Passionate about dance, music and movement?
Come to a family gathering with a festival atmosphere in a fabulous location near Órgiva, la Alpujarra, Southern Spain!
Dance Camp Spain is a small and friendly event held in the foothills of the spectacular Sierra Nevada mountains, near Órgiva, south from Granada. 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 supply, 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 expression and movement, Scottish country dance amongst others, along with workshops such as hula-hoop, poi, yoga, poetry in movement, singing, trapeze, samba.
There will also be treatments available (for which a charge may be made), such as Thai reflexology and chair massage, and a few stalls selling ethnic clothes etc.
You will need to bring camping gear - though we may have some tents for hire by arrangement, or you could even just bring a bedroll and sleep out under the stars. The ticket price includes use of all facilities, activities and workshops, showers, toilets, drinking water tap, etc., and 5 nights camping (Wednesday to Sunday). See bookings page for prices and availability.
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.
The Dance Camp site is on the Cerro Negro hillside above Órgiva. You can drive up to the site 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. The camp site is at the end of quite a rough track, and driving all the way there is only recommended for vehicles with good ground clearance such as pick-ups or 4x4s; it may be better to park opposite the Bar Los Llanos, just before Padre Eterno, and we will help transport you and your luggage. 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 off the main road at Padre Eterno, and follow the tarmac lane down to just past the quarry, then take the track on the right; there will be signs marking the route.
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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.
Many thanks to James Walker, Carsten, Trevor Thompson and Fiona Primarolo for the photographs used on this website, all taken at Dance Camp Spain in 2014 or 2015.
Dance Camp Spain accepts no responsibility for any loss of property or personal injury at its events. No refund can be given unless an event is cancelled. You must inform Dance Camp Spain of any relevant medical conditions when you enroll. Thank you.