San Miguel de Allende - Oct 25-Nov 3, 2023


Join us this Fall for

A Week of 
Dance Magic in
San Miguel de Allende (Mexico) 
 
Oct 25 - Nov 3, 2023


10 days-9 nights in San Miguel, including a 4-day city-wide celebration of "Halloween" and "Day of the Dead"-- not to be missed!



See Details Below

San Miguel de Allende is a beautiful world-famous UNESCO site, with cobblestone streets filled with original colonial architecture and a wonderful vibe and ambiance. 

This trip features lodging in a historic bordello, daily breakfasts and dance classes, plus lots of exploring this remarkable city. We will visit museums, gardens, hot springs, churches, wineries, and enjoy the numerous wonderful restaurants – many of them rooftop. We will have classes each day AND dance every evening to live music in one of Chacala's many wonderful local nightspots. Lots of teaching, lots of dancing, lots of adventure!

CLICK HERE to take a look at our lodging!

CLICK HERE to see things to do during our free time!

CLICK HERE to register online!

Or email Jae at danceadventures@comcast.net today to reserve your spot!

 

This trip will sell out very quickly, so register today to reserve your spot. Don't delay!  Early-bird prices range from $1730 (shared) - $1850 (shared) - $1975 (shared) - $2395 (single), plus air, and include accommodations in a beautiful historic bodega, airport transfers, a guided city tour, welcome dinner, daily breakfasts, gratuities, and our wonderful last night dinner celebration, plus all dance classes, group activitiesand parties.
 
In order to keep the lead/follow ratio even, we encourage all single follows to sign up with a single lead. No lead? Sign up anyway for the follow wait list.
 
Who this trip is right for:
  • Social partner dancers with a sense of adventure who would like to explore one of the most beautiful and charming cities that Mexico has to offer! 
  • Easy-going affable people who would like to be part of a fun interactive group of like-minded travelers...
  • Folks who don't mind doing a fair amount of walking (much of it on cobblestone)... 
  • Folks who are up for a little group adventure & exploring, but who also have the flexibility to appreciate that other countries do not operate the same as the U.S.  

A desire to get to know new people and a sense of humor will ensure you have a fun relaxing dance adventure with us in this beautiful part of the world!


LOGISTICS

 

Join us this Fall for an amazing Dance Adventure in

San Miguel de Allende (Mexico)

with Ari, Jae, & Worldwide Dance Adventures!

Oct 25-Nov 3, 2022

 

 A 10-day tour of San Miguel and the region, including 4 days of their world-famous "Halloween" and "Day of the Dead" celebrations, hot springs, art, culture, music, dance, food, fun, and more! (see details at bottom of page)

A truly amazing experience!

 

CLICK HERE to register online!

Email Jae at danceadventures@comcast.net for any questions

 

 

 LOCATION:  

Our week of dance adventure will be held in the historic colonial town of San Miguel de Allende in the highlands of Mexico. San Miguel is a world heritage site known for the art, culture, architecture, friendly people, indigenous influence and exceptional cuisine, and was recently named by Conde Nast and Travel and Leisure as the ”Best Small City in the World”.  Besides dancing at every opportunity with daily lessons and evening dance action, you’ll be able to sample the best of Mexico, visit two local hot springs, attend a fabulous Halloween night at a local artist colony, meet the local dance community, and fall in love with the warm Latin culture!   

Included in this package:       
  • Transportation to/from Leon (BJX) or Queretaro (QRO) airports
  • A welcome margarita and Mexican dinner 
  • Your own private or shared room with private attached bathroom 
  • A daily healthy-start breakfast
  • A tour of the city
  • All dance workshops and group parties
  • Final evening dinner/dance party
  • All taxes, fees, and 15% hospitality gratuity

ACCOMODATIONS: 

We will be staying in the famous old San Miguel bordello, "Casa de la Noche" and its sister accommodation, Casa Contenta.  This boutique-style Bed and Breakfast has recently been named “Best of the Best” by TripAdvisor.  The Casa has its own art studio, spacious gardens and grounds, guest kitchen, superb location, and original art throughout the property.

