august 2020



Welcome to our fourth edition of Out of the Toolbox! With great enthusiasm, Danspunt presents the programme for 2020. The dance workshop festival, which will be held from 19 to 23 August 2020 in Ghent (Belgium), will once again present a varied programme with top teachers from all over Europe.

Corona update: cultural activities can take place, under certain conditions. Get out of your home, even out of your comfort zone and find new inspiration! We are looking forward to seeing you in real live. And don’t worry: if you register now and anti-coronavirus measures get in the way after all, we will refund 100% of the price you have paid. So don’t let these uncertain times spoil your plans for the summer!


It’s going to be a memorable edition, that’s for sure. We attach great importance to your safety and that of the teachers and staff. This is why we have made every effort to ensure that Out of the Toolbox is “corona proof”:
  • We will be dancing together, although we’ll be doing it in a different way. We will keep a distance of 1.5 metres from each other at all times. We have found larger studios, some of the workshops will be held outdoors (protected from the elements and curious eyes), and we have also reduced the number of participants. That will ensure that each participant has the space they need.
  • There will be hand gels and disinfectant spray provided at every location.
  • The studios will be aired and disinfected every day.
  • Catering will be provided in strict accordance with the rules that apply to the catering industry.
  • We will be dancing outdoors some of the time and eating outdoors as well. So be sure to bring enough warm clothing with you.


Out of the Toolbox is a five-day immersion in dance, choreography, movement, styles and methods. Be inspired at this festival packed with educational and creative workshops, find out everything about new techniques and teaching methods, and return to the dance floor or classroom full of self-confidence and brimming with new energy.

Plunge into the universe of international artists and teachers, explore new territory, experience a wide spectrum of styles and gain new inspiration, all in a relaxed, summer atmosphere in the friendly city of Ghent.

You will have the opportunity to study composition more deeply, to extend your vocabulary of movement and to learn to work in different styles. The teaching workshops will provide you with new tools with which to nurture the talent of your students.

Do something OUT OF THE comfort zone!


Are you a professional dancer or is dance more of a hobby for you? Have you taken a lot of courses or are you only just discovering the world of dance? The Out of the Toolbox programme is designed to provide various options to explore for everyone who is actively involved in dance, irrespective of their age or background. What is more,
the teachers we choose are used to working with dancers of different ages and a range of levels. Their approach ensures that this diversity enriches the experience for all participants.


Do you want to enjoy the whole festival or just pick out a few workshops? You are completely free to compile your own programme. There are 17 different workshops consisting of 1, 2 or 4 days. Because the teachers build up their workshops, and in order to create a dynamic group, it is not possible to attend just one day of a two- or four-day module.

After much demand, we have changed the programme so that the workshops this year take up five hours instead of four. Our curator this year is Anne-Lore Baeckeland.

The programme consists of six themes that offer the opportunity to investigate and shape dance and movement from another perspective:

  1. Music and Dance
  2. Improvisation
  3. Educational Tools
  4. Technique, A Different Approach
  5. Urban Reset
  6. Four-Day Creative Process