Eagle Dance Fest
Eagle Dance Fest
WELCOME TO EAGLE DANCE FEST 2018
Celebrating 20 years of our unique and wonderful dance holidays! Join us for an outstanding weekend festival in our beautiful home town of Leeds, West Yorkshire!
Back in 1998 Eagle Activity Tours was created. A dance holiday company, the first of its kind in the UK & Europe to provide adults with something other than the standard package holiday – these holidays included an itinerary of dance, beautiful locations and hotels around the world, like-minded people, parties, expert tuition and most importantly ridiculous amounts of fun! Our goal was simply to make sure our guests could forget the stresses of everyday life and do something they truly enjoy.
Over the last 20 years, Eagle Activity Tours better known as Eagle Salsa Tours have touched many people, changed lives, created friendships, partnerships and memories to cherish.
We wanted to celebrate our 20th Anniversary with something special so we decided to bring Eagle Salsa Tours home to Leeds where for one long weekend we will create more of the magic and madness that our holidays bring.
This outstanding event will be located all under one roof at Leeds University Campus.
Our evening venues will be large and luxurious and you will also have the use of their sprung-floor dance studios for workshops.
As we are going all out to celebrate we are bringing JIMMY BOSCH direct from New York AND our huge Cuban band direct from Havana!
Our final night will see our famous Fancy Dress come out to play for a spectacular finale!
We have a huge mix of national and international teachers joining us for the weekend including many past, present and future teachers from our holidays!
***WHAT TO EXPECT***
.3 nights of massive parties
.2 full days of workshops (over 60 hours)
.Beautiful and luxurious venue
.Up to 4 music rooms each night for Salsa, Cuban Salsa, Kizomba & Bachata
.2 Massive Live Bands
.Our famous Fancy Dress night
.Our super talented and friendly past, present and future teachers
Prizes and Giveaways
.4-Star onsite accommodation with superb leisure facilities
.STUDENT PRICES ALL WEEKEND!
.A guaranteed OFF THE SCALE weekend – (not a congress – we don’t do those) but a top-quality FUN and FRIENDLY event! – NOT TO BE MISSED!!!
We have put together a schedule of over 60+ hours of workshops throughout the weekend. Suitable for all levels.
Workshops will be taught in a large range of styles from Salsa, On2, Cuban, Bachata, Kizomba, Styling, Afrocuban, Afrohouse, Semba, Cha Cha Cha, Percussion, Dance Hall and many more specialist classes ensuring you will get the most from your time with our fabulous teachers.
We are also flying many international teachers over to the UK including some of our very own Eagle Tours teachers and performers direct from Cuba!
Once night falls you can prepare to be WOWED.
Friday night with Salsa Legend Jimmy Bosch Y performing on the main stage with his 6 piece band band.
Saturday Night Mayimbe will be performing on the main stage. Be prepared to see some serious performances.
Sunday Night the finale to our Weekend and our famous Fancy Dress comes out to play! We started the craze back in 2003 with a twist on our usual Salsa night and ever since our fancy dress nights have become somewhat legendary – it’s not just about dressing up it’s about the way we go old skool, take you back, let our hair down and party, party, party!
Of course you don’t have to dress up, just a touch will do however there will be some big prizes up for grabs!
There will be a couple of extra special final performances too.
Our other party rooms will also be open.
BRUNO MATOS & LAUREN RAFFERTY
CAROL ANN STEPHENSON
CRISTIAN LANTIGUA & NATALIE
DWIGHT & PATRICIA
KAT & EDDIE
LEANDRO CHARANGA & JESSICA GUASTELLA
PATRICK MUSSENDIJK & KEOMA
RICHARD VOOGT & MANON BATREL
ROBERT & SANDRA KING
SIMON OFOBORH (AKA SIMON LORD BACHATA)
TAMBA & EMANUELA
...and more being added all the time!
....and more to come!
KARELIA (direct from Cuba)
EQUIVALENCIA (direct from Holland)
LEANDRO & JESSICA
…plus more to come!
Leeds University Campus is one of the largest in the UK. Everything is under one roof and incredibly easy to get around.
Set in beautiful and historical grounds, this is the perfect venue for our event.
We’ll be using the stunning Refectory with wrap around balcony and a 2100 capacity as our main venue – this venue has played host to some of the biggest acts since the 1960’s including Elton John, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, The Killers and perhaps the most famous live recording ever made – The Who Live in Leeds, was also recorded here.
Aside from this amazing venue we will also have up to 3 further luxurious dance rooms each night!
Through the day workshops will be held in various rooms within the main university building including newly built dance studios with sprung floor.
***FOOD & DRINK***
There are numerous places to eat on-site with a wide variety of food on offer throughout the weekend from bar snacks, health food, cafes, pub grub to full-on contemporary dining – available almost 24 hours a day. A wide choice of bars will also be open throughout the event.
The University also has its own well-stocked supermarket on site.
Don’t forget if you have booked our accommodation breakfast is also included!
AND…The best bit – ALL FOOD AND DRINKS THROUGHOUT OUR EVENT WILL BE AT SPECIAL STUDENT PRICES!!!
Free street parking is available just outside Storm Jameson Court and in many of the streets surrounding the University. The University also has limited free parking on campus which will be given on a first come basis.
There is also an NCP just a 5-minute walk from the venue.
You will be so well catered for at Leeds University Campus that there really is no need to leave the venue unless you wish to take a visit into Leeds City Centre!
Our fabulous accommodation deal is just £48 PER ROOM per night (£24pp sharing). All rooms have small double bed (no twin beds) and can accommodate 1 or 2 people.
You will be staying on campus in the new, contemporary 4-star Storm Jameson University accommodation which has been built to a very high specification.
Each hotel-style bedroom consists of en-suite, small double bed, wifi and all amenities.
Every corridor has a common area with chill-out lounge and kitchen available for all to use – great for those warm up parties and socialising or a hot chocolate and cheese on toast before bed!
Breakfast can be added at the time of booking for just £3 per person or you can cook your own using the facilities at Storm Jameson!
Free use of the EDGE SPORTS CENTRE located just a 2 minute walk from your accommodation. Facilities include state of the art gym, swimming pool, squash court, sauna & steam room.
We highly recommend our accommodation for this weekend due to its on-site location and high standard however it is likely to sell out so book it quick! There are also many other hotels in Leeds City Centre, just a short taxi ride away or a 15 minute walk from our venue.
As always we have kept our prices ridiculously good value, we just want you to enjoy and celebrate with us!
See our different plans below:
FULL WEEKEND PASS
£79 before 31st December
£89 before 28 February
£110 before 30th April
£120 up to event date.
£130 on door (if available).
FULL DAY & NIGHT PASS
(All workshops, Live band & party)
SATURDAY: £55 adv (£65 on door)
Including all workshops, Mayimbe Live, Parties & Shows
SUNDAY: £45 adv (£55 on door)
Including all workshops, Fancy Dress, shows & Prize night
EVENING PARTY PASS
FRIDAY £28 adv (£35 on door)
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