Welcome to Our World

If you love to dance, you have come to the right place…! Dance Breaks is the leading social dance holiday company in the UK, with a wide choice of  UK and Continental dancing holidays at great prices.

Carole and I want to immediately put you at your ease and emphasise your standard/ability of dancing… is not a prerequisite to enjoying our holidays.

It’s about enjoying the fabulous social experience with like minded people, who just love to dance. To be in an environment where everyone is friendly, and shares the same interest and love of dance, is to be in a place of comfort and warmth. From the moment you arrive you see faces you know, you share a nod, a smile, a handshake… and you feel immediately at ease, and relaxed. This is our world.

Established in 1999, we have 8000 plus couples on our mailing list, from beginners … to the majority… who are social dancers. Competent and skilled dancers and many amateur competitors regularly join us on our breaks as they enjoy the fabulous music and the guaranteed space.

Our music collection is recognised as one of the best and most up to date in the UK as the success of the holidays allows us to buy virtually every CD that is produced… and we only select the most infectious and upbeat Latin, beautiful and stunning ballroom tracks… and as we use the same criteria for sequence, it means you will be dancing to some of the best music you have ever heard.

Because Carole and I are dancers ourselves, we recognise you want space to dance, so we never overfill a holiday. When we choose a new hotel our starting point is always, the floor. We can look at a floor and know instantly how many rooms we can sell to ensure you always have room to dance… and we never exceed that limit.

All our partner hotels consider Carole and I to be very demanding clients and they know we only choose to work with hotels/venues who are willing to go that extra mile for our guests. All have comfortable rooms, a fine ballroom with good sized wooden floor, wholesome food, and friendly and helpful staff.

With three staff in our office and the latest bespoke computer systems, our reputation for attention to every detail of your holiday booking is well established as the best in the business. If you have a question or a query, there is always someone knowledgeable to answer your call and in the event you leave a message we will return your message within 24 hours.

Everything about your holiday has been thought through from the room allocation to the table plan in the restaurant. If you are taking tuition, we want to know your ability so you are placed in a group that suits your skills to ensure your experience is a positive one. Your itinerary explains every aspect of the break, and is sent you 7-14 days before the holiday… and if you want to speak to Carole and I personally, we will return your call on our return to the office.

Our guests can book with confidence knowing the holiday will always go ahead, because in the event holiday numbers are low, we can draw on our huge mailing list, who are delighted to be invited to dance at their local venue, thus creating for you a wonderful holiday dancing ambience.

Moreover, Carole and I know that, ‘things happen’, and life sometimes can cause havoc with your holiday plans. Holidaying with our specialist genre, rather than one of the big boys, means once we have got to know you, changing your holiday to another in our offering is not a problem and you never lose your deposit. The closer you are to your holiday the more challenging it becomes, but Carole and I take the view if we can help, we will do all we can… even to the extent of selling your holiday to another guest.

Our guests tell us, our aspiration to offer our dancers the best value for money holidays, comfortable hotels with good food, fine ballrooms, the most beautiful and up to date music for dancing… together with a well organised and professional back office organisation, is unsurpassed in our industry…..

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Frequently Asked Questions

Click on a question to see the answer. These are intended to give you quick answers to practicle questions. Please see out Terms of Booking for full details of your contract with us.

Accomodation (8)

Do you run any of the hotels?

No, these holidays use a variety of partner hotels, all of which have been carefully chosen on the basis of their suitability for our guests. As we do not own the hotels, we cannot directly control their standards or facilities, however we work closely with each establishment and closely monitor all feedback from our guests.

We check that all our partner hotels comply with local standards and regulations. If you have a problem at the hotel it is important that you raise this at the time with your hotelier or local representative, as they are in the best position to resolve the situation.

What meals are included?

Half Board Holidays: 7 night holidays, 2/3 night weekend breaks and 4 night midweek breaks provide breakfast and dinner Meals start with dinner on the day of arrival and finish with breakfast on the day of departure.

Full Board Holidays: your first meal is dinner on the day of arrival and breakfast on the day of departure. The first lunch is on the day after arrival and the final lunch is on the day before departure.

When taken in the hotel, meals are as provided to other resident guests.

