Music Holiday The flight of Atalanta

Mon 24 Aug 2020 - 09:00 to Fri 28 Aug 2020 - 17:00
Musica - Stedelijk Onderwijs, Lange Riddersstraat 48, 2000 Antwerpen

We jump into the air and make a spontaneous dance of joy when we land: the Belgian government allows us to go on a music holiday this summer!

Are you also eager to spread your musical wings? Sign up for this music holiday and unleash a warm wave of musical and dancing ideas at the end of the summer.

Central during this holiday is "The flight of Atalanta". Or: An Atalanta butterfly that spreads its wings a bit violently can unleash a storm on the other side of the world. Something miniscule can bring about something big, which turns the world upside down. Sounds familiar? We turn this idea into something positive.

For five days ideas flutter back and forth in all shapes and forms. You can participate in groups (physically) in Antwerp or online from the comfort of your home. In both cases, you will work on music, movement and dance. Anyone who simply places a dance step, makes up a melody or improvises a tune, can create a composition that connects the whole group.

Will you flutter with us?

Due to the current corona precautions, we will work with small groups. The number of places is also limited within the option to participate digitally. So don't wait too long to register and ensure you get a spot! View the practical details below.

In collaboration with AMUZ (Festival of Flanders Antwerp)

Practical information


Monday 24 August to Friday 28 August 2020, every day from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Daycare is available from 9 am to 5 pm.

The online part will be limited to a few contact moments per day in small groups, linked to assignments to do at home. In the course of the two trails, both trails grow towards each other.


Jacqueline Hamelink, Assunta Mandaglio, Benjamin M├╝ller

Age and background

There are 2 age groups: 6-9 years and 10-12 years with or without prior musical knowledge

Those who play an instrument can bring this along. Attention: because of the coronavirus, no wind instruments are permitted!

Online participants must have

  • a fast internet connection
  • a laptop or desktop computer with microphone and speakers and / or preferably headphones


Stedelijke Basisschool Musica, Lange Riddersstraat 48, 2000 Antwerpen

Corona precautions 

During the music holiday, the corona safety measures will strictly apply to ensure the health and safety of everyone.

Specifically, we focus on:

  • Working in small groups
  • Many outdoor activities
  • Regular hand washing
  • Disinfectant hand gel is provided
  • Increased cleaning and ventilation of instruments and used spaces
  • 1 fixed bubble for 1 week
  • Objects stay within the fixed bubble
  • Sick children or teachers are not permitted
  • Children must be free of symptoms for at least five days if they want to participate
  • Parents are responsible not to allow sick children to participate in the activities

Presentation moment

Will be announced at a later date.

Participation fee

135.00 euros (physical holiday), everyone brings a packed lunch

Discount from 2nd child in the same family (-10%)

A-cardholders with the right to an increased allowance (VT) receive a 50% discount on the participation price and thus pay 67.50 euros.

All information about the A-card on or via the urban contact center 03 22 11 333

This music holiday is tax deductible and is eligible for reimbursement through the health insurance fund.

Children who participate via the online platform pay a free contribution at the end of the holiday.