Algarve, Portugal Dance Holiday 2024

Stunning 4 Star Hotel
7 or 10 nights
Half Board (breakfast + evening meal)
Exclusive Dance Facility
Flights NOT included
Transfers not included

Event

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 a 7 nights, Half Board dance holiday at a fabulous hotel. Breakfast and Dinner are buffet style. Drinks are not included. Additional nights stay at the hotel can be arranged. Please contact us.

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 and Argentine Tango. 

 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.

Wellness

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
Sauna
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.

THEMES

The first theme night will be our usual 'White Night' and our 2nd the Fancy Dress Night will be Peaky Blinders. Which means dress in 1920's style or go the whole hog and do full on Peaky costumes! The theme is certainly in keeping with the style of the hotel :-D

Teachers & DJs

Filipe de Baros

Filipe was a popular addition to our teaching line-up on both our Portugal and Greece 2023 dance holidays, so we're delighted to have him back once again. He is a prolific social dancer and a wonderful and approachable teacher.

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

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 an annual vote!

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 but now lives in Lisbon, Portugal. 

Nele and Jasper

Nele and Jasper, from Jive.Berlin. They have weekly classes and monthly parties and host 2 weekenders a year - with one of them including the German Modern Jive Championships!

Nele and Jasper competed at the World Modern Jive Championships and Nele placed 1st with Vicky Mykytiuk in “Here come the Girls” at the World Modern Jive Championships 2018.

They love the smooth Kiwi/Australian style of Modern Jive and are also big fans of musicality, expression, dance „conversation", mixing different dance styles and general creativity on the dance floor.

Ricardo Oria

We are extremly delighted to have the very talented Ricardo with us on this dance holiday teaching Argentine Tango.

He will teach Tango Salon - tango for the dance floor - the tango that Ricardo grew up with in Buenos Aires.

Ricardo and his partner Jenny have been dancing together professionally since 2002 and have have regular tango classes in Edinburgh and travel a lot, giving workshops and performances for many tango groups in the UK, Europe and  in Argentina. Unfortunately, we won't have Jenny with us - but Ricardo can teach the Lead and Follow equally as well. Welcome aboard Ricardo!

Ricardo will also be available for private lessons. Please speak to him directly if you wish to arrange any.

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

Venue

VILA GALÉ LAGOS

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

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

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

Pricing

PLEASE READ TERMS AND CONDITIONS ON BOOKING FORM.

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. A reminder will be emailed.

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

7 Nights HB 11-18 May

2 sharing + Flights

2 sharing - Guaranteed Sea View + Flights

£639pp

£699pp

Single Room + Fights     

Single Room - Guaranteed Sea View + Flights

£905pp

£1035pp

10 Nights HB 08-18 May 

Twin Room share + Flights

Twin Room share - Guaranteed Sea View + Flights

£839pp

£935pp

Single Room + Flights

Single Room - Guaranteed Sea View + Flights

£1229pp

£1399pp

* Half Board means breakfast and evening meal

** Guests will need to book their own flights. We recommend using a Credit card when doing so. Additional Nights on request.