Breakfast may be simple continental fare or a larger buffet-style meal. A traditional cooked breakfast is also usually available.

What are the lunch time arrangments?

Lunch arrangements will vary from day to day and from holiday to holiday. On some holidays, picnic lunches are included in the price; on others there are usually options to order a picnic lunch from the hotel or eat in a cafe. Please refer to the specific locations for more details.

Is there a choice at evening meals?

For dinner, some hotels offer a choice of menu; others offer a set meal. A vegetarian option is provided at each meal.

How do you handle special dietary requirements?

If you have any special dietary requirements please advise the Hotel 7 to 14 days before your holiday begins.

What if I have special requirements for my accommodation?

If you have any request regarding any aspect of your booking, please advise the Hotel when you confirm the booking and place your request in writing. Please include a telephone number in case of any query.

Are there any accommodation discounts?

On most dates it is possible to stay at the hotel independently, without taking part in the programmed holidays.

En-suite facilities: All holiday prices are inclusive of en-suite facilities. A limited number of non en-suite rooms may be available at a reduction of £5 per person per night.

Single rooms: We aim to provide a number of single rooms at the lowest supplements; unfortunately there are occasions where demand outstrips supply, so please book early.

Can people with disabilities come on the holidays?

We are happy to provide as much advice and information as possible to people with disabilities who wish to join us on one of our holidays. It is important that you talk to the Hotel before making the booking as, for example not all accommodation is suitable and wheelchair access is limited. It is therefore essential that you give us and the Hotel as much information as possible so that they can advise you on suitable locations and ensure that you get the most enjoyable holiday possible. All requirements must be confirmed in writing. Special requests cannot be made a condition of your booking as they are always subject to availability.

Arrival and Departure (3)

When do we need to arrive?

Rooms will be available from 4.00pm. Usually no programmed activity occurs until after dinner, unless we advise otherwise. Guests who expect to arrive after 7.00pm should contact the hotel direct to advise of their arrival time.

When do we have to leave?

Rooms must be vacated by 10.00am on day of departure.

Are flights included?

Flights are usually included but please see the details of individual holidays for more information.

Things to Bring (4)

Dress code for Balls

We have a ‘formal’ ball on all our weekend dances which means everyone is required to meet the dress code. Gown or cocktail dress for the ladies and D/J or dark suit for the men. If the gentleman does not have a dinner suit the minimum acceptable standard is white shirt and a dickie bow…

Do I need to bring any towels or linen?

Towels and bed linen are provided in all our accommodation so all you need to bring are pool/beach towels. Your accommodation is cleaned daily throughout your stay.

What do I need to bring?

A list of what to bring for individual specialist holidays will be sent to you before the holiday commences.

To enjoy dancing comfortably and safely you must have suitable clothing and footwear.

 

Can I bring my pet?

Pets are not allowed in the hotels or grounds, except for guide dogs accompanying visually impaired guests.

Activities (3)

Dress code for Balls

We have a ‘formal’ ball on all our weekend dances which means everyone is required to meet the dress code. Gown or cocktail dress for the ladies and D/J or dark suit for the men. If the gentleman does not have a dinner suit the minimum acceptable standard is white shirt and a dickie bow…

Tuition group choice

If dancers are not sure which group they should be in, we recommend joining the early group on the first morning which will be skilled competent and if you subsequently find the group too challenging, you can retire at any time and then return for the second session which is always for social dancers.

Do I have to participate in activities?

All activities are optional. Your booking form will ask if you are planning to participate in tuition or other activities. However, no one will force you on the day and it is your responsibility to arrive at the time and place activities begin.

Procedural (13)

When do I get detailed holiday information

Three weeks before your holiday commences we will send you your holiday information pack, provided the holiday has been paid in full. The pack will include directions, addresses, telephone numbers what to bring and itinerary details.

What is your policy on smoking?

Smoking is not permitted in any of the hotels. In line with general practice, guests are also requested not to smoke in areas that could cause distress and annoyance to other guests.

What should I do if I lose something on holiday?

You must notify us within 24 hours of departure of any loss of personal possessions, any items found will be retained for a period of three months. If they are not claimed within this period, they will be disposed of at our discretion. As a company, we take no responsibility for personal belongings left in your accommodation post departure.

