Fandango & arin arin

02 Mar 2024 – 10:30-16:30

GC De Maalbeek
rue Général Leman 118
Generaal Lemanstraat 118
1040 Etterbeek
Teacher : Koen Dhondt
Target audience : Advanced
Workshop organised by Frisse Folk
Spots available
Normal price 45,00€
Discount price if you don’t work 35,00€
Social price 20,00€
Fair trade price 55,00€
Compensation 0,00€
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Advanced workshop fandango & arin arin with Koen Dhondt




This lovely but difficult basque dances (Northern Spain) are 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 on slow music
  • Transitions between the figures, with attention for the musical structure
  • Why do dancers who never really learned arin arin start to the wrong side after the second part? 
  • Gradually we will speed up the music
  • Differentiation: during the entire workshop, Koen will propose difficult variations ("double step") for each of the figures, for those who already master the basic steps  (bonus). NB: Daniel Detammaecker will teach other variations on 24 March.


More of this!

On Sunday 24 March, Daniel will give a masterclass in variations for fandango, arin arin & branle béarnais en couple for advanced dancers with a high learning speed.

Tuesday 26 March Daniel plays at De Pianofabriek with his solo project Dani Padpé


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Practical Info


We suggest all participants bring something for lunch. Potluck!

The bar will be open throughout the day. Frisse Folk offers water for free 


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.


Advanced level or a solid semi-advanced level.
You have to master the basic steps of the polka and 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 dances in a short time. This intensive workshop is not recommended for people with bad physical condition.

Dance Partner

It is never necessary to register as a couple for our dance workshops. 
Therefore, you can register alone, as a couple, with friends …