Dancing Holidays March 2018 - Portugal

he following information was provided by Amanda Peart.

Contact Amanda directly if interested.

Here follows the details of the Dancing Holidays in Portugal next March. If you are interested in joining any part of the holiday then please e-mail me and I will supply account details for your deposit payment, which will be £100 per person.

DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT FLIGHTS YET as many schedules are not available until later in the summer.

Your deposit payment will register your intent and should you find that you have to withdraw then it is returnable. Places may be restricted, especially for the week with Marian, Max & Issy, so if necessary I will keep a waiting list.

The hotel is the Vila Gale Evora, which is a new hotel (opened last year) on the outskirts of the old city of Evora, which is the centre of Alentejo, the wine-growing district of Portugal. The dance floor is wooden though probably not sprung, and as usual our deal is Half Board with wine & water with the evening meal. The hotel is U-shaped, around a pool and grounds. The rooms do not have balconies but there are some superior rooms (at a supplement) and also some ground floor family rooms with direct access to the poolside (bigger supplement!), but as yet I do not know what the supplement will actually buy you.

As with this year in Sorrento, I have decided to run both the "Band" and "CD" holidays in the same hotel, and this time, for various reasons, the two dancing weeks will run one straight after the other, with up to 3 days offered before the first week if anyone is interested. The Iberian Weekend is also in Portugal in 2018 (in the Algarve somewhere – about 3 hours distant) and this will follow on from the week with Marian Anderson (16-18th March), so dancers can combine the two if they wish (though you will need to organise/book the Iberian Weekend yourself, not through me). Alternatively people can pick and choose any dates that suit them over the period and they will pay pro rata for that time.

Cost & Dates:

Thurs 8th-15th March, 5 nights dancing to Marian (Anderson), Max & Issy

Twin/Double room = £1048 (£524 per person)

Single occupancy room = £740

Supplement for superior room = £20 per night

Fri 16th-23rd March, at least 5 nights dancing to CDs

Twin/Double room = £848 (£424 per person)

Single occupancy room = £640

Supplement for superior room = £20 per night

Extra nights pro rata according to date, including Mon 5th-Wed 8th

All the above figures assume a conservative exchange rate and include an amount for transfers between Lisbon airport and the hotel.

Everyone who has holidayed with me in the past will know that if there is a surplus in the account then refunds are given.

Having paid your deposit and been accepted onto the holiday, you will be issued with a payment plan, as I need to make regular payments to the hotel and so need to collect the monies gradually over the year. The first payment from you will not be due until late summer when hopefully we will have a clearer picture of which airlines are flying to Lisbon on which days and from where!

Looking forward to hearing from you,