European Folk Day – September the 23rd

European Folk Day: 23rd September 2023

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Folk Dance Workshop: Optimise the use of space on the dance floor

September 23, 2023 @ 13:00 - 18:30 CET (Europe)

Free contribution

Better space management on the dance floor makes the dancing experience much more enjoyable for everyone. Koen Dhondt and Pierre Chesneau have put a lot of thought into this subject and have lots of tips to share with you! With fun, practical exercises, they’ll show you how to help optimise the dance space for everyone!

  • General tips: Dancing surface, blind spots, snowploughs, noise pollution, shepherds, avoid tensions, …
  • Avoiding and resolving spirals in jigs/chapeloise and circassian circles
  • progression in waltz and polka
  • 2-beat bourrées (in a line, with 6 dancers, and even in a circle)
  • Chain dances from Brittany (gavotte des montagnes) and the south-west France (rondeau en chaîne, branle béarnais)
  • Dances in small circles (bal limousine, maraîchine, ronde du Quercy, etc.)
  • Progression in rondeau in couple

To share the content of this course on a much larger scale, we want to create teaching videos on YouTube. Pierre will film the exercises at de Maalbeek and the final session nearby. The use of a drone will provide unique images, which will make it much easier to pass on this valuable know-how to the entire folk community. By taking part in this course, you agree to the use of the images.

We need a lot of people to take part in this course for the exercises to work optimally and for the videos to be usable. That’s why you can chose how much you pay for this workshop. Don’t hesitate to invite your friends!


September 23, 2023
13:00 - 18:30
CET (Europe)
Free contribution
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Frisse Folk
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Koen Dhondt


GC De Maalbeek
rue Général Leman 118
Etterbeek / Brussels, Brussels 1040 Belgium
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