Do you provide security for personal property?

Please note the company cannot take responsibility for valuables left in accommodation or in vehicles during your absence. We have facilities for you to leave valuables with us behind reception. Whilst we provide free parking, where available, vehicles are parked entirely at owners risk and we accept no liability for loss or damage to vehicles that are parked on company property.

What happens if a guest behaves unreasonably?

For the convenience of our Guests, we reserve the right to terminate a holiday without compensation, where the unreasonable behaviour of persons named on the confirmation paperwork or their Guests might impair the enjoyment, comfort or health and safety of other guests and our staff. Definition of unreasonable behaviour is solely at the discretion of the management.

What happens if a guest is ill?

Infectious or contagious diseases could easily be passed on to other Guests while on holiday. You must inform Reception should you contract any such illness while on holiday. In order to protect our Guests and staff, anyone found to have such a condition might be confined or requested to leave the accommodation without compensation.

Do you have a complaints procedure?

If you have a complaint during your holiday you must notify our Management, Leader or local representative immediately and they will do their best to resolve the problem. Should it not be possible to resolve your complaint on the spot, you should write to our office. This must be received no later than 28 days after your holiday. Full details should be provided. No claim or complaint will be entertained unless you follow this procedure. All complaints that are received are thoroughly investigated and guests are kept informed. Sometimes investigations can take time, especially when awaiting a response from suppliers. We aim to settle all complaints amicably.

Are facilities shown always available?

We take care to ensure that the holiday details are accurate at the time of publication. Photographs are intended for guidance only. Layout plans and artist’s impressions are illustrative. The Acts and Artists featured in this brochure are those that have appeared with us recently. They or acts of a similar calibre will be entertaining you on your holiday.

Some facilities may not always be available due to maintenance, insufficient holidaymakers, unfavourable weather or other factors outside our control. When we know of any important or permanent changes relevant to your holiday we shall pass this on wherever possible.

If I cannot go can I transfer the booking to someone else?

If after your booking has been confirmed you are unavoidably prevented from proceeding and wish to transfer your confirmed booking to another suitable person, you can do so, provided that this is not later than 30 days before departure.

You, as transferrer of the holiday, and the transferee shall be jointly and severally liable to us for the payment of the balance due, together with all additional charges of whatever sort imposed by the suppliers providing component parts of your holiday. In all cases, you will be required to pay an administration fee of up to £20 per person.

Can I cancel my booking?

Should you, or any member of your party, be forced to cancel your holiday booking you must do so in writing and this letter must be signed by the person who signed the booking form. A cancellation will take effect from the date that written notice is received at our office. All such cancellations will be subject to a charge of a percentage of the total holiday price, and the following scale indicates the maximum which will be charged in any circumstance.

More than 56 days – Deposit amount
More than 42 – 55 days – 30%
42 – 29 days – 45%
28 -15 days – 70%
14 or less days – 100%
Day of departure or later – 100%

Are there any surcharges?

We will not impose any surcharges on the price of your holiday less than 28 days before departure. In addition, if surcharges become necessary before that time, we will absorb an amount up to the first 2% (excluding any amendment charges) of any surcharges that apply.

Surcharges may be imposed to cover increases in transportation costs, including the costs of fuel, dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports or airports, or the exchange rates applied to the particular package. Where a surcharge is payable, there will be an administration fee of a maximum of £10 per person.

If this means paying more than 10% on the holiday price you will be entitled to cancel your holiday with a full refund of all monies paid except for any premium paid to us for holiday insurance and amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on the confirmation invoice.

Do holiday plans ever alter?

If we have to alter your holiday before departure, any alteration will either be major or minor.

Where an alteration is minor we will if practicable, advise you before departure, but we are not obliged to do so or to pay you compensation. A minor alteration is any alteration apart from a major alteration as defined below.

When an alteration is a major alteration (and a major alteration is an alteration which involves changing your holiday, offering accommodation with a lower rating, or substantially changing your activity itinerary), we will advise you as soon as is reasonably possible.

You will then have the choice of accepting the alteration, taking an alternative holiday (and where this is of a lower price, we will refund the difference) or withdrawing from the contract and accepting a full refund of all monies paid. In addition, in appropriate cases, we will pay you compensation on the scale shown below (on the assumption that the full balance has been paid).

