Algarve, Portugal Dance Holiday

Stunning 4 Star Hotel
7 nights
Half Board (breakfast + evening meal
Exclusive Dance Facility
Flights NOT Included


We've been arranging dance holidays for 17 years - so you know we have a vast amount of experience when it comes to organising them professionally and giving the best value for money, quality dance instruction and choosing great hotels and resorts.

This holiday is 7 nights, Half Board dance holiday at a fabulous hotel. Additional nights stay at the hotel can be arranged. 

Quality dance workshops
from experienced instructors

There will be classes each day and freestyles each evening. We have private dance facilities The classes will be mixed dance styles i.e., Modern Jive and West Coast Swing. If you're also interested in a pure West Coast Swing Dance Holiday, keep checking the website for details of our September WCS holiday.

 Right over the sands of
 Meia Praia beach

The Vila Galé Lagos hotel is located right over the sands of Meia Praia beach, in Algarve, with a sweeping view of the sea. Dedicated to fashion, this hotel in Lagos could not be more stylish. Its decor had the participation of renowned Portuguese designers such as Ana Salazar, José António Tenente, Miguel Vieira and Katty Xiomara, who offered original design pieces and pictures of their runway shows to “dress up” the Vila Galé Lagos hotel.

Three restaurants featuring a typical regional cuisine

Offering free wi-fi in all areas, this hotel in Lagos offers spacious and comfortable rooms of several types, from family rooms to rooms with a view and suites. Furthermore, it’s its 1,200 m² enormous pool that makes it popular as well.

Vila Galé Lagos also has a Satsanga spa with an indoor panoramic pool, three restaurants featuring a typical regional cuisine, an equipped convention center with a 550 people capacity, children’s club, tennis courts, multi-sports field and a putting green.

The proximity to the beach is ideal for practicing nautical sports and diving.

Palmares golf course,
designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Nearby, make sure you visit the historic center of Lagos, with its typical narrow streets, bars and restaurants, the marina and the beaches Praia da Dona Ana or Praia do Camilo.


With the Satsanga label, the spa of Vila Galé Lagos promises to provide well-being, relaxation and anti-stress treatments to its customers. 

It is open every day, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (gym from 7 p.m to 10 p.m), and its access is free for guests. (Subject to prior booking at the Spa Reception)

Here you may enjoy the following:

Heated indoor pool
Hydromassage pool
Turkish bath
Gym (available from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
Vichy Shower
Massage and aesthetic treatment rooms

About the Region

With a desirable year-round climate, the beach, sun and sea are the main tourist arguments of the Algarve. Along the Algarve’s 200 kilometers of coastline and 100 beaches, take the opportunity to enjoy surfing, body boarding, diving, sailing... either for fishing or simply sailing ... or for splashing in the region’s inviting waters. Or play golf on one of the 40 courses in the region, which is already considered one of the best in the world for practicing that sport.

At the table, feast on freshly caught - and freshly grilled - fish or fresh seafood. Satisfy the palate pleasures with stews and cataplanas, and enjoy finding out if the dessert is made with chocolate or carob, given its visual similarities, or try the almond and fig sweets. Other challenges: observing the typical Algarve chimneys - it is said that no two chimneys are the same - or exploring a different side of Algarve, a more inland one, along the Via Algarviana, a 300 km long pedestrian course between Alcoutim and Cabo de São Vicente, in Vila do Bispo, crossing several villages.

Activites in the surrounding area

Making the best of the privileged location of the Vila Galé Lagos hotel, we suggest the following activities, so that you have a perfect stay:

  • Beaches: Camilo, Porto de Mós, Dona Ana
  • Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse
  • Lagos Zoo
  • Cultural Center of Lagos
  • Santo António Church
  • Living Science Center
  • Santa Maria Church
  • Discoveries Wax Museum (Museu de Cera dos Descobrimentos)
  • Dr. José Formosinho Municipal Museum
  • Governors' Castle (Castelo dos Governadores)
  • Former Slave Market
  • PADI 5***** Dive Center
  • Karting (International Racing Track of Algarve)

We've got an itinerary jam-packed with exciting workshops, dancing and great socialising.

