Balfolk means dancing! It is an umbrella term originally used during the folk revival in 1970’s France to distinguish a traditional dance from other kinds of social dances. Now balfolk is used all over Europe to mean a dance event with mostly French traditional dances, all done in a new way. Some, like bourrĂ©es, are ages old; others, like waltzes, were the hot new thing in the 19th century; and still others just arrived on the scene. There's couple dances, circle dances, and dances in lines - all are fun and easy to do.

Don't worry if you've never even heard of balfolk before! At our event, all the dances will be taught. Plus, the rhythm of the fabulous music from Trio Mirambel (fiddle, accordion and hurdy-gurdy) will lead your feet in the right direction. And you’ll be in good company - everyone on this side of the Atlantic is just learning these great dances! 

When: (usually) the third Wednesday of the month, 7:30 pm

Where: The School of Musical Traditions 7112 Willow Avenue Takoma Park MD 20912

easy parking and just blocks from the Takoma Metro

Admission: $10 at the door; cash or Venmo

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