AKDT - Turning variations for couple dances

06 May 2022 18:00


08 May 2022 17:00

La gatte d’or
10 chemin sur le Foy
6950 Harsin
Teacher : Koen Dhondt
Target audience : Advanced
No presale or registration via the website of Frisse Folk for this event. More info hereunder.
Koen & Valérie
turning variations

Weekend workshop Turning variations for couple dances by Koen Dhondt & Valérie Vanparys


In the beginning of May 2022, Koen Dhondt & Valérie Vanparys teach an intensive weekend workshop at La gatte d'or in Harsin, a small village in the South of Belgium. Get ready for a weekend with plenty of joy and fun, learning, dancing, relaxing and meeting new friends!
This workshop is organised by l'Académie d'été (AKDT in short) and replaces the summer school from last year. You can register on the Website of AKDT.


We are going to learn how to change the direction of rotation while dancing mazurka, scottish, waltz, polka and 5 time waltz. The couples will turn right and left alternately at different moments in the dance. We will learn the so-called 'salsa' variations and other ways to play with the direction of rotation.
The emphasis is on communication in the dance and on leading and following, with specific exercises. You will also receive some general dance tips and personal corrections.

If you have questions about the program and level (see below), do not hesitate to contact us. You can refer to the website of the AKDT for all other information. 

Practical Info


Price of the workshop: 100€


  • There are 10 Double rooms (2 with a double bed) in the building where we dance
  • Price of that accomodation: 50 €
  • The meals are not included in the 50 €. You can reserve them directly by La Gatte d'Or, by phone on the number +32 491 74 05 31.
  • You can also search accomodation nearby 

Daily schedule / planning

  • Arrival of participants Friday 6 May at 18h. Introduction, dinner, dancing…
  • The classes are on Saturday and Sunday, from 9h to 17h. 
  • The workshop weekend ends Sunday May 8 at 17h
  • On Friday and Saturday evening there will be a folkpractica (= folkbal without live music) in the same room. 


Good dancing shoes make sure you can dance easier and better. So make sure you have light, comfortable shoes. An extra pair can come in handy. Don't hesitate to bring more than one outfit per day, as well as deo, a fan, a water bottle…


The registrations will start at the end of December on the website of the Académie d'été (abbreviated as AKDT). From then on, you will also find the conditions and the prices there.


Our workshops in Wallonia are given in French, with short translations into Dutch or English if necessary. Koen and Valérie are fluent in different languages, so you will get individual feedback in the language of your choice.


Workshop for advanced dancers, and for talented semi-advanced dancers who learn quickly.

You should master the basic steps of the waltz fluently, have a stable dance posture, be familiar with leading and/or following, and preferably also be open to changing roles. 
We assume that you need at least 2 years of intensive dance practice. Some of this experience may have been acquired in other couples dances (tango, salsa, forro, …). 

Dance Partner

It is never necessary to register as a couple for our dance workshops. We will often change partners.

Therefore, you can register alone, as a couple, with friends …