September 17 - 24, 2023
Indulge your love of oriental Egyptian and American style bellydance while immersing yourself in the culture, cuisine, and sunshine of Sitges, a beautiful town on Spain’s Catalonia coast. This year we’ll stay in a 4-star hotel adjacent to the expansive seafront promenade, facing beautiful Mediterranean beaches. Sitges is a popular destination and space in this retreat is limited.
Learn technique and choreography from master instructors Faten and Victoria Teel, whose extensive expertise covers the spectrum of Egyptian and American bellydance from its folkloric roots all the way to more modern interpretations. This 7-night retreat offers you the unique opportunity to learn from these renowned instructors in a small class setting. Dancers in all stages of their dance journey are welcome.
The retreat is structured to encompass 20 hours of dance instruction as well as plenty of free time to relax on the beach and explore the area. Each day begins with breakfast in the hotel. Lunch will be on your own. We will regroup in the evening for dinner, except for 2 evenings when you can set your own schedule and have dinner in one of the many wonderful restaurants in Sitges.
One morning, we will take private transportation to Barcelona to tour the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. In the afternoon, you will be free to have lunch on your own, shop, and further explore Barcelona. That evening, we will meet up in a designated spot in Barcelona for dinner while enjoying a Flamenco dance show, before heading back to our hotel.
One afternoon, following dance classes, we will travel to a vineyard, with a 1000-year history, for a tour and tasting in the nearby Penedés region. The Penedés region is the most important viticultural area in Catalonia. After the vineyard we will have dinner in a small village with amazing views of the Natural del Garraf Park.
This year, we compressed our class schedule into 4 days, freeing time for you to spend a full day shopping in the many boutiques in Sitges, lounging on the one of Sitges’ beach, or visiting museums. This is in addition to our day in Barcelona.
On the final night in Sitges, we’re planning a bellydance hafla. We hope you will pack a costume and share your talent with our group.
You can take the train from the Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) to Sitges. The Sitges train station is 11 minutes’ walk from our hotel. If you prefer to take a taxi directly from Barcelona Airport (BCN), we can arrange this for you. The approximate cost is between $65 and $80 each way. Transportation is not included in the retreat fee.
Included in the retreat:
• 7 nights in resort (9/17 until 9/24)
• 20 hours of dance instruction with 2 master teachers
• Breakfast every day and 5 dinners
• Afternoon trip to Penedés region vineyard and dinner
• Day in Barcelona touring, shopping, and Flamenco dinner show
*600 deposit, non-refundable and non-transferrable, is due at the time of registration. If we are forced to cancel the retreat because of insufficient enrollment, your deposit will be refunded in full. Space is limited.
Registration deadline is June 30, 2023. Early registration is recommended to secure your space.
Payment plan available upon request (with final payment due July 14, 2023)
Final payment due July 14, 2023