ROUND DANCE LEADERS IN BELGIUM

 

                                               

        Jos Dierickx is from the North of Belgium, the Flemish area.  He was already a retired carpenter/furniture dealer when he met Elly, by then a dancer with one year experience.  In 1998 Jos and Elly founded their own dance group in Beringen (Province of Limburg, Campine) where they teach round dancing up to soft phase V, as well as sequence dancing.  As is common to many "golden age" groups in the Flanders, the cues for most rhythms (except tango and bolero) are translated into Flemish.

Jos and Elly live in nearby Paal,  a nice town with a recreational area, the "Paalse Plas" with ponds, a sailing lake and a golf course.  The annual "Paal op Stelten Music Festival"  attracts 20,000 visitors each August. 

 Jos is also the chairman of the local gymnastic group Palfit Paal where he teaches, 4 times per week, both competition and recreational gymnastics to youngsters.  Elly shares his attachment to gymnatics and she also likes to walk, ride her bike and swim.

 At this time Jos has choreographed some 300 dances.  Most of his music comes from ballroom CDs.  His choreography is mostly standard except for his favorite figure, the "Lace Box".

 

LACE BOX:  The man's footwork is that of a regular Left Turning Box.  The lady accompanies him on the first and fourth measure.  On measure 2 however, the man raises the joined lead hands and the lady waltzes forward under the arms, then around to face on measure 3.

The following description assumes starting in CP with the man facing Line of Dance.

Measure 1:  Man: Forward L turning 1/4 LF to face COH, side R, close L.    Woman:  Back R turning 1/4 LF, side L, close R.  Now CP COH.

Measure 2:  Man:  Raising joined lead hands back R turning 1/4 LF to face RLOD, side L, close R.  Woman taking small steps under joined lead hands  forward L, R, L towards WALL (no turn) -  At the end of this measure partners are in a (very brief) momentary "L" position with the man facing RLOD and the lady facing Wall.  The arms are still high as the lady has not passed the man completely yet.

Measure 3:  Man:  Forward L turning 1/4 LF to face WALL, side R, close L.  Woman describing  1/2 RF circle fwd R still underarm, as arms come down L, R to CP WALL.

Measure 4:  Man:  Back R turning 1/4 LF to face LOD, side L, close R.  Woman:  Forward L turning 1/4 LF, side R, close L. Now CP LOD.

Dierickx Choreography

All cue-sheets can be found here :  www.mixed-up.com/round/all-over/search2.html?q=Dierickx

Dance Name    (372)  Rhythm Phase
A Bisserl Herz Waltz III+1
A Grand Romance Foxtrot IV
A Little Spanish Foxtrot IV
A Media Luz Rumba V+2 or IV
A Moment You Will Always Remember Bolero IV+2+2
A New Day Slow-2-Step V+0+4

A Nickel Piece Of Candy

Rumba

IV+1+1

A Passage to India Foxtrot III+1 or IV
A Pretty Girl is like a Melody 3 Foxtrot III
A Pretty Girl is like a Melody 4 Foxtrot IV
A Song for Someone Waltz IV+2
Acquerello Napoletano Waltz IV
Adios Amigo Rumba V+0+1
Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehn Mixer II
Affaire du Coeur Hes Can Waltz V

After Sweet Memories

Rumba

V+1+1

After You Have Stopped Loving Me Rumba V+1

Aline

Hes Can Waltz

IV+2

All By Myself Foxtrot IV+1

Amar y Vivir - Love and Live

Rumba

V+1

Amorcito Corazon

Rumba

IV+2

An Angel Sleeps Beside Me Every Night Two Step II
And When I Dance with You Cha Cha IV
Angelica Waltz V+1

Angelique

Waltz

V+1

Angelitos Negros Rumba V+1
Anticipation Waltz IV+1
Ariane Waltz IV+1
Around The World 3 Waltz III+1+1
Around The World 4 Waltz IV+1
Arrividerci Maria Rumba/Cha V

