The dances of Cuban Rumba are rich in variety: Columbia is considered to be a very ancient type of rumba, which developed from the rhythms of Abakua rituals, Xambu is a rumba with a slow tempo, Guaguanco is a dance of courtship and a game of seduction.
This course relates to the various rhythms and songs of the culture Cuban Negro primarily those dedicated to the worship of the “Orishas”
These classes are for those who wish to experiment with a particular approach to dance inspired by Afro-Brazilian culture, in all its symbolic richness and dynamism.
Afro-fusion dances - adults
This class will explore the language of contemporary African dance, its energy and rhythms.
Afro-fusion dances - youth
This introductory dance class aims to explore the different possibilities of a body in movement by linking it to natural elements such as water, fire, earth – the elements form the common thread.
Anatolia's popular music
The traditions of the ashik, the Anatolian bards whose names mean 'in love', go back to the Middle Ages. Today, this tradition is maintained by professional musicians, poets and performers who accompany their songs with various long-necked lutes: saz, divan, cura, selpe.
These monthly courses are for musicians from all backgrounds mastering one of the following instruments: Violin, cello, oud, guitar, mandolin, qanun, flute, clarinet, ney, derbouka, daf, bendir, etc.
This monthly workshop focuses on arabic vocals and will be accompanied on percussion by Habib Yammine.
Argentine tango and folk music
Differents courses with the aim to learn on guitar tango and the different rhythms of Argentine music.
By teaching the basic techniques and movements of these graceful dances, Sinah Tordjman opens up an incredibly rich cultural and artistic universe for discovery. She is a renowned artist who is passionate about the transmission of this unique patrimony.
The bandoneon is a polyphonic instrument that also allows polyrhythms with independent hand playing. Therefore, the harmonic, timbre, vibrato, articulation and dynamic possibilities become immense.
Bharat Natyam is the most ancient style of traditional dance in India. It is a difficult and complex dance, in which each movement of the body (abhinaya) and each hand gesture (mudra) holds symbolic meaning. What appears to be so fluid, graceful and easy demands lengthy training and daily practice.
Bollywood dances / Dances of all Orient
This 2 classes focuses on two dances: One is dedicated to Bollywood dances and one to all the dances from East Orient.
Bulgarian Folk Dances
The specific rhythms including asymmetrical measures (5/8, 7/8. 9/8, etc.) and the variety of melodies and dances appeal to the diverse audience.
Capoeira is a game of movements that retell this part of Brazilian history through physical expression and song, which is accompanied by the famous musical arc known as the berimbau.
Carnatic music is considered one of the most ancient music systems in the world. It is a learned music that is full of emotion and involves a lot of improvisation.
Chants Séfarades et arabo-andalous
Approach the sung repertoire of the poetic and musical world of the Sephardic tradition, compared to the Arabo-Andalusian repertoire, both emblematic of the "Al Andalous" period.
Created to any style of music and from different traditions, Circle Dance invites us to celebrate life in all its richness. To dance, you don’t need any prior knowledge or a partner. There is no age limit.
Classical Arabic singing
Aïcha Redouane’s songs express the spiritual development of a path of love and light.
Colombian dances & Salsa
The aim of this class is to learn to free up your body to the sounds of tropical music.
The oral tradition of Corsican vocal polyphony is wide open to expression through its various forms. The rawness and vitality of these songs take you on a journey to the depths of an often underappreciated Corsica, which is as mountainous as it is welcoming, as astonishing as it is generous.
Dances of Azerbaijan and Georgia
These dances belong to several distinct categories: work dances, ritual dances, military dances and women's traditional dances. Attention is drawn to the upper part of the body: the head, the movements of the arms and hands, as well as the dancer's facial expression.
Danses traditionnelles du Mozambique
Come explore the traditional dances of Mozambique, a country with a rich culture of dance. In Mozambican dance, the rhythm comes first, and the movement of the body is then expressed. The dance is dynamic, rhythmic and joyful.
Dhrupad is the oldest surviving classical musical tradition in North India. The accuracy of the voice of sound frequencies and micro-tones are the essence of Dhrupad.
This wind instrument of Armenian origin consists of a cylindrical body and a double reed. There are 8 finger holes on the duduk’s front and two thumbholes on its back. A piece of reed acts as sound and air regulator. The duduk is a simple instrument but one that produces a unique sound.
