European contredanses, often simply called contredanses are a style of historical dance that originated in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries.
English country dance and Scottish country dance are well known forms of contredanses.
Contredanses typically involve groups of couples arranged in lines or squares and are characterized by a series of lively and coordinated group movements. These dances played a significant role in the evolution of social dance in Europe and transformed French dance.
Balfolk dancing is a dynamic and inclusive genre of dance and music that draws from diverse European traditions. What sets it apart is its fusion of traditional elements with modern innovations and a willingness to adapt and evolve.
Classes have ended for 2023, but will resume on Wednesday 14th February 2024!
Don't forget about our monthly minibals at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum on the last Sunday of each month.
Our next one will be on Sunday 25 February 2024
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