More than 56 days nil
More than 42 days before departure – nil
42 – 29 days before departure -nil
28 – 15 days before departure – £15
14 – 0 days before departure – £20

Where, after departure, a significant proportion of the services contracted for is or cannot be provided, you will have the choice of receiving a pro rata refund for the cost of the remainder of your holiday, or accepting alternative arrangements. In addition, if appropriate, we will pay you compensation of an amount which is reasonable taking into account all the circumstances.

Do you ever cancel holidays?

We make every endeavour to operate all of our holidays. If we have to cancel your holiday before the date of departure you will have the choice of taking an alternative holiday (and where this is of a lower price we will refund the difference) or withdrawing from the contract and accepting a full refund of all monies paid.

We shall not cancel a holiday or travel arrangements after the date when the payment of the balance becomes due, unless you, the guest, defaults in payment of an outstanding balance or unless it is necessary to do so as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control; the consequences of which neither we nor our suppliers could avoid, (examples of which are war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activities, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions, level of water in rivers or other similar events beyond our control).

Booking and Payment (14)

Difficulty logging in?

Our system works by requiring you to have a username and password to access your account. The initial registration may seem a bit daunting by sending you an email with a username formed from the first part of you email address and a system generated complex password.  Here is some advice to make the process easier to remember.

Tip 1: Use your registered email address to login. The system accepts both your username and your email address. As you are more likely to remember your email address then use it to login.

Tip 2: We recommend that as soon as you receive your registration email with username and password, you use the “Forgotten your password?” link to change the password to something you are comfortable with. The current system does not have a ‘change your password’ function but by using the “Forgotten your password?” process you can change it to something you can remember. You will be sent an email containing a password reset link.  Please check your inbox. 

Tip 3: If you change your password then immediately get an error page stating “Unauthorised” or “401 error” Then please return to the My Bookings page and try logging in again.

For technical support please email:- support@nulldancebreaks.com

 

What is included in the price?

  • Meals as described – and ends with breakfast on day of departure.
  • Accommodation as described.
  • The holiday programme as described, unless otherwise stated. Three night holidays offer two days’ activity. Two night holidays offer one and half days’ activity, ending at lunchtime on day of departure.
  • Services of a Dance Breaks Leader as described.
  • Dance tuition is optional and only available on holidays where offered and also if you have made your booking “With Tuition”. Cabarets and other activities are included where stated in the holiday descriptions.
  • VAT at 20%.

What is NOT INCLUDED in the price?

  • Insurance.
  • Equipment such as golf clubs, points, musical instruments, cameras, but sometimes we are able to arrange hire.
  • Transport costs from home to accommodation.
  • Drinks from the bar.
  • We recognise that water is in great demand for dancers but also that our hotels are commercial enterprises. Free water is not normally provided but we do negotiate special rates for bottled water during evening dancing.

Do you offer group discounts?

Ask us for details of discounts as they vary dependant on group size, time of year and chosen holiday. For further information please contact us.

Are there any accommodation discounts?

On most dates it is possible to stay at the hotel independently, without taking part in the programmed holidays.

En-suite facilities: All holiday prices are inclusive of en-suite facilities. A limited number of non en-suite rooms may be available at a reduction of £5 per person per night.

Single rooms: We aim to provide a number of single rooms at the lowest supplements; unfortunately there are occasions where demand outstrips supply, so please book early.

Does the holiday price change after booking?

We guarantee that the price of your Holiday will be agreed and shown on your Holiday Booking Confirmation for your party size, and for the accommodation you choose, plus any supplements chosen. We reserve the right to increase prices only where there is an increase in Value Added Tax or any other tax applicable to your holiday. Please note that all prices shown are inclusive of VAT at the rate of 20%.

Can I pay a deposit or full amount when booking?

You have an option of paying the full amount, or you can pay 25% of the full amount as a deposit. You can select whether to pay just the deposit or the full amount on the on-line booking form. If you pay just the deposit then you will be invoiced for the balance 6 weeks before the holiday start date.

If the balance is not paid in time we reserve the right to cancel your holiday, retain your deposit and apply cancellation charges as set in paragraph 4 of our Terms of Business.

