BALKAN FOLK DANCE AND MUSIC HOLIDAY with
Steve Kotansky (folk dances from the southern Balkans)
Vincent Parodi (Israeli folk dance)
Maya (Balkan Instrumental music)
heli (Balkan folk singing)
WEDNESDAY 7th – MONDAY 12th FEBRUARY 2018
Once again we have the privilege of dancing with world class folk dance teachers at Rivieradance! You won’t want to miss them! Steve Kotansky is an iconic name that many folk dancers will have heard of, but most of us in the UK will never have had the privilege of learning from him. His enthusiasm is infectious, and he has an amazing wealth of knowledge about all the material that he brings. An added bonus is his wife Susan Kotansky who co-teaches with him and is herself a recognised dance teacher and researcher. Vincent Parodi we already know and love. He is a beautiful dancer – it is a treat just to watch him, and he has proved to be a gem of a teacher, a delightful, gentle and generous person, bringing the best of Israeli dancing to us.
Maya and Dave will be running the music-making workshops. This is Maya’s 5th year at Rivieradance. Every year she manages to delight musicians of all levels with her expertly run workshops, and enable them to make a wonderful sound together. Non-residential instrumentalists are welcome to join the weekend course. Dave came for the first time in 2017 and was an instant hit with his drumming workshops for aspiring drummers. Another highlight is heli’s singing workshops, to which everyone is welcome.
There is plenty to see and do in the area and walks will be arranged so you can enjoy south Devon’s stunning coastal scenery and countryside.
Another treat is the delightful family-owned Livermead House Hotel on the sea front with its large sprung-floor ballroom and award winning chef. We look forward to plenty of music, dancing, delicious food and much more!
RIVIERADANCE! is much more than just a dance course!
The holiday is 5 night’s full board in comfortable en-suite accommodation, arriving on Wednesday from 2 pm and leaving on Monday after breakfast.
If you haven’t tried Balkan dancing before, be warned – it can be addictive!