Intermediate, Advanced
Workshop organised by Frisse Folk
Spots available
Normal price 28.00 €
Discount price for all those who don't work 20.00 €
Covid-19 victims price (if you have financial problems due to Corona) 10.00 €
Covid-19 heroes price (nurses, doctors, artists, supermarket vendors, ...) 0.00 €
Fair Trade price 35.00 €

Workshop Arin Arin with Koen Dhondt


Part 1 :  10h30 - 12h   
Part 2 :   short individual feed back in the afternoon
Part 3 :  16h - 17h30  

No big problem if you're not free at one of those moments. You will receive the video right after and you can see it before the next part of the workshop.

This lovely but difficult basque dance (Northern Spain) is a nice challenge for advanced dancers. Most of the challenge is in the dexterity of the feet and in the transitions between the different parts. The fandango -a dance with four figures on a 3 beat music - is always followed by an arin arin, with comparable steps, but on music in two times. Both dances are danced in pairs or in small circles. Koen teaches a 2 day workshop fandango on 31st of May and 1st of June.
  • Basic steps and style of arin arin on slow music
  • Transitions between the figures, with attention for the musical structure
  • Why do dancers who never really learned the dance, start to the wrong side after the second part? 
  • Gradually we will speed up the music
  • Differentiation: A difficult variation for each of the figures, for those who already master the basic steps  (bonus)

Practical info about this on line workshop
A Google Meet link will be send by e-mail at 10h. Check your spam if you don't receive the link and add "" as a safe mail address.
Connection possible from 10h15. Apero after the last workshop for those who want.
The workshop will be recorded by Frisse Folk and that movie will be shared for a limited time with all the participants. It is forbidden to share this movie with other people in any way.

NEW: Due to the delay between image and sound in the video conference, Koen can hardly give individual feed back during the workshop. We therefore provide the possibility of short individual feed back via whatsapp / short video recordings in the afternoon.

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If you need any help to make a reservation, do not hesitate to contact us (also in English, Spanish or Portuguese).

Practical info


Apero after the monday workshop for those who want.


Language standard text

This workshops will be given in (easy) english.
Koen is fluent in 5 languages, so if necessary you will get the answers to your questions in the language of your choice.


Please arrive 15 minutes before the advertised starting time of the workshop, so we can start on time.


Mandlevel standard text

Advanced level or a solid semi-advanced level.
You have to master the basic steps of the waltz smoothly. No prior knowledge of Basque dancing is required, but a high general dance level and a good learning speed are necessary to learn this difficult and fast dance in a short time. This intensive workshop is not recommended for people with bad physical condition.

Dance partner

Partner standard text

You do not have to register together with a dance partner.