  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • Half Board (Breakfast, Evening Meal)
  • All Dance Workshops
  • All Freestyle Dancing
  • Theme night/s

Throughout your stay we organise other activities such as a Quiz - its fun and you get to know other guests on the holiday plus there's prizes! We will also be having dress themed nights.


The first theme night will be our usual 'White Night' and our 2nd the Fancy Dress Night which will be 'Grease' (the film). Wear something in the style of 50's small town America, think leather bomber jackets, drainpipe trousers, full skirts or pencil. Will you you be a 'T-Bird' or one of their rivals a 'Scorpion'? Either way, please take part and let's enjoy our Summer Nights, don't be a Beauty School Drop Out and the night will be a full on Greased Lightnin!

Teachers & DJs

Matt Cox (MJ)

Matt has won many tiltes in MJ in recent years and is an experienced teacher. He teaches for organisers in the UK and abroad and brings his unique, relaxed style along with his enthusiasm for the dance to his classes.

Matt is also a popular DJ playing inspiring, challenging and expressive music you can MJ, WC or Tango to. He runs his own, very successful dance events called Serene Dance in Maidenhead,and Nottingham,

Filipe de Barros (WCS)

Filipe was honoured to play a part as a dancer at the spectacular London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony and has been awarded the "West Coast Swing UK" Dancers' Favourite Male Dancer Award three times in the annual vote!

Filipe helps and inspires people in dance, with a special focus on west coast swing and solo dance! He has influences in solo styles like commercial, hip hop, ballet, contemporary, dancehall and more.

He offers classes, private lessons & online coaching and also has a YouTube channel with tips and tricks for west coast swing & solo dance. Filipe is from London and now lives in Lisbon, Portugal


Nathan (Stokie) Jeffries & Julie Mowbray (Tango)

Stokie is an international Tango instructor with ten years of teaching experience, during which time he has taught extensively throughout the UK and in Europe. Helping to found, run, and teach at the first ever Argentine Tango club in Staffordshire.

He has also taught at dance weekenders, dance holidays, and as a guest teacher at Argentine Tango clubs in the UK. All of this experience has allowed him to develop a unique approach and teaching style.

Julie comes from a background of ballroom and Latin. She started her Tango journey at Tango Northampton, going on to join the teaching team there where she gained experience teaching classes and workshops. She is now teaching Tango across the country with Stokie. She has a real passion for the dance, and the joy and confidence that it can bring.




Matt Cox
Phill  Denham
Nathan (Stokie)
Helen Russell

All our teachers offer private lessons. If this is something you are interested in, please contact them directly.



Hotel Facilities​

​Access for people with reduced mobility * 24-hour Reception

 *for an additional cost
**it is compulsory to use a swimming cap in the indoor pool

Vila Galé Lagos has three restaurants and two bars available for both the hotel guests and the general public all year long:

Room Facilities

Free Wi-fi
Air conditioning
LCD television
Cable TV
Private bathroom with telephone
Hair dryer
Make-up mirror
Free personal care products
Electronic safety door lock
24-hour Room service
* Subject to availability

Gardens and outdoor areas
Outdoor pool for adults
Free Wi-Fi internet access
Multi-sports fields
Satsanga Spa
Laundry service (additional cost)
Three restaurants
Two bars



A deposit secures your place! Payment can be made via our online booking page. Telephone: 0115 841 0439 for more information about the holiday.

A £200pp Non Refundable deposit will be required at time of booking. Remaining balance to be paid at least 13 weeks prior to departure date. 

7 Nights - *half board Dance Holiday (Flights Not Included) Additional nights on request

7 nights - 2 sharing Sharing  per person + Flights£599 pp
7 nights - single room + Flights £859pp
Guests will need to book their own flights. We recommend using a Credit card when doing so. Additional Nights on request. 
* Half Board means breakfast and evening meal