Spring Fling 2019

A weekend of dancing in the City of Lights

Spring Fling is a weekend of dance, organised by young people, for young people. Each year the event is held in a different location and, in 2019, Paris will be the host city. Spring Fling is open to dancers aged 12-35 and all those attending can look forward to a fantastic weekend of dancing, socialising and making friends. Come and join the party!

Booking is done through the official Spring Fling website, so please check the Paris 2019 website for more information.

Spring Fling

Spring Fling is a series of workshops and dances for young people held over a weekend near the end of April from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.

Young teachers and musicians motivate the attendees to help improve their technique and increase their understanding of dancing, all while having fun! Over the weekend there is a dance on the Friday night, a ball on the Saturday night and a Ceilidh on the Sunday night with classes held during the day on Saturday and Sunday.

Spring Fling is open to young dancers between the ages of 12 and 35, and young dancers under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Visit the Spring Fling 2019 Website

Spring Fling staff

The Paris Branch, in cooperation with the Youth Services Committee, will be delivering an action packed weekend full of dancing, learning, and having fun with friends.

The teachers and musicians for Spring Fling are:

Teachers Musicians
Dave Hall Luke Brady
Lindsay Ibbotson Anne-Laure Latour
Ramon Zohm Shona MacFadyen
Adam Hughes Wild Ride

Fees and accommodation 

Payment is possible by credit/debit card only.

    Type Cost
    RSCDS members €90
    Non-members €110

    The Spring Fling includes:

    • Welcome dance on Friday evening
    • Ball on Saturday evening
    • Classes on Saturday (morning and afternoon) and Sunday morning

    Optional Sunday night event (Scottish Ceilidh & American contra dance): €10

    If you wish to stay at Hôtel CIS Paris Kellermann, you can book your accommodation upon registration. We offer two types of accommodation:

    • Basic accommodation in 8-bed dormitories: €62 for two nights.
    • Standard accommodation in 2 to 3 bed rooms: €78 for two nights.

    Optionally, you may extend your stay through Sunday night for an additional €31.

    Dance venues

    The venue for Friday night’s dance will be revealed at a later date.

    Collège François Villon

    Classes will take place at Collège François Villon (16 bis avenue Marc Sangnier, 75014 Paris).

    The closest station is Porte de Vanves (metro line 13 and tram T3a).

    Tip: From the hotel, the Collège can be accessed directly by taking the T3a tram (direction Pont du Garigliano).

    Paris Diderot University Sports Hall

    Both the Saturday night and Sunday night dances will take place at the Paris Diderot University Sports Hall (9 rue de la Croix Jarry, 75013 Paris).

    The closest stations are:

    • Tram: T3a, station Avenue de France,
    • Metro: line 14 and RER C, station Bibliothèque François Mitterrand.

    Tip: From the hotel, the sports hall can be accessed directly by taking the T3a tram (direction Porte de Vincennes).

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    Spring Fringe

    Spring Fringe is a programme of classes aimed at dancers aged 35 and over that is designed to coincide with Spring Fling. Whether your age or level of dancing, we encourage you to come out and enjoy some Scottish Country Dancing!

    Over the weekend there is a dance on the Friday night, a ball on the Saturday night and a Ceilidh on the Sunday night, with classes held during the day on Saturday and Sunday. The attendees from both Spring Fling and Spring Fringe are invited to both evening dances, where everyone can mingle and Dance Scottish.

    Spring Fringe is open to dancers 35+ and is a great way to spend a family weekend.

    Visit the Spring Fringe 2019 website

    Spring Fringe staff

    The Paris Branch, in cooperation with the Youth Services Committee, will be delivering an action packed weekend full of dancing, learning, and having fun with friends.

    The teachers and musicians for Spring Fringe are:

    Teachers Musicians
    Corinne Hilpert Keith Smith
    William Williamson Roger McAndrew

    Fees and accommodation 

    Payment will be possible by credit/debit card only.

      Type Cost
      RSCDS Members €120
      Non-Members €150

      The Spring Fringe includes:

      • Welcome dance on Friday evening
      • Ball on Saturday evening
      • Classes on Saturday morning and Sunday morning
      • Optional class on Saturday afternoon (joining the Spring Fling dancers)

      Optional Sunday night event (Scottish ceilidh & American contra dance): €10

      Dance venues

      The venue for Friday night’s dance will be revealed at a later date.

      Paris Diderot University Sports Hall

      Classes, as well as the Saturday night and Sunday night dances, will take place at the Paris Diderot University Sports Hall (9 rue de la Croix Jarry, 75013 Paris).

      The closest stations are:

      • Tram: T3a, station Avenue de France,
      • Metro: line 14 and RER C, station Bibliothèque François Mitterrand.
      Collège François Villon

      The optional Saturday afternoon classes will take place at Collège François Villon (16 bis avenue Marc Sangnier, 75014 Paris).

      The closest station is Porte de Vanves (metro line 13 and tram T3a).

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