Stage folk & tango in the Drôme region

18 Jul 2024 17:00


25 Jul 2024 14:00

Domaine La Clé de Sol – Drôme
1145 Chemin des Marais
26260 Marsaz
Target audience : Advanced
Workshop organised by Frisse Folk
Spots available
Normal price in dorm 890,00€
Discount price in dorm 810,00€
Normal price in a room for 2 or 3 990,00€
Discount price in a room for 2 or 3 910,00€
-50€ for all if more than 20 participants 0,00€
-75€ for all if 24 participants 0,00€
Volunteer price, in dorm – Contact us 0,00€
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Summer workshop Folk & Tango with Laure Fourest & Koen Dhondt


Nouvelle info 21/06: 2 bonnes nouvelles! 

  • Nous accepterons les chèques vacances papier (supplément de 2,5%)
  • Nous ouvrons le stage Folk & Tango également aux personnes qui ont un solide niveau intermédiaire en danse folk. Laure et Koen ont l'habitude de diversifier les propositions pédagogiques dans leurs stages en fonction des différences de niveaux, afin que tout le monde ait de quoi avancer.

Welcome to the 5th edition of the workshop Folk & Tango by Laure Fourest and Koen Dhondt for experienced folk dancers (see levels below).
This 7-day course, with full board, will take place at La Clé de Sol, a magnificent gîte in the countryside next to the small village of Marsaz, in the Drôme.
On the programme: dance, intensively and in all its forms (classes, free practice, bal, folk, trad, tango…), delicious meals, an atmosphere full of joy, novelties, laughter and encounters, a bright 150m2 dance room with parquet flooring, sunshine and nature!



Approximately 6 hours of dance classes per day, alternating between folk couple dancing (50% of classes), Argentine tango (25%) and traditional dances (25%).
Sunday morning and Tuesday afternoon will be free to relax, go swimming or explore the surrounding area. Each morning will start with 30 minutes of gentle warm-up (stretching, simple yoga, massages, etc.).

Important : The main aim of the tango classes on offer is to fine-tune your body skills in folk couple dancing (finesse, subtlety, precision of posture and connection), not to turn you into tango dancers.

This week's workshop aims to provide you with all kinds of tools and experiences to enrich your way of dancing, mainly in couple dances, but also in some trad dances. 

  • Further refine your body awareness to gain greater freedom, precision and comfort 
  • Deepen your knowledge of each of the couple dances and learn to give depth to your dance by adapting it to their specificities
  • Develop your ability to guide and/or follow, and apply it to new variations
  • Refine your musical listening skills and expand your rhythmic vocabulary
  • Work on your ability to improvise while doing justice to the specific tastes of each dance
  • Explore the specific movements and body styles of some traditional dances


The folk couple dance classes will be taught by Laure and Koen together. Laure will teach tango and Koen will teach trad dance. Each of them will bring their own specialities to the teaching: 

  • Laure: improvisation possibilities, body and posture work in couple dancing, Argentine tango (at the service of folk dances), musicality, anatomy for movement, and morning body warm-ups. 
  • Koen: dances from the South West & Centre of France, improvisation, musicality & rhythmical variations in couple dances, …
  • All participants will benefit from an individual feedback session of around 15 minutes with one of the teachers, on a subject of their own choice.

A part of the programme will be fixed on the spot according to the proposals, preferences and/or needs of the participants. Laure and Koen will give individual suggestions and corrections, so that everyone progresses.

Other activities
  • Practica – a folk ball with recorded music – on most of the evenings
  • Relaxation, siesta, walks, games, swimming in a lake 15 minutes away…

Have a look at the photo albums of the previous editions


We invite you to read the text Code of conduct & dancing tips that applies for all of our activities and recommend you to watch this video on consent and communication on the dance floor

We also made a short YouTube video on managing space on the dance floor, and propose an overwiew of the most important recommendations on our website


Additional info

At the bottom of this page, you will find 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


Registration are open. The price covers

  • A full week of workshops with 2 experienced teachers in a beautiful 150 m² dance space. A folk ball with live music, and practicas most of the other evenings.
  • a fair trade salary for the teachers/organisers, the cook and the musicians
  • accommodation from Thursday evening to Thursday at lunchtime
  • Bio & local meals, as far as possible.
  • Domaine La Clé du Sol in the Drôme region in the south of France, 20 minutes from Valence TGV station.
  • There are 3 rooms with 2 beds and 2 rooms with 3 beds, and a dormitory for 11 people. You can find pictures of the venue here. The rooms are assigned in order of registration!
  • Bed linen can be rented for 10€, and towels (1 small and 1 very big) can also be rented for an extra 10€. Possibility to bring your own bedding and towels.
  • Biological and vegetarian meals with -as far as possible- local ingredients
  • Breakfast (bread, butter, jam, granola, yoghurt, fruit, juice) is optionnal for an extra 28€.
  • Afternoon snack/fruit is included
  • 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
  • The workshop starts Thursday 18 July at 17h30.
  • Possibility to arrive on Wednesday 17 July from 19h onwards by paying a supplement of 35€.
  • End of the summer workshop on Thursday 25 July at 2 pm
  • Approximately 6 hours of classes per day, between 9.30 am and 6:30 pm. One morning and one afternoon of free time.
  • Practica  folk ball with recorded music – on most of the evenings
  • Relaxation, siesta, walks, games, swimming in a lake 15 minutes away…
Outside shoes are forbidden in the main dance space, so be sure to bring dancing shoes!
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, …
Standard price in an 11-bed dormitory: 890€.
  • 50€ discount for everybody if there are more than 20 participants, refunded at the end. Invite your friends!
  • 100€ discount for everybody if there are more than 22 participants, refunded at the end.
  • 80€ discount for all those who do not work
  • 100€ supplement for a room with 2 or 3 beds
  • 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, by bank transfer to Frisse Folk :  IBAN  BE40 7805 9142 3763   /   BIC  GKCCBEBB
  • Possibility to pay in 2 times: 400€ upon registration and the rest before 18 of june 
  • Cancellation before 18 May: total refund    
  • Cancellation before 18 June: 50% refund  
  • No refund if you cancel after 17 June, 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 summer workshop
If you have any questions after reading this page, please do not hesitate to contact Laure: +33 6 32 58 96 84 ou  or to contact Koen


The workshop will be given in French, with some short translations of the essential information into English if 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 talented 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.

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