Balfolk

European bal folk dances

Photo : Samuel Lagneau - Marshmallow photo

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 !
As Queer As Folk - Chloé Sutter

Immersion in a feminist bal folk

Some feminist talks, workshops, dancing and glitters !
Le Grand Bal, un film de Laetitia Carton

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.
Raiz d'Aldeia 2017 - © João FotoJonic www.fotojonic.pt/

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
Julien Wieser Folkographie - Chatillon2014

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 !
Marsinne - Photo : Samuel Lagneau

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
Unsplash - Kyson Dana

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
Flickr - Vladimir Pustovit

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
Unsplash - Jens Thekkeveettil

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
Candansa

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
Andancas 2015

Prepare for festival Andancas

Bal folk festival Andancas (Portugal) is one of my best memory of a summer festival !
Prague

Festivals : Dance and visit Europe

What I do with my weekends ? Of course : dance festivals. But where ? why ? when ? Long story...
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