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.
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
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:
valse, five-time valse, branle, rondeau, Carnival
I look forward to seeing you at the workshop.