Strictly Come Dancing returns to our screens this weekend to do its annual battle with X Factor… and if you’d like to brush up on your bossa nova or shine in the salsa like the shows celebrity stars (above), Virgin Holidays are highlighting a number of holidays where you can learn to dance.
Learn to Charleston in South Carolina…
The Charleston was first brought onto the dance scene in 1926 by Josephine Baker as a solo dance. Originating from the South Carolina of the same name, the routine features shimmying and an amount of slapstick. For couples looking to find out more about the heritage of the dance and combine this with a chance to explore the Deep South, head to Charleston. Filled with picturesque antebellum architecture, the harbour town is drenched in Southern charm.
Five nights’ room only at the 3* Francis Marion Hotel is from £975 per person, including car hire and flights from London on February 6.
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Do The Harlem Shake…
Head to uptown Manhattan and Harlem to learn the shake, which originated in the 1980s and was picked up recently by American DJ and producer Baauer.
Three nights’ B&B at the Eventi hotel is from £909 per person, including flight from London from November 27 to December 3.
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Sizzling Salsa in Cuba…
Cuba is the undisputed home of salsa, the national dance of this island paradise with its tropical landscape and the blue waters of the Caribbean.
A 12-day Rhythms of Cuba itinerary with Bales Worldwide, included scheduled flights, accommodation and sightseeing encompassing Havana (four nights), Vinales Valley, Las Terrazas, Cienfuegos (two nights) and Trinidad (one night).
Samba, the soul of Rio…
Although the history of Samba can be traced back to Africa, the dance is especially popular in Rio as its mixture of cultures have allowed it to evolve into different forms and styles.
An 11-day Wonders of Brazil tour with Virgin Holidays Worldwide Journeys, including return flights to Rio de Janeiro, accommodation and sightseeing encompassing Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Salvador, and London costs from £2,995 per person.
Calypso in the Caribbean…
For a chance to explore the heritage of Calypso, head to the island of Tobago in the southern Caribbean, where the dance originated in the mid 20th century.
Seven nights’ B&B at the 4* Magdalena Grand Beach Resort is from £1,127, including flights from London on October 29.
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