To learn more about historic Casa de la Noche, please visit: www.casadelanoche.com 

COST: 

The "early bird" cost for this 10-day, 9-night dance adventure is in three different tiers based on your room of choice. Pricing ranges from $1,730 to $1,850 to $1,975 USD per person for shared occupancy, or $2,395 USD for a single room.  The cost goes up $75 after March 31st, and another $75 after July 31st

Space is limited, so if you are interested in joining, contact Jae ASAP at danceadventures@comcast.net    

 
*DAILY SCHEDULE:        
  • 10/25:  Arrivals and welcome dinner/dance.
  • 10/26:  Morning breakfast, dance class. Afternoon town tour and exploration. Evening class and dance in town.
  • 10/27:  Morning breakfast, dance class. Afternoon special event (see one of the top 10 Things to See). Evening Dance in town.
  • 10/28:  Morning breakfast, free time to explore/tour.  Evening classes then Dance in town.
  • 10/29:  Day off to relax and explore on your own.
  • 10/30:  Morning breakfast, dance class. Halloween Party at Aurora Art Institute, Dance in town.
  • 10/31:  Morning breakfast, dance class. Afternoon special event (see one of the top 10 Things to See). Halloween Festivities in town.
  • 11/1:  Morning breakfast, dance class. Day of the Dead Cemetery Tour & Festivities in town.
  • 11/2:  Morning class, free time to explore/tour. Final night group dinner/dance & Day of Dead Festivities in town.
  • 11/3:  Early check out by 9 am.  Transfer to the airport.
 
THINGS TO SEE & DO:
  • Garden & Home Tours – These guided tours visit both historical and modern buildings that are part of San Miguel de Allende and showcase various architectural styles that make the city unique.
  • Winery region tour -- Carefully curated tours designed for you to experience the wines and culture of Colonial Mexico 
  • Painting class
  • Visit the Botanical Gardens
  • Guided Historic Walking Tour of San Miguel
  • Visit the Mercado de Artesanias (no guide needed…)
  • Tour of San Miguel's Churches and Chapels
  • Tour the regional olive oil producers (can include breakfast or lunch) 
  • Cooking class at the “La Cocina" cooking school (owner, Kris Rudolph, runs the El Buen Cafe in San Miguel)
  • Casa da las Ranas -- an eclectic artists villa just outside of San Miguel 
  • Fabrica La Aurora --  an art & design center with art studios, galleries, antiques, cafe and restaurants,
  • Late lunch in the garden at Nirvana’s superb restaurant, known for its inventive, farm-to-table cuisine.
  • Escondido Hot Pools -- half day excursion
  • Visit the botanical garden at El Charco del Ingenio.
  • Museo Historico – former home of Ignacio Allende
  • Visit Sanctuary of Atotonilco. (30 minute drive) This historic church complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for its Mexican Baroque murals. The paintings are so beautiful, in fact, that it has been dubbed the “Sistine Chapel of Mexico.” 

HOW TO GET THERE:

San Miguel de Allende is in the heart of Mexico at 6200 ft elevation.  The closest airports are Leon (BJX) or Queretaro (QRO) and shuttles to and from the airport are included in your package.

You will need a current passport to enter Mexico.  The expiration date on your passport should be no less than 6 months after the last day of your visit.  A tourist visa will be issued to you at the airport upon arrival. Consider travel insurance in case your plans change. 

 The ATMs in San Miguel accept VISA, MC and other bank debit and credit cards for access to Mexican pesos. 

You do not currently need proof of vaccination to fly to Mexico or to return to the United States.  Please check with your airlines and with the most recent CDC update to view any change in regulations.  Requirements for travel to Mexico can be found at:  https://mx.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-for-u-s-citizens-in-mexico/#Entry  Information about return travel to the US can be found at:   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/proof-of-vaccination.html#us-residents 

HOW TO SIGN UP: 

  • CLICK HERE to register online!
  • Email Jae at danceadventures@comcast.net if you have any questions
  • A $500 deposit is required to book your reservation. There are several payment options including by check or Venmo (with no additional charge), or by credit card or PayPal (they do charge a 4% additional card fee).  
  • To keep our numbers balanced, single follows are asked to sign up with a single lead. If you can't find a single lead, sign up anyway and we will put you on the waiting list. We are trying to keep the lead-follow ratio as balanced as possible.
  • We will assist in matching single roommates as needed.
  • Casa de la Noche will contact you to assist with airport shuttle service, making reservations for pick up at the BJX or QRO airports.
 
QUESTIONS?   
  • If you have any lodging questions please contact Barbara at Casa de la Noche (info@casadelanoche.com; 831-373-8888).  
 
CANCELLATION POLICY: 

Your deposit is fully refundable for up to one week after reservation. After that week, deposits and further payments are no longer refundable if your space is not filled by another dancer. Should you cancel and we are able to fill your room with another dancer, we will refund your deposit less a $100 administrative fee, or a full value gift certificate for your next stay at Casa de la Noche within the year. If the workshop is canceled by Worldwide Dance Adventures we will attempt to reschedule for a later date in San Miguel and you will receive priority opportunity to participate at this year’s rates. In the event you can not attend, you will receive a full refund. In these uncertain times we highly recommend getting trip insurance.