Auf Dunnem Eis Getanzt

Bolero

IV+1

Aurora Slow 2-step IV+1+2
Autumn Leaves Rumba V+0+1
Ay Novia Rumba V+2
Bandido Cha Cha IV+0+1

Beat of Your Heart

Foxtrot

V

Beautiful Ohio Waltz IV+0+1
Beautiful Rose Two Step III
Begin the Beguine Rumba V+2

Behind the Desire

Waltz

IV+0+1

Bella Italia Paso Doble/Tango IV
Blue Bayou Bolero V
Blue Tango Tango IV+2
Blue Velvet Rumba V+1+1
Bohemian Rhapsody Waltz IV+1
Boy of My Dreams Foxtrot V
Buona Notte Bambino Rumba V+1+1
Caballero Rumba V+1

Call and say Hello

Two Step

III

Capri Fischer

Rumba

IV+2+1

Catch A Falling Star

Slow-2-Step

III

Caterina Two Step II+2
Cha Cha Brasilia Cha Cha IV+1
Cha Cha D'Amour Cha Cha IV+0+2
Cha Cha Simpatico Cha Cha V+1+3
Chantal Waltz V+0+1
Cheri Cheri Lady Cha Cha IV+2+some
Cheryl Moana Marie Foxtrot V
Cold Christmas Foxtrot IV+1
Cold Wind Field Waltz IV+1

Come On and Dance

Cha Cha

IV+1+1

Coming Back As A Man Foxtrot IV
Concierto De Printemps Slow-2-Step IV+1+several
Crepuscolo Waltz IV
Crystal Chandeliers Foxtrot IV+2

Cuore Tzigano

Tango

V

Curame

Cha Cha

V+1+1

Dancing Angels Rumba-Cha V+0+2
Dancing on the Clouds Slow 2-step IV+1+1
Dancing with Tears in my Eyes Foxtrot IV+1
Dancing with Tears in my Eyes Waltz IV+0+1

Daniela

Waltz

IV

Daniela Waltz V+2
Dark Sky Island Waltz IV
Desidero Waltz V+1
Destiny Waltz V
Devil Woman Mambo Mambo IV
Diamonds are Forever Rumba V

Die Liebe Eine Frau

Waltz

III+0+1

Do you Remember that Night in the Rain Foxtrot IV+2
Do You Still Think of Me Two Step III+0+1

Dona Carmela

Rumba

IV+1

Don't Leave Tonight Waltz IV+2
Don't Leave Tonight Waltz V+2
Don't Tell Me What to Do Foxtrot III+1
Dreaming Ballerina Bolero V+0+1
Dreaming my Dreams with You Waltz IV
E Io Tra Di Voi Waltz IV

Elegia

Waltz

V+0+1

Enamorada Cha Cha V+1+1
Eternamente Waltz IV
Eternity Melody 4 Waltz IV+1

Eternity Melody

Waltz

V+2

Everytime We Touch Foxtrot V
E'vry Time We Say Goodbye Foxtrot IV+1
Fascination 4 Foxtrot IV+2
Fascination 5 Foxtrot V+1
Fascination Rumba Rumba V+0+2

Feeling Single Seein' Double

Two Step

III

Fist City Two Step III
Florence V Foxtrot V

For Ever Yearning - Immer Wieder Sehnsucht

Rumba/Cha Cha

IV+2

Forever and Ever Rumba V+0+1
Forgotten Dreams Slow-2-Step IV+2+2
Frente a Frente Rumba V+1
From Both Sides Rumba V+0+3 or IV+0+1

Fur Jedes Herz Dass Einsam Ist

Rumba

V

Furstenberg Fantasy Foxtrot V
Garden of Dreams Bolero V
Gardens in Ibiza Rumba V+0+1
Give me Back My Love Rumba V+2
Give me Your Love Rumba V+1
Golden Memories and Silver Tears Rumba V

Goodbye My Love

Bolero

V+1

Gozar la Vida Cha Cha V+0+several
Gracias for Your Love Waltz III+0+1
Hace Tanta Calor Cha Cha V
Happy Together Rumba V+0+2

