The programme for a day at Gennetines

Dance workshops

On 7 dance floors you will be able to discover, dance, learn or practice many European dances.
(There may be between 50 and 300 participants in a workshop).
The stars on the programme give an indication of the level of the workshop (* : easy, ** : intermediate, *** : advanced).
Everyone will have their own approach, background, priorities and dreams ; everyone should be able to find an appropriate level at which to participate.

Alsace
American Tapdance
England
Ariège
Auvergne
2 time bourrées
3 time bourrées
Berry
Brittany
Cajun
Cap-Vert
Catalonia
Center France
Contredanses
Collective dances
Beginners dances

West Africa
Danses de couple
Dauphiné
Fandango
Flanders
Forró
Greece
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Limousin
Lithuania
Mazurkas
Morvan
Nivernais
Pays Basque

Playford (England)
Poitou
Portugal
Provence
Rigodon
Rock
Sauts basques
Scotland
South West France
Sweden
Tango
Asymmetric waltzes
Vendée
Wallonie

Express dance work-shops

Shorter workshops to introduce a particular dance, region or group of dancers in about 30 minutes.

Exchange of ideas

For increased understanding of dance – researchers, musicians and dancers can share their experiences, reflections, conduct a debate or discuss a film or an exhibition.

« Discovery » music workshops

Musicians or singers present a technique, an instrument, a way to play together.

Presentations

Some evenings, at 9 pm, a short demonstration to show some dances and inspire you to try them.

“Bals”

Seven bals at the same time starting at 9.30pm or 10pm. Then seven new bals to replace them between 11:30 pm and 1:00 am. Three bals end the evening at 3:15. To finish, there may be several acoustic jam sessions to dance through the night.

Daily adjustments to the Programme

A planning session will be held each day between 2.00 – 2.30 pm at the event office. You will be able to propose other events.

The Information Point

A place at the center of the site that houses :

  • the schedule for the dance floors,
  • organizational information,
  • a message and car-pool space.

We highly recommend a daily visit.

The Promotion Area

A place for

  • the promotion of dance and music,
  • the sale of dance and music recordings and books.

The Music Kiosk

A space with a dance floor for :

  • music workshops,
  • chatting: about dance,
  • presenting productions,
  • playing music and dancing at free times,…

The Cabaret

In the center of the site, a space with a dance floor for :

  • having a break,
  • meeting people,
  • jamming and … more dancing.