Immersion 13: Pivots & Boleos – Technique, Combinations and Musical Interpretation

Date: Thursday, May 12 – Sunday, May 15, 2016 (Pfingsten/Pentecost)
Location: H95 Raum für Kultur, Horburgstrasse 95, 4057 Basel Switzerland
Level:  Good Intermediate to Advanced
Price:  390 CHF per person.


In this seminar we will begin by studying how to make efficient and stable pivots, which are essential for being able to do any kind of movement with the free leg.  We will examine how to use and release the free leg to create boleos that are easy, elegant and expressive!  We will also see where we can add boleos for the leaders!  Once we understand the technique, positions and useful concepts, we will construct combinations with which we can improvise and play with the music.


During the 4 days, the 16 hours of class are usually organized like this:

Day 1
16:30-18:30 Part 1 (2 hours)
18:30-20:30 Dinner Break (2 hours)
20:30-22:30 Part 2 (2 hours)

Day 2 & 3
14:00-16:00 Part 1 (2 hours)
16:00-17:00 Mid-Afternoon Break (1 hour)
17:00-19:00 Part 2 (2 hours)

Day 4
11:00-13:00 Part 1 (2 hours)
13:00-14:00 Lunch 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.


Need a partner?

Visit our Find a Partner page to contact other dancers!


Frequently Asked Questions

Any questions about our seminars? Find answers to common questions on the FAQ page.



How to register and pay: see our help page for a step-by-step guide.


Darling, the legs aren’t so beautiful, I just know what to do with them.
— Marlene Dietrich