Focus Seminar 6: Technique for Leaders

Date: Saturday, June 2 - Sunday, June 3, 2018
Location: H95 Raum für Kultur, Horburgstrasse 95, 4057 Basel Switzerland
Level:  All levels
Teacher: Joachim Dietiker (Michelle is on maternity leave during the first half of 2018)
Group size: maximum 14 people with 1 teacher
Price:  200 CHF per person

Focus Seminar 6 is currently full.  Register for the Waiting List by clicking on the button below.

All men and women who are interested in “Technique for Leaders” are very welcome!  We will work on individual exercises and changing partner exercises.  We’ll share some ideas and exercises for how to create a stable and flexible axis, as well as how to create an expressive and functional embrace.

Some concepts we will explore include

  • Anticipation and preparation
  • Different concepts of leading
  • How to work with weight
  • How much energy do we need to lead precisely and efficiently
  • Adornos for leaders
  • How to listen while leading
  • Technical skills and drills

Please bring all your questions and let’s have a lot of fun dancing!!!

Please note: registration for this Focus Seminar is per person. If you are coming with a partner, please complete 2 separate registrations for each person.

Extra Private Classes: For Focus Seminar participants, Joachim is available for a limited number of private classes on the day before and the day after the seminar. Please write him separately via email ( with the day and possible times you are available.  


During the 2 days, the 8 hours of class are usually organized like this:

Day 1
14:00-16:00 Part 1 (2 hours)
16:00-17:00 Break (1 hour)
17:00-19:00 Part 2 (2 hours)

Day 2
11:00-13:00 Part 1 (2 hours)
13:00-14:00 Break (1 hour)
14:00-16:00 Part 2 (2 hours)

Basel, Switzerland

Rathaus, by  Anders Sandberg

Rathaus, by Anders Sandberg


Basel is at the "Dreiländereck", the "Tripoint" where Switzerland, Germany and France meet. We have curated for you a list of hotels and B&Bs located in Basel and nearby in France and Germany.  These are our recommendations.


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The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.
— Henry Miller