He Broke Your Memory Last Night

Waltz

V+0+1

Heart Of An Angel Hes Can Waltz IV+0+1

Heaven In My Arms

Waltz

V

Heaven Knows Foxtrot III+1 or IV+1
Herzklopfen Hes Canter Waltz IV+1
Highlights    

Home On The Range

Waltz

IV

Home On The Range

Waltz

V+2

How Good A Bad Woman Feels

Waltz

IV+1

How Long Has It Been Waltz IV+1
I Am Just a Girl Foxtrot III+1
I Did What I Did For Maria Cha Cha IV+2+3

I Like To Lead When I Dance

Foxtrot

III+1+1

I Only Want To Be With You Cha Cha V+0+2
I Talk to the Trees Cha Cha V+0+3

I Te Vurria Vasa 5

Waltz

V+1

I Te Vurria Vasa

Waltz

IV+1+1

I wanna be Loved by You Foxtrot V
I Want Someone Who Will Love Me Rumba V+0+1

I Wish It Was Me

Waltz

IV+0+1

I Won't Forget You

Waltz

III+2+1

I Won't Forget You

Waltz

V+1+1

I'd Love You All Over Again Waltz IV
If I Loved You Foxtrot V
If I Were a Rich Man Cha Cha IV+2
If You Ever Want my Lovin' Two Step III
If You Need Somebody Tonight Bolero IV
Il Cuore E Una Zingano Slow-2-Step IV+2+2
Il Tempo Se Ne Va Foxtrot V
I'll See You in my Dreams Foxtrot V

I'm Dreaming of You

Rumba

V

I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again Two Step II+1
In Dreams Rumba V+0+2
In Love with You Bolero IV+2
In my Old San Juan Rumba V+1

In The Arms Of Love

Foxtrot/Jive

IV

In The Still of the Night Rumba V+1+1
Innocence Waltz V+1

Io Tu e Le Rose

Waltz

V+1

Isle of Capri Cha-Foxtrot-Rumba V
It's a Sin Foxtrot V+1
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Foxtrot IV
Itsy Bitsy Cha Cha Cha IV+1
Ja Sena Waltz V+0+1

Jeder Weg Fuhrt Zu Dir

Bolero

IV+2

Juanita Rumba V+1+2
Jurame Rumba V+0+1
Just as Much as Ever Foxtrot V+1
Just Because I'm A Woman Rumba V
Just Friends Foxtrot V
Just How Bad Do You Wanna Feel Good Two Step III

Just When I Needed You Most

Bolero

IV+1+1

Katja

Waltz

IV+0+1

Kiss Me Again Waltz IV+0+1
Kiss me Goodnight Foxtrot V

Kiss Waltz

Waltz

III+1

L'Italiano Foxtrot (with Annette) IV+1

La Contessa Scalza

Rumba

V+2

La Luna Blu Rumba V+0+2
La Luna de Asuncion Bolero III
La Paloma Adieu Rumba V+0+2
Lake Como Slow-2-Step IV+1+1
Lamento Borincano Foxtrot V

Last Dance

Rumba

IV+1

Last Night Cha Cha V+1+1

Lay Down Beside Me

Waltz

IV

Lazy Days Of Summer Two Step III
Le Vert Gallant Bolero IV+1
Le Vrai Soleil Rumba V+1

Leavin' On Your Mind (If You've Got)

Waltz

IV+1

Les Plaisirs Démodés Foxtrot IV
Let it Be (Lass Es Zu) Rumba V
Let's Fall in Love Foxtrot V

Life is Beautiful

Foxtrot

IV

Linda's Love Waltz V+2

Lingerin On

Rumba

V

Looking Through Your Eyes

Bolero

IV+1

Love is Like a Butterfly Two Step II

Love Is No Excuse

Foxtrot

IV

Love of Tango Tango IV

Love You Every Second

Waltz

IV+2+1

Lover Glances

Waltz

IV+1

Lovers Chain

Foxtrot

IV+0+1

Loves of Four Seasons Foxtrot IV+1
Luna Sorrentina Waltz IV+0+1 or V
Make You Feel My Love Rumba V+1+2
Makin' Whoopee Cha Cha V+1+2
Mama He's Crazy Rumba IV+2

