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Italy Sugarpush Swing dance retreat

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Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have had to cancel this retreat, we hope to go to the property at a later stage, every one who booked has been contacted and refunds are in process. Lets all stay safe ! Keep dancing on your living rooms, Frankie Mannings first dance partner was a broom stick after all. Love Holly and Romayne xx

4th to 8th of June 2020 

The Sugarpush team are very excited to announce that our Summer Swing dance retreat will be held on the 4th to the 8th of June.  We are going to Italy, one of our favourite places. We are staying 20km away from Perugia in a small village of Castel Rigone which is considered the Renaissance gem of Umbria.


Our home for the retreat is a spacious cottage which has a beautiful terrace with spectacular views of the countryside and lake. We have a magnificent pool to take a dip in. The house is in walking distance to pretty town of Passignano Sul Tresimeno, which lies on Lake Trasimeno, we will be sure to explore the local area. We would also recommend you see Perugia on your way if you have time, as that's the airport you fly into, its a beautiful historic town with lots of great lunch spots. 

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. 


We will take a day trip to the medieval  hilltop village of Montone, where you will have free time to explore and we will sample the local delicacies. We will also go for dinner locally one night, other than that all meals will be provided at the house. 


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. 





£470 shared room / £570 single occupancy

Shared rooms will be will be same sex.

We have a few double rooms for couples, but these are very limited so please book asap to avoid disappointment. 



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 £470 shared room / £570 single occupancy

Whats included 


  • 6 x Swing Dance classes 

  • Breakfast each day

  • Lunch x2

  • Welcome drinks

  • Evening meal on Thursday and Sunday

  • Accommodation

  • All your dinner/lunch reservations planned

  • Social dancing at the house

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 Perugia San Francesco d’Assisi - Umbria Internation Airport. 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 Perugia airport should take 25 mins and cost around 50/60 euros, hiring a car is all very reasonable. There will be a Facebook event so people can discuss 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.



Via dei Pinoli, 06065 Castel Rigone, Italy 


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

Full payment to be made by April 1st 2020

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

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