English dances

02 Feb 2019 – 10:30-16:00

GC De Pianofabriek
Rue du Fort / Fortstraat 35
1060 Saint-Gilles
Target audience : Beginner, Advanced, Intermediate
Workshop organised by Frisse Folk
Registrations are over, pleasecontact us if you wish to attend this course.
Registration is closed for this event

Workshop English dances with Jo Freya & Dave Shepherd


This workshop consist of 2 independent parts (mini workshops). It is also possible to participate in only 1 part.


10:30 – 12:45     Danses traditionnelles du nord de l'Angleterre

13:45 – 16:00     Danses traditionnelles du sud de l’Angleterre

Dave and Jo present two dance workshops  based on Dave’s research into English traditional dance.

Firstly, a workshop introducing traditional dances from the north of England which will include longways dances, quadrilles, circle and set dances, many of which use percussive dance steps (see for example video 1 minute 1:30 – 3:20 (Morpeth Rant) and 5:35 – 7:35 (5th figure of Lancers Quadrille) and video 2, Kendal Ghyll).


Secondly, dances from southern England such as 3, 4, 5 and 6-Hand reels and Figure Eights, longways dances and circle dances (see for example Cornish 4-Hand Reel and Helston Furry Dance).


Scroll down to get to the info about this particular workshop: required dance level, shared meal etc.

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


Participants of this workshop get a reduction for the Bal XL with Blowzabella & Aérokorda on Saturday 2nd of February. Don't forget to reserve your ticket for the bal via the presale on this website!

Practical Info


We suggest all participants bring something to share with each other at lunchtime.

The Maalbeek Cultural Center does not allow people to bring their own drinks. Please respect this request. This semester, Frisse Folk offers water for free to participants in the Maalbeek.
The bar (coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer, wine) will be open throughout the day.


This workshops will be given in french & english, with some short translations into Dutch if really necessary.


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


No experience required, but a good learning speed is recommended

Dance Partner

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


GC De Maalbeek
GC De Maalbeek