Our 2024 Ballroom and Latin Dance is set at overlooking Lake Trasiemeno and the green Valleys of Umbria. Our home, Villa Lemura once belonged to a a royal family from Perugia and was a working silk worm and tobacco estate. Today, under the ownership of Emma Louise Cornish, it is a restored villa of authentic beauty. Our dance and yoga program will take place in the private ballroom of this expansive estate.
Included are all breakfasts, delicious Italian meals; a wine tasting, and olive oil tasting, and a walking tour. Space is limited, so reserve your spots soon! (Reserving with a partner is recommended; we strive to maintain a balance between leaders and followers.)
|October 14, 2024 (D)||3 PM Check in and arrival , a tour of the property.
7:15 PM Welcome dinner, and evening dancing is included today
|October 15, 2024 (B,L)||7:30 AM Yoga for early risers
8:30 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Group Dance Class 1
10:15 AM Private Dance Class 2
11:00 AM to 5 PM Private dance classes (fees apply)
1:00 PM Lunch at the Villa
Afternoon tea dance 5 to 6:30 PM
Dinner in town (not included in pricing)
|October 16, 2024 (B)||8:30 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Group Dance Class 3
11:00 AM Drive to Orvieto. Stop for Lunch, Walking tour with Michelangelo or Francesca and tour of Orvieto. Return to Villa.
Dinner at Villa time TBD
Evening dancing at the Villa
|October 17, 2024 (B,D)||7:30 AM Yoga for early risers
8:30 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Group Dance Class 4
10:45 AM Group Dance Class 5
11:00 AM to 5 PM Private dance classes, or free time to visit Castiglioni del Bosco or Lake Trasimeno
12:00 PM Light lunch at the Villa
Afternoon private dance lessons available by appointment.
5:30 PM Dinner and wine tasting. We will walk to a local winery. Flash lights required for the walk back.
|October 18||7:30 AM Yoga for early risers
8:30 AM Breakfast
10:30 AM Group Dance Class 6
11:30AM to 12:30 and 3:00 to 5:30 PM Private dance classes
12:30- Walk into town for Olive oil tasting and lunch
5:00 PM Group class 7 to recap new steps and technique
7:00 PM Farewell dinner at the Villa and white party
9:00 PM Evening dance and white party
October 19 Breakfast and check out.
Price includes: 6 nights accommodations at our private Villa Lemura, 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners*, 8 group classes, 4 yoga classes, 1 wine tasting, 1 olive oil tasting, 1 guided tour of Orvieto
Not included: Flights, tips for guides, drivers, and staff, transfers to and from the villa.
*Note: There will be 4 dinners and 3 lunches included but the dates of the schedule is subject to change. Pre-arrival night at the Villa with breakfast is available. Price for pre-night is €160 per person in double occupancy, €245 per person in single occupancy.
Payment: Due at booking
Argo Oblikas and Alessia D’Orazi
Argo and Alessia currently hold the title of WDC Professional European Championships 4th place. They will be our lead professionals on this adventure, Alessia, originally from Italy and Argo from Estonia, now call the UK home. Check out one their show dances at this link.
Eva is the owner of Eviactive passion to dance holidays. She is a certified yoga instructor having studied in the Iyengar style. She is also a certified teacher of Latin dancing, holds degrees in Physical Education (McGill University), Business Administration (McGill University), Communication (Concordia University), Educational Technology (Concordia Univerity), and Langue et de Civilisation Françaises (La Sorbonne). She retired after a 30-year career in academia and traded in her chalk board for many pairs of dancing shoes.
Emma Louise Cornish
Emma, (seen to the left) the owner and host, bought the property in 2000 after falling in love with the villa and the nearby village of Panicale. Originally from the UK, she fell in love with Italy after living in Paris.
At Villa Lemura, she set out to slowly bring the villa back to its former glory, restoring room by room and decorating each one individually with paintings and furniture sourced out from antique fairs and markets over the years. Her dream being to bring life back to the villa but keeping the feel and style of the home that it had always been since the 18th and 19th century of an authentic Italian villa. Over the years it has become the second home to so many guests who come time and time again to enjoy the peace, tranquility and beauty of this magical place.
Lunch at the villa and wine tasting meal at a special vineyard.
The pool and the ballroom
All prices in Euros
|Room||Double occupancy price pp||Single Occupancy|
|Francesca. This is a room with a double bed and private bathroom. Suitable for one person or two people who like to be cosy.||€2,550 per person||€3,300|
|Count’s Room. This is a two-bedroom option with en suite bathroom shared by the two bedrooms. Suitable for two friends to share or for one couple. Second Floor.||€2,950 per person using one bedroom.||€2,990 per person based on two people using two bedrooms.|
|Contessa’s room. This room has a queen size bed – that cannot be separated into 2 beds – en suite bathroom – separate sitting area. Main Floor||€2,750 per person||Not available for single occupancy.|
|Terrace Room. This room has a queen bed, en suite bathroom, and direct access to a large terrace and views. Second Floor.||€2,890 per person||Not available for single occupancy|
|Blue room. Smaller room close to ballroom with en suite bathroom. This bed can be split into two singles. Second Floor||€2,550 per person||€3,250|
|Pink Room – one queen bed. Second Floor.||€2,560 per person||€3,300|
|Green Room Two rooms Queen bed and shared bathroom. Can be used for double occupancy using only one room or for 2 singles sharing a bathroom). Main floor.||€2,750 per person||€2,850 per person if two singles in separate rooms
€3,400 for single occupancy, using one bedroom.
|Yellow Room. Charming room with queen bed and en suite bathroom. Door to bathroom is shorter than most doors. Second Floor.||€2,650 per person||€3,200|
Included in pricing: group dance lessons, welcome reception, all breakfasts, 4 dinners, 4 lunches, 1 wine tasting, 1 olive oil tasting, 1 tea dance, 2 evening dance practice sessions, 1 – 30 minute private lesson per couple or single traveller.
Not included in pricing: alcoholic beverages (except at welcome reception), juice (except at breakfast) or soft drinks, gratuities, international travel, travel insurance, pre or post holiday travel, anything not mentioned as included, private lessons. $100 USD booking fee.
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