DANCE WORKSHOPS

We kindly ask you to read the workshop description carefully before you decide to participate.

PLEASE NOTE!

A decent knowledge and some practice of basic scottish, mazurka & waltz are necessary to participate in all these workshops.

If you’re a complete beginner in balfolk – please join our introduction class on Saturday 15.02.2020 15:00-17:00 – there’s no separate ticket for it, you just have to buy the STARTER PASS which includes both entry for the dance workshop for beginners and entry for the ball on 15.02.2020

The groups will count maximum 30 participants. The classes take place at Retro Dance Studio, Wielka 19/7, in a comfortable room (with wooden floor and mirrors).

All the workshops will be held in English.

 
≡ BODY MECHANICS | GREG DYKE | 15 – 16.02.2020 ≡

15.02.2020 | 11:00-14:30 (3h with 30 minutes break)
16.02.2020 | 12:00-14:00 (2h)

Leading and following with confidence often seems like rocket science, only mastered by those with a PhD in tango. Although it may be difficult, it’s actually quite simple and these two workshops will show you how. When we move our bodies in a biomechanically integrated and logical way, all the parts of the body come together to tell a single story that is:
clear (not 5 contradictory stories)
flowing (what happens next makes sense with what happened before)
easy for someone else to mirror (because a human body is doing it in a logical way, another human body will find it easy to do the same)
efficient (there is no effort or discomfort, that would pile up over a night of dancing)

Once our body tells a single story, leading is as simple as moving our body (while paying attention to the music and our partner). Following is as simple as paying attention to what our lead is doing and choosing to do the “same” thing.

On both days we’ll work on the same principle – using our body in an integrated way to make leading and following simple, but as the two days focus on different body parts, you can decide to take one or both workshops during the weekend.

On Saturday, we will work on steps and rhythms. By the end of class, you will understand how your body moves to shift weight or take a step and be able to confidently take steps and share improvised rhythms with your partner. And even the rare times you miss a step, you’re only ever one step away from catching up!

On Sunday, we’ll explore rhythms in other body parts than the feet and steps. By finding movement in our spine, we’ll add rhythms in our hips, rib cage and shoulders, again drawing on the body’s innate capacity to imitate other bodies in order to lead and follow.

≡ GUIDE TO GET LOST | SARA & PAULO ≡

15.02.2020 | 15:00-17:00 (2h)

As dancers, we perceive dance as a dialogue, in every perspective. This is the key-word for our work and constant research in European folk dance.

We believe that only in a state of pure deep conversation can one achieve true beauty and that is exactly what we mean to propose.

With this workshop, our main goal is not to teach dancers how to dance, but to enable them to enhance their ability to sense, listen, react, interpret, create and therefore, talk without words.

 

≡ SAVING ENERGY | SARA & PAULO ≡

16.02.2020 | 14:30-16:30 (2h)

Every living being relies on energy to be able to perform any sort of activity, physical or cognitive. If we view our body as a rechargeable battery, every time we move or even only think about moving (which truly consists of physical activity itself) we are consuming part of the energy that we have left at a given moment.

The basis of this workshop is, above all, to gain awareness of this process and finding the right tools that allow us to perform better management of energy consumption while dancing.

You can check out more about the teachers here

 

 

LOCATIONS

KLUB RONDO ul. Przybyszewskiego 56, Poznań
↣ 15.02 g. 19:00 BAL – BALSAM, SNAARMAARWAAR, AIRBOXES

Nearest public transport stops: T: Rondo Nowaka-Jeziorańskiego BOpalenicka


RETRO DANCE STUDIO ul. Wielka 19/7, Poznań, kod do wejścia: 7 [kluczyk] 4934
↣ 14.02 g. 21:00 BEFORE PARTY – DJBal
↣ 15-16.02 all dance workshops
↣ 16.02 g. 18:30 AFTER PARTY – DJBal

Nearest public transport stops: T: Małe Garbary; Plac Bernardyński; Plac Wiosny Ludów B: Wielka; Grobla; Małe Garbary

PROGRAMME

FRIDAY 14.02

BEFORE PARTY – DJBal
Retro Dance Studio, ul. Wielka 19/7, Poznań
gate code: 7 [key] 4934
START 21:00
ADMISSION: FREE, number of participants is limited!

SATURDAY 15.02

DANACE WORKSHOPS
Retro Dance Studio, ul. Wielka 19/7, Poznań
gate code: 7 [key] 4934
NO SPOTS AVAILABLE TO BUY

  BIG ROOM / SALA WIELKA WHITE ROOM / SALA BIAŁA
11:00-14:30 BODY MECHANICS I | Greg Dyke  
     
15:00-17:00 GUIDE TO GET LOST | Sara & Paolo BALFOLK STARTER – dance initiation | Magdalena Bitner-Bieleszuk & Filip Bieleszuk

LOVEMBAL – THE BALL

Klub RONDO, ul. Przybyszewskiego 56, Poznań | open doors: 19:00
TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!

19:30 BALSAM
21:30 SNAARMAARWAAR
00:00 AIRBOXES

SUNDAY 15.02

DANCE WORKSHOPS
Retro Dance Studio, ul. Wielka 19/7, Poznań
gate code: 7 [key] 4934
NO SPOTS AVAILABLE TO BUY

  SALA WIELKA
12:00-14:00 BODY MECHANICS II | Greg Dyke
   
14:30-16:30 SAVING ENERGY | Sara & Paolo

AFTER PARTY – DJBal
Retro Dance Studio, ul. Wielka 19/7, Poznań
entry code: 7 [key] 4934
START 18:30
ADMISSION: 15 zł – at the door, cash only; number of participants is limited!

In the case of unpredicted events the programme is subject to change…



LOVEMBAL 2020 – HANDOUT

FAQ

I can’t come, can I return the ticket and get a refund?

This is not possible, but you can sell your ticket to another person. If no one of your friends needs a ticket, post an ad on Facebook event. Afterward, forward your confirmation e-mail to the new owner of the ticket. No need to inform the organizer.

I have a FULLPASS, but I will not be able to participate in dance workshops, I will only come for the ball. Can I sell my place at the workshop to someone else?

Not really. Tickets cannot be split, so in this situation, you can only resell the entire FULLPASS and buy a dance ticket from someone else.

Do I need to print my ticket?

No. Just display the QR code for your order or ticket on the screen of your mobile device. We can also verify orders based on the data that was provided when submitting it.

Can I bring my drinks to the dance parties?

Yes! It is even very advisable, because there will be no bar on-site (both places), so it’s best to stock up in advance.

In the Old Town area of Poznań it’s only possible to buy alcohol till 22:00, so if you’d like to secure some supplies for parties on Friday and Sunday remember to buy in advance. Klub RONDO is situated outside the area of these restrictions, so this doesn’t apply to Saturday ball.

Tea and coffee will be available for free on Saturday – take your cup if you want to use it. A reusable cup can also be purchased on site.

Will there be a session?

It depends 😉 During dance parties on 14 and 16.02 musicians who would like to play to dance are very welcome and if they are willing, it is possible to play some live music. Due to the rules of renting the premises for a dance party on 15.02, we must leave the room and make it available for cleaning at a specific time – that is 3:00 (AM). We also need to undo and remove the stage from the room. If there is still enough time after the concerts on the stage and there are willing musicians – we will also happily host a short session till 2:30 AM.

If you have a question that is not listed – please send us an e-mail at info@lovembal.pl and we will try to answer ASAP.