Workshop Information


Current

 

1 - 22 June 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Zajednica Dance House/a>

"BULGARIAN GOLDEN OLDIES“ -  a short course (4×) with Jaap’s most popular dances of 35 years of dance teaching. The content of the course will be based on the dance requests by the participants themselves. So get out your old cassettes and LP’s, and let’s dance to your own good old favorites. The course is open to all levels and ages. Fun guaranteed.

 

9 September 2017, The Hague, The Netherlands - Nitsanim Dance House

"BULGARIAN DANCE TAVERN” - a whirling dance evening with Jaap Leegwater, Mea Nordenfelt & life music by Balkanswingband “Sultan”. After the big successes of this concept for the past few years in Amsterdam, this team now goes “on tour”. Their first stop will be the Nitsanim dance house in The Hague.

 

22- 24 September 2017, Kalträsk, Sweden

"DANCE WITH MEA & JAAP” - Weekend course with dances from the Balkans with Mea Nordenfelt & Jaap Leegwater. Details will be available soon.

 

3 October - 28 November 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - AVC-Terpsichore Dance House

“UNKNOWN BULGARIA” - a two month course (9 classes). In this course Jaap wil introduce new dances, from his extensive archive of dances researched and recorded in (“old”) Bulgaria over the past years. A special CD with previously unreleased recordings will be available during the course. 

 

28 - 29 October 2017, Stockholm, Sweden - Internationella Folkdansklubben

“DANCES FROM BULGARIA & BEYOND” - Special weekend course. Dance instructors are Mea Nordenfelt (Sweden) and Jaap Leegwater (The Netherlands). The classes will be accompanied mostly life by two musicians, know from several of Jaap’s recordings: Jan Wollring, accordion (Trediki, Trio Kusmet and Wii Muzikanti) and Wim Zuiderwijk, percussion (Prijatno, Doe Dans Basics and Kaleb). Location: The Hägerstensåsens Folkets Hus in Stockholm.

 


Past

 

Saturday February 11nd, 2017, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Bulgarian dance house with Balkan swingband ‘Sultan’ and Dutch/Bulgarian choir ‘Chubrica’.
AVC/Terpsichoré, Ellermanstraat 16Q, 1099 BW Amsterdam

 

 


August 14 – 20, 2016, Fryeburg, Maine, USA
Teaching Staff: Jaap Leegwater (Bulgarian), Ercüment Klilç (Turkish), Erica Goldman (Israeli), English, Contra’s & Squares (John McIntire)
International Folk Dance Musicians, dir. by Barbara Pixton & Julie Poirrier
Mainewoods Dance Camp in Fryeburg, Maine
Website: Mainewoods Dance Camp


Sunday September 4, 2016, 14:00h, De Paasheuvel, Vierhouten, The Netherlands
Bulgarian Dance Tavern with Jaap Leegwater and life music by Balkan Swing Band Sultan
Website: Doe Dans festival


September 9 - December 16, 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Friday eveninges 20:00 - 22:00h
AVC-Terpsichore World Dance Amsterdam
Address: Ellermanstraat 16Q, 1099 BW Amsterdam
Dance course “The unknown Balkans”. Authentic folk dances from the ethnic, and (almost) forgotten, minorities of Roumenia, Bulgaria and Turkey.
Presented by Dominike Karantzounis (September) , Jaap Leegwater (October) and Turgay Onatli (November). The course will be concluded with a joint session with all three teachers together on December 16.
Website: AVC-Terpsichoré

Download pdf file with detailed information (in dutch).


July 30 - August 6, 2016, Castle of Eerde, The Netherlands
Dance teaching staff
International Folk Dance Camp Eerde III
Castle of Eerde, Kasteellaan 1, Ommen
Website: Folkcamps Eerde


June 2 - 23, 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Thursday evenings 20:00 - 22:00
Dance House Zajednica
Address: Argonoutenstraat 13 1076 KJ Amsterdam
Programme: Jaap’s ”Goud van Oud” / “Golden Oldies”
Website: Zajednica

 


Februari 13, 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
20:00 - 24:00
AVC-Terpsichore World Dance Amsterdam
Address: Ellermanstraat 16Q, 1099 BW Amsterdam
Bulgarian Dance Taverna to life music with Balkan Swing Band Sultan & Bulgarian Mixed Choir Chubritsa
Website: AVC-Terpsichoré


January 6 - March 23, 2016, The Hague, The NetherlandsWednesday evenings 20:00 - 22:00
‘Nitsanim’ International Folk Dance Foundation
Three-month theme course ‘Macedonia’ together with Jaap Leegwater (Pirinska Makedonia), Dick van der Zwan (Aegeiska Makedonia) and Paul Mulders (Vadarska Makedonia)
Address: Genemuidenstraat 208A 2545 NZ The Hague
Website: Nitsanim


