variations than last year, even if the description of the workshop stays the same.
At the bottom of this page, please find all information about dance level, languages spoken, dance partner ...
Location: Athénée Royal, Avenue de la Victoire 30, 6840 Neufchâteau, Belgium
- Camping directly at the summer school's location
(bring your own food, or buy (some of) your meals at the school)
- Rent a room & board at the boarding school - places are limited, so book early!
- Book a B&B close by (see list on AKDT's website)
Dance shoes: good dance shoes will ensure you can dance better and more easily. Please bring light, comfortable shoes, ideally more than one pair.
If the weathes is hot, you may want to bring more than one set of clothes per day, plenty deodorant, a fan, a water bottle ...
Registration: starting in March, only through the website of the Académie d'été. There, you will also find the conditions and prices.
Do you have any questions about your level or the programme of the summer school? Please do not hesitate to contact us!
The summer school is taught in French, if necessary complemented with succinct translations of the key elements to Dutch or English, or even German. Koen and Elena speak multiple languages, so individual feedback is provided in your own language.
You do not need to have experience for this summer school, which is aimed both at beginners and dancers of intermediate level. Koen and Elena will give individual exercises and corrections, so that everyone can progress at their own speed, regardless of their original level.
You do not have to register together with a dance partner. For couple dances, we regularly switch partners.