The Workshops

Below you will find the details of the forthcoming edition of the ‘Cracovia Danza’ Court Dance Workshops which will be held during the 14th Cracovia Danza’ Court Dance Festival under the theme of ‘Spanish Court’.

Festival Organizers:
Ardente Sole Foundation
Cracovia Danza Court Ballet
Villa Decius Association

Types of the 2013 workshops with teachers:

  1. Baroque dance (beginners and intermediate groups) - Barbara Segal
  2. English dance (country dances) - Barbara Segal
  3. 16th - 17th century Spanish dance (beginners group) - Carles Mas i Garcia
  4. Spanish baroque (intermediate group) - Ana Yepes
  5. French Renaissance dance (beginners and advanced groups) - Marie-Claire Le Corre
  6. Polish dance (beginners and advanced groups) - Leszek Rembowski
  7. Indian court dance Kathak - Alaknanda
  8. Pantomime - Commedia dell'arte - Krzysztof Antkowiak
  9. Historical flag-juggling (beginners and advanced groups) - Gabriele Mantovani
  10. Court dance for children (aged 7-12) - Marie-Claire Le Corre

Please bring a comfortable workout outfit and soft shoewear to all classes. If you have confirmed your participation in the final presentations, please prepare a suitable costume for this occasion (e.g. women: a long loose skirt & stylish blouse or bodice; men: puffed knee-length pants & a stylish shirt) as well as shoes appropriate for dancing.

Location of the Workshops:
Villa Decius
28 Lipca St. 17a
30-233 Krakow

Shortened schedule of the Workshops:
July 28th, 2013 (Sunday)

05.00 PM - registration
07.00 PM - official opening of the Festival and the inauguration performance
July 29th – August 2nd, 2013 - workshops (between 08:00 AM and 06.00 PM, followed by evening presentations by ensembles)
August 2nd, 2013 (Friday)
06.00 PM - official closing of the workshops
07.00 PM - dance presentations to mark the end of the workshops
August 3rd - 4th, 2013 - final presentations

Within each course the participant may attend:
- evening concerts and presentations organized at Villa Decius;
- lectures devoted to the subject of court culture;
- Cracovia Danza historical ball;
- consultations with experts;
- final presentations at Villa Deciusand the city centre.


Cost of participation:
Price per course: 240 PLN
Price for children's dance course: 160 PLN


The fee includes:
- a commemorative group photograph
- a guided tour of Krakow
- admission to the Festival's ticketed performance.

1. For all people who enroll in 3 courses or more
2. For all people who are participating in the workshops for the 3rd time or more
- the cost of 1course is 200 PLN and children's dance course: 140 PLN

Advance deposit:
The 1st installment covering the cost of participation in the Workshops is 100 PLN per person and is due by July 10th, 2013.
The final installment for the Workshops should be paid by transfer or in Krakow, directly before the Workshops start.
Prepaying the whole amount is welcome.

Payments should be made to the following bank account:
74 8589 0006 0000 0011 0044 0002 Bank Spoldzielczy Rzemiolła w Krakowie
Fundacja ‘Ardente Sole’
al. Krasińskiego 20/9
30-101 Krakow
With the note: 'Fee for the workshops: FIRST AND LAST NAME OF THE PARTICIPANT'.

Due to the intimate character of Villa Decius, the number of places available is limited!
Participants may choose to attend any of the courses offered. However, due to the limited number of places, participants wishing to take part in multiple courses are requested to consult the Organizers. Individual participants will take precedence to perform with the Decius Danza’ Workshop Ensemble over participants who are members of ensembles. Members of participating ensembles will take part in the final presentations within their own groups.

Please send in your registration form with the enclosed proof of payment by post, fax or email by July 10th, 2013.

Mailing address: ‘Ardente Sole’ Foundation
Pl. Na Groblach 7, 31-101 Krakow, Poland
Tel.: (48 12) 421 49 80. Fax: (48 12) 429 58 80

The Festival can provide workshop participants with an inexpensive accommodation option in the classrooms and gym of a school located in the Krakow city centre for only 10 PLN per person per night. The school is fitted with full bathroom and toilet facilities. The number of places available is limited. In order to secure a place, a reservation is necessary. If using this option, remember to bring your own mattress, foam pad or sleeping bag.
Other accommodation options in the city remain within the participants' own compass. We can enclose a list of reasonably priced hotels and hostels on request. In exceptional circumstances, we can help book rooms on condition we are notified about the need in advance.

There is a possibility to book lunches at the Villa Decius Restaurant for the period of the whole workshops. The cost of 1 lunch is 18 PLN (soup or appetizer, main dish, beverage). Advance booking is required.

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