DANCE FESTIVAL 2019

EVERYBODY DANCE NOW!
13th – 18th SEPTEMBER 2019

In Greece we don’t just dance with our feet, we dance with our heart!

The Grecotel Riviera Olympia hosts Dance Festival 2019 - a week of thematic classes by thirteen top professionals teachers and a closing party to showcase your moves.

Revel in the unique ambience of the amazing resort set on a 500-acre wooded estate along two kilometers of sandy beach lapped by the Ionian Sea. Learn new dances or perfect your steps in master classes offered in Latin, International, Ballroom, Salsa, Bachata, Hip hop, Oriental, Jazz funk, Greek dance and Tango Argentino.

Start with a sultry salsa at sunset and end with a barefoot tango dip on the beach at dawn! You’ll want to dance the night away after learning all the moves at the Riviera Olympia Dance Festival. Join other guests on the ballroom floor where have been organized thematic classes by professional dancers in ten styles, from the Cha Cha Cha to the waltz, from beginners to master class. Surrender to the music and express yourself through movement - and indulge your favorite Hollywood musical fantasies, whether flowing style of Fred Astaire or the edgier jazz Funk and hip hop styles on Fame. We can’t guarantee that you’ll be ready for Broadway, but we can promise you’ll have fun!

The Riviera Olympia is the perfect backdrop for a dance festival, with its Hollywood-set ambience. The program combines classes with themed evenings inspired by the history and origin of dances - and, of course, cinema! Latin, jazz funk, Oriental, with drinks and food to match the mood. And since we’re in Greece, it is just not right if a Greek night would not be included, to bring out your inner Zorba. The Riviera Olympia Dance Festival ends with a closing party, where you and all other guests can show off your new moves.

The Dance Festival is FREE of charge for all guests.

DANCE FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

SEPTEMBER 13th 2019

CONFERENCE HALL 1 MASTER CLASSES
  • 16.00-16.50 International Tango
  • 17.00-17.50 Oriental dances (Beginners)
  • 18.00-18.50 Greek dances (Beginners)
CONFERENCE HALL 2 MASTER CLASSES
  • 16.00-16.50 Hip Hop (Advanced)
  • 17.00-17.50 Bachata (Intermediate)
  • 18.00-18.50 Greek dances (Beginners)

SEPTEMBER 14th TO 17th 2019

CONFERENCE HALL 1 MASTER CLASSES
  • 10.00-10.50 Hip Hop
  • 11.00-11.50 Rumba (Intermediate)
  • 12.00-12.50 Argentine Tango (Beginners)
  • 13.00-13.50 Jazz fun
  • 16.00-16.50 International Tango
  • 17.00-17.50 Oriental (Beginners)
  • 18.00-18.50 Greek dances (Beginners)
CONFERENCE HALL 2 MASTER CLASSES
  • 10.00-10.50 Salsa (Advanced)
  • 11.00-11.50 Cha cha (Intermediate)
  • 12.00-12.50 Waltz
  • 13.00-13.50 Samba (Beginners)
  • 16.00-16.50 Hip Hop (Advanced)
  • 17.00-17.50 Bachata
  • 18.00-18.50 Rumba (Beginners)

SEPTEMBER 18th 2019

CONFERENCE HALL 1 MASTER CLASSES
  • 10.00-10.50 Hip Hop
  • 11.00-11.50 Rumba (Intermediate)
  • 12.00-12.50 Argentine Tango (Beginners)
  • 13.00-13.50 Jazz fun
CONFERENCE HALL 2 MASTER CLASSES
  • 10.00-10.50 Salsa (Advanced)
  • 11.00-11.50 Cha cha (Intermediate)
  • 12.00-12.50 Waltz
  • 13.00-13.50 Samba (Beginners)
     

THEME NIGHTS

All Couples will participate in different themed dance parties every evening.

THE CLOSING PARTY

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019



Enjoy a magical evening of dance, twirling your instructor or partner around the floor!

DANCES TO EXPLORE


Bachata originated in the Dominican Republic and its popularity rivaled the bolero in the 1960s. It’s intense and intimate, with soft hip movements.

Jazz dance is a crossover style, with elements drawn from countries where jazz draws its roots.

Rumba has become a generic term for Latin dancing, but it’s a very specific form that originated in Cuba.


Hip Hop is a street dance style with moves like breaking, popping, and locking that have evolved since the 1970s into increasingly more difficult sets.

Waltzing isn’t just for the stately ballrooms of the 18th-century Vienna. It’s become the international standard for formal affairs and is perfect for showing off a flowing gown.


The International tango is a standardized version of this Latin American dance that is used in dance competitions and is especially popular in Europe. It’s more structured than the fiery Argentine tango with its more dramatic and sharper movements.

Oriental dance is more widely referred to as belly dancing—but there’s a lot more than shimmying going on. It’s torso-driven with emphasis on the hips, yet is more relaxed than Western dance forms. It’s not only an excellent workout but is guaranteed to add some spice to your personal moments.

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