Corfu Retreat 2021

September 2nd-6th 2021

 

We are traveling to the beautiful island of Corfu !!

 

Villa Aria is an amazing property with a private pool located on the coastline of Nissaki, one of the most beautiful areas of Corfu. We have breathtaking views and most importantly lots of space for us to dance and relax plus a huge terrace and a poolside kiosk perfect for alfresco dining.

 

Nissaki is a traditional seaside village in north-east Corfu. It boasts one of the most beautiful beaches, there is a quaint port that you can stroll around with local tavernas where you can sample the local cuisine. 

COVID UPDATE 

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. 

In order for us to stay safe Holly and Romayne will challenge you with a range of dance classes designed with safety in mind. We may have to adjust the dance schedule slightly to solo dances these could include, solo jazz, Charleston, Black bottom, rhythm tap etc. With options for partner classes for couples. 

 

We wanted to reassure you all that we will keep a close eye on updates. If we go back into to 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. 

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 Corfu old town where reservations for lunch have been made, we will also go to the local restaurants of Nissaki and explore the beautiful nature and coastline. 

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. 

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 do great work building, nurturing  and strengthening black dancers within the swing scene. We will be making a donation of the profits from this trip to the, See what they do here and why not give them a follow on social media too while your at it @blacklindyhf. https://blacklindyhoppersfund.org

 

 

 

 

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Classes

 

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

 

 

Accommodation

 

 

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 dissapointment as they can go quite quickly.

Food

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 Solo jazz / 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 Corfu airport (CFU). The property is 22.5 km / 13.9 miles from there. There are direct flights from a few low cost airlines. 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 bare in mind the check in and out times of the house before organising your flights.

A taxi from Corfu airport is between £40/50 and should take less than 25 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. 

 

As we are travelling to Greece please note that there is local stay tax which is 2 euros per person for your stay.

 

 

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

 

Address

Eparchiaki Odos Skriperou-Peroulades, Sidari, Greece

 

Directions: The villa is located next to taverna Roumeli, just before Sunshine Hotel , in the area of Garnelatika on the main coastal road leading to Kassiopi. When you reach Roumeli Taverna, on your right hand side, you will see a stone wall with an entrance opening to Villa Aria.

 

You can reserve your space by paying a deposit to Romayne of £100.

Full payment to be made by May 1st 2021

You can email us on:

sugarpushvintagedance@gmail.com please feel free to get in touch with any queries you have.

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 do 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 your at it

@blacklindyhf

 https://blacklindyhoppersfund.org

@collectivevoicesforchange

 https://www.collectivevoicesforchange.org

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