Balfolk - 10th June 2023

Maison de village
Rue des Alliés 44

10th June 2023
15:00Workshop - waltz and irregular waltzes
20:00Duo GrandLoup (FR)
22:15AurieL duo (BE)

20:00 Duo GrandLoup (FR)

The violinist Louise Legrand and the pianist Patrick Chamblas meet under a bridge on the edge of the Loire... They offer us an original reading of the folk repertoire and new compositions. There is energy, there is diversity, there is the meeting of their multiple musical experiences (classical, jazz, song, world music, folk,...) and above all, there is emotion.
22:15 AurieL duo (BE)

Laurie at the piano composes according to her travels, her encounters, with a gentle poetry tinged with enthusiasm. Anne with her handpan adds an almost magical dimension to the whole. Lovers of irregular waltzes, mazurkas and scottisches, you will be served

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15:00 Workshop - waltz and irregular waltzes
Lisa Warnier

Learn or relearn the basic waltz step, balance, rotation, so that the dance is fluid and pleasant. Then, play with one or the other rhythmic variation before discovering 5, 8 and 11 times waltzes.

Lisa proposes this multi-level workshop. It will be given in French, translated into English on request. Starting from the basics allows beginners to learn the steps and others to work on details of finesse, rhythm, posture, fluidity, relaxation, connection


Can I come without a dance partner?
Yes, please feel welcome to do so.
I have never danced (folk) before, what now?
Coming for the first time can be a bit outside of your comfort zone but be assured, no one will judge you on your dancing skills.
There will be an introduction class of 1 hour at 19:15, there we'll explain some common dances (hanter-dro, andro, scottisch, jig, bourré 2 times).
Folk dancing is relatively accessible to dance to and don't hesitate to ask some explanation more experienced dancers will be more than happy to show you some steps.
Also, you don't have to dance all night, enjoying the music and watching others dancing can also be delightful.
How can I get there?
If you come by car, there is a small car park with about 20 spaces just in front of the hall. The other cars will have to park along the road, taking care not to block the access of local residents. Don't hesitate to put a note on the Facebook event if you want to carpool. By train, it is possible to arrive directly in the village and leave the next day. Indeed, Forrières station is only 550m from the venue. It is served every day with a train every 2 hours in each direction from approximately 7:20 a.m. to 9:20 p.m. Jemelle station, 5 minutes by car, offers the advantage of being served every hour... It is therefore also an option. Someone can always provide a shuttle if you have requested it a little in advance.
I would like to spend the night there, what should I do?
Whether it's to prolong the pleasure of being together or because you live too far away to go home directly after the ball, it is possible to sleep at Lisa's, who lives in the same street as the hall. The house is large and can accommodate people but the number of places is not unlimited either. In order to organize the space as well as possible, please contact us by email at if you wish to stay. On Sundays, we can choose brunch, play music, walk in the surrounding countryside, picnic by the river... according to our desire and the energy of the group.
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