IV December Weekend in Portugal – Curia 2017


IV December Weekend in Portugal - Curia 2017

December 2017

In memory of a wonderful woman from Bairrada, Maria Cecília

‘The Dance, of all the arts, is the one that most influences the soul.’ Plato

The ‘December Weekend in Portugal’ returned to same town –Curia – and to the same hotel – the Curia Palace – for its fourth edition as it has already become a home for our SCD weekends in Portugal.

Curia is a spa-town on the northern outskirts of Coimbra, located between Oporto and Lisbon.

The Bairrada region, where Curia is situated, is a popular wine-growing district in Portugal, known also for its delicious gastronomy and beautiful landscapes.

The Curia Palace Hotel, with its Belle-Epoque and Art Nouveau styled rooms, is not only a beautiful place to stay, but has a magnificent wooden-floor ballroom. It is in this setting  we enjoyed a weekend programme including two balls with live music by Ian Robertson (fiddle) and James Gray (piano), SCD classes with Jamie Berg and a taste of the local gastronomy and wines.

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‘We really enjoyed the weekend. Thank you. Musicians were great and the classes and the hotel.’.

Jan and Michael, UK


‘We had a wonderful weekend, it is a great way to spend a weekend and meet new and old friends. And the Curia venue is perfect for dancing.’

Mette and Karl Erik, Denmark


‘A really big thank you for all You did to make. The weekend go so well. I had a super Time. It was so good to dance with so many young people. So many many thanks. ’

Sue, UK


‘ I just wanted to thank you once again for the wonderful dancing weekend. I loved Jamie the teacher and it was delightful to see and hear James again. The venue was excellent,  I love the buffet food, and the ballroom was beautiful. Thank you very much for your hard work in organizing everything. We have now lovely memories of our first visit to Portugal.’

Wanda and Gabriel, the Netherlands

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Curia 2017