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September 9, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm£10.00
Dansez Français and an Evening of European Dancing
Ange Hauck and Keith Macdonald are delighted to have been invited back to play at Dansez Français in Patcham, this time for the Summer of Europe Euro-Bal. Ange and Keith have been playing traditional dance music together in Germany for over 12 years, for dances and at festivals.
Dansez Français has been running European dances with live music in Sussex for nearly thirty years. European folk dancers and musicians, we have a passion for the social dances from all the regions of France – Brittany, the central regions such as the Berry, the Auvergne, Poitou, Basque and the south west. We run a Bal every month in Patcham, with live music from the UK network of dance bands, local musicians and touring guests from France and Belgium, when possible. Energetic bourrées, romantic waltz and mazurkas, circles and chains of Breton community dances, for couples and groups, some of the dances are very specific to a town or region, others look just like reels, barn dances and American squares… we teach them, we play them, we dance them ‘til the sun goes down, here and at festivals in mainland Europe. We’ll show you the steps and our regular dancers will be help out if you’ve not done it before.
The music comes from France, Germany, the British Isles, Belgium and other European countries, played on traditional instruments such as harp, accordion, hurdy-gurdy and French and German bagpipes. Ange and Keith will be joined by Mel Stevens (of Rosbif, GigCB and Quatre Quarts) at the Summer of Europe’s Euro-Bal – truly a European celebration!
Book in advance through via the button on the website: www.dansezfrancais.org.uk
Pay on the door £10
No bar, so please bring your own drinks and glasses; (and if you’d like to try it out in advance, please come to their dances in May, June and July – see the website above for details)