 

May 21 - June 25, 2014 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Thursday evenings 20:00 - 22:00
Dance House Zajednica
Address: Argonoutenstraat 13 1076 KJ Amsterdam
Website: Zajednica

Poster cursus Zajednica


 

Feest Sultan 7 februari


January 7 - March 31, 2015 The Hague, The Netherlands
Wednesday evenings 20:00 - 22:00
‘Nitsanim’ International Folk Dance Foundation
Three-month theme course ‘Trakia’ together with Turgay Onatlı (Turkish), Dick van der Zwan (Greek) and Jaap Leegwater (Bulgarian)
Address: Genemuidenstraat 208A 2545 NZ The Hague
Website: Nitsanim


September 26 – 28, 2014 Deposit, New York
Roberson 48th Annual International Folk Dance Weekend ‘Oquaga 2014’
Address: Oquaga Lake House Resort, Deposit, NY
Together with Evan Euripidou and Maria Panayotou - Dances from Greece and Cyprus
Website: Roberson International Folk Dancers


September 29, 2014 Binghamton, New York
Roberson International Folk Dancers Binghamton, NY
Website: Roberson International Folk Dancers


October 1, 2014 Morristown, New Jersey
Morristown Folk Dancers Morristown, NY
Website: Morristown Folk Dancers


October 4, 2014 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
55th Anniversary Festival Dance House Zajednica
Address: Doelenzaal, Kloveniersburgwal 87, Amsterdam
Website: Zajednica


November 7 – 28, 2014 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Friday eveninges 20:00 - 22:00
AVC-Terpsichore World Dance Amsterdam
Address: Ellermanstraat 16Q, 1099 BW Amsterdam
This is the Bulgarian section of a 3 month theme course "Dancing Around The Black Sea".
Website: AVC-Terpsichoré


May 15 – June 26, 2014 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Thursday evenings 20:00 - 22:00
Dance House Zajednica
Address: Argonoutenstraat 13 1076 KJ Amsterdam
Website: Zajednica 


January 24 – February 14, 2014 Haarlem, The Netherlands
Oro specialisatie Bulgaarse Dans


August 18 – 24, 2013 Fryeburg, Maine, USA
Mainewoods Dance Camp in Fryeburg, Maine
Website: Mainewoods Dance Camp


September 28, 2013 Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Day workshop 13:00h – 17:00h
Internationale Dans Eindhoven
Address: De Ronde,
 Tongelresestraat 146,
 5613 DP Eindhoven
Website: IDE dans web


September – December 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Thursday evenings 20:00 – 22:00
Special theme course "Dances from Trakia" (Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey), together with Dick van de Zwan and Turgay Onatlı
Dancehouse Vereniging AVC-Terpsichoré, Ellermanstraat 16q, 1099 BW Amsterdam, tel.: 020-6260193, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: AVC-Terpsichoré


May 23 – July 4, 2013 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Thursday evening course 20:00 – 22:00
Dancehouse Zajednica, Argonautenstraat 13, 1076 KJ Amsterdam
Website: Zajednica Folklore Danshuis


Thursday, April, 26th and Thursday May 3rd  2012, 7:30 - 10:00h PM

Evening course, Kuhn Village Barn, Che Che Pinqua St, Warrenville IL, 60555 USA

Website: Argonne International Folk Dancing


Wednesday May 2nd 2012, 7:30 - 10:00h PM

Evening course, The Crossing, 1127 University Avenue, Madison WI, 53715 USA

Website: Madison Folkdance Unlimited


Every Thursday, May 24th until June 14th 2012, 20:00 - 21:30h

Evening Course, Argonautenstraat 13, 1076 KJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Website: Zajednica Folklore Danshuis


Labor Day Weekend, August 31st - September 3rd, 2012

Balkan Festival Camp Angelos, 32149 SE Stevens Rd, Corbett OR, 97019 USA

Website: Balkanalia!


Saturday, September 24th 2011, 13:00 - 17:00h

Day course, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Website: IDE dans web


17,14 and 21 March 2006

Evening course Phoenix Apeldoorn The Netherlands

Website: www.phoenix-apeldoorn.nl or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


13 January 2007

Theater “De Meervaart”, Amsterdam Slotervaart, The Netherlands

Premiere "Severnjaska Suita"

Information: www.paloina.nl


5 - 9 October 2006

Helsinki, Finland

Balkan Folk Dance Club


20 - 30 October 2006

Seattle, Washington State, Oregon and California U.S.A.

Teaching tour.


24 November 2006

Bulgarian Dance Taverne at the Zajednica Dance House, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Website: www.zajednica.nl