Cambridge University

This is your chance to unearth a hidden talent or develop existing skills. Either way you'll have a giggle, on our relaxed and friendly dance weekends.

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Learn to Ballroom

Aimed at beginners and novices, learn to ballroom dance with other Solos’ guests who are all at a similar level. Meet our Solos Tour Leader at the start of the weekend for a welcome dinner and disco. 2 ballroom lessons take place on Saturday (2 hours in both the morning and afternoon) where we’ll learn the basic movements of the Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha Cha and Jive.

The Saturday evening dance gives us a chance to put what we’ve learnt during the day into practice. The ballroom dances are mixed with some fun mixer dances (no previous experience required!) Our Sunday morning 2 hour lesson recaps the moves and also adds a few new steps to our expanding repertoire.

Huntingdon Marriott Hotel

The hotel is within easy reach of the A1, A14, the M11 and M6. Complimentary car parking is available. Huntingdon station is within a 10 minute drive of the hotel.

Facilities Include

Facilities include a restaurant, lounge bar, fitness centre, sauna, steam room and indoor swimming pool.

Rooms Include

The stylish guest rooms have a flat screen TV with freeview, hairdryer, an iron, trouser press and tea/coffee-making facilities.

 

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Useful Information

Location & Transport
The Huntingdon Marriott Hotel is located close to the A1, A14 and M11 and offers free car parking. The nearest train station is Huntingdon which is a 10-minute taxi ride away from the hotel.

The Next Step (Apr'18)
We will recap our existing dances (Waltz, Social Foxtrot, Quickstep, Cha Cha Cha and Jive) and then add some additional steps in the Waltz, Quickstep and Cha Cha Cha. We will then learn the basic steps of two new dances, the Tango and Rumba.

Learn to Ballroom Dance (Sep'17 & Nov '18)
You will begin to learn the basic movements of four different dances: the Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha Cha and Jive.

Ballroom lessons
Saturday—2 lessons (2 hours in the morning & 2 hours in the afternoon) Sunday—1 lesson of 2 hours in the morning. Afterwards try out your newly learned moves in the evening dance. There will also be “barn dances” which are fun & lively party mixer dances!

Gratuities
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual.We suggest a group collection at the beginning of your holiday to cover drivers, guides and hotel staff (including restaurant, kitchen and reception staff) of approximately £5. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of bar staff and housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (the rounding up of the drinks bill and a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10Ͽratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10Ͽf the metered fare.

Dress Code
Dress will be casual for most of the weekend, with smart casual required in the Cambridge Suite for dinner (no shorts, jeans or T-shirts). For the all dance lessons, loose clothing is suggested. We suggest that the men bring formal shoes to dance in and for the ladies, a shoe with a small heel and enclosed back is recommended. Due to the amount of dancing during the weekend we suggest you may like to bring a change of dance shoes in case one pair starts to chafe. Leather soled shoes glide and turn better than rubber gripping soles therefore we do not recommend trainers.

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
02 Nov 2018 04 Nov 2018 2 All Ages £ 355 BOOK

What's included:

  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Saturday evening dance
  • 3 ballroom dancing lessons
  • Use of hotel leisure facilities
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Half Board:
    Breakfast & dinner
  • ½ bottle of wine each evening

What's Extra:

  • Insurance see here

NB:
You must ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity, please see Medical Conditions see here

 

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