Balfolk with Saskia Tomkins

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Balfolk is an event for folk dance and music originating from the French traditions in Europe, but also incorporates dances from across Europe, as far north as Scandinavia, and as far east as Macedonia. Each year, the class will explore the Balfolk culture from one or more of these regions.

An exciting opportunity to learn about the relationship between music and dance. Participants will learn simple folk dances and form the instrumental ensemble (Bal) to accompany the dancers.

Is this class for you?

Open to novice and intermediate/advanced ability with strings, woodwinds, piano, guitar, bass, percussion.
Listening and modest reading skills are very helpful.
Simple improvisation is encouraged but not required.
You are welcome to play sometimes and to dance sometimes, however dance is not mandatory.
This ensemble will perform at the end of the week.
This class has limited enrolment.

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P.O. Box 73046, 465 Yonge St., Toronto Canada M4Y 2W5

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