Looking for a Salsa vacation?
Combine a Salsa workshop and Italian Dolce Vita!
La Rogaia Salsa Holiday in Umbria, Italy, at the border to Tuscany
Come to La Rogaia and join us for the Salsa intensive class with Edie „The Salsa FREAK“ (Los Angeles)
Visit Italy for a combination of Dance, Arts, Culture, Food, Wine and more... Get inspired by Italy's wealth of culture and history: visit nearby historical towns like Arezzo, Assisi, Perugia and many others.
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Learn from one of the Top Instructors in the World, "Edie, The Salsa FREAK!!"
Join world-renowned Salsa Instructor Edie, The Salsa FREAK for a beautiful relaxing week of Italian food, mountain fresh air and sunshine! Learn to dance Salsa from one of the most sought-after instructor / performers in the world!!!
Edie has enthusiastic audiences and students in more than 50 countries enchanting everybody with her style, energy and temperament. She regularly gets invited to the major Salsa Festivals and her Salsa Boot Camps are legendary. In 2010 she will come to „La Rogaia“ for the third time and teach a workshop. A wonderful opportunity to learn something about rhythm, technique and elegance. And lots of fun are guaranteed with Edie’s entertaining way of teaching !
This year, Edie will focus on Foundational Partner-Dance Tips, Tricks, and Techniques to develop you into a "World Class" Leader or Follower AT ANY LEVEL - Beginner through Advanced.
Her emphasis this year will be on - how to make the woman "feel good"... and how to make the man "look good" on the dance floor - without making things complicated.
Edie's down-to-earth, simplistic way of teaching will take your Spins, Styling, and Musicality to the next level. Enjoy her uplifting and positive energy all week! She will include stretching, yoga, countryside walks, dance practice time, wine-tasting, lots of laughs, private time, and some of the finest Italian Cuisine in the WORLD!! We also have a very Special SURPRISE at the end of the week for all the guests as well!
This incredible week in Italy will be a FANTASTIC getaway retreat for anyone wanting to improve and refine their craft.
Evening dancing, practice time, breakfast and dinner and lodging all included! Come Join us! You DESERVE a beautiful dance HOLIDAY in Italy!
Level: Beginner thru Advanced Couples Salsa Retreat!
Separate classes for each level. Beginners' classes in the morning, advanced classes in the afternoon. You are invited to participate in both levels as Edie will teach thematic classes on spins, styling and musicality which are great for advanced and beginners at the same time.
Couples and singles welcome! We will help you to find a partner for the class
Spoil yourself for a week!! Take a holiday to Rogaia!
For more information about Edie the Salsa Freak please visit www.salsafreak.com
Language of instruction: English
Prices with lodging in:
double room at La Rogaia (shared bathroom for 4 persons):
EUR 695 per person
single room at La Rogaia (shared bathroom for 4 persons):
EUR 815 per person
apartment „La Pipo“ or “I Cuccioli” at La Rogaia (40 sqm; with private bathroom and kitchenette):
EUR 745 per person
apartment „La Grapo“ at La Rogaia (50 sqm; with private bathroom and kitchenette):
EUR 780 per person
apartment „La Spinella“ at Castel Rigone (50 sqm; with private bathroom and kitchenette):
EUR 780 per person
Included in the price are:
12.5 hours of Salsa lessons for each level with Edie the Salsa FREAK in small group (max 9 couples), i.e. 25 hours of instruction if you participate in both levels!
Lodging for 1 week as indicated
Food (two meals including all beverages) for 1 week
Not included in the price are:
Travel to an from La Rogaia. For directions and suggestions how to get to La Rogaia please click here
Entrance fees to Salsa clubs
Salsa in La Rogaia
Teaching in small groups
Profit from individual teaching: the Salsa class is limited to 9 participating couples. The teacher will work on your body language to enhance the quality of movement and your feeling of rhythm and grace. Classes will be held for three hours a day (15 hours on 5 days), allowing for plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings of the villa and to go for trips to the nearby lake or towns. And if your feet or your back hurt: we offer wellness massages and beauty treatment. There is enough space to practice and of course dancing every night, either at La Rogaia or at Salsa clubs in Perugia and vicinity. The local Salsa dancers will be curious to meet you !
Relax and have fun
Spend a relaxing week at Villa La Rogaia, an old country house with a large garden. It is situated in the hills above Lake Trasimeno between Rome and Florence. Participants stay in individually crafted double or single rooms (shared bathroom for two bedrooms) or in holiday apartments (for two persons) either at La Rogaia or at the village of Castel Rigone at 4 km distance from La Rogaia.
Salsa in a cozy familiar atmosphere
We serve a hearty and healthy breakfast basket and a 3 course dinner with Umbrian and Tuscan specialities - in nearby restaurants. Vegetarian cuisine upon request. After dinner, a coffee and a Grappa there is more fun and dancing at La Rogaia as long as you like. By the way: Combine your Dance vacation with cooking classes or learn how to paint or sculpt marble.
Read here about the Salsa class with Edie the Salsa FREAK at La Rogaia in 2008 (article by Karen Creed, published in the Sunday Independent Travel Magazine, Dublin, April 2008)
Where to buy Tango music
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