Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival 2017


fun "international" workshops

other international flavoured workshops for you to enjoy!

Zweifachers from Scratch (New for 2017)

Bollywood & Bhangra (New for 2017)

Danish Community Dances with Reel of 3 on Monday

Easy International Dances with Jill Bransby

Learn to play the music for Zwiefachers and Scandi dance  (New for 2017)

Scandinavian Country dances


International dance DVD

International DVDs Ron Wilks will be producing a DVD package of the International dance elements of the weekend, as he has done in previous years.

The focus of the video is on the teacher so that less confident dancers can happily join the dancing without risk of being filmed or feeling that they are spoiling the video for others.

"We aim to make this an attractive and interesting souvenir and will highlight all the dances taught at the dance workshops to make it especially useful as an aide-mémoire for teachers to recall the dances."

Marius & Maria Ursu

Marius Maria

Marius comes from Prigor, a village in Banat, Romania and by the age of eight was a member of the elementary school dance group of Prigor. Since 1990, he has been the choreographer of the folk ensemble "Doina Timisului" of The Students' Cultural Club in Timisoara, which is currently considered by experts to be one of the best folk groups in the country.

Maria, his wife, comes from Arad in Romania and has danced with Marius since 1990. They have both participated in over 100 seminars and festivals held in more than 25 countries spanning 5 continents.

This will be their third visit to the UK. The first was in London in 2013 and, more recently, the SIFD Summer School in Swansea in 2015. They have introduced many popular Romanian dances.  All sessions will be "non-partner" except Sunday afternoon.

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