Sold out - Winter workshop folk & tango in the Diois region

04 Feb 2023 17:00


11 Feb 2023 14:00

La Terriade
rue de Grimone 112
26410 Glandage
Target audience : Advanced
Registrations are over, pleasecontact us if you wish to attend this course.
Registration is closed for this event
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Impro Koen & Laure

Winter workshop Folk & Tango with Laure Fourest & Koen Dhondt

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After the big succes of the summer edition, Laure Fourest and Koen Dhondt are giving a full week of dance workshop at Domaine La Terriade, a hidden paradise in a small village in the Diois region in France. Get ready for a great stay full of joy and fun, learning, laughing and meeting people, delicious food prepared by Anamaria, snow and sauna (oh yess!), and lots of dancing!


Approximately 5 hours of dance lesson per day. The common thread throughout the workshop is learning how to guide/follow and communicate well in the dance. Laure and Koen will give individual suggestions and corrections, so that everyone progresses.
This intensive week of dance is for experienced folk dancers who wish to take the time to develop and refine the body skills (posture and dance technique) necessary to embody the music more precisely and sensitively in couple dances.
This bodywork will be done via a diversion through the practice of Argentine Tango (no previous experience necessary), because it allows us to explore the finesse and precision of the connection.
This bodywork will also allow us to dive into the exploration of this great mishmash called "musicality" and the dialogue that we, as dancers, are led to initiate with the musical proposals that are made to us: to open our ears, to become aware of the rhythmic and melodic richness of the songs, to get out of our usual movements by developing new types of vocabularies, to be able to choose the musical elements that we want to interpret, etc…
In our opinion, what makes a beautiful couple dance is the comfort of the abrazo, the quality of the connection, and the harmony found by the three of us: you, me and the music. This workshop will explore these three concepts in greater depth.
Koen will also give optional trad dance sessions. He will teach the branle béarnais, also called branle d'Ossau, (basics and variations), and at least one other trad dance that we will choose together (rondeaux, congo, bourrées, sauts béarnais, …)

Each teacher will also give classes around his or her own speciality. We have 2 rooms and can therefore separate the group

  • Laure: Argentine Tango: discovery group for beginners & group for intermediates, warming up, musicality, posture and body work
  • Koen: dances from the South West & Centre of France, improvisation, musicality & rhythmical variations in couple dances, …

Other activities

Additional info

You will find at the end of the page information about the level, languages, accommodation, meals, registration …

If you have questions about the program and level (see below), do not hesitate to contact Laure: +33 6 32 58 96 84 ou  or to contact Koen

Practical Info


Registrations open on 19 October at noon. The price covers
  • 35 hours of workshops with 2 experienced teachers in a beautiful 100 square metre dance hall with a wooden floor.
  • The refresher course on Saturday 4 February from 2 to 4 pm
  • A folk bal with Kaléidoscope & Zaz Kan Zie on 9/2, and practicas most of the other evenings.
  • a fair trade salary for the teachers/organisers, the cook and the musicians
  • accommodation from Saturday evening to Saturday at lunchtime
  • Daily use of the sauna
  • Bio & local meals
  • Gite La Terriade, at the Col de Grimone, in the Diois – Photos on Facebook
    There are 2 and 3 bedded rooms, and one 4 bedded room. Rooms are chosen in order of registration!
  • Bed linen can be rented for 6€. Possibility to bring your own bedding.
  • Organic and vegetarian meals with -as far as possible- local ingredients
  • Breakfast not included, but possible with supplement.
  • Please let us know if you have any food allergies well in advance
  • Meals are included in the price of the summer workshop, but drinks are not, except for coffee and tea.
Time table / planning
  • Refresher course on Saturday 4 February from 2pm to 4pm
  • The workshop starts on Saturday 4 February at 5pm
  • End of the summer workshop on Saturday 11 February at 2pm
  • Approximately 5 hours of classes per day, between 10am and 6:30 pm
  • Folk ball, probably Friday 10 February (to be confirmed)
  • Practica  folk ball with recorded music – on most of the other evenings
  • Sauna, Relaxation, siesta, walks, games, …
  • Horse rides (not included in the price)
Good dancing shoes help you to dance better and with less effort. Bring light, comfortable shoes with a smooth sole and no heel! Feel free to bring more than one set of clothes per day, a second pair of dance shoes, a fan, …
Indoor Slippers
Normal rate in a room with 2 or 3 beds: 715€ 
  • 50€ discount for everybody if there are minimum 18 participants, or 100€ discount if minimum 22 participants, refunded at the end. Invite your friends!
  • 80€ extra discount for all those who need it (if minimum 22 participants, this gives the cheapest price: 535€)
  • Contact us if your income does not allow you to join the summer workshop

Possibility of a donation for solidarity

We want to guarantee a fair remuneration for all the professionals who make this summer workshop possible. At the same time, we think it is important that people living on a limited budget also have access to quality learning. That is why we offer you the possibility to make a donation to enable someone with a lower budget to attend the Workshop at a lower price than the advertised rates. Contact us for more details.

Registration & conditions 
This workshop is organised by Corps Dansant and Frisse Folk. You can register via the website of Frisse Folk. By registering, you accept the following conditions.
  • Payment of the summer workshop upon registration.
  • Possibility to pay in 2 times: 350€ upon registration and the rest before the 4th of December by bank transfer: Frisse Folk   IBAN  BE40 7805 9142 3763   /   BIC  GKCCBEBB
  • Cancellation before December 4th: total refund    
  • Cancellation before January 4th: 50% refund  
  • No refund if you cancel after January 3th, regardless of the reason for the cancellation. 
    Possibility to find somebody with the appropriate dance level to take your place. 
  • Full refund if the organisers have to cancel the workshop
Here is the Facebook photo album of the summer camp 2022!
If you have any questions after reading this page, please do not hesitate to contact us. To contact Laure: +33 6 32 58 96 84 or /   to contact Koen.


Depending on the participants, the workshop will be given in French or in English, with short translations into the other language if really necessary. Koen and Laure are fluent in different languages, so you will get individual feedback in the language of your choice.


For advanced folk dancers, and gifted intermediate folk dancers who learn quickly.

You should be able to master the basic waltz steps with ease, be familiar with leading and/or following, and preferably be open to changing roles. 

We assume that you needed at least two years of dance experience, with regular classes and workshops, to achieve this level. Some of this experience may have been gained in other couple dances (tango, salsa, forró, …). 

No previous tango experience is required, as for the tango classes we will foresee a beginner and an intermediate group, if necessary.

There will be a free refresher course on Saturday 4 February from 2 to 4pm, aimed at less experienced but fast learners. Also highly recommended for those who have never taken a course with Koen or Laure.

Dance Partner

It is not necessary to register as a couple for this dance workshops. We will often change partners. Therefore, you can register alone, as a couple, with friends …


Frisse Folk & Corps Dansant
Frisse Folk & Corps Dansant