Vilnius university Centre of Culture invites you to learn balfolk dance. Lessons will start on February 22. First lesson is free of charge, registration is required.
Balfolk - is a modern way of dancing traditional French dances. It’s a general word for European folk dances, revived and redanced in the 70’s in France.
They needed musicians to play the music in a different modern way and people danced for fun rather than the stage. Thus the traditional style developed into something new, creative and flexible as well as keeping deeply grounded traditional steps and being community oriented. Now this dance style unites people from across Europe and has no age and ideology limits - if you want to explore the world of steps and melodies while meeting people in the form of dance - Balfolk is for you and your friends.
Goda Sungailaitė has been exploring the dancing world for years, trying out various dancing styles from ballroom till contemporary. Self-made Lithuanian traditional dance teacher for 9 years who has found a passion for Balfolk with the special focus on its traditional background. A devoted student of Vincent Laine on all questions concerning the French dance tradition. Goda loves dancing and teaching with passion, respect for tradition and joy.
The dance teacher in Vilnius university Folk Group RATILIO, one of the organizers of the traditional traditional dance and music festival Folk LT, teaching and learning in European Balfolk festivals (le Grand Bal d’Europe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzDSRCGOwRI and Prague Balfolk Immersion - http://festival.balfolk.rond.cz/).
February 22 (Saturday) 13.00-14.30
February 29 (Saturday) 13.00-14.30
March 7 (Saturday) 13.00-14.30
March 14 (Saturday) 13.00-14.30
March 21 (Saturday) 13.00-14.30
March 28 (Saturday) 13.00-14.30
March 28 18-21 h final event with live music. Entrance fee 5 EUR.
Subscriptions will be sold on www.tiketa.lt and after the first lesson. Price 25 EUR. Discounted price for VU students, employees and alumni 15 EUR.