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Strictly Come Dancing 2017

Written by: Vicky Hinchliffe on 12th September 2017

September heralds the end of Summer, the beginning of Autumn, shorter days and darker nights. More importantly, it means that Strictly Come Dancing is back on our screens bringing Saturday night viewing back to life. Yes – it’s time to polish up the glitter ball again, get out the sparkly frocks and sew on those sequins. […]

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Northern Soul Weekend by the Sea

Written by: Vicky Hinchliffe on 17th May 2017

There is a definite buzz around the hotel on a Northern Soul weekend. An air of expectancy and excitement as dancers from all over the UK descend for a weekend of hardcore Northern Soul  music and dancing. For the TLH Victoria Hotel in Torquay, the Northern Soul Weekender is one of the busiest weekends of […]

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Lanzarote or Torquay for your Dance Break?

Written by: Matt White on 17th March 2017

Here at TLH Leisure Resort, we never tire of hearing fantastic feedback from our guests. We love reading the comment cards, Trip Advisor reviews, posts on social media and emails that are sent to us. A recent guest of ours, visiting on their first ever dance break, loved it so much that they sent us […]

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Keep your New Year Resolutions with a little help from TLH

Written by: Sally Starling on 30th December 2016

Every January, only 8% of Brits keep to their New Year resolutions. We’ve listed five of the most popular ones and included ways in which TLH Leisure Resort can help you be in that small minority! 1. Get Active – Aztec Club, Torquay Here at TLH Leisure Resort, we have lots of activities to help […]

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“Strictly Come Dancing” is in their Blood

Written by: Julia Browne on 6th September 2016

  The new “Strictly” season is back on the BBC, but it’s Strictly Come Dancing every day of the year for Lynette Boyce and her family, for whom dancing well and truly runs in the blood. For over 40 years members of the Boyce family have been wowing audiences and judges with their ballroom dancing […]

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A Brief Guide To Sequence Dancing

Written by: Julia Browne on 2nd June 2016

With dance numbers apparently in decline you may be surprised to learn that Sequence Dancing is probably the most popular form of traditional ballroom dancing in the UK with good regular attendances at local clubs and classes. So, what exactly is sequence dancing and what makes it different? The Origins of Sequence Dancing Initially it […]

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Scottish Country Dancing – Join in at TLH

Written by: Julia Browne on 23rd March 2016

Thanks to the efforts of the RSCDS, Scottish Country Dancing is probably more popular today than it has ever been. However, to the uninitiated there are probably a number of misconceptions about Scottish Dancing, which would cause purists and experts to shudder. Firstly the word “country” does not imply rustic. Originally in the 18th and 19th […]

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New Ballroom & Latin “Dance Extravaganza” Comes to Torquay

Written by: Julia Browne on 15th February 2016

Are you a lover of Ballroom & Latin Dance?  Have you ever wondered about the origins of some of your favourite dances? Inspired by a new midweek ”Dance Extravaganza” taking place at the TLH Victoria Hotel in Torquay later this year, we’ve had some fun delving through the archives and hope you enjoy our brief potted […]

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Ballroom & Latin Dance Holidays for Solo Dancers

Written by: Julia Browne on 20th January 2016

The glitter and glamour of TV’s “Strictly Come Dancing” has done much to popularise ballroom & Latin dance, inspiring many to take to the floor. “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing”, recently shown on BBC2, followed celebrity choreographer Jack Murphy’s mission to get social dancing in traditional dancehalls back on the map. But what do […]

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Strictly Come Dancing at TLH

Written by: Julia Browne on 22nd December 2015

The Strictly Come Dancing season drew to a close last Saturday with Jay McGuinness and his professional partner Aliona Vilani winning the coveted glitterball trophy. In spite of all the controversy in the media, it seems to me that any one of the three couples remaining after the first vote-off on the finals night would […]

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Linedance Fun in Torquay

Written by: Julia Browne on 2nd November 2015

Linedance as we know it today has evolved way beyond its original roots in country and western dancing. Forget the image of cowboy hats and “yee-ha” as these days linedancing is accompanied by a wide variety of music styles, both new and old. As long as it has a regular beat, you can linedance to […]

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TLH Dance Host To Star In BBC TV Programme

Written by: Julia Browne on 30th September 2015

With the thrill of the BBC dance season well and truly upon us, we are particularly excited that one of our own dance hosts here at TLH Leisure Resort, Philip Hurst, will be appearing in a new BBC2 programme due to be screened early in 2016. Full details are still to be confirmed but the […]

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Strictly Come Dancing is Back

Written by: Julia Browne on 3rd September 2015

September heralds the end of Summer, the beginning of Autumn, shorter days and darker nights. More importantly, for many of us it means that Strictly Come Dancing will be back on our screens bringing Saturday night viewing back to life. Yes – it’s time to polish up the glitter ball again, get out the sparkly […]

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English Riviera International Dance Festival Returns

Written by: Matt White on 5th May 2015

A year of dance holidays, breaks and events has flown by as we now approach the 33rd English Riviera Dance Festival (ERDF). It’s hard to believe it has come around again so quickly and it is in its 33rd year of running! The favourite dance festival for social and competitive dancers is this year being […]

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7 Reasons to Come on our Strictly Beginners Dance Weekend

Written by: Matt White on 14th April 2015

Okay, so we’ve all been there. It’s Saturday night and we’re watching our favourite Strictly stars doing their very best to learn a host of different and ever complicating dances and we say to ourselves… “I would love to be able to do that”. Some of you, if at all like myself, would have even […]

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