Our dancing school is located in the small village of Viksjöfors in Hälsingland, Sweden.

Everyone who enjoys dancing is welcome to join Viksjöforsbaletten: children as well as adult, advanced dancer as well as beginners. The classes usually take place on weekday evenings and weekends. In weekdays Viksjöforsbaletten join nearby schools when teaching curricular subjects with cultural expressions, see www.artinedviksjofors.se .

Exchanges and international projects
Viksjöforsbaletten is firmly involved in several programmes of the European Union (Erasmus+, Leader) and also other exchange programmes (Swedish Arts Council, Swedish Arts Grant Committee). Therefore the members get the chance to join exchanges all over Europe and beyond and also our project partners come and visit Viksjöfors.

The basic idea of the programmes is to attract project participants from different cultures to vitalize the small community and to give young dancers on both sides the opportunity to broaden the horizons. Viksjöforsbaletten has erlier also been apart of The European Voluntary Service, both as host organization and as sending.
Up to now there have been volunteer from France, Latvia, Lithuania, Italy, Poland, Austria, Spain, Germany, Luxembourg, Armenia, Romania, Turkey, Albania, Georgia, Slovenia, Ukraine and The Netherlands in our organisation.

Dansforum
In the first warm days of the year a “DANSFORUM” takes place in Viksjöfors. For this festival all ex- and present partners are welcome to introduce the international aspects to our countryside festival in Europe. The forum is opened by a parade through the village with all the dance groups. Later a colourful programme is shown. The week before this final performance different workshops and residencies are offered. This week also allows everyone various non-formal learning and also language practice. Year 2019 we welcome Erasmus+ project DIAGONAL FOR CULTURE (Cyprus, Poland, Sweden) and STYGGBO RESIDENCY (Taiwan, Japan, USA, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Greece, Malta, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, The Netherlands, Finland...) and visit Nritya Shakti Studio in Mumbai.

In Viksjöforsbaletten we focus on:
- physical training (dance)
- aesthetic dimension (choreography)
- integration
- international activities
- learning curricular subjects with cultural expressions in schools

Erasmus+ 

ARTinLAN
A Global Virtual Village for Languages and Art
Description of the Project
In September 2018, the new European project ARTinLAN was launched. The project aims to create a number of innovative educational tools linking language and art education. These tools will then serve to promote the acquisition of foreign languages ​​for school children.
Target Group
The target group includes pupils aged 6–11 years with an emphasis on pupils who have challenges in learning languages or need additional support in their learning.
Outputs
A set of activities that use different types of art (such as dance, music, theater, visual arts or creative writing) to develop pupils’ language skills.
A methodological guide for teachers about how to use art in foreign language teaching. The guide will include both case studies and good practice examples.
A Global Virtual Village of ARTinLAN, a virtual storage of pupils’ creative outputs. It will be a globally available online platform where teachers will be able to store and publish artistic artifacts and experience that have arisen in their language teaching using ARTinLAN methods.
International training for teachers (6th–8th November 2019, Brno, Czech Republic).
All outputs will be available in English, Czech, Polish, Danish, Turkish, and Swedish. During the project implementation, the project team will organize workshops for teachers where they will explain how to use the innovative tools adequately in the classes.
Project Partners from
               Denmark, UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Turkey, Sweden
www.artinedviksjofors.se

Contact us:

+46706931272
viksjoforsbaletten@telia.com

Viksjöforsbaletten
Idrottsvägen 8
82895 Viksjöfors
Sweden

Half-a-year fee to join dance classes: 350 SEK
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