RIVIERADANCE, Torquay, England – Feb. 12th – 17th, 2020

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February 12, 2020 – February 17, 2020 all-day
Livermead House Hotel
torquay England
£435 / £495
Cathy Meunier


Erik Bendix (Folk dances from the southern Balkans)
Caspar Bik (Folk dances from regions around the Black Sea)


 >> Visit the Balkan Folk Dance website for full details and registration form <<

This year at Rivieradance we will have chance to enjoy the wonderful wealth of experience of Erik Bendix, together with the energy and enthusiasm of a young and talented teacher, Caspar Bik.  I’ve had several requests for Erik to come back again, so here at last is an opportunity to dance with him!  Caspar will be new to most of us, but he has already become an internationally recognized folk dance teacher.  The main teaching sessions will be Balkan / East European folk dances, but both of our teachers will also share with us some gems from their International folk dance repertoire.  If you like to take a break from the dancing, you can enjoy walking or sight-seeing in Devon’s stunning coastal scenery, with many places of interest nearby, or you can simply relax in the hotel.  We stay in a lovely family-owned hotel overlooking the sea on the south-west Devon coast, with a large sprung ballroom and an award winning chef.  We look forward to meeting old friends and making new ones, together with plenty of music, dancing, and delicious food.

RIVIERADANCE! is much more than just a dance course!

The holiday is 5 night’s full board in comfortable en-suite accommodation, arriving on Wednesday from 2 pm and leaving on Monday after breakfast.

If you haven’t tried Balkan dancing before, be warned – it can be addictive!


Dance course  The main dance sessions will be divided equally between Erik Bendix teaching folk dances from the southern Balkans, and Caspar Bik teaching n folk dances from regions around the Black Sea.

There will be some additional late afternoon sessions when the teachers will teach dnaces from their International repertoire.

The dance course will be arranged as follows:

  • On the arrival day there will be a short introductory dance session with all dance teachers.
  • You can choose from the following options:
    • General course:  half days (2 mornings, 2 afternoons) Easier dances and a slower pace of teaching.
    • Intermediate course:  half days (2 mornings, 2 afternoons) For more experienced dancers, with a mixture of easy and slightly more challenging dances, with some attention to style and detail and a faster pace of teaching.
    • Both courses:  full days – general & intermediate levels.
  • In addition to the above there are late afternoon dancing sessions which are for dancers on either course.

Social dances

Everyone staying in the hotel is invited to join the social dances.  We will include some well known and easily followable dances from the Balkans and beyond.





The holiday is 5 night’s full board in comfortable en-suite accommodation, arriving on Wednesday and leaving on Monday after breakfast.  It includes a light lunch on each day of the course, plus an afternoon tea on the day of arrival, or a packed lunch on day of departure (your choice).  Teas and coffees during the day and drinks can be purchased from the bar.  There tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms.  The cost is given below.

Residential dance course (half / full day course)                                 £435 / £495

Residential only                                                                                          £335

Single room supplement (5 nights)                                                          £60

Sea view supplement (per room, 5 nights)                                             £10

Discounted room (per room, 5 nights) **                                               -£20

Extra nights DB&B pppn (twin or double / single)                               £57 / £69

**  please ask for details


To reserve a place on the Rivieradance! 2020 holiday, please complete a Rivieradance! 2020 website booking form and send it with your payment to Cathy Meunier.  Rooms will be allocated in the order in which bookings are received.