Christchurch, New Zealand
No. We try to choose the dances to match the level of experience of those who are present. Beginners are always welcome.
No. Most of the dances don't require partners. For those dances which do we can usually work things out.
You may choose to become a member, but this is optional (and currently costs $5 per year).
For special occasions such as parties some costumes are available for those who wish to borrow them. We wear ordinary clothes on regular evenings. You don't need a costume to dance.
No, definitely not. This is purely voluntary, and there's no pressure to do so.
Farandol is named after the Farandole, an old courtly dance from Western Europe. We chose this name because we liked its sound, not because of any particular connections between historical dance and Farandol's repertoire.
Well, what I could find out so far is that it's the name of a dance in Southern France and Northern Spain.
Photos of some of the past performances Farandol has given. If you'd like us to give a performance at your function etc., please get in contact with us.