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Normal price in a room of 11 beds 545.00 €
Discount price in a room of 11 beds, if you don't work 495.00 €
Normal price in a tent or van 495.00 €
Discount price in a tent or van, if you don't work 445.00 €
50€ discount for all if 25 participants 0.00 €
Contact us if you want to donate for others 0.00 €
Contact us if your salary doesn't allow you to participate 0.00 €
Normal price if you don't sleep at La Clé du Sol 445.00 €
Discount price if you don't sleep at La Clé du Sol 395.00 €

Summer workshop Folk & Tango with Laure Fourest & Koen Dhondt

 
In the week before Gennetines, Laure Fourest and Koen Dhondt are giving a 5-day dance workshop at Domaine La Clé de Sol in Marsaz, a small village in the Drôme region in the south of France. Get ready for a great stay full of joy and fun, learning, laughing and meeting people, and lots of dancing!
 

Program

Approximately 5 hours of dance lesson per day. The final program will be decided on the spot according to the suggestions, preferences and/or needs of the participants. The common thread throughout the workshop is learning how to guide/follow and communicate well in the dance. Laure and Koen will give individual suggestions and corrections, so that everyone progresses.
 
Different variations for couple dances make up the main theme:
  • Folk couple dances: rhythmical variations & musicality
  • Improvisation techniques
  • Folkanatomy: Posture and body work
  • Tangurka: Variations for mazurka inspired by tango
  • Valsango: Variations for the folk waltz inspired by tango

Each teacher will also give classes around his or her own speciality. We have 2 rooms and can therefore separate the group

  • Laure: Argentine Tango: discovery group for beginners & group for intermediates 
  • Koen: dances from the South West & Centre of France, musicality & variations in couple dances, ...

Other activities

  • 18/7: Bal avec Kaléidoscope & Kaz Kan Zie, Open for external dansers. Reservation necessary.
  • 20/7: Bal avec Luna Rosa, a duo that plays a mixed repertoire of folk and tango, also open for external dansers. Reservation necessary.
  • If there are minimum 20 participants, There will be a second folk ball on Monday evening...
  • Practica - a folk ball with recorded music - on all other evenings
  • Relaxation, siesta, walks, games, swimming in a lake 15 minutes away...
     

Additional info

You will find at the end of the page information about the level, languages, accommodation, meals, registration ...

If you have questions about the program and level (see below), do not hesitate to contact Koen

Practical info

Meal

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Registration opens on 14 April at noon. The price covers
  • 25 hours of workshops with 2 experienced teachers in a beautiful 150 m² dance space. 1 or 2 folk balls with live music, and practicas all other evenings.
  • a fair trade salary for the teachers/organisers, the cook and the musicians
  • accommodation from Saturday evening to Thursday lunchtime
  • 10 Bio & local meals, breakfast is not included
 
Accommodation
  • Domaine La Clé du Sol in the Drôme region in the south of France, 20 minutes from Valence TGV station.
  • There are 3 rooms with 2 beds and 2 rooms with 3 beds, and a dormitory for 11 people. You can find information and prices here. The rooms are assigned in order of registration!
  • Bed linen can be rented for 5€. Possibility to bring your own bedding.
 
Meals
  • Organic and vegetarian meals with -as far as possible- local ingredients
  • Bring your own food for breakfast
  • Please let us know if you have any food allergies well in advance
  • Meals are included in the price of the summer workshop, but drinks are not.
 
Time table / planning
  • The workshop starts Saturday 16 July 2022 at 17h.
  • Possibility to arrive on Friday 15 July from 19h onwards by paying a supplement of 30€.
  • End of the summer workshop on Thursday 21 July at 2 pm
  • Approximately 5 hours of classes per day, between 9.30 am and 6:30 pm
  • Ball with Luna Rosa, a duo that plays a mixed repertoire of folk and tango, on Wednesday
  • If there are minimum 20 participants, a second folk ball on Monday evening...
  • Practica  folk ball with recorded music - on all other evenings
  • Relaxation, siesta, walks, games, swimming in a lake 15 minutes away...
 
Equipment
 
Outside shoes are forbidden in the main dance space, so be sure to bring dancing shoes!
 
Good dancing shoes help you to dance better and with less effort. Bring light, comfortable shoes with a smooth sole and no heel! Feel free to bring more than one set of clothes per day, a second pair of dance shoes, a fan, ...
 
Prices
 
Standard price in an 11-bed dormitory: 545€.
  • 50€ discount for everybody if there are minimum 25 participants, refunded at the end. Invite your friends!
  • 50€ discount for all those who do not work
  • 50€ supplement for a room with 2 or 3 beds
  • Contact us if your income does not allow you to join the summer workshop

Possibility of a donation for solidarity

We want to guarantee a fair remuneration for all the professionals who make this summer workshop possible. At the same time, we think it is important that people living on a limited budget also have access to quality learning. That is why we offer you the possibility to make a donation to enable someone with a lower budget to attend the Workshop at a lower price than the advertised rates. Contact us for more details.
 
Registration & conditions 
 
This workshop is organised by Corps Dansant and Frisse Folk. You can register via the website of Frisse Folk. By registering, you accept the following conditions.
  • Payment of the summer workshop upon registration.
  • Possibility to pay in 2 times: 300€ upon registration and the rest before the 8 of june by bank transfer: Frisse Folk   IBAN  BE40 7805 9142 3763   /   BIC  GKCCBEBB
  • Cancellation before 16 May: total refund    
  • Cancellation before 16 June: 50% refund  
  • No refund if you cancel after 15 June, regardless of the reason for the cancellation. Only exception: 80% refund if you have a positive Covid test.
    Possibility to find somebody with the appropriate dance level to take your place. 
  • Full refund if the organisers have to cancel the summer workshop
 
Questions
 
If you have any questions after reading this page, please do not hesitate to contact Koen directly.

Language

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Depending on the participants, the workshop will be given in French or in English, with short translations into the other language if really necessary. Koen and Laure are fluent in different languages, so you will get individual feedback in the language of your choice.

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Level

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For advanced folk dancers, and gifted intermediate folk dancers who learn quickly.

You should be able to master the basic waltz steps with ease, be familiar with leading and/or following, and preferably be open to changing roles. 

We assume that you needed at least two years of dance experience, with regular classes and workshops, to achieve this level. Some of this experience may have been gained in other couple dances (tango, salsa, forro, ...). 

No previous tango experience is required, as for the tango classes we foresee a beginner and an intermediate group.

Dance partner

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It is not necessary to register as a couple for this dance workshops. We will often change partners. Therefore, you can register alone, as a couple, with friends ...

Partnership / Organisation

Frisse Folk & Corps Dansant