Sunday 4 February: Airboxes – Workshop and Bal

Airboxes are a dynamic accordion duo from Flanders. With their compelling musical cameraderie Bert Leemans (chromatic) and Guus Herremans (diatonic) perform original compositions for balfolk dance transporting their audience to a magical world. We are thrilled to be able to host them in Sheffield.

See more about the band at:

5:00-6:00 pm: Music workshop
6.15-7:00 pm: Beginners dance workshop
7.30-9.30 pm: Bal
9.30pm onwards: Session

Venue and hospitality
Broomhall Centre, Broomspring Lane, Sheffield S10 2FD
There is no bar at the venue so feel free to bring your own bottle.
Also, if you are joining both the workshops and the Bal, we invite you to a bring and share meal – to participate bring a dish to contribute.

~ Music workshop: £10
~ Bal + beginners dance workshop: £10/£12/£15

Buy tickets via Promotix in advance and secure your place at this fabulous event!
(Tickets may be available on the door on the night, or possibly not if tickets have sold out in advance.)

Save the date and tell your friends!

All the best,
Eurosesh xx

Thursday 11 January: Eurosession and Poitevin dance workshop

Let’s welcome in the New Year in style with some lively and popular dances from western France. Forget the gym! Come and burn off those seasonal excesses with some twirling and foot-tapping communal dances.

After the workshop we’ll continue with our traditional session of offers and requests. Musicians are invited to collaborate with their favourite instrument, and dancers are recommended to wear comfortable shoes that turn easily.

Dance workshop: 8pm – 9pm
Eurosession: 9pm – 11pm
Venue: Shakespeare’s Pub ~ S3 8UB

About the workshop

Dancing people, with lively footwork, and a wooden dancefloor with evening lighting.
Photo credit: Anna Pack

In this workshop, led by Susannah Diamond with music from Anna Pack, we will cover the Bal Limousine, an exciting and beautiful circle dance, and the Avant Deux à Coutant, with its joyful foot-tapping rhythms.

Both dances are staples of the popular Poitou/Vendée dance repertoire. In the Bal Limousine, based on a 3/8 bourrée rhythm, a circle of dancers swirl and twirl around each other in a mesmerising pattern. The Avant-Deux is a dance which exists in numerous forms up and down the western part of France. We will look at one particular version which features unusual footwork and rhythms. Come prepared to have some fun!

Caring for others
Eurosession is a welcoming community and we want everyone to feel safe.  Please stay home if you feel unwell.

We suggest a £5 donation for the workshop, although any extra helps us to keep Eurosession inclusive and offer fair rates to teachers and musicians. We accept cash or transfers via PayPal (see our donations page).

See you soon,
xx Eurosesh

PS. Date for the diary:
Also mark your diary for our bal and workshop with Airboxes on 4 Feb, in Broomspring Community Centre.