Mandolines In Nicosia

Rumba/Cha Cha

V+1

Manuela

Rumba

V

Maria La O Rumba V
Melanie Waltz IV+1
Melody in F Rumba V+2+1
Mexicali Rose Foxtrot III+2

Missing Angel

Foxtrot

III+1

Missouri Waltz

Waltz

III+0+1

Mona Lisa Waltz V

Moon Waltz

Waltz

IV+2

Moonlight Melody

Waltz

III+1+1

Mountain Romance Waltz IV
Muchacha Cha Cha V+2+1

My Heart Belongs To Daddy

Cha Cha

V+1

My Heart Cries For You Waltz III+0+1
Myasaki Serenade HC Waltz IV
Nadia's Theme Bolero IV+2
Nativity Slow-2-step IV+1+1
Niente Capito Cha Cha V+1+3
No Llores Mas Corazon Rumba IV+2
No me Quieras Tanto Rumba V+0+3
No Patches in Heaven Waltz IV
No Time At All 3 Foxtrot III+1
No Time At All 4 Foxtrot IV+2
Noche de Ronda Waltz IV

Nocturne in C

Waltz

IV+1

Non Ti Scordar Di Me Waltz V+0+2
Nothing More Nothing Less Waltz V+2
On An Evening in Roma Two Step III
On the Sunny Side of the Street Foxtrot V
Once the Heart is in Love Waltz V+2
Once the Heart is in Love Waltz IV+1

Once You Had Gold

Waltz

V+2

One Life Cha Cha V+1+3
One Way Street Rumba IV+1+2 or V
Out There Somewhere Foxtrot V
Pappagallo Cha Cha IV+2

Part Of Me

Waltz

IV+2+1

Pas de Deux Slow-2-step IV+1
Pearly Shell Rumba IV

Petite Chanson D'Amour

Waltz

IV

Poem Waltz V+1

Portofino

Rumba

IV+2+1

Pour Un Flirt Two Step III

Que Te Pasa Chica

Cha Cha

III+2

Queen of the Night Waltz V
Quererte a Ti Bolero IV+2
Quien Sabe Rumba V+1+1
Ragtime Two Step II+2
Ramblin' Rose Foxtrot V
Rebelde Amor Rumba IV+1

Recuerdos De La Alhambra

Waltz

IV+0+1

Roman D'Amour Foxtrot IV+1+1
Romance de Amor Waltz IV+0+1

Romantic Dream

Waltz

IV

Romantic Rendez-Vous Foxtrot IV+1+1
Roses for You Slow-2-step V+0+1
Romantic Sound Slow-2-step IV+2+1

Sabor A Mi

Rumba

IV+2

Sailing By Waltz (w/ Annette) V

Sam

Waltz

IV+0+1

Samantha Waltz III+0+2 or IV+0+1
Save the Last Dance for Me Foxtrot V
Saving All my Love for You Foxtrot IV+1 or V
School Dream Waltz IV+2
Sedalia Rumba V+0+some
Seein' My Father in Me Foxtrot IV+1

Seven Spanish Angels

Rumba

V+1

Shadow Waltz Waltz IV
Shake Your Soul Foxtrot V
Si Vuelves Tu Bolero IV+2

Sitha

Waltz

IV+0+1

Smile Two Step II+2
So, What's New Mambo IV+0+1
Somebody Loves You Cha Cha V+0+2

Something Stupid

Rumba

V+1

Sometime Waltz IV+2
Sometimes When We Touch Slow-2-step IV+2+2

Somewhere Between

Waltz

IV+0+1

Song for the Mira Waltz III+1+1
Song of India Waltz III+0+1
Song of the Beach Waltz V+1
Sound of Music Foxtrot IV+1

