Balfolk Dances

Tickets available online now! We will write down your name and keep a list at the door for online purchases. Online sales end Saturday March 22 @ noon.



We've been learning/dancing these French and Breton dances in small cafes for almost a year now in Toronto, and its time to put on a big Bal and invite you all to join us.

The dances are easy and fun, and we'll have musicians joining us from as far as Montreal, the USA and the Netherlands!

BALfolkFESTnoz: Saturday, March 22, 2014 @ 918 Bathurst, Toronto
6pm * Folk dance workshop for kids!
7:30 - midnight * Balfolk/Festnoz with dance instruction, live music, food and drink!
Food and drink catered by La Palette and Chocosol!!
Tickets available at the Hogtown Cure, 1484 Dundas St West
$10 adv / $12 door / $5 kids under 15
and online!
More info: www.facebook.com/balfolktoronto
BalfolkFB


Balfolk/Breton Folk Dance nights are EVERY MONDAY, at The Hogtown Cure (right on the corner of Dundas and Dufferin!)

Scottish, mazurka, waltz, bourée, kost ar 'choat, gavotene, jigue, andro, hanter dro and more! These dances are originally from France and Belgium and are being danced all over western Europe.

There will be live music!

It is pay what you can!

You can drop in on one or every session. No partner or experience necessary ...

 ANNOUNCING: BACKYARD BALFOLK! Saturday July 27, 2013 in Toronto

We are hosting an afternoon/evening of workshops including:


...for dancers (with any range of no experience in folk dance to lots of experience in folk dance!)
 -Balfolk Dances (bourée d’auvergne, scottish, mazurka, an dro/hanter dro, gavotte, jigues, cercle circassian)

...for melody instruments (such as fiddle, accordion, whistles, flutes, mandolins etc)

-medium learning tempo Western European Folk Dance Tunes
-faster learning tempo Western European Folk Dance Tunes


followed by a Potluck, a concert  (while you try out the new dances you learned!), and a jam!

What is BALFOLK?! balfolk dancing is popular social dancing in western europe, a revival of traditional french folk dances. bourées, jigues, gavotte, mazurkas, scottishes ... some partner dances, some group dances ... fun and easy to learn!

2:00-3:00 Int. Western European Dance Tune Workshop
3:00-4:00 Adv. Western European Dance Tune Workshop
4:30-6:00 Balfolk Dance Workshop
6:00-7:30 Potluck BBQ
7:30-9:30 Balfolk Concert/Participatory Dancing
....jamming?

$20/workshop or concert
or $35 for the whole afternoon/evening!
space is limited! so sign up now to reserve your spot!

To Reserve a spot, contact Joan: 416.690.2184 or joanmweed@gmail.com
For more information: emilynstam@gmail.com



Some videos of how they do it in Holland ...




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