Passionate about dance, music and movement?D.C.S. 2015: Wednesday 28th October to Sunday 1st November
Come to a long weekend gathering with a festival atmosphere in a fabulous location near Órgiva, la Alpujarra, Southern Spain.
Dance Camp Spain is now in its fourth year! It is a small and friendly event held in the foothills of the spectacular Sierra Nevada mountains, near Órgiva, Spain. It promises five days of varied dance and singing workshops with top facilitators, along with performances in the evening in a relaxed atmosphere. There's a vegetarian cafeteria, plenty of camping space for vans and tents, kids' activities, a lovely wooden dance floor, showers, spring water, compost loos, and even an eco pool for a quick dip!
Almost every culture worldwide shares dance as a celebration of creativity, self-expression and a joyful opening of the heart. Come and help us celebrate, in southern Spain at a beautiful site in the Alpujarra hills.
There will be a wide variety of activities on offer such as Ecstatic dance, Swing, Creative Dance, Salsa, African Dance, Belly dance, Magnetic Tai Chi, Hiphop, Reconnective Dance, Bollywood, Tango, Sevillanas, Free expresion and Movement, Scottish Country Dance amongst others, along with workshops - Hula-hoop, Poi, Yoga, Poetry in Movement, Singing, Trapeze, Samba.
There will also be treatments such as Thai reflexology and chair massage available, and a few stalls selling ethnic clothes etc.
We'll have a party night at the weekend - as it's Hallowe'en, we think that may provide an obvious theme :) Bring your fancy clothes!
Please bring a tent, and basic camping gear and bedding - though we may have some tents for hire by arrangement at a small extra cost per day. At this time of year, the evenings are drawing in and you will need a few warmer layers at night. The days should be pleasant and not too hot for dancing but bring some warm clothes in case! We'll make a communal campfire for the evenings.
Cost: 120 € for the whole event, including 5 nights camping.
Free admission for children up to 3 years old
4 - 10 years old: 25 €
11 - 17 years old: 60 €
Places are limited; be sure to book early to avoid disappointment and to take advantage of cheap flights if coming from abroad. The price includes camping for the five nights (Wednesday to Sunday) and use of facilities (showers, toilets, drinking water tap). The price does not include food.
Concessions will be available by arrangement for those who can't afford to pay the whole price, depending on places available, and there may be the possibility to make a work exchange in some cases.Getting there:
The Dance Camp site is on the Cerro Negro hillside above Órgiva, shown on the google map below. It's at the end of quite a rough track; a car with good ground clearance is highly recommended! You can drive up to it from the Tijola road, but it's probably easier to come down to it from the Ermita (chapel) de Padre Eterno, which is on the main Órgiva to Pampaneira road and bus route: take the A4132 (aka the GR421) from Órgiva towards Pampaneira for about 8km; you'll pass the Bar Los Llanos soon after the road to Soportújar, then Padre Eterno is another ½km, on the right, at the top of the hill.
Turn right here, past the bins and follow the tarmac road down to immediately after the quarry, then take the track on the right. There will be signs marking the route. (Keep right - i.e. stay on the uphill side - for a bit, follow the red arrows, until you've gone down a few km, then the track is on the left by a rock..) Driving all the way to the site is not recommended for cars other than pick-ups or 4x4s; better to park opposite the Bar Los Llanos, just before Padre Eterno, and we will help transport you and your luggage.
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If you are coming from outside the area there are buses from Malaga along the coast via Motril, or inland via Granada. There's a good bus service from Malaga airport to Malaga bus station, from where you can pick up either connection. There is only one bus a day along the coast route, which leaves Malaga bus station at 15.00. Buses to Granada bus station are regular, every hour or so and there are several buses a day from Granada to Orgiva. The bus company is called ALSA and their website is at www.alsa.es. There are busses at 11:30, 13:30 and 18:00 from Órgiva, towards Trevélez. Ask the driver to let you off at Padre Eterno. From there it's a 8km walk, but lifts can be arranged.
There are also plenty of cheap car hire companies around the airport or we can help arrange a private taxi for you. Lifts to the camp can be arranged from Orgiva or the Bar los llanos.
Dance Camp Spain is organised by Jenny Wood, Rebecca Heloise Faro and Melchior Hof, in collaboration with the Lux theatre collective, Absolut Soundz PA systems and Cruda Ruda (raw food specialists). For more information or to book a place, please email us using the form on the contact page, or call Jenny on (0034) 620886639 (mobile) or (0034) 958068045 (landline)