1. Intermediary-level workshop
  2. Advanced-level workshop


3-day intensive workshops for intermediary-level dancers: “John Playford Ballets: rules and exceptions” 
from 28 to 30 October 2019
(Venue A) Fee: €90/pers. 
Schedule :
Monday, October 28, from 10:30 to 16:30
Tuesday, October 29, from 10:30 to 16:30
Wednesday, October 30, from 10:30 to 16:30

John Playford ? I beg your pardon

Workshop level – This workshop is meant for intermediary-level dancers interested in the wonderful repertoire of English figure dances that John Playford published in London starting in 1651; it may also interest confirmed dancers who want to teach this repertoire in their turn.

Programme: four dances out of the first edition of the Dancing Master (Gathering Peascods, The Gun, Lull me beyond thee, Newcastle), all longways duple minor setsLe programme détaillé du stage par journée sera communiqué ultérieurement.

A day-by-day programme will be available later

Practical information: at the mid-day break from 13.00 to 14.00, it is possible to have a picnic in the dance hall or to find something to eat in the neighborhood. For further information: or 0033 145 708 394.


4-day intensive workshops for avanced-level dancers: “The new choreographers” 

From October 31 to November 3, 2019  

(Venue  A) Fee: €100/pers. 

Schedule :  
Thursday, October 31 from 18:00 to 21:00
Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd from 10:30 to 16:30
Sunday, November 3, from 10:30 to 13:30

CONFIRMÉSWorkshop level 

This workshop is meant for advanced-level dancers.



Programme : 

  • A set dance combining work on figures and work on stepping: 8, College Street (Choreography by Cécile Laye)
  • A set dance known as a challenge for dancers: Waverley Ahoy (Hilary Herbert)
  • Several longways for as many as will : Mary K – Michael and all Angels – The Turning of the Year
  • Two inventive Sicilian Circles: Wodamiko and Mariette (A. Heywood)
  • Two dances in a circle: Celui qui chantait and Jane & Cassandra (Choreography by Cécile Laye).


A day-by-day programme will be available later.

Practical information: at the mid-day break from 13.00 to 14.00 , it is possible to have a picnic in the dance hall or to find something to eat in the neighborhood. For further information: or 0033 145 708 394.

Registration form

We recommend registering for a whole workshop or two whole ones (“whole workshop” form). However, for people who are not available for the whole duration, it is possible to register for one or two days only (three for the advanced workshop. In that case choose the “Day workshop” form. Please note: in each workshop, the last day, being devoted to going over the whole programme, cannot be chosen on its own. 

Full Autumn Workshop : 

Please note: higher prices after October 17!

Come and dance with us soon!

Testimonial  : 

“I like very much, and I find very useful:
– your use of demonstration
– your insistence on matching steps to measures
– your insistence on the correct foot to start a step
– the many repetitions and revisions of dances
These things are sadly missing from most of the dancing events I attend in England.

I like your use of demonstration in your teaching, both by yourself and by others. Although it was the only way in which I could learn the dances, it is in any case the best way of communicating the nature of the movement. It is also a good way of communicating the sequence of the movements, though it was a little hard for me sometimes if your demonstration was not in sequence! It may be difficult for you to believe, but demonstration is rare in my country!

I like your insistence on starting a sequence of steps on a particular foot, and I like your insistence on using the correct number of measures for each figure. I find it satisfying to be rigorous in such matters, though this also is rare in my country.

I especially enjoyed the opportunities to repeat dances many times. At dancing events and in dancing clubs in England sometimes we do the dance a second time, but never more than that. But dancing it repeatedly means that you have learnt it and that you are dancing it without trying to remember what you should be doing next – so you can relax and really enjoy the music, the movement, and the company of the people you meet during the dance. It is good to meet people without the frown of concentration!”

Alan, attending the workshop in 2015


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