Video: F(ê)aites de la Danse draws more than 20,000 spectators to Casino Square

F(ê)aites de la Danse

The F(ê)aites de la Danse’s second edition was a massive success by all accounts, with over 20,000 in attendance and all swaying to the beat, including Prince Albert II. 

The public’s passion for dance was made crystal clear as the F(ê)aites de la Danse festival hit Casino Square in Monaco over the weekend.  

More than 20,000 people, including Prince Albert II, turned out for the exclusive dance event, which was held six years after the first edition. But the wait was certainly worth it.  


The festival gave the audience gathered a chance to see and enjoy a variety of different types of dance through back-to-back live performances, from the grace of the homegrown Ballets de Monte-Carlo to world dance showcases, which included boogie-woogie, African, hip-hop, Tahitian, country, ballroom and even pole dancing. 

Princess Caroline of Hanover, Prince Albert II of Monaco and Jean-Christophe Maillot centre stage with the talented dancers of this year’s highly successful event. Photo credit: Manuel Vitali

“It’s wonderful to dance in a place as magical as the Casino,” said Gilles and Marion of the Monegasque Sports Dance Association to Monaco Matin. “We were there in 2017 during the first edition and then we had the chance to return to our Monegasque lands to dance so we are happy. It’s a wonderful setting. Prince Albert is watching us, it’s impressive!” 

Many of the dancers also put on workshops after their performances, giving those in the crowd an opportunity to try out a new dance form for themselves. 

At midnight, a flashmob began, but the party continued right through the night, culminating at noon the following day.  

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Featured photo credit: Alice Blangero