French Dance Workshop and Party

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Join Marilyn Smith for a workshop in French traditional dance. Marilyn’s enthusiastic teaching style and passion for French dance and music will transport you to the small villages of rural France as you dance to the tunes of the hurdy-gurdy and bagpipe.

1:15 pm Doors open, warm up dances
1:45 – 2:45 pm Workshop for dances Bourrée Bourbonnaise, Carnaval de Lantz, and Avant Deux de Travers
2:45 – 5:30 pm Party

Kafana snack contributions appreciated. Beverages and quiche provided.

Donation: $12

Hosted by the Moveable Feet Club. More details at

Marilyn Smith
Marilyn Smith has been teaching international folk dance in Santa Rosa for 48 years. Each year she organizes a weekend dance camp at Mendocino Woodlands near Mendocino in Northern California, inviting master teachers and musicians from the U.S. and abroad to be on staff. In the early 1980’s, Marilyn began researching regional folk dances of France. Her research took her to small villages throughout the French countryside. In the following years, Marilyn was able to bring both dance teachers and musicians from France to teach at workshops and camps here in California. Her repertoire includes dances from the Basque Conuntry, Auvergne, Berry, Gascogne, Béarn, and Brittany.