Workshops sauts & branle béarnais @ Wijgmaal
Two dance workshops with Koen Dhondt, given in English
09:30 – 12:30 Sauts béarnais
We will learn the Béarn-version of the sauts: circle dances with varying difficulty during which everyone dances a certain combination of steps without touching the neighbours. ‘Les 7 sauts’ (The seven jumps) is the best known dance of this vast repertoire. We will cover the basic steps: simple, copar, virar, virar tres, simple tres, marcar, trocar, and dobla and also learn some variations to those steps.
14:00 – 17:00 Branle béarnais
Yes, yes, it's that chain dance that looks so simple… and then you realise that it's not quite the case. A great challenge for intermediate and advanced dancers! With variations, off-beats and all!
Level: There are several layers in both the workshops. If you are not familiar with those dances yet, the goal of this workshop is to teach you the basic steps. Simultaneously Koen will explain several variations with increasing difficulty to those who already know how to dance the basics.
Saturday night: bal with Bal de l'Éphémère & Duo Gestrikt
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