Folk dance summer school @AKDT
In the beginning of July, Koen Dhondt & Aurora Cavazzin teach at a fun and intense summer school in Neufchâteau, in the South of Belgium. You'll have to register on the website of the "Académie d'été" (AKDT in short). Get ready for a full week with plenty of joy and fun, learning, dancing, relaxing, meeting new people, …!
Variations for couple dances are the main part of this summer school: mazurka, scottish, waltz, irregular waltzes and bourrée. In addition, we also teach a number of specific regional dances from Gascogne, Brittany, Poitou and the Basque country, as well as variations for jig and other mixers. This basic programme is complemented with other dances based on the suggestions, preferences and/or needs of the participants.
The common thread for this summer school is to improve communication while dancing, thanks to a better technique, in order to lead and follow more easily.
Aurora brings her body experience as a contemporary dancer to give warm-ups and exercises that prepare you for learning folk and trad dances.
We will learn different dances and variations than previous editions, even if the description of the workshop stays the same.
This summer school is aimed both at beginners and dancers of intermediate level. During 40% of the time, we will work in two separate groups, based on the dance level. Koen and Aurora will give individual exercises and corrections, so that everyone can progress at their own speed, regardless of their original level.
At the bottom of this page, please find all information about dance level, languages spoken, meals and accomodation, subscription,…
Do you have any questions about your level or the programme of the summer school? Please do not hesitate to contact us!