Thursday, 5 May 2011


To celebrate the Comenius Week Pupils from 6th grade will perform us a “ball de bastons”, that’s it, a kind of “stick dance”.

This traditional Catalan dance has its origins in the Middle Age, when soldiers and warriors invented it to keep fit, to practise during the peaceful periods. In other words, it was a way of training, and it works really simple: two rows, two different dresses with different colours to distinguish “who’s the enemy” and the fights. We have to say they use the sticks, and not swords, to avoid injuries during this singular “training dance”.

Originally only men were taking part in this dance, but from the sixties (60’) women are actively participating and having a relevant role in the “ball de bastons” nowadays. Enjoy it!!

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