People have been dancing all over the world for centuries, and in doing so have developed many different styles and techniques. Many of these dancing styles have a certain amount of overlap in their respective techniques, which may not be surprising, but is also often overlooked. In this workshop we’ll discuss very broad topics such as “How to turn easily, and how to make my dance partner turn easily?”, “How can I cross more distance or quickly evade others on the dance floor?”, “What is the effect of my posture on my way of dancing”, and “What are efficient ways of moving, to ensure I can keep on dancing (eg. in a polka or waltz)?”. Additionally, we’ll discuss the usage of tension in partnering, techniques to slow down or speed up, and the connection between the physiology of the human body and the laws of physics.


  • There is a maximum of 40 dancers;
  • Suitable for all levels. Basic knowledge of the Scottish, Waltz, and Mazurka is required.

About the teacher:
Sophie van Grinsven mainly works a contemporary and improvisation dance teacher, but also has broad experience with classical ballet, ballroom, jazz, contact improvisation, and mime. She uses this diverse background to show her students the many roads that lead to Rome in the world of dancing. “More is more” applies! Sophie leads many different (improvisation) dance projects and aims to give everyone the chance to express themselves by dancing, within their own limits.

Eventbrite - CaDansa Balfolkfestival 2019

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