Brattleboro Bal Folk
Fun, accessible French and European traditional dances. No experience or partner necessary! A joyous community event for all!
Live music & dance instruction by Eloise & Co.
Becky Tracy (fiddle) & Rachel Bell (accordion)
Sliding scale $12-25
Masks welcome but not required
More dates coming up: Dec 17 with guest teacher Susan Kevra. This dance is supported in part by the Gadd/Merrill Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society.
Tentative 2024 dates: Jan 21, Feb 25, details TBA
We’ve been really enjoying having a room full of people of all ages– kids included! And we are really grateful that the community developing around this dance is super welcoming, as we often witness more experienced folks reaching out to include the newcomers. If you show up, you’ll be welcomed!
Dances range from beautiful and meditative to raucous and energetic. Even if you’ve never tried anything like this before, come on over! Feel free to sit along the edges and listen and check it out, or join right in on the fun! We’ll teach you everything you need to know! For the folks who have been showing up regularly to this monthly series, we always include some extra variations or new dances so there’s always something new to look forward to! Next up:
la polka piquée
Check this video out, and then spread the word! https://youtu.be/Y8OUy5JM6Jw?si=s8-aKotdPEayFcW0
Here’s one of the slower-paced dances:https://youtu.be/ZVajnWWA6jQ?si=2FQIT3J7oAbSVVJN