Classes offer insight into flamenco through rhythm and movement. They are based on warm-ups, feet techniques and arm movements, as well as rhythmic exercises using palmas and other percussion mediums. Linked steps are also taught at a level adapted to the children.
Maud has been teaching flamenco dance to children from the age of 8 through to 12 for several years now and caters to different levels of ability.
Flamenco is a very structured art form that involves footwork, arm movements and synchronisation.
2 teachers for different approaches to developing flamenco practice.
These classes are aimed at those who wish to develop their vocal ability and discover the performance of Greek song and its diverse styles: traditional, rebetiko, popluar and contemporary.
This is an intense dance with a pronounced feminine character, which calls on participants to dare to stomp their feet, to frown, to shake the shoulders, twirl their skirts, sway their hips and express what pleases us.
Hindustani Music : Santur, sitar or tablas
Paul Grant is a musician and teacher who has spent more than 35 years dedicated to the study of Eastern music. He is known for his mastery of the santoor in a variety of classical repertoires, including Indian, Persian, Afghan and Kashmiri. In addition to being proficient on the tabla and sitar, he has restored and made several instruments in his existential quest for perfect sound!
Indian Classical Music is so rich that every human emotion, every restrained feeling in man and nature can be musically expressed and experienced.
Introduction to Persian music
This group lesson opens the door to Persian music for children through traditional and enjoyable learning methods. Children learn to sing the most ancient songs of the Persian repertoire while accompanying themselves with percussion.
Introducton to Gnawa music
Gnawa music originated in the Maghreb from the cultural practices that Black African slaves brought with them. It is called Gnawa in Morocco, Diwan in Algeria, and Stambali in Tunisia and Libya.
Iranian classical Daf
While the Daf is a large, framed drum, used to accompany Iran’s Kurdish music, it is also widely played across the Middle East and in Central Asia.
Iranian classical singing
Designed for all levels, this course will introduce you to the vast repertoire of classical Iranian singing, ranging from lyrical songs (17th to 20th centuries) to non-rhythmic songs and modal improvisations (avaz).
Iranian luths : Tar and setar
This class offers training in traditional Persian music through introductory or advanced practice of two of its principal instruments: the târ and setâr lutes.
Kathak classes begin with learning and practicing foot rhythms (tatkar), as well as the vocabulary of synchronised body movements, then diverse choreographies, rhythmic sequences, as well as invocations to the hindu gods (Bandana).
Kathak Dance for Families
This course proposes to discover with your family the kathak dance and the culture of North India. Between dances and tales, you will learn to know Ganesh, the elephant-headed god or Krishna, the young cowherd who plays the flute. You will become even more skilful with your hands with games of mudras (codified hand gestures) and learn to count in Hindi! Travel guaranteed!
Kathak dance - North India
In this all-levels class, you will learn or train the technical basics of Kathak dance, while learning about the culture in which it was born. You will become familiar with the gods and goddesses, Krishna, Durga or Shiva, while improving your balance and the precision of your movements with foot strikes and pirouettes. A trip to India guaranteed!
The traditional kora belongs to the African harp family off Mandinka origin. Its resonance box consists of cow skin stretched over a half gourd. 21 strings made of animal innards are attached to a long stick that stretches the length of this gourd.
Latinoamerican rythms & music
An introduction to Latin American rhythms through a didactic and hands-on repertoire, which is adapted for the voice and for instruments.
Let's sing Latin America!
This collective workshop proposes the discovery of a varied repertoire of songs in Spanish: from children's rhymes and popular nursery rhymes, to traditional songs from various Latin American countries.
Maghreb dances, from the profane to the sacred
Mridangam classes: South Indian percussion
The mridangam is a classical double drum from South India. Used to accompany songs, instruments and dance, it is made form a single piece of hollow wood, though it may have originally been made of clay.
NICUZZA: workshop of popular songs from Southern Italy
Nicuzza, in Sicilian language, means Piccolina, a term that gives the meaning of this workshop, which aims to bring the students closer to the interpretation and the setting to music of traditional and modern songs.
North African percussion
This workshop will allow to discover the different percussion instruments used in the classical and popular repertoires of North Africa, mainly Tamazigh and Gnawa.
North Indian musical tradition
These courses propose a discovery and learning of the repertoire and musical forms of Hindustani music, which will interest all musicians and composers whatever their aesthetic and instrument.
