Fans of the most glamorous show on TV can take their own place under the glitter ball with dance lessons from the Stars of Strictly.
Top dance school Donahey’s is ready to Ch-Cha-Cha into it’s 50th year as it reveals its up-close-and-personal line up of exclusive, 5* immersive weekend breaks with the Strictly Come Dancing pro’s.
The perfect weekend treat for those who dream of pulling on their dancing shoes to Samba, Jive, Fox Trot or Cha-Cha-Cha with a Strictly star such as Anton Du Beke or Oti Mabuse, each luxurious getaway includes ballroom and Latin dance classes with the stars of the show. There are also intimate showcase performances with floor-side seating and fun Q& A sessions with the dancers as well as the chance to chat and ask questions, learn more about their journey and pick up some juicy Strictly gossip.
The dance classes with the Strictly stars are one of the weekend’s highlights with four hours of personalised tuition suitable for all levels and abilities – even those who have never danced before. “Our getaways are truly immersive experiences. Over half of our guests are total beginners but love taking lessons from the celebrity dancers, being able to chat with them, ask questions and enjoy floor-side seating for intimate showcase performances,” explains Paul Donahey, Director of Donahey’s and organiser of the fabulous events.
“The whole weekend is incredibly exclusive and, alongside the four hours of classes with the stars, there’s also additional tuition with Donahey’s professionals and three days of wonderful live music and dancing on our amazing 5,000sq ft pro championship sprung wooden dance floor – it’s one of the largest dance floors in the UK and adds to the sensation of living out your own Strictly experience with the stars of the show.”
The 2019 Donahey’s Dancing with the Stars line-up includes reigning 2018 Strictly champion Katya Jones, Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag, Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Luba Mushtuk, along with fan favourites Oti Mabuse, Ian Waite, Gorka Marquez and Karen Clifton.
Guests will also be treated to a Saturday night Black Tie Ball starring The Tony Greenwood 15-piece Ballroom & Latin Big Band, exclusive ‘Red Carpet Strictly Photo Calls’ and a spectacular Sunday afternoon Grand-Finale dance showcase.
The immersive, luxurious weekend breaks sold out in record time last year and will take place over three weekends next spring. The first weekend, at the four-star Alton Towers Resort in Staffordshire will be held at the beginning of March. It is followed by a weekend at the impressive Beaumont Estate in Windsor in April, before a final luxurious getaway at the five star Celtic Manor Resort Hotel, Newport at the end of the month.
“The Strictly professionals make room in their own tour schedules for our weekends and enjoy meeting our guests as much as our guests enjoy their personal dance lessons and showcase performances. It’s a really unique experience and a fabulous weekend for anyone who will be glued to the new series this year.”
Find out more about Donahey’s Dancing with the Stars Weekends here