French Country Dance
Sunday, June 10, 2012, 3:00pm
Dance 2 -- The North Gym
Gary Breitbard has studied French country dancing at home and abroad -- notably at Les Brayauds in Auvergne, St. Chartiers in Berry and "Grand Bal de l'Europe" in Bourbonnais.
The forms of the bourree are countless -- the many formations of this dance include circles, contra lines, and two-couple sets. Every village in central France and Auvergne has its own beloved variants. I love to teach these dances because of their accessibility and the joy they bring to dancers.
In addition to bourree, the French panoply of dance includes many other national and regional favorites. Among those that I teach are: Scottish, polka, valse, five-time valse, branle, rondeau, Carnival de Lanz. I look forward to seeing you at the workshop.