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Foto's © Sien Verstraeten

Foto's © Sien Verstraeten

Foto's © Sien Verstraeten

Foto's © Sien Verstraeten

Foto's © Sien Verstraeten

The ‚Äėcorona years‚Äô were a difficult time for many folk dance groups, who had hardly any opportunity to come together and dance. Danspunt set up the project ‚ÄėCorona-Proof Dancing‚Äô to offer inspiration in order to still find a way to dance together, taking account of the rules that were applicable.

It resulted in a series of nine dances, created by 11 dance teachers who adapted existing dances or devised entirely new ones. You can still do these dances by downloading the music and notation with the nine instruction videos that were made. They are still online, they are fun to dance √°nd they will also soon be in the brand new Dansbank, a new site for descriptions of dance and other material for folk dancers.

The music for these dances was played and arranged by Shillelagh. 

We wish you a summer full of dancing! 

Sept Sauts (Koen Dhondt Рtraditional from Baskenland) 

Video: Sept Sauts

Music: Les 7 sauts (traditional, arr. Shillelagh) 


Branle de la Fosse aux Loups (Pieterjan Hantson, creation by Boris Nortier) 

Video: Branle de la Fosse aux Loups

Music: Branle de la Fosse aux Loups (Boris Nortier, arr. Shillelagh) 

Description of the dance 


Corontradans (creation by Marijke Visterin and Hannelore Van Dyck) 

Video: Corontradans

Music: Contradans van Gent (traditional, arr. Shillelagh) 

Description of the dance

Coronamazurka (creation by Petra Belková) 

Video: Coronamazurka 

Music: Wisselmazurka (traditional , arr. Shillelagh) 

Dancers: 4 men and 8 women


Charlie (traditional from Engeland, edit by Katrien Vancraenenbroeck) 

Video: Charlie

Music: Charlie (traditional, arr. Shillelagh) 


Valse mixer Pierwet Kacawet (creation by Micheline Neujean and Stéphane Kohn) 

Video: Valse mixer Pierwet Kacawet

Music: Wals voor Polle (Wim Poesen, arr. Shillelagh) 


Coronamixer “Out of the box” (creation by Aur√©lie Giet)¬†

Video: Coronamixer “Out of the box”

Music: Contredanse n.16 Jamin (traditional, arr. Shillelagh) 

Description of the dance 


Branle de la Couronne (creation by Vincent Verhelst) 

Video: Branle de la Couronne

Music: Goedenavond speelman РLa Cucharra (traditional, arr. Shillelagh) 


Flikker Potpourri (Gabriel Lenoir, creation by Elly Olderaan) 

Video: Flikker Potpourri

Music: Flikker (traditional, arr. Shillelagh) 





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