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Fandango & Arin-Arin workshop (Feb. 2009)

In February 2009 NABO sponsored a series of workshops for re/learning the Fandango & Arin-arin (& other dances) in various communities under the direction of Joxema Mendiola with the aim of providing participants with effective teaching/learning techniques. 


The workshops were held in San Francisco, Boise & Chino, and open to all dance group instructors & advanced dancers. 

The instructor for the workshops was Joxema Mendiola (pictured left).  He was a long-time dancer in the group Argia (Donostia, Gipuzkoa) and then the dance director of the group "Arkaitz" (which performed at Jaialdi in 1995 & 2000).

He prepared material for several dance groups including the Fandangoa & Arin-arin for which he had developed two teaching techniques for beginners and intermediate.  It was a pleasure to him here, and the workshops emerged a success.

Joxema (pictured front center) from his dancing days with the group Argia.

These NABO dance workshops are made possible through a grant from the Basque Government

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