11 Great Dance Retreats to Check Out in 2024

Do you love to dance? Maybe you're looking to learn. Or maybe you are an accomplished dancer--looking to take your passion on the road? Regardless of your level, there is a dance retreat and holiday for you. Head to Mexico for a little dancing on the beach. Journey to Turkey to dance in local festivities and events. Or try your hand at salsa down in Colombia. These trips over solo travelers, couples and groups alike a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, kick back and enjoy the sites and lift your soul with a variety of dance workshops tailored to your level.

Here are 11 great dance holidays you will definitely want to check out in 2024.

Salsa and Bachata Experience in Tulum

Head to Tulum, Mexico for this Salsa and Bachata Retreat. Whether you’re drawn to the energetic footwork of Salsa Caleña or the sensual moves of Bachata, these seasoned professionals from Colombia and Mexico will guide you through an unforgettable journey of dance and discovery.

What sets our retreat apart is the unique opportunity to dive deep into both styles and their variants, allowing you to tailor your experience based on your interests and preferences. Whether you choose to focus more on Salsa or Bachata, or strike a perfect balance between the two, you’ll have the flexibility to invest your time and energy as you see fit.

But the adventure doesn’t end there! As part of this immersive experience, you’ll have the chance to put your newly acquired skills to the test during local social dance events with live music. Surround yourself by the vibrant energy of the local dance community and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Dates: June 23 to June 29, 2024

Follow Your Passion Ballet Retreat in Honolulu, Hawaii

Enjoy daily ballet classes and workshops on this Ballet Retreat in Hawaii featuring requested dream-role repertoire (by you!) to awaken your inner artist. Dance to beautiful live music accompanied by a classical pianist to find a deeper connection to your movement. Compliment your ballet practice with restorative practices to inspire self-discovery.

This retreat will ignite your passion through both ballet and classical music. Each day will incorporate a morning technique class, followed by a repertoire workshop paired with live music, to further explore your artistry and awaken your inspiration for everyday life.

Dates: Sept 28 to Oct 3, 2024

Jungle Dance and Ocean Surf Retreat in Siargao, Philippines

Head to Siagaro for this Jungle Dance and Surf Retreat

The entire landmass of the Philippines is made up of paradise islands. Siargao Island is made up of pristine beaches and beautiful palm tree forests. The people are incredibly hospitable, and it is the perfect place to relax, let go and have fun.  Enjoy daily Jungle Dancing on the beach--and freely express yourself without any inhibitions on this 12-day getaway. In your free time, explore the nearby beaches, learn to surf and spend time getting to know everyone around you.

Dates: May 6-17. 2024

Sole Dance & Yoga Retreat in Milos, Greece

Would you secretly love to be in the movie Mamma Mia? Then why not head to Greece for this Sole Dance & Yoga Retreat? Relax, move dance, stretch, practice yoga, and explore beautiful Milos, Greece

Rest and rejuvenate with Restorative Yoga. Spend some downtime sitting quietly watching the waves and just breathing and take part in guided meditation.

Focusing on "sole" yoga and dancing--which literally means practicing both barefoot--this retreat will allow you to release your inhibitions, unleash your playful side, and quiet your mind.

Dates: May 22 to May 28, 2024

Unique Artistic Dance and Cultural Experience in Istanbul, Turkey

This Dance and Cultural Retreat in Turkey is the perfect opportunity to learn and revel in authentic Turkish dancing.

Head to Turkey and learn and dance in traditional local festivities. Attend an authentic whirling dervish Sufi ceremony. Discover the authentic essence of Istanbul by exploring the vibrant non-touristy neighborhoods. Party with local musicians and dancers. AND, savor the best that Turkish cuisine has to offer.

Dates: May 1 to May 7, 2024

Salsa Immersion in Medellin, Colombia

Whether you’re a first-time dancer or more experienced and looking to up your skills, or learn a new style, we’ve got the best instructors to meet your needs. Join this weeklong Salsa Immersion Retreat in Colombia and get your groove on.

A salsa immersion is a mix of intensive salsa dance education and cultural immersion with our community of local dancers. The idea is that through this experience, you will experience for yourself what Latin flavor is — through dance, community, and exploring the best of what Medellin and the surrounding areas has to offer.

Dates: Multiple departures throughout 2024

Dance and Fitness Retreat in Faro, Portugal

Escape to the sunny shores of Faro, Portugal, for a rejuvenating dance and fitness retreat like no other. Nestled along the breathtaking Algarve coastline, this retreat offers the perfect blend of movement, wellness, and relaxation. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or a fitness enthusiast looking to shake things up, this retreat promises to invigorate your body and refresh your spirit.