When do I have to pay the balance?

The balance of the price must be paid 6 weeks before the holiday departure date.

If you book within the balance due period you must pay the full holiday price at the time of booking. If the balance is not paid in time we reserve the right to cancel your holiday, retain your deposit and apply cancellation charges as set in paragraph 4 of our Terms of Business.

Can I change my booking to a different holiday?

If after your booking has been confirmed you wish to transfer to a different holiday or departure date we will make every effort to satisfy your requirements provided that written notification is received at our offices from the person who signed the booking form or their travel agent, not later than the date on which balance of the original holiday price is due for payment.

Alterations made within the balance due period will be regarded as a cancellation by you of the original holiday and a new booking for a different holiday, and the cancellation charges set out in paragraph 4 of our Terms of Business will apply.

If I cannot go can I transfer the booking to someone else?

If after your booking has been confirmed you are unavoidably prevented from proceeding and wish to transfer your confirmed booking to another suitable person, you can do so, provided that this is not later than 30 days before departure.

You, as transferrer of the holiday, and the transferee shall be jointly and severally liable to us for the payment of the balance due, together with all additional charges of whatever sort imposed by the suppliers providing component parts of your holiday. In all cases, you will be required to pay an administration fee of up to £20 per person.

Can I cancel my booking?

Should you, or any member of your party, be forced to cancel your holiday booking you must do so in writing and this letter must be signed by the person who signed the booking form. A cancellation will take effect from the date that written notice is received at our office. All such cancellations will be subject to a charge of a percentage of the total holiday price, and the following scale indicates the maximum which will be charged in any circumstance.

More than 56 days – Deposit amount
More than 42 – 55 days – 30%
42 – 29 days – 45%
28 -15 days – 70%
14 or less days – 100%
Day of departure or later – 100%

Are there any surcharges?

We will not impose any surcharges on the price of your holiday less than 28 days before departure. In addition, if surcharges become necessary before that time, we will absorb an amount up to the first 2% (excluding any amendment charges) of any surcharges that apply.

Surcharges may be imposed to cover increases in transportation costs, including the costs of fuel, dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports or airports, or the exchange rates applied to the particular package. Where a surcharge is payable, there will be an administration fee of a maximum of £10 per person.

If this means paying more than 10% on the holiday price you will be entitled to cancel your holiday with a full refund of all monies paid except for any premium paid to us for holiday insurance and amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on the confirmation invoice.

Do holiday plans ever alter?

If we have to alter your holiday before departure, any alteration will either be major or minor.

Where an alteration is minor we will if practicable, advise you before departure, but we are not obliged to do so or to pay you compensation. A minor alteration is any alteration apart from a major alteration as defined below.

When an alteration is a major alteration (and a major alteration is an alteration which involves changing your holiday, offering accommodation with a lower rating, or substantially changing your activity itinerary), we will advise you as soon as is reasonably possible.

You will then have the choice of accepting the alteration, taking an alternative holiday (and where this is of a lower price, we will refund the difference) or withdrawing from the contract and accepting a full refund of all monies paid. In addition, in appropriate cases, we will pay you compensation on the scale shown below (on the assumption that the full balance has been paid).

More than 56 days nil
More than 42 days before departure – nil
42 – 29 days before departure -nil
28 – 15 days before departure – £15
14 – 0 days before departure – £20

Where, after departure, a significant proportion of the services contracted for is or cannot be provided, you will have the choice of receiving a pro rata refund for the cost of the remainder of your holiday, or accepting alternative arrangements. In addition, if appropriate, we will pay you compensation of an amount which is reasonable taking into account all the circumstances.

Do you ever cancel holidays?

We make every endeavour to operate all of our holidays. If we have to cancel your holiday before the date of departure you will have the choice of taking an alternative holiday (and where this is of a lower price we will refund the difference) or withdrawing from the contract and accepting a full refund of all monies paid.

We shall not cancel a holiday or travel arrangements after the date when the payment of the balance becomes due, unless you, the guest, defaults in payment of an outstanding balance or unless it is necessary to do so as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control; the consequences of which neither we nor our suppliers could avoid, (examples of which are war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activities, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions, level of water in rivers or other similar events beyond our control).