folk dance for beginners - level 1

15 Apr 2023 – 13:15-18:15

Wijkhuis Arsenaal
Hamerstraat 21-25
2800 Mechelen
Target audience : Beginner
Workshop organised by Frisse Folk
Registrations are over, pleasecontact us if you wish to attend this course.
Registration is closed for this event

Workshop folk dance for beginners – level 1  – Hanne Kinne & Anita Iliaens



In this workshop for beginners and "semi-beginners", we discover the most common folk dances.

We look in depth at the basic steps of most group and couple dances and at some simple, fun variations on them: Jig, magic circle, scottish, mazurka, gavotte de l'Aven, polka and hanterdro.

We pay a lot of attention to a good dancing posture and, if necessary, to unlearning "bad dancing habits". This makes this workshop not only suitable for beginners, but also for people who have been going to balls and festivals for a while, but never learned the dances in detail.

Continue learning after the workshop?
After this workshop you can join one of the groups of the current trimester. The dance teacher will tell you more about it.

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Practical Info


We suggest all participants bring something for tea. Potluck!
There is no bar, so bring your own bottle of water or other drinks


Our workshops in Mechelen are given in Dutch, with shorttranslations into English if necessary. The teachers speak multiple languages, so you will get individual feedback in the language of your choice.


You don't need any dancing experience to participat. This workshop is also interesting for people who have been going to balls and festivals for a while, but have never learnt the dances in detail.

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 …