Folk Music and Folk Dance Camp 2013

deutsche Version

14 – 20 July, 2013

Hasliberg-Goldern, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Featuring folk music from Eastern Europe and Latin America

With the

Charivari Trio

from Holland

Anneke Frankenberg, violin;
Bart Lelivelt, accordeon;
Gerard Schoren; bass

and the wonderful Dutch dance teachers

Jan Knoppers and Richard van der Kooij

as well as with

Konrad Hildesheimer, wind instruments (and easy-orchestra) Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!

Maartje Ligthart, dances for/with children, Franziska Auch, youth orchestra



The Trio and the dance teachers together form an unbeatable and unique combination.


From fiery Roma melodies and introspective merenges to the dialogue between dance and music. We want to let ourselves be enchanted by the magic of this music.

First learn, then take a break and let it settle. It’s a secret recipe for every learning process.

We have learned from past camps that whatever material our teachers choose, they will provide us with a fascinating, entertaining, instructive and restful week.


Instruction in the morning will take place by instrument (including voice), in groups as well as in mixed ensembles. Various aspects of learning to play together – timing, dynamics, responding to other musicians – are the focus. Participants get to know the new repertoire, work on accompanying musical figures and receive insight into improvisation and variation. One unique aspect in our camp is that musicians learn the dance that goes with the piece they are learning to play. That gives us an opportunity to gain deeper insight into, and a greater understanding of, these cultures.

Dance instruction will alternate with instrumental instruction.

Special workshops devoted to particular topics will be held in the afternoons.

By mid-June, participants will be able to download the music that will be played in camp. All participants will receive a booklet of music at the start of camp.

Note: The Folk Music and Folk Dance camp 2013 is oriented to instrumentalists and singers who have good basic knowledge of music and who enjoy dancing. Non-instrumentalists are of course free to focus on dance and thereby have more time to enjoy the glorious natural surroundings of the camp.

Konrad Hildesheimer will offer an “easy program” for children (over 9) as well as adults. His program is intended for all those who have about two years of experience playing an instrument.

Children and Teens

As in previous camps, there will be programs for children that are oriented to dance or orchestra (if available, with their own instruments, though this is not required), as well as a play option or childcare. NEW-there will be activities specially for teens (lead by Maartje). The children will choose from what is offered:

Maartje Ligthart and Franziska Auch will be the teachers.

Childcare will be available during course times.

The camp reserves the right to make changes to the program (including the teachers)


The “Ecole d'Humanité” in Hasliberg-Goldern, a private progressive boarding school where the camp is held, lies at an altitude of 1000 meters in a valley in the Bernese Oberland. From the school, one has a spectacular view of the high Alps, and the area is beloved by hikers and skiers. Camp participants stay mostly in 2-bed rooms (there are a few 3- and 4-bed rooms) in the various houses belonging to the school.

Participants need to bring a sheet, pillow and a sleeping-bag for each bed. Bathrooms are located outside the rooms.


Ines Riesco and her team will again spoil us with special and tasty meals.


Code A: Adults 700 CHF
Code B: Students* or Trainees* 500 CHF
Code C: Pupils* 350 CHF
Code D: Children aged 5-12 250 CHF
Code E: Children under 5 100 CHF

*Please provide proof (a copy of student or pupil ID)

Single rooms may be reserved at an additional cost of 300 CHF

The price includes instruction, music booklet, food and lodging.

**It is important to us that financial circumstances not be a barrier to participating**

Those for whom the cost is a genuine hardship should please contact us. One possibility is to work as a helper and thereby reduce the costs; families with more than 5 persons also receive a reduction.

Deadline for registration: May 15, 2013

Registration is completed and valid if the amount due is paid by

June 15, 2013

Postkonto 40-525880-3, VTI 5400 Baden

IBAN: CH90 0900 0000 4052 5880 3


For registration after May 15, payment must occur 5 days after registration


Those without Internet connection may call 032 922 6710 (English and French spoken!)

or send an SMS to 079 321 36 88 to receive the information and application by

regular mail. If calling from outside of Switzerland, the country code is 41, and

the zero at the beginning of these numbers is not dialed.