Balfolk (French Folk Dance) with Emilyn Stam and John Williams
Date and time
Richmond Hill Public Library
1 Atkinson Street
Richmond Hill, ON
Offered in English.
Join Emilyn Stam and John Williams in learning some fun social folk dances with live music! Balfolk is a term used in the last 50 years to describe popular social folk dancing in Western Europe. Balfolk dancing is popular social dancing from Western Europe, a recent revival of traditional, mostly French, folk dances. It includes old traditional dances from a variety of French and western European regions, as well as modern tunes influenced by many styles composed for people to dance to. Balfolk is not definable as one style, but rather an umbrella term for many ways of dancing and playing for a huge repertoire of dances. They are all fun and easy to learn, you don’t need any partners or prior experience. Emilyn and John will show you how and play live music as well!
This workshop is part of the Dance Together Festival York Region, taking place during Ontario Culture Days 2023. It is free for participants, thanks to the generous support of the Richmond Hill Community and Cultural Grant Program. Presented in partnership with the Dance Together Project, Assembly Park, York Region Arts Council, City of Vaughan, City of Richmond Hill and Richmond Hill Public Library.
- festival website dancetogetherfestival.com
Dance Together Festival
The Dance Together Festival offers free community workshops and events that celebrate positive and accessible dance experiences. Join us for styles including Vernacular Jazz, Latin Fusion, Cuban Salsa, West African, Indigenous Contemporary, Vogue, Hip Hop, Soca and Inclusive Dance. Open to all ages, levels and abilities.
In fall 2023, the festival is coming to York Region during Ontario Culture Days, thanks to the generous support of the Richmond Hill Community and Cultural Grant Program and in partnership with Dance Together Project, Assembly Park, York Region Arts Council, City of Vaughan, City of Richmond Hill and Richmond Hill Public Library.
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