Soushunfu

Waltz

IV+0+1

Sowin' Love

Two Step

III

Spanglish Waltz V

Speak to me Darling

Foxtrot

IV+0+1

Spring Garden Waltz V+2
Stranger Foxtrot/Cha Cha IV

Strangers

Waltz

IV+0+1

Summer Dreams Waltz IV+0+1
Sunset Boulevard Rumba V+1+1

Sweet and Sour

Cha Cha

III

Sweetheart My Darling Rumba V+1

Swinging On A Star

Cha Cha

V

Sybille

Waltz

III+2

Tango der Sudsee Rumba/Tango IV
Tanto Tiempo Rumba V+0+1

Tanz Heut' Nacht Mit Mir

Foxtrot

IV+2+1

Taste of the Sixties HC Waltz IV+1+1
Te He Visto Pasar Rumba IV+2+1
Te Quiero Mi Amor Rumba V+0+1
Tender Years Waltz IV+2+1
That Song is Driving Me Crazy Two Step II+2
The Emigrant's Letter Waltz IV+2
The First Thing Every Morning Foxtrot IV+1 or V
The Little Pianist Waltz III+2 or IV+2 or V+2
The Love of a Woman Waltz III+0+1
The Other Side of the Sun Slow-2-Step IV
The Real Meaning of Christmas Waltz IV
The Right Thing That We Do Waltz IV+1
The Rose of Tralee Waltz IV+0+2
The Shelter of Your Eyes Two Step III
The Spanish Matador Rumba V+1
The Talking Walls Rumba IV+1
The Waltz by the Earth Rotates Himself Waltz IV

The Whole World - Die Ganze Welt

Waltz

IV

The Words of Love Waltz V+1
Then The Music Stopped Cha/Two Step V+1+1

There's a Sparkle In Your Eyes

Waltz

IV+0+1

This Nearly Was Mine Waltz IV+0+1

Ticket to Heaven

Foxtrot

V

Till Somebody Loves You Foxtrot V

Time To Swing

Two Step

III

Tombe La Neige Rumba V+0+1
To Amadeus With Love HC Waltz IV+0+1
To Love Again 4 Foxtrot IV+1
To Love Again Foxtrot V+2
Todo Se Paga Rumba IV+2+3
Too Many Rivers Foxtrot IV+1+1
Trinidad Bikini Cha Cha V+1+1
Try to Remember Waltz V+1
Two Eyes In Love Foxtrot IV+0+1
Two Lovers In Paris Foxtrot IV+1
Two Separate Bar Stools 3 Waltz III
Two Separate Bar Stools 4 Waltz IV+0+1
Un Poquito Mas de Amor Rumba V+0+Several
Un Tango Argentino Tango/Rumba IV+1
Una Golondrina Rumba III+2+1

Valse D'Ete

Waltz

III+0+1

Valse D'Ete

Waltz

V+0+1

Vecchi Ricordi Waltz V

Venus Waltz

Waltz

IV+2 or III+1+1

Very Special Love Rumba V+0+1
Vestido de Novia Rumba V+1+1
Vienna is Most Beautiful at Night Waltz V+1
Vienna is Most Beautiful at Night 4 Waltz IV+1
Violetta 4 Waltz IV
Vive la Rose Waltz IV+1+1
Vuelves Por Mi Cha Cha V+0+3
Wait for Me in Heaven Rumba IV+1
Walking in Heaven Rumba V+1

Waltz Dream

Waltz

IV+1+1

Waltz for Nadine

Waltz

V+1+1

Waltz on the Floor Waltz IV
Waltzing Mathilda Waltz V

Wanna Be Elvis

Two Step

III

Watch, The

Rumba

IV+2

Weisse Rosen Schenk Ich Dir Waltz IV
What I'll Know Then Waltz V
Whatever Lola Wants Rumba V+1+1
What's Another Year Rumba V+0+1
When I Dream Foxtrot IV+0+1

