Stage folk & tango in Zuid-Frankrijk

18 jul 2023 14:00


25 jul 2023 14:00

Domaine La Clé de Sol – Drôme
1145 Chemin des Marais
26260 Marsaz
Doelpubliek : Gevorderden
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Impro Koen & Laure
Tango Laure
Impro Koen & Laure

Zomerstage voor gevorderden Folk & tango met Laure Fourest & Koen Dhondt


Last update of this text: 02/03

De volledige informatie is beschikbaar in het Frans en het Engels. Sommige onderdelen hebben we ook in het Nederlands vertaald.
Na het succes van de vorige edities geven Laure Fourest en Koen Dhondt een volledige week dansworkshop in La Clé de Sol in Marsaz, een klein dorpje in de Drôme regio Frankrijk. Bereid je voor op een geweldig week vol plezier, bijleren, mensen ontmoeten, lekker eten van Anamaria, zon en veel dansen!

Advanced workshop

This workshop is open for people who have already followed a Folk & Tango workshop with Laure and Koen, as well as for experienced folk dancers who already have some basic knowledge of tango (at least some hours of initiation). Please read the paragraph "Level" at the bottom of this page!


Approximately 5 hours of dance lesson per day: folk couple dances, tango & traditional dances. There will be two half days free to go swimming or explore the area! Lots of free practice time. Each morning will start with 30 minutes of body warm-up (stretching, massage, etc).

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. The main purpose of the tango classes offered is to refine your body skills in the folk couple dances.

  • Further refine your body awareness to gain more freedom, precision and comfort 
  • Deepen your knowledge of each of the couple dances and learn to give relief 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 work on body awareness in dance will allow us to dive into the exploration of this great mishmash called "musicality" and of 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 pieces, to get out of our usual movements by developing new types of vocabulary, 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 notions in greater depth.

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

  • Laure: Argentine Tango, body warm-up, musicality, posture and body work based on some anatomy notions (Folk'anatomie)
    The tango workshops will be used to explore body sensations and to work on the finesse and precision of the connection
  • Koen: dances from the South West & Centre France, improvisations, musicality & rhythmic variations in couple dances, …
    Koen will teach some traditional dances to choose from: rondeaux, congos, bourrées, sauts béarnais, branle béarnais, fandango, arin arin …

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
  • Bal open for external dansers. Reservation necessary.
  • Practica – a folk ball with recorded music – on most of the other evenings
  • Relaxation, siesta, walks, games, swimming in a lake 15 minutes away…

Have a look at the photo albums of the previous editions

We nodigen je met aandrang uit om de tekst Gedragscode en Danstips te lezen, die van toepassing is voor al onze evenementen.

Praktische info

Onderaan deze pagina vind je alle informatie over het niveau, de taal, overnachtingen en maaltijden, inschrijvingen…

Heb je na het lezen van de info nog vragen over je niveau of over de inhoud van de stage? Contacteer ons dan!

Praktische informatie


Registration opens on 24/02 at noon for participants of the previous workshops, and on Friday 3/03 at noon for everybody. 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 Tuesday evening to Tuesday 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 information and prices here. The rooms are assigned in order of registration!
  • Bed linen can be rented for 5€. Possibility to bring your own bedding.
  • Biological and vegetarian meals with -as far as possible- local ingredients
  • Breakfast (bread, butter, marmelade) is optionnal for an extra 25€.
  • 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
  • Refresher course on Tuesday  18 July 2022 from 2pm to 4pm
  • The workshop starts Tuesday 18 July at 17h.
  • Possibility to arrive on Monday 15 July from 19h onwards by paying a supplement of 35€.
  • End of the summer workshop on Tuesday 25 July at 2 pm
  • Approximately 5 hours of classes per day, between 9.30 am and 6:30 pm
  • Ball 
  • Practica  folk ball with recorded music – on most of the other 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: 810€.
  • 50€ discount for everybody if there are more than 20 participants, refunded at the end. Invite your friends!
  • 75€ discount for everybody if there are 24 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.
  • Possibility to pay in 2 times: 400€ upon registration and the rest before the 18 of june by bank transfer: Frisse Folk   IBAN  BE40 7805 9142 3763   /   BIC  GKCCBEBB
  • 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


Afhankelijk van de deelnemers zal de cursus in het Frans OF het Engels worden gegeven, met indien nodig beknopte vertalingen in de andere taal. Koen en Laure zijn vlot meertalig, dus de individuele correcties krijg je zeker in de taal van jouw keuze.


Stage voor gevorderde folkdansers.
Deze stage is toegankelijk voor deelnemers van de 2 voorgaande stages met Koen & Laure, en voor gevorderde folkdansers die al een kleine basis van tango hebben (je moet minimum enkele uren initiatie gevolgd hebben). De danshouding van folkdansen moet een evidentie zijn. Je moet de basis van de mazurka, scottish en wals vlot beheersen, vertrouwd zijn met improviseren en met leiden en/of volgen, en liefst ook openstaan om van rol te wisselen. 

We gaan ervan uit dat je minstens 2 jaar intensieve danservaring -met lessen en stages- nodig hebt om dit niveau te bereiken. Die ervaring kan je eventueel deels opgedaan hebben in andere koppeldansen (tango, salsa, forró, … ). 

Als je nog nooit stage gevolgd hebt met Koen of Laure, contacteer ons dan zodat we samen je niveau kunnen evalueren. Om het gevorderde niveau van deze stage te kunnen garanderen voor alle deelnemers, behouden de organisatoren zich het recht voor om kandidaten te weigeren op basis van hun dansniveau en/of leersnelheid.

Er is een opfriscursus op dinsdag 18 juli van 14u tot 16u, verplicht voor wie nog nooit een intensieve stage bij ons gevolgd heeft, en warm aanbevolen voor de andere deelnemers die de materie van de vorige stages niet onderhouden hebben



Je moet je niet samen met een danspartner inschrijven voor deze stage. Er wordt regelmatig van partner gewisseld. Je kan dus alleen inschrijven, per twee, met vrienden…


Frisse Folk & Corps Dansant
Frisse Folk & Corps Dansant