The programme for a day at Gennetines

Dance workshops

On dance floors, to prepare the bals-concerts, you will be able to discover, understand or dance a wide variety of “European dances”. (There are between 50 and 300 participants per workshop-gathering).
The stars on the programme give an indication of the level of these workshops: (*: easy, **: intermediate, ***: advanced).
Everyone, with their approach, their history, their priorities… their dreams, can dance.

Alsace
Alpes-Dauphiné
Angleterre
Ariège
Auvergne
Avant-deux
Béarn
Bourrées 2 et 3 temps
Berry
Bourbonnais
Bretagne
Catalogne
Centre France

Contemporain
Contredanses
Dabke (Moyen-Orient)
Danses collectives
Danses débutants
Danses de couple
Fandango
Flandres
Forró
Gascogne
Irlande
Israël
Italie

Limousin
Mazurkas
Pays Basque
Playford (danse anglaise)
Poitou
Québec
Sauts basques
Scottish
Suède
Tango
Valses (asymétriques)
Vendée

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.

Dance shows

Some days, starting at 2:30pm, a short demonstration or dance show to introduce dances and to inspire you to try them.

Bals-Concerts

Bands play at the same time from 10:00pm and then midnight. To finish, several acoustic jam sessions allow to dance all night long.

Daily adjustments to the Programme

A planning session will be held each day between 3.00 – 3.30 pm at the event office. You will be able to propose other events.

The Cabaret

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

  • having a break,
  • meeting people,
  • the promotion of dance and music,
  • the sale of dance and music recordings and books,
  • jamming and … more dancing.