Gary Breitbard and Jena Rauti
Gary Breitbard and Jena Rauti have 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. We have
fallen in love with the simple but elegant form of the bourree.
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. We 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 we teach are: Scottish,
polka, valse, five-time valse, branle, rondeau, Carnival de Lanz.
We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.