118 Elliot presents ‘The Long Way’, an Exhibit of Drawings by Aron Namenwirth, which will open with an artist’s reception from 5-9 PM during Brattleboro’s Gallery Walk on Friday, October 6, 2023.
Brattleboro Bal Folk (Guilford, VT)
French traditional dancing (with other European influences as well)
Live music by Eloise & Co.:
Becky Tracy: fiddle
Rachel Bell: accordion
Listen here: www.rachelbellmusic.com
All dances will be taught! No experience or partner necessary! Lots of guidance in the first half, less teaching and more dance party vibes in the second half!
There are circle dances, line/spiral dances, couple dances, dances in lines– lots of variety, with a friendly and welcoming crowd!
Please plan to protect the beautiful floors by changing out of your street shoes.
Suggested donation: Sliding scale: $10-$20
Covid safety: N95 or similar quality masks required for dancing.
While vaccination is still recommended, we will no longer require proof of vax at the door for entry.
Please stay home if you feel ill or if you are testing positive for Covid-19. We’ll miss you, but we want to keep everyone safe!
Curious about what this kind of dancing is like? Come on over, even if you’ve never done anything like it before! You can hang out around the edges and listen to the music, or get swept up in the action! The dances are really accessible, and we’ll teach everything you need to know. There will be basic versions of the dances that are really easy to pick up for beginners, and over time we’ll also offer variations and additional types of dancers to keep things interesting for the experienced dancers!
One of the things we love most about these dances is the big variety of styles. There are raucous, energetic party dances like la chapelloise and bourrée. There are groovy Breton dances in lines and spirals that you can really sink into, and then there’s the meditative gavotte de l’aven. There are beautiful couple dances. Lately we’ve been into a couple types of rondeaus. And we’re learning more all the time! So excited to share it with you! Bring friends!
August and October dates will be announced soon. Meanwhile, mark your calendars for Step 17, Nov 26, and Dec 17! Watch for updates about all kinds of exciting plans in the works!
Info always available on www.rachelbellmusic.com