Sequence Dancing Holidays Abroad
Some of the best places to find Sequence dances and dancing abroad are those areas with previous British connections, and ex-pat British populations. Malta, Gibraltar, and Cyprus in Europe, and places like New Zealand, Australia and parts of Canada. The Spanish Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca both have big enough ex-pat populations to support some sequence dancing, but it looks like the hey-days ofSequence dancing in nearly every hotel on the Costas as part of the winter package is over. As of 2008/9 season, most ofthe leaders used by the large tour companies will not be leading on or in the Spanish Costa and Balearics Hotels.
The Benidorm Plazais one of the few hotels in Benidorm continuing sequence dancing for the winter seasons, where we understand the current leaders are retained by arrangement with the hotel management directly. The Plaza already operates a "priority to guests" policy, entry and some tables being reserved for guests of the hotel, the forecast is this policy may be extended further as demand outstrips supply. Last season a nominal charge was being levied at the door for those who were not hotel guests unless able to produce proof of being TUI (Thomson) holidaymakers. This year (2014) all dancers are asked to purchase a minimum of one drink, soft drink or water at the bar. If Sequence Dance is important to you as part of your holiday, we can only suggest you ask your travel agent or company to confirm it will be available.
See update on Thomson Holidays below
KingsHill Holidays are a specialist holiday company operating coach and self-drive UK Sequence Dance vacations. Normally they offerSequence Dancing in Ireland, and in the Rhine Valley including coach travel, hotel and excursion packages. Details from their website or send for a brochure,tel: 01405 704652.
For later on in the year, KingsHill have a selection of Sequence dance holidays of 7 or 14 days to Cyprus, with dancing each night, as well as similar packages to Madeira and The Portuguese Algarve. Full details in the brochure, number as above.
Thomson Holidays (TUI Group)
Thomson (TUI) have sent me the following information regarding Sequence dancing for the Winter season. It's likely thatthe ONLY hotels to feature Sequence Dancing will be from the GOLD collection and above brochures. In each case, Thomson are officiallyclaiming there will be 4 Sequence and 2 Ballroom dancing sessions each week, days and times posted in each hotel.
Costa Blanca Hotels
Benidorm Plaza [featured in Portland Brochure] and the Hotel Venus and Hotel Levante Beach.
Costa de Sol Hotels
Hotel Riviera, Bali Hotel and Studios, and The Beach Club. The Hotel Yaramar - some sessions as advised locally.
Hotel Phaethon Beach.
Additionally, Hotel Atlantica Bay and Beach will feature Line dance, Rock and Roll and/or Latin 2 sessions each week.
Hotel Bonaire, Hotel Santa Monica. The Hotel Levante/Levante Park, some sessions as advertised locally. (ISTR this is a complex, Mel ed.}
Fred and Joyce Boast
Specialising in Old Time (Classical Sequence) Holidays in the UK and also in Cyprus
Featuring Old Time (Classical Sequence) Dances from 1900 thru to present. For more details and prices, how to book,then please:-
call Fred and Joyce Boast on 01606 834492
If any more information comes to hand regarding Dance sessions over Winter Holiday destinations, please let us know so we can placeit here for others to help in their choice of Winter breaks.