Balfolk - 25th November 2023

Maison de village
Rue des Alliés 44

25th November 2023
16:30Initiation workshop

20:00 Bouton

Bouton (Belgium)
Bouton is a new group from Liège which brilliantly combines the heritage of traditional music and dances with the modernity of sound effects and words! Indeed, these are texts resolutely anchored in today's world which are sublimated by the precise and moving work of the 3 musicians Fanny Vandenbergh, Joachim Loneux, and Rudy Mathey and the sound designer Gilles Doneux.

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22:15 Geronimo

Geronimo (Belgium)
Geronimo is the solo project of Jeroen Geerinck, well known in the folk world as a guitarist in numerous bands (Snaarmaarwaar, Hot Griselda, Novar, Viorel, Spilar) but also as a sound engineer and producer. Prepare yourself for modernity, pep, pure energy... but without forgetting finesse!

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16:30 Initiation workshop
Lisa Warnier

A workshop to allow new people to discover and integrate more comfortably into the community of folk dancers.

For this reason, it is particularly oriented towards (false) beginners, people who have not danced for a long time and wish to refresh their memory, those who learned on the job in ballroom and would like to have a more solid technical base ...

Lisa offers you this workshop in French, translated into English on request. We will cover some of the most common group dances and couple dances... There are no prerequisites to participate. Great beginners? It's time to hit the track!


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 16:30, 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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