Dance Holidays at The Wessex – Street, Somerset
The air conditioned ballroom, with a dedicated floor area of some 67ft by 34ft, is rated the very best on which our guests have danced, and it is true to say that they return many times for the delight and pleasure of dancing on this floor. For this reason we host many of our optional tuition weekends at this venue.
Food and Restaurant
Having enjoyed some 12 holidays a year at this venue since 2008 Carole and I can confirm that the restaurant and the meals were rated highly by 95% of our guests. The restaurant ambience is very comfortable, with hot breakfast and our evening meals served at the tables.
Rooms and Public Areas
Bedrooms have been recently refurbished, with a high standard of bathroom. The rooms are rated as ‘very good’ by 75% of our visitors and ‘good’ by the remainder. The layout of the hotel means you pass through the Reception, with the Bar to your right and the Restaurant to your left.
The owners, manager and staff at the hotel (purchased three years ago by the owners of the Durrant House Hotel) continue to raise the standards in every area of its service, housekeeping and food, and Carole and I are entirely satisified that all new visitors will
thoroughly enjoy their stay.
“Dear Paul and Carole,
Thank you for a wonderful Valentine’s weekend at the Wessex Hotel. From past holidays we’ve had very mixed feelings about the hotel but choose dance holidays there because of the tuition, ballroom, meeting with friends and acquaintances and of course Paul’s varied selection of music. On this holiday we were impressed by the overall improvement in standards throughout the hotel – service, food quality, housekeeping and a very warm welcome on check-in.
Special thanks to Cheryl and Chris for their amazing tuition – such a wonderful romantic rumba routine ……. looking forward to dancing it for them on our next tuition holiday especially to the Andre Bottcelli number ……… Paul’s music was inspiring!
Robin + Joyce”
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Places of Interest
Wells: See England’s smallest City! situated at the foot of the Mendip Hills, the historic Cathedral City of Wells has all the modern conveniences plus charm, interesting shops, hotels and restaurants.
Glastonbury: The town of Glastonbury is particularly notable for the myths and legends surrounding a nearby hill, Glastonbury Tor, which rises up from the otherwise flat landscape of the somerset levels. These myths concern Joseph of Arimathea and the Holy Grail, and also King Arthur.
Cheddar: The original home of the very English Cheddar Cheese. Today the village is a small town, and gets very busy in summer, with its tea shops and cheese shops. The village is sited next to Cheddar Gorge, which cuts through the Mendip Hills. The area is famous for its caves and potholes
Street: Street is notable for the number of shoe and sheepskin shops
adorning the high street shopping area. Clarks Village is the UK’s first and foremost outlet shopping centre and has established itself as one of the
premier shopping destinations in the country. With over 90 outlet shops to choose from offering up to 60% OFF rrp on a host of famous brands, plus regular entertainment and live events all set within a unique village
environment, you have all the ingredients for a great day out! So find your Retail Therapy at Clarks Village, where value never goes out of fashion.
Birdwatchers’ paradise at Avalon Marshes, a 6 mile drive via A39 west of the hotel. Car park at ST449397 to visit Ham Wall, Ashcott Corner, and Shapwick Heath.
Since 1996 the Extravaganza has been an annual event staged at Glastonbury Abbey. Recent concerts featuring Madness, Status Quo, Bjorn Again, Squeeze, Lulu, Van Morrison, Joss Stone and the West End show “Rat Pack live from Las Vegas” have increased the variety of the programme of entertainment. The beautiful grounds and special atmosphere of Glastonbury Abbey help make this one of the most memorable and successful outdoor events of its type.
Dancers…This COULD coincide with our Summer Ball weekend in August…
Check www.glastonburyextravaganza.com for dates & availability.
Address High Street Street SomersetBA16 0EF United Kingdom
Holidays at This Hotel
Sep : 4th - 6th (Fri - Sun)
Alternative Valentines Summer Ball (Big Red) Weekend
Sherry reception * Dinner and B&B * Formal ball * Dancing every night (unless stated otherwise) * Hosted by Paul & Carol with the renowned Eden Nights music collection * Use of the ballroom during the day for practice (sometimes time specified)
No dancing Sunday night.
Sep : 18th - 20th (Fri - Sun)
Autumn Elegance Ball Weekend
Sherry reception * Dinner and B&B * Formal ball * Dancing every night (unless stated otherwise) * Hosted by Paul & Carole with the renowned Eden Nights music collection * Use of the ballroom during the day for practice (sometimes time specified) * Free Tango tuition
Social dancers – during this weekend, dancers will have an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of basics steps, as amalgamations consisting of basic Tango steps will be put together to be used as part of a routine.
Skilled/Competent dancers – this weekend is dedicated to musicality in dancing, figures in Tango will be taught, covering more advanced syncopated rhythms.
Oct : 23rd - 25th (Fri - Sun)
Formal Ball Weekend, Free Opt Viennese Waltz
Sherry reception * Dinner and B&B * Formal ball * Dancing every night (unless stated otherwise) * Hosted by Paul & Carole with the renowned Eden Nights music collection * Use of the ballroom during the day for practice (sometimes time specified) * Free optional tuition Foxtrot + cabaret
Social dancers – during this weekend dancers will have an opportunity to learn amalgamations consisting of basic Foxtrot figures cleverly put together. Time will be spent on polishing those figures and points will be given to encourage dancers to use those figures in their day-to-day dancing.
Skilled/Competent dancers – during this weekend major actions of Foxtrot will be covered and steps taught will result in a compact amalgamation full of Foxtrot actions.
Free optional Viennese Waltz tuition, Caberet Ryan & Olesia
(No Dancing Sunday)