Judith Benkő, Toni Hacker, Wanda Leben (dance), and Lauge Dideriksen (violin) teach dance, focusing especially on improvisation in folk dance.
This mostly takes the form of workshops that take place over the course of several days, although they have taught shorter courses at multiple festivals and events. Teaching as a group, each teacher brings their unique knowledge and skills to the table, while allowing the the teachers to also focus on the individual students. All of this contributes to a safe and respectful space where each participant can experience their own journey, in a space shared between music and dancers.


The focus is always on teaching dance—rather than specific dances—and on passing on lessons learned during years of dancing and playing at festivals across Europe. Benkő, Hacker, and Leben, have experience teaching both Swedish, Austrian, and Polish dancing, as well as balfolk. Additionally, Dideriksen regularly teaches instrumental workshops, and several members of the group have given talks on different topics pertaining to traditional music and dance.

 

As a group, they have taught and held workshops over most of Europe, and at festivals and venues such as Austrian Folk Dance Association, Schrammel.Klang.Festival, KlangRauschTreffen, and Wiener Volksliedwerk.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

 

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID–1913–14 June 2020, Merano, Südtirol [IT]

Workshop – Wanda Leben, Judith Benkő & Toni Hacker (Dance), Lauge Dideriksen (Music)

7–9 July 2020, Schrammel.Klang.Festival, Litschau [AT]

Workshop: Slängpolska and Wickler – Wanda Leben & Toni Hacker (Dance), Hermann Fritz & Lauge Dideriksen (Music)

10–11 October 2020, Wiener Volksliedwerk—Bockkeller, Wien [AT]

Workshop – Wanda Leben, Judith Benkő & Toni Hacker (Dance), Lauge Dideriksen (Music)

24 October 2020, Wiener Volksliedwerk—Bockkeller, Wien [AT]

Youth Course – Wanda Leben, Judith Benkő & Toni Hacker (Dance), Lauge Dideriksen (Music)

5–6 December 2020, Wiener Volksliedwerk—Bockkeller, Wien [AT]

Workshop – Wanda Leben, Judith Benkő & Toni Hacker (Dance), Lauge Dideriksen (Music)
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