We will give you the perfect balance of dance, relaxation, local culture and fun with our immersive dance experience at the unique Huerto del Cura in Elche.
Our experienced teachers are hand picked. Each and every one with an excellent reputation for the quality of their teaching and guiding their students to success in competition. There will be one teacher for every three to four students. You will work with a variety of teachers and as part of our package you will be able to develop your technique and perfect your dancing skills in their workshops and group classes. You will also have the opportunity to relax and look after your mind and body in our daily stretching/yoga class for dancers.
You can book individual lessons (not included in package price) with one or more of our professionals to give your dance skills that extra boost, and learn from their individual experience and skills. We have multiple teachers, including specialists in Latin, Ballroom, American Smooth and Flamenco.
We have planned a great variety of evening events including gourmet dinners in the beautiful gardens of the hotel and exclusive shows in our elegant ballroom. And your holiday won’t end there! We wouldn’t bring you to Spain without giving you the opportunity to board a yacht and set sail for an island beach…
Fly into Alicante and travel inland to Elche, capital of the El Baix Vinalopó district of the Valencian region of Spain and experience the city’s remarkable and rich Moorish and Christian history and culture.
With a wealth of historic sites dating back to the heyday of the Moors in Spain, from the 12th century Arab Baths and Alcaźar de la Señoria to the 17th century Basilica Santa Maria, Elche is a real gem. A UNESCO world heritage city, Elche has more than 200,000 protected palms in its many parks, groves and gardens. Its unique Botanical Gardens are only a minute’s walk from the hotel.
Elche is a small city and an easy pleasure to walk around with a wealth of restaurants and watering holes. Its modern day success is as a result of its 100 or so shoe factories. It boasts excellent shopping in its many individual stores, boutiques and, of course, shoe shops.
Set in its own private garden, the ballroom is like no other you will ever have danced in. Especially for this event we are installing our bespoke large dance floor.
You can relax and wind down after your class in the beautiful private garden surrounding the ballroom. We want to give you an unparalleled dance experience in an extraordinary environment.
Grand Ballroom Floor Installation
On the last day of your trip, we will be setting sail from Santa Pola with Captain David on his beautiful yacht for our nautical adventure! Leaving Santa Pola mid-morning, we will sail to the Island of Tabarca, weighing anchor in a cove just offshore to relax, swim and snorkel off the back of the boat.
We will be picked up by a little launch from the local restaurant where we’ll be lunching and taken to the island for a relaxed potter about. We will then head back to Santa Pola in plenty of time to get ready for a fabulous evening of tapas and social dancing in Elche.
This trip promises to be special in every way. Our cruise on the private yacht will be the perfect way to finish your dance holiday with Shall We Dance!
We are incredibly fortunate to have Sidney join us in Elche. He is an exquisite dancer and a wonderful teacher. An expert in ballroom dancing, Sidney brings his focus on technical expertise, performance craft and sheer love of dance to his classes along with his well developed sense of fun! You will love his encouraging and engaging style.
Sidney’s competitive credits are too many to mention here but during his already illustrious career he was the Blackpool British Open Juvenile Ten Dance Champion in both 2002 and 2003 and Blackpool British Open Junior Ten Dance Champion in 2008. At seventeen Sidney decided to focus on his Ballroom career and he and his partner Tania Long are ranked in the top 32 dancers in the world.
We are excited to have Georgiana join our dance holiday team this year. With her partner Brian Dibnah, Georgiana is the reigning New Zealand national Champion in the Latin American Section.
Originally from Romania, where she was a Romanian National finalist for several years in a row, London is now Georgiana’s home. She brings her relaxed and gentle style to all her classes. With a focus on musicality and technique she loves to share her knowledge and expertise with her students. Wonderfully understanding an encouraging, Georgiana will work to your strengths to help you take your dancing to the next level.
Packages include your hotel room for five nights, all food, all workshops and masterclasses, all excursions, entertainment and activities. Details of packages and prices available on request.
ProAm, Teacher/Student or Amateur dancers of all levels and experience are welcome!