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Arin Arin & variations

Intermediate, Advanced
Workshop organised by Frisse Folk
Registration is closed for this event
availability level-2
Normal price 35.000000000
Discount price for all those who don't work 25.000000000
Covid-19 victims price (if you have financial problems due to Corona) 15.000000000
Covid-19 heroes price (nurses, doctors, artists, supermarket vendors, ...) 15.000000000
Fair Trade price 45.000000000

Workshop Arin Arin with Koen Dhondt


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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 Fandango & arin arin are danced in pairs or in small circles. 
  • 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)

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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


We suggest all participants bring something for tea.

The Maalbeek Cultural Center does not allow people to bring their own drinks, but because of Covid-19 there is an exception. We recommend you to bring your own bottle of water. 

The bar (coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer, wine) will be open throughout the day.


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Our workshops in Brussels are usually given in French, with translations into Dutch or English if necessary. Koen is fluent in 5 languages, so you will get individual feedback in the language of your choice.


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

Mandatory level

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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

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