Viviana sees Oriental dance as a unifying force in its traditional form, because it touches upon one’s deepest being. The dance remains both sacred and feminine for her. She recognises the therapeutic powers of dance and it is with this in mind that she transmits her knowledge.
Approach the oriental dance in a playful and friendly atmosphere, focusing on the placement of the body, balance, anchoring, listening to rhythm, self-awareness and space.
The aims of this course include discovering and developing natural grace, learning to express yourself freely in movement and enjoying dancing to the subtle rhythms and melodies of traditional Persian music.
Peruvian dance is the result of several vibrant cultural encounters; Incan, Spanish and African traditions have all combined and this melange has ripened over the centuries.
Polyphonies of Georgia and the Balkans
Les Aoédé is a small group of women brought together by the desire to explore and blend their voices in a friendly and benevolent atmosphere.
The repertoire is based on the polyphonies of Georgia but also of the Balkans, Greece, Turkey and Northern Europe.
Profane and sacred songs from the Arab world
This course is presented as a grand musical tour where experienced singers, participants with knowledge of music theory and music lovers will set out together to discover a repertoire rich in history.
Rubab and music from Afghanistan
Of Pashtun origin, the rubab (or rabab, robab) with its unique sounds is an instrument of choice in this area to accompany Sufi poems and popular songs.
Secular and Sacred Songs from the Republic of Georgia
The Republic of Georgia has a rich and varied tradition of polyphonic singing that is at least 1000 years old. The folk songs are an oral tradition and include genres such as work songs, wedding songs and healing songs.
Shômyô - Japanese Buddhist chant
To continue the study of Shomyo, Junko propose 3-4 times a year a worksho, for the medium students and an introduction for begginners.
Singing the World
These regular workshops are a chance to try out the Martina A. Catella method and its Sing the World application, in order to ‘discover the voice, the world, its cultures and languages through song’. This original approach brings together technique, games and repertoires borrowed from traditional societies the world over for their learning values and beauty.
South Italian Dances
This monthly workshop will teach you the many differents percussions and dances from South Italy.
Sung voices of Italy
The workshop includes vocal and physical warm-up times, an ethnomusicological discovery of the songs through listening to the collections and learning a repertoire.
Swedish dance workshop
Dance workshop open to anyone who wants to discover Swedish dances. It is recommended to know how to turn the waltz and to have some habits of dancing in couple.
Swedish music workshop
These group lessons are for instrumentalists who have a good knowledge of their instrument. The work will be done mainly by ear, but scores will be made available if needed.
The Tammorra and Tamburello - South Italy
Whether in private or group lessons, the aim is to teach students to play these drums in a group situation, in keeping with the way that they are played in Southern Italy.
Traditional Dances of Hungary and Transylvania
Hungary has a rich inventory of traditional music that is respected well beyond its own borders. The dances are varied and are taught to a large public of all ages during workshops or live music dance evenings (tanchaz), which is another Hungarian tradition
Traditional Vietnamese music
The đàn tranh, sixteen-string zither, is a traditional Vietnamese folk plucked instrument. It is in the same family as the Chinese guzheng, Japanese koto, Korean gayageum and Mongolian yatga. The T'rung is a traditional bamboo xylophone used by the ethnic minorities of the central highlands of Vietnam Tây nguyên.
Violins of Europe (Ireland, France and Cajun)
Irish music boasts an enormous repertoire, so the accent will be placed on learning and interpreting the jigs, reels, hornpipes and polkas that are most often played and enjoyed today in jam sessions.
West African Dances
In these workshops, you will discover a repertoire of traditional Mandingo dances and rhythms, accompanied by fola djembes (musicians trained for dance): Djansa, La Danse de chasse, Sunu, Kakilembé, Mendiani, Wolosodon, Dunumba, Koredjuga etc…
Workshop : Dhrupad
This workshop aims to introduce and familiarise participants with the vocal practice of dhrupad and its methods, which are based on practices derived from yoga and find their source in the Vedic tradition of reciting mantras.
Yodeling from Switzerland and elsewhere
Yodeling is the cry that becomes a melody, sometimes nostalgic and contemplative, sometimes joyful and festive, it can be "raw" as well as very sophisticated, with the same purpose: to express oneself, to share a part of what moves us, to materialize the unspeakable.