Under the guidance of experienced instructors, participants will engage in a variety of dance styles and fitness activities designed to strengthen, tone, and energize. The schedule is quite full but there is always the option to have free time to go to the beach, explore the charming streets of Faro, indulge in delicious local cuisine, or simply unwind by the pool.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and natural beauty of Portugal while nourishing your body, mind, and soul on this dance and fitness retreat in Faro. Whether you're looking to kickstart a new fitness routine, refine your dance skills, or simply enjoy a rejuvenating getaway, this retreat offers the perfect combination of movement, relaxation, and inspiration. Come join us for an unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling energized, empowered, and ready to take on the world.

Dates: June 1 to June 6, 2024

Pole Dancing Experience and Self-Love Coaching in Greece

Pole dancing isn't just a physical workout; it's also a powerful tool for enhancing mental health and promoting self-love. Head to Rhodes, Greece for this transformative pole dancing experience and learn from our experienced instructors. The dynamic movements of pole dancing help to cultivate mindfulness, as individuals focus on their body's sensations and movements, promoting a sense of presence and grounding.

In addition to pole dancing, this retreat offers self-love coaching sessions designed to support participants in developing a positive relationship with themselves. Led by skilled coaches, these sessions provide tools and techniques for fostering self-compassion, building self-esteem, and cultivating a greater sense of self-worth. Participants engage in guided exercises, discussions, and reflective practices aimed at challenging negative self-talk, embracing their unique qualities, and nurturing a deep sense of self-acceptance. By combining pole dancing with self-love coaching, our retreat in Rhodes offers a holistic approach to wellness that addresses both the physical and emotional aspects of well-being.

Dates: May, Sept and Oct 2024 Departures

Well-Being and Dance Retreat in Ibiza

Back due to popular demand, this Well-Being and Dance Retreat typically sells out quickly. 

From Salsa to Argentine Tango, you'll learn a variety of dances. During your stay, you will be guided by internationally recognized professional dance teachers with curated programs for all levels.
Beginners and intermediate-level dancers will learn spatial awareness, mindfulness, nonverbal communication with your dance partner, the art of reciprocity in movement and an understanding of your physicality.

You'll also dine on amazing meals crafted by a master chef and stay in the Casa la Vista-- a luxury property in the North of Ibiza – one of the magical Balearic islands. This Villa has been featured in Harpers Bazaar, Condé Nast Traveller and Tatler as one of the most sought-after villas on the island. 

Dates: April 24 to April 28, 2024 & Oct 2 to Oct 6, 2024

Transform and Transcend: A Yoga, Dance and Meditation Retreat in Brazil

This Yoga, Dance and Meditation Retreat in Brazil has a little bit of everything.  Take part in breathwork workshops, kundalini & hatha yoga, workout & chakra dance, daily meditation, mantra healing circles, Brazilian dance, a mud ceremony with Brazilian shaman, water rituals, visits to the tropical rain forest, environmental education, SUP and surfing. Enjoy vegan and organic food straight from the land and immerse yourself in this experience.

Piracanga is the largest Ecovillage in Brazil. It is a Holistic Center that welcomes visitors from all over the world. Hidden in the beauty of nature, this retreat offers an opportunity to reconnect with yourself and the environment around you.

Dates: July 6 to July 13, 2024

New Year's Dance & Yoga Retreat in Chacala, Mexico

Dance into the New Year on this Yoga Retreat in Chacala, Mexico

Each day you'll enjoy Vinyasa Yoga in the mornings followed by Yin Yoga in the evenings. And you'll have plenty of downtime to relax on the beach, swim in the ocean, relax, get a massage, visit the petroglyphs spiritual site of Altavista, cruise on a Catamaran, connect with the local community, learn to Salsa Dance, and surf.

The retreat is designed to take you through a journey of transformation by starting with recognizing what is weighing you down and practicing yoga to help you let go. Use this retreat as the ideal opportunity to set your intentions for the coming year.

Dates: Dec 30 to Jan 6, 2024

In the End

Dance. There is nothing quite like it. So, whether you are looking to travel with friends or take a solo trip to recharge--think about adding a little bit of dance to your next trip. You don't have to be Sergei Polunin to give it a go. Because everyone has a little bit of dance in them.

If you're still not sure where to start, or if you need help planning your trip or if you are looking for alternate dates and locations, please don't hesitate to get in touch.  We'd be happy to help you find the perfect trip for your needs...And if you want to see more great trip suggestions, visit us today at Activ Retreats.


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