26th "Balls al Carrer" dance festival in Valencia

Categories: parties and traditions.

TOURISTIC AREA: Historical center

133 fallas commissions regale the Plaza de los Fueros and Plaza de la Reina with Valencian dancing outfits

History, tradition and dance come together in the exhibitions of regional Valencian dance, organized by the Fallas commissions. "Balls al Carrer" (Street Dancing) showcases typical dances performed in the city's streets and squares, as well as in Valencia's villages.

These traditional dances to the rhythm of the dolçaina and tabalet, which are the Valencian terms for the dulzaina and the tabal, or drum, have a ritualistic character associated with festivals and provide a showcase for rhythm and coordination.

As with everything in life, they need a structure, and in Valencian dance, that is provided by a procession of couples led from the front or the back, and dressed in regional costumes. 

These duos conform to the shape of the place hosting the dance: elongated, if in a street, or round, if in a square. 

Once laid out, they follow the rhythm of the tabal and, when the dulzaina begins to play, they move and sway to the sound of the melody.

In short, "Balls al Carrer" is the perfect opportunity to learn about Valencian clothing and the music of the typical instruments of this festival

Below are the dates so you can celebrate the tradition. Take your pick!

"Balls al carrer» schedule

Plaza de la Reina 
Sunday, 18 February 2024 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, 14 February 2024 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, 21 February 2024 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, 28 February 2024 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 

Details

  • Event dates
  • From:

    21-04-2024

  • To:

    21-04-2024

  • Schedule info

    Plaza de los Fueros

    Sunday, 15 October 2023 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Sunday, 22 October 2023 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Sunday, 29 October 2023 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, 1 November 2023 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Sunday, 5 November 2023 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Sunday, 12 November 2023 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Sunday, 19 November 2023 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Sunday, 26 November 2023 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Sunday, 3 December 2023 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, 6 December 2023 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Friday, 8 December 2023 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Sunday, 10 December 2023 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Sunday, 17 December 2023 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Plaza de la Reina 

    Sunday, 14 January 2024 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Sunday, 21 January 2024 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Sunday, 28 January 2024 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Sunday, 4 February 2024 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Sunday, 11 February 2024 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Sunday, 18 February 2024 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Sunday, 14 February 2024 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Sunday, 21 February 2024 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Sunday, 28 February 2024 — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Place

    Plaza de los Fueros y Marina de València

  • Price

    Free

HOW TO GET THERE

Plaça dels Furs, 46003 València, España

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How to arrive

  • Underground: L6, L8.
  • Bus: 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 60, 62, 73.
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