Sad to see the back of Strictly? Book one of these toe-tapping breaks

18th Dec 17 | Lifestyle

Learn to dance in a day or two weeks.

It’s over for another season (boo hoo) but if Strictly Come Dancing has got you shimmying around the kitchen it could be time to invest in a few serious lessons.

From day-courses to longer holidays abroad, these dancefloor adventures will put a swivel in your hips and a kick in your step.

Argentine Tango

Dance like: Debbie McGee
Where: Buenos Aires

Sizzle with passion by mastering this sultry South American dance which is notoriously challenging but beautiful to watch. Responsible Travel have a seven-day trip to Buenos Aires with private tuition, group sessions and outings to traditional milongas (where you can show off new moves). The trip costs £1,390 per person on a tailor-made basis, and from mid-February it’ll be possible to fly direct with low cost carrier Norwegian. Fares from £265.10 one way.


Dance like: Joe McFadden
Where: London

Strictly’s overall winner wowed audiences with his high energy interpretation of this lively Twenties dance. Nail the essentials in a day with one of Swing Patrol’s Learn to Dance in a Day workshops, running in London on January 20. Costing £25, the three-hour session is suitable for beginners and can be done solo.


Dance like: Davood Ghadami
Where: Vienna

Vienna is the capital of the waltz, and in January and February there’s an opportunity to demonstrate elegant moves at one of the city’s 450 famous grand balls.  Get in some practice by booking a 45-minute lesson in the Austrian capital through Viator – from £48.51. Find out more about booking tickets for the balls here.


Dance like: Alexandra Burke
Where: Havana

Latinos know how to turn up the temperature on a dancefloor, and almost everyone in Cuba has a natural swing in their hips. Learn to street salsa with the pros on a dancing holiday with Key2Cuba, led by bubbly British teacher Kerry, who’s also pals with some of the best Cuban bands. A 10-night trip departs on March 26, featuring 15 hours of dance classes. From £1,629 with flights.

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