Saturday 1st October 2016
Chats Palace, London
Want to keep the summer feeling going a little longer?
Want to dance and laugh with your friends to joyous european folk music?
Want to feel the tingles in your spine as you glide across the dance floor to a lyrical Parisian waltz?
Come and join London Balfolk on Saturday 1st October at Chats Palace as we welcome European folk dance group 21 BOuTONS to London for their first ever UK tour!
21 BOuTONS (Marinette Bonnert, Belgium & Pere Romaní, Catalonia) have played for bals all across Europe but, until now, never in England.
On two button accordions, with a lovely danceable feel, they play music from Belgium, Catalonia and France, as well as their own compositions. For this tour, they will also be joined by Michel Jacqmain (guitar, cittern).
If you haven't tried European folk dance before, don't worry it's really easy! It's a social dance a bit like a ceilidh, but with different dances. There are some couple dances, some circle dances and some collective dances. We'll start off the evening around 8pm with an introductory dance class to give you all the steps you need to enjoy the evening. Arrive from 7.30pm to enjoy a drink in the bar with your friends.
We'll have dancing and live music throughout the night until 11.30pm.
Our dances are not formal balls, but we love dressing up and we think they're a great excuse to get out your favourite dress or smart waistcoat, so don't be afraid to put on you sunday best!
Advance booking price: £12 + booking fee
Door price: £15