When I Lost You

Waltz

IV

Where do I Go Waltz IV
Whiskey, If You Were a Woman Foxtrot IV
Whispers of Moonlight Bolero IV+2
Woman of the World Foxtrot V
Y...Que Hiciste Del Amour Rumba V+0+2
You Ain't What You Ain't Two Step II+2

You And I

Bolero

IV+2

You are not the First One Foxtrot IV+2
You Can't Have it All Waltz V+1
You Got Gold Two Step III
You Put Out an Old Flame Last Night Foxtrot IV+2+1
You're There For Me Foxtrot V
You Tell Me (Dimelo Tu) Rumba V
You Waltzed Yourself Right into my Life Waltz IV+1

You, No One But You

Foxtrot

IV+2

Your Angel Steps out of Heaven Waltz V
Your Man Cha Cha IV+0+2
You're The Reason Two Step III

 

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                                                                Marcel and Chris Van Acker              

    Marcel and Chris are also from the Northern, Flemish-speaking part of Belgium, living and teaching in the Antwerp area. 

They met in a dance class and started dancing together when they were 18 yrs old, getting together up to 5 times per week to do ballroom, sequence, old time, rock'n roll ... i.e. just about any kind of dancing that was available. As soon as it appeared in their area, they joined a Square and Round Dance Club and  were totally seduced by the wide choice of rhythms and routines that Round Dancing offers.  Marcel has been cueing since 2001 (in English).  

 

Marcel holds three dancing classes/dances per week (III to VI), his main interest being in students who are keen to learn and enjoy a challenge.  As Chris, who suffers from painful thin-wall veins in the lower body, is restricted from dancing too long or too fast, Marcel has the good fortune of having a second partner, currently Bea Van Durme, a club single dancer, who helps with teaches and demos.

 

Because of their enthusiastic appreciation of Japanese leaders Takao and Setsuko Ito's choreography, a solid friendship developed between them and a group of Itos' club members visited the Van Ackers' club in the Summer of 2010.

 

Marcel is also a keyboard player and you can listen to his interpretation of familiar tunes by clicking on the titles below. If you click on the first title and don't stop the player, it will play all the songs - over 30 minutes of relaxing music.

"And I Love Her",  "Blue Hawai",  "Can't Help Falling in Love",  "Crazy",  "Crying",  "I Dreamed", "Lonesome",  "Love me Tender",  "Never",  "Petite Fleur",  "The Ferry Boat Inn", "Too Young"

                                                                                              Enjoying a drink with their dancing friends.

 

VAN ACKER Choreography

Dance Name Rhythm Phase
All by Myself Foxtrot V
Bad Boys Quickstep IV+2
Blackpool Bounce Quickstep IV
Didn't Know How to Love You Foxtrot IV+2+1
Happiness and Heartaches Waltz VI
Malaika Helmut Rumba V+2+1
Rebelde Amor Rumba V+2
Recuerda Rumba VI
Romantic Slow VI Foxtrot VI
Ship of Forgetfulness Rumba/Bolero VI
This is The Life (cue-card) Quickstep VI
Wonderful World of the Young Waltz II

 

 

 

According to folklore, and as celebrated by the statue in front of the town hall, Antwerp got its name from a legend involving a     mythical giant  who lived near the river Schelde. He exacted a toll from those crossing the river, and for those who refused, he severed one of their hands and threw it into the river. Eventually, the giant was slain by a young hero named Brabo, who cut off the giant's hand and flung it into the river. Hence the name Antwerpen, from Dutch hand werpen—akin to English hand and warp - throwing the hand.

 

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Guido and Ingrid Gircour

Also from the Antwerp area, Guido and Ingrid are a caller/cuer couple... but an unusual one:  Ingrid is the caller, Guido the cuer.

 

GIRCOUR Choreography

Dance Name Rhythm Phase
     
Don't Give It Up Cha Cha V
J'aime La Vie Two Step II
Only Teardrops Bolero/Cha Cha IV+1
What's The Pressure Cha Cha III+2