Classes

Let our dances take you to a different world...

Share the joy of dancing and stay fit by practising a form of movement that

elevates the spirit and pleases the soul.

Dance with us

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Description

 

 

Enjoy an exciting journey into the world of music and dances of former centuries. Start the week with a feel-good class that relaxes your mind, keeps your body fit and invites you to self-discovery: what kind of a character would you have been 500 years ago? 

 

 

 

 

Classes start with a structured warm-up and end with stretching to reduce the likelyhood of injuries, improve posture, general fitness and movement patterns. Dedicated exercises help you getting prepared to perform more difficult steps and dances with ease and elegance. Cl

 

The curriculum is always adjusted to the people present to focus on personal areas of improvement.

 

Prices
 

Where and when?

18.30–20.00 on Tuesdays (advanced)

 

Vedanza Studios

18, rue Louvigny, L-1946 Luxembourg

Our Dances and Our Goals

Pavane, polonaise or the Viennese waltz as it was danced in the 19th century? Learn the fascinating dances of European ballrooms of the 16-19th century. The choreographies are based on figures and sequences noted down by famous dance masters of the respective era. We plan to introduce every new dance in more detail on the blog, so it is worth checking it out regularly.

One of our goals is to show the beauty of European court dances in their full splendour to people in Luxembourg. We are building a performing group with magnificent costumes. Parallelly, we are working on creating more and more performance opportunities at the country's scenic historical venues that celebrate traditions and take both our dancers and our audience to a different world!

Apart from performing, we would also like to simply share the joy of dancing together. We want to offer a weekly escape of the stress caused by work, expectations and the urban environment. Our classes invite to a place where you can simply feel good, enjoy classical music and keep fit by dancing. No judgement, no expectations but we are there for you if you want to achieve more.

Q&A

What should I wear?


Comfortable (sports)wear, a skirt for the ladies. It is a good idea to wear shorts/leggings under the skirt so that you also feel comfortable during the exercises of the warm-up and stretching. Training clothes should be neither too tight (so that you can beath and move freely) nor too loose (so that they don't get easily caught by your limbs or by others and cause injuries). Ideally, they are made of breathable material: cotton or functional fabric that also drives the sweat away. Think about dressing up more warmly in the winter (ladies especially: make sure to cover your waist). It's good to wear layers that you can take off after the warm-up and put on again for stretching. If you have a problem with your joints, wear protective pads unless your physiotherapist has advised otherwise. Take care of your body and wear appropriate clothes and shoes (see next section) for dancing.




What should I bring?


Bring a yoga mat for the warm-up and the stretching.




How do you guarantee that everyone feels comfortable at the class?


We should all make an effort to ensure that it is a pleasure for everyone to dance with us. It all begins with arriving in time to get ready by the start. Check out this article for general guidelines on dance-floor etiquette (asking someone to dance, leading and following, collisions on the dance floor, etc.). Very useful in the context of both rehearsals and social dancing. Did you know that dance in the Renaissance also used to serve to quickly evaluate how healthy, fit and well-groomed a potential future partner is? Read some contemporary tips and tricks for creating a lasting good impression on anyone you dance with. ;)




What do you do for my safety during the class?


We will do everything to avoid injuries during the class but we also need your cooperation. Wearing appropriate shoes and clothing, not wearing jewellery, participating at the warm-up and the stretching, following the general structure of teaching the choreographies, arriving in a state in which you are able to focus all contribute to this. If anyone comes to the rehearsal in a state that is deemed unsafe for themselves or the others by the instructors (e.g. under the influence of alcohol or drugs), they will be asked to leave. Please tell the instructors before the first class if you had an injury/operation or if you have a known musculoskeletal or other health problem. We will adjust the exercises to your health and fitness circumstances. While we do our part for ensuring your safety, the organisers and the teachers cannot be held responsible for injuries.




What are the right shoes for court dances?


Sports shoes/dance shoes, ballet shoes. Shoes that are appropriate for court dances: - hold your feet firmly - are flat or have wide heels - are preferably made of breathable material (textile or leather) - have a flexible sole - ideally, have a leather sole so that they don't stick to the ground when you turn (most importantly to avoid straining your joints).




Do I need to have a dance partner?


It is not obligatory to come with a partner but we will be very happy if you do. :) We will keep changing dance partners during the class so that everyone has the possibility to practice 'properly' and because we believe that it multiplies your chances to learn and to dance creatively later on.