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  • Dance Events & Festivals

    Do you love Salsa dancing or Rock n Roll? How about Northern Soul or maybe you’re a big fan of Boogie & Blues? Look out for our fun, dance-filled events arranged with partner organisations who are specialists in their field.

  • Great fun...guaranteed

English Riviera International Dance Festival
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Rock Bottoms Jive Weekenders
Riviera Swing Festival
World Champion Dancers at the English Riviera Dance Festival
 
 

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NEW Social Dance Break

Join host Pierre Schrauwen for this new, fun midweek dance break, with 50/50 ballroom, Latin & sequence…

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Ballroom & Latin for Beginners & Improvers

Enjoy a full dance programme with specially designed 'Learn and Improve' teaching sessions during…

 

Absolutely brilliant, we had the most fun on the dance floor in a long time. As experienced dancers - this was the perfect break, a pleasure from beginning to end!   

Lynn Elvy & Lesley Fegan, Gerrard's Cross - Solos Ballroom & Latin dance break

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Dance Events & Festivals


 

Some of these events can be booked with us here at TLH, and some must be booked direct with the organiser – details are shown in the "How to Book" section on the individual pages for these events.

 

English Riviera International Dance Festival

This annual event is organised & presented by Claire and James Taplin and Holiday & Dance with support from festival originator Philip Wylie. This is the perfect dance break for social, leisure and competitive dancers. 

  • Social and Competitive dance programmes
  • Masterclasses and supervised practice sessions with top coaches
  • Learn & Improve workshops for social & competitive dancers
  • Gala dinner with Champions in Cabaret on Thursday evening at the Riviera International Centre
  • 5 days of competitions for competitors
  • Cabaret by UK Professional 10 Dance Champions Richard Still & Morgan Hemphil
  • 2 beautiful ballrooms
  • Social dancing each eveningVIEW MORE DETAILS

 


Latinfest Weekender

If you are looking for a salsa weekend that can provide you with a great program of workshops and fantastic music to dance to… then look no further. Latinfest UK welcome all levels of dancer. Join this group of Salsa-maniacs for a fun, friendly atmosphere and plenty of dancing.

Typical programmes for the weekends include:

  • Salsa workshops for all levels
  • Bachata,
  • Cha Cha Cha workshops plus other Latin styles
  • Kizomba workshops for all levels
  • Ladies & Men's specialist workshops
  • Three rooms of music including dedicated Kizomba & Salsa rooms

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Rock Bottoms Cheeky Little Weekenders

Hev, Tor, Andy and Jon have been together running Rock Bottoms since 2002, and love doing it. You'll see lots of them throughout your stay as they put a huge amount of time, energy and enthusiasm into your holiday.

Specialising in Modern Jive, Tango, Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing - if you like dancing, you'll love Rock Bottoms. Whether you want to dance 'til three, or focus on workshops, or party with friends, or meet new people, or just want to enjoy the lovely location and relax here at TLH – do as you please – Rock Bottoms has it all. Holidays attract a rich mix, from the quite normal (they don't always stay that way) to the larger than life characters who get the party going. Individuals, couples and groups all mingle together in a happy atmosphere.

Weekend programmes usually include workshops all day on Saturday & Sunday catering for all levels from improver upward. Freestyles each night, often with sparkling cabaret.

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Riviera Swing

An unforgettable weekend of 1930s and 1940s vintage entertainment, hosted by "Viv the Spiv" featuring the New Squadronaires, the Alex Mendham Orchestra, Duncan Galloway and his Rhythmic 6 and Derek Webber.

Whatever your dance style – whether it's Quickstep, Fox Trot, Waltz, Lindy, or Balboa – Riviera Swing's top DJs will cater to all styles. They might even throw in some period party dances – ever fancied trying your hand at the Palais Glide? The Valeta? How about The Lambeth Walk?? Dance teachers Mark & Hoc Ewing, aided and abetted by Bryan & Lou Webb and Rob Be Bop & Julie, will be on hand to show you how.

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Boogaloo promotions

For 2017 a packed summer weekend of blues from home and overseas, plus intimate acoustic sets and late night jam sessions with the emphasis on fun.

Artists appearing so far for 2017 are:

  • The Stumble
  • Ricky Cool & the In-Crowd 
  • Giles Headley & the Aviators
  • Cry Baby & the Hoochie Coochie Boys
  • Blue Touch
  • Late night jam sessions
  • Open mic area for informal practice and jam sessions
  • MC / DJ: Earl Jackson

 

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Northern Soul Weekender

For all Northern Soul fans, this weekend is filled with the music you all live for. From classic Northern stompers to "up close and personal" and everything in between. Top DJs will be playing some of their rarest records for you to listen to. The DJ line up includes Russ Winstanley, Ted Massey, Kenny Lee, Mick Bennett , John Barker, Snowy John Farrell, Francis T, Steve Towers, Steve Russell, Andy Vass

This annual event is organised & presented by Claire and James Taplin of Holiday & Dance with support from festival originator Philip Wylie. This is the perfect dance break for social, leisure and competitive dancers.

How to Book

Please call 01803 400500

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English Riviera International Dance Festival
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English Riviera International Dance Festival

Host: James & Claire Taplin of Holiday and Dance Date: 04 Jun 2017

A celebration of dance for all levels of dancers, organised by the team from Holiday & Dance. Whether you're a competetive dancer or a social dancer, there is something for everyone.

  • No. nights: 4 or 5
  • Hotel: Victoria
5 nights: £365