An Evening of Balfolk Dance
Le Bal Perdu DC and FSGW present an evening of Balfolk: Dances from France!

Balfolk means dancing! It is an umbrella term originally used during the folk revival in 1970’s France to distinguish a traditional dance from other kinds of social dances. Now balfolk is used all over Europe to mean a dance event with mostly French traditional dances, all done in a new way. Some, like bourrées, are ages old; others, like waltzes, were the hot new thing in the 19th century; and still others just arrived on the scene. There's couple dances, circle dances, and dances in lines - all are fun and easy to do.

Don't worry if you've never even heard of balfolk before! At our event, all the dances will be taught. Plus, the rhythm of the fabulous music from Trio Mirambel (fiddle, accordion and hurdy-gurdy) will lead your feet in the right direction. And you’ll be in good company - everyone on this side of the Atlantic is just learning these great dances!

At the School of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, MD. Easy street parking and a few blocks from the Takoma Metro.

Cost: $10 (pay at the door)

Live music from Trio Mirambel - fiddle, accordion, and hurdy-gurdy

All dances taught, no partner needed!

More info:

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We require a minimum of 3 attendees for all group classes & workshops. Classes will be cancelled if we have not met the 3-person minimum 72 hours in advance of the start time.

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7:30 PM EST
Takoma SPARK
7112 Willow Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
$10 Admission (Pay at the Door)