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Sugarpush Alicante Retreat 2022

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April 21st-25th


We are travelling to the Spanish seaside town of San Juan just outside Alicante

Our home for the retreat is a traditional Spanish finca with a feel-good atmosphere. The property is located near San Juan beach with a private pool surrounded by pine and fruit trees. There’s lots of indoor and outdoor spaces for us to dance and relax in. 


San Juan is a pretty resort just 8 kms from Alicante. The beach is a stroll away from our finca and has crystal clear waters, it is bordered by a palm lined seafront promenade that has an amazing selection of local restaurants serving delicious cuisine. 



How it works

Sit back, relax and let the good times roll. Your hosts Holly and Romayne have thought of every detail to make this retreat the best one yet! 


You will arrive on Thursday, set your bags down and have time to soak up the sun. That evening we plan to relax by the pool with a welcome drink provided by yours truly and  enjoy a home cooked dinner at the house. 


When we are not dancing we will take a day trip to explore the best of Alicante with its old town packed with tapas bars and restaurants, we will make lunch and dinner reservations at our  favourite places. We will also take time to explore the beaches and harbour. Anyone who has been away with us before can tell you this is set to be a really enjoyable retreat. This weekend is guaranteed to improve your swing dancing in a fun and relaxed environment and is aimed at improvers/intermediate dancers. 




Holly France and Romayne Etwaroo will be putting you through your paces, the classes will be challenging, fun, and you will be given lots of one to one attention along the way. We require dancer’s to at least be at improver level. Variations will be given depending on ability and personal requirements. A class description will be added before the retreat. Depending on how things transpire with Covid 19 these could be solo or partner classes, those attending with their partner will be able to partner




Rooms can be single occupancy or shared, shared rooms will be of the same sex, talk to us if you identify as non-binary, no problem. 

We ask couples and those wanting single occupancy to let us know asap to avoid disappointment as they can go quite quickly.



We pride ourselves on our delicious vegetarian home cooked meals, we will take full advantage of the abundance of fresh local ingredients the area has to offer. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.


Cost = £475 shared room, £575 single occupancy.


What's included 


  • 5 x Dance classes 

  • Breakfast each day

  • Lunch x2

  • Welcome drinks

  • Evening meal on Thursday 

  • Accommodation

  • All your dinner/lunch reservations planned

  • Pilates class Friday to Sunday mornings

Please note there will be a cost for travel to and from the restaurants, but this will be kept to a minimum.


Getting there 


You will be flying to Alicante airport (ALC). The airport is approximately 30km away from the property. 


There are direct flights from a couple of low cost airlines. The flights that we have found fly out of Luton. Please note, the flight prices may change due to the month purchased. We encourage everyone to book their flights as soon as possible for the cheapest fare. 


Please bear in mind the check in and out times of the house before organising your flights.

A taxi from Alicante airport is between £25/30 and should take less than 40 minutes.


There will also be a Facebook event so people can discuss possible ride shares from the airport if preferred. This has worked well in previous years. Nearer the time there will be a WhatsApp group set up for you all as well.  

Check in is after 5.30pm,  Check out is 10am.




Finca La Vina, Camino Marco J30 SAN Juan

You can reserve your space by paying a deposit to Romayne of £100. Please note that this deposit is not refundable unless there are extenuating circumstances that can be evidenced. 


Full payment to be made by February 1st 2022

You can email us on: please feel free to get in touch with any queries you have.


Donations: We have been spending the last year looking at better ways to respect this jazz dance and its history and culture, we strive to continue to learn and improve.  The Black Lindy Hoppers fund does great work building, nurturing  and strengthening black dancers within the swing scene.  Collective Voices for change have also been leading sessions on how to improve our whitewashed swing dance scene. We will be making a donation of the profits from this trip to both of them, See what they do here and why not give them a follow on social media too while you're at it







There will be mandatory testing for everyone attending with many other precautions put in place, all attendees will have to agree to the terms, a full risk assessment is in process. An email with the full information will be sent to each individual. 

During the retreat everyone will be required to take a lateral flow test each morning to ensure we are all cover free. 


We wanted to reassure you all that we will keep a close eye on updates. If we go back into lock down or have other Covid-19 related issues that restrict travel a full refund will be given.


Although we have a plan for the trip we will adapt accordingly, we have a massive property with loads of space so fun will be had no matter what.

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