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English Country
Philippe Callens
Simone Verheyen (B)
Music: Fiona Barrow (violin), Karen Wimhurst (clarinet), Paul Hutchinson (accordion)


From Friday evening October 6 (7 p.m.) till Sunday afternoon October 8, 2017(4 p.m.)


Provinciaal Vormingscentrum (PVC)
Smekenstraat 61, 2390 Malle, Belgium.

Rooms for 1, 2 (limited), 3 (limited) and 6 are available. Each room has one or more washbasins; showers and toilets are nearby


Philippe Callens / Simone Verheyen

Philippe is known internationally as a leader for English country dance, square dance and contra dance.
Philippe started folk dancing in 1975 in his home town of Antwerp, Belgium, and has steadily gained a reputation as a leader of country dance who can easily combine high quality dance with the dancersí personal enjoyment.
Moreover, Philippe is a prolific choreographer and likes exploring history of the dance.

Simone started dancing at the ripe old age of 11, and hasnít stopped since. In the beginning her repertoire was very international. She started teaching in the seventies. Influenced by Philippe Callens and AADS, she discovered the English Country Dances and New England Contra Dances in the late eighties, and this repertoire has been her favourite pastime ever since. She especially likes the variation in music and the lovely tunes, as well as the flowing figures, and the interaction between the dancers.
Her repertoire stretches from the earliest Playford collections to contemporary choreographers. Simone regularly teaches in Flanders and the Netherlands, and annually at a weekend in Scotland.
She has also taught in England, Wallonia and Germany.

Music will be provided by three excellent musicians from abroad : Fiona Barrow (violin), Karen Wimhurst (clarinet), Paul Hutchinson (accordion)

Fiona Barrow is a Bristol based professional violinist who trained classically. She then defected to the other side, following a love of traditional music.
She has played for folk dancing for many years, with the duo Bristol players, and with Paul Hutchinson, appearing at Sidmouth, Broadstairs, Chippenham folk festivals amongst others.

Karen Wimhurst is a widely commissioned composer ranging from chamber works to music theatre and large-scale, collaborative productions. She works across musical genres, bridging jazz, folk and contemporary classical ensembles.

Paul Hutchinson is well known as one half of Belshazzarís Feast and, more recently, as one half of the acclaimed Pagoda Project with Karen Wimhurst.
He is a superlative accordion player with a unique style inspired by church organ music, violins & concertinas!


English Country Dance


You should register for courses at least 4 weeks before the start of the course, either written or by telephone. Your registration is only valid when AADS has received your payment. Before that your registration is on a waiting list. Participants will receive confirmation about two weeks in advance.


Registration for weekends and weeks should be accompanied by a transfer of the course fee to one of the following bank accounts:
  • Europe: Fortis Bank, IBAN BE82001218540268; BIC code: GEBABEBB)
  • The Netherlands: Postbank account is closed
  • United Kingdom: HSBC, ME 14 1HX / 40-31-06 31756710

Additional bank charges are at your expense. Please mention 'Autumn Weekend 2016.


If you cancel until 2 weeks before the start of the course your payment minus 10% is refunded. If you cancel within a fortnight before the start of the course the amount minus 15% costs is refunded. If you do not cancel at least 24 h in advance there is no refund.


Ä 151

This includes tuition, room, five meals, and coffee/tea during the breaks.
Vegetarian meals must be ordered with your subscription, but there is no surcharge.
Surcharge for diet is 5.50 Ä

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