Dance Holidays at The Wessex – Street, Somerset

Wessex Ballroom

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 (a sister hotel to 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.

Testimonials

Always enjoy the dancing on your breaks

—Ernest Salt

Just wanted to drop a line to thank you for our dance weekend at Street. We know this is hard work for you both and didn't want you to think it wasn't appreciated.  We know The Wessex is not a top dollar hotel but then we don't pay top dollar prices and it gives us a bed to sleep in and food to eat which we have always found adequate for our needs.  The one thing it has that is really good is the dance floor which on its own is of no use without good music to dance to and you give us this. We hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Thanks again to you both for a great weekend (next time can you order better weather). Joyce and John 2018

—Joyce & John

Tuition was excellent, friendly and very informative. Especially being able to record it! The evening dances were fabulously filled with excellent music from beginning to end. Thank you

—Joanne Debenham

Another high-value and low cost weekend from Paul and Carol at Dancebreaks.  The floor at Wessex was magnificent and the music unrelentingly good.  We saw some old friends and enjoyed meeting new people.  The hotel is slowly getting better at what it does and the staff are very good. Joseph and Rachel 2016

—Joseph and Rachel

Thank you so much for making our New Year so special, we enjoyed every minute, company, food, dancing, all superb, already looking forward to next New Year’s Eve. All good wishes.

—Susan and Ian

We have just returned from our weekend with you at the Wessex Hotel in Street. We want you both to know how much we enjoyed ourselves. The tuition we received from Ryan and Olessia was pertinent, well explained and conveyed. I heard the same sentiments expressed by a former school teacher who was present this weekend too! We also enjoyed the food and the company and as always the wonderful music. The selection played on Saturday night was particularly inspiring. Thank you both for a lovely break and we look forward to seeing you in February for our next break.

—Roy and Hazel

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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.

Glastonbury Extravaganza

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.

Local Tourist Information

Address High Street Street Somerset BA16 0EF United Kingdom

Holidays at This Hotel

November 2018

Nov : 16th - 18th (Fri - Sun)
Winter Ball Weekend with Opt Foxtrot Tuition, Ryan & Olesia

  • Tuition With Ryan & Olesia

Whats Included

Sherry reception * Dinner and B&B * Formal ball * Dancing 2 nights  * Hosted by Paul & Carole with the renowned Eden Nights music collection * Use of the ballroom during the day for practice (sometimes time specified) *

Optional Foxtrot Tuition with Ryan & Olesia

Single supplement applies

Additional nights available

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December 2018

Dec : 30th - 2nd (Sun - Wed)
New Year Break

Whats Included

Sherry reception * Glitter Ball, New Years Eve Formal Ball and the grand finale Fancy Dress Ball, plus two tea dances * Hosted by Paul & Carole with the renowned Eden Nights music collection * Use of the ballroom during the day for practice (sometimes time specified)

Sells out every year, please book early!

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January 2019

Jan : 18th - 20th (Fri - Sun)
Winter Ball Weekend with Opt. Foxtrot Tuition, Ryan & Olesia

  • Tuition With Ryan & Olesia

What’s Included

Sherry reception * Dinner and B&B *  Hosted by Paul & Carole with the renowned Eden Nights music collection * Use of the ballroom during the day for practice (sometimes time specified) * Optional Foxtrot Tuition

Single supplement applies

Additional nights available

Social dancers – during this weekend short amalgamations will be taught and points on frame and topline will be given.

Skilled/Competent dancers – during this weekend time will be spent on correcting the posture and topline and applying those tips to the amalgamations taught.

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February 2019

Feb : 8th - 11th (Fri - Mon)
Valentines Ball Weekend with Opt Rumba Tuition, Cheryl Beresford

  • Tuition With Cheryl


What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

Optional Rumba tuition by Cheryl Beresford

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August 2019

Aug : 2nd - 4th (Fri - Sun)
Summer Ball Weekend

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

 

* Use of the ballroom for practice during the day sometimes time specified

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September 2019

Sep : 13th - 15th (Fri - Sun)
Late Summer Ball Weekend with Opt Quickstep Tuition, Ryan & Olesia

  • Tuition With Ryan & Olesia

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

* Optional Quickstep Tuition with Ryan & Olesia

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October 2019

Oct : 26th - 28th (Sat - Mon)
Late Autumn Ball Weekend with Opt Rumba Tuition, Cheryl Beresford

  • Tuition With Cheryl

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

Optional Rumba Tuition, Cheryl Beresford

A single supplement applies to this hotel

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November 2019

Nov : 15th - 17th (Fri - Sun)
Winter Ball Weekend with Opt Foxtrot Tuition, Ryan & Olesia

  • Tuition With Ryan & Olesia

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

* Optional Foxtrot Tuition with Ryan & Olesia

#WXWD151119

December 2019

Dec : 30th - 2nd (Mon - Thu)
New Year Break

Whats Included

Sherry reception * Glitter Ball, New Years Eve Formal Ball and the grand finale Fancy Dress Ball, plus two tea dances * Hosted by Paul & Carole with the renowned Eden Nights music collection * Use of the ballroom during the day for practice (sometimes time specified)

#WXNY301219

January 2020

Jan : 17th - 19th (Fri - Sun)
Winter Ball Weekend, with Opt Foxtrot Tuition, Ryan & Olesia

  • Tuition With Ryan & Olesia

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

Optional Foxtrot Tuition with Ryan & Olesia

#WXWD170120