Let’s talk – in english – about couple dancing : bal folk, swing, tango or forrò !
10 good reasons to start bal folk
If you're looking for a dance activity with good music, huge variety and warm community, bal folk is for you !
How to be a committed dance teacher
What about questionning ourselves, for more benevolence and consent
Organizers tool box for caring dance communities
Send me your ideas !
Immersion in a feminist bal folk
Some feminist talks, workshops, dancing and glitters !
Which feminists fights in social dancing ?
An article about women's rights day and the feminists fights of social dancing
It’s the story of a ball, a big ball
It was on July 5th, the preview of Lætitia Carton's movie Le Grand Bal, in the small Luminor, cosy movie theater in the Marais, historical neighborhood of Paris.
In the head of men following
Let's ask 122 men why they like to follow !
The Dansuality Concept
Is dance about sensuality and sex, or is there more ? What about the famous "flow" ?
Raiz d’Aldeia, Festival de Arte & Cultura Tradicional
Since my first excursion in Portugal in 2015 for Forrò de Lisboa and Andancas, I can’t help myself to go back every year to try a new festival. Portugal and especially Lisbon is beautiful, sunny and warm, and they know how to organise simple and joyful events full of friendly people. In
Châtillon in Dreamland : recipe for a success
France. May. There is an amazing folk festival lost in the mountains. Let's talk about music, dance, food, drinks, fancy costumes and hiking in the woods !
Switch leading and coguiding
For several months now, the video below went viral amongst dancers. The speakers, two professional dancers are explaining a concept existing for decades in social dancing but unusual / partly ignored / rarely put in words before : if you get rid of the gender roles of partner dancing, then
Mazurtango and romantic folk
A short summary of the birth of the bal folk mazurka dance, it's evolutions in bal folk festivals and the arrival of tango
Engage your body into the dance
When we talk about dancing, we come up with various subjects like social relations, fun, musicality, pulse, variations, spins, good or bad dancers, connection, leading, following… And from time to time, there is a person saying “dancing changed my way of holding myself and my confidence, made me think about
Why I want to try every dance
If you want to start something else but you don't know what, prepare yourself, I have A LOT of ideas. I started to dance 9 years ago and I couldn’t stop. I tried a lot of different dances, as a follower and as a leader, and even now when I
The amazing creativity of bal folk music
There is something truly amazing happening in bal folk dancing for several years now. People going to festivals across Europe, probably noticed the huge numbers of bal folk bands of superb quality. Lately, I felt really amazed by the richness and creativity in bal folk when it comes to music
Why Cadansa is such a Dutch festival
Next october, a new edition of the fantastic bal folk festival Cadansa will take place in Duiven, The Netherlands. A quite big and magical event only Dutch could have invented. These past years, I have attended to several events in The Netherlands, from the regular bal to bal folk and
Why tango dancers always make such a long face
The question always end up when I pronounce the word « tango » in front of uninitiated persons « but why do tango dancers always make such a long face when they dance ? It is not a very friendly scene, isn’t it ? » I thought a lot about
[Tango Video] Dana Frigoli & Adrian Ferreyra
As i spend too much time on youtube, i always find some amazing videos of people dancing. I'll try to explain what captivates me in that video. Let’s talk about one of my favourite tango video. Even if usually, i would prefer improvisation to routines, because it feels more natural and spontaneous, in
Prepare for festival Andancas
Bal folk festival Andancas (Portugal) is one of my best memory of a summer festival !
Festivals : Dance and visit Europe
What I do with my weekends ? Of course : dance festivals. But where ? why ? when ? Long story...