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  • Dancing With The Stars Weekend

    Following on from 2014's sell-out success, we have another star-studded line up planned for 2015!
  • Dance with your favourite Ballroom Stars!

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    Natalie and Ian 

    Kevin and Karen

    Dancing with the Stars - Aljaz and Janette

    Friday 6th - Sunday 8th March 2015!

    Spend the weekend mixing & mingling with your favourite stars of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing!

    Following on from the last 4 year's sell out success, we're delighted to present an amazing and unrivalled 2015 Dancing with the Stars weekend. See the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing stars perform up close and personal for a truly intimate experience unlike any other, enjoy dance lessons tailored to your dancing ability with the stars, plus hear all about their Strictly experiences and grab photo's of your favourites!

    Over half of the places for this fabulous weekend have already gone!

    Join:

    Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manra

    2013 Strictly Come Dancing champion Aljaz from Slovenia is a 19-time Slovenian champion in Ballroom, Latin and Ten dance; Miami born Janette starred in hit US series So You Think You Can Dance, dancing with J Lo. Together they are lead dancers in sensational West End show Burn The Floor.

    Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer

    Mambo champion Karen Hauer & former four times British Latin Champion Kevin Clifton are now established as one of Strictly Come Dancing’s most popular dance couples. Karen joined Strictly in 2012, having worked with some of the biggest stars in the world, including J Lo. Kevin Clifton made a spectacular debut in 2013 reaching the final with BBC Breakfast presenter Susanna Reid. As one of the few British dancers on the TV show, Kevin was often referred to by the legendary Bruce Forsyth as “Kevin from Grimsby!”

    Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite

    Strictly Come Dancing stars Natalie Lowe & Ian Waite are a truly amazing partnership. Expect a breathtaking showcase and truly excellent workshops – you’re in for a show-stopping treat with this fab partnership

    World Ballroom Champions Warren and Kristi Boyce

    World Ballroom Dance Champions Warren & Kristi are record 6 times National Championship title winners. Warren & Kristi compete all over the world, representing England as one of the most in demand world class couples – prepare to be impressed with this couples outstanding Ballroom showcase.

    We guarantee it will be amazing and unrivalled!

    Just take a look what's included in our Dancing With The Stars Weekend:

    • Breathtaking Dance Showcases featuring the stars of BBC Strictly Come Dancing & Champions of the Dancing World - all up close and personal
    • 4 hours of dance classes with the stars of BBC Strictly Come Dancing & Champions of the Dancing World - guaranteed for everyone and tailored specifically to your dancing ability
    • Saturday night Black Tie Ball starring The Tony Greenwood 15-piece Ballroom & Latin Big Band
    • 3 hours of dance classes with Donahey's highly experienced dance teachers in our second stunning ballroom - tailored specifically to your dancing ability
    • Spectacular Sunday afternoon grand-finale dance showcase
    • Question & Answer sessions with the Strictly Come Dancing Stars
    • Exclusive 'Red Carpet Strictly Photo Calls' 
    • Reserved VIP table & seats in the Stateroom Ballroom
    • Saturday late night 'Latin Lounge'  
    • Personalised gift Certificate
    • Complimentary 16-page glossy colour souvenir programme 

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    Early Bird booking Price 3 days, 2 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast only £399pp when booked before 31st December 2014, £419pp thereafter.

    Terms and Conditions

    The price includes; Meals as described; En-suite accommodation as described; the weekend programme as described unless otherwise stated; all dance tuition and evening entertainment; Services of Donahey’s staff as described.  The price does not include; Insurance; Equipment such as dance shoes; Transport costs from home to accommodation; Drinks from the bar, lunch or snacks. We reserve the right to increase prices only where there is an increase in VAT or any other tax applicable to your booking. See full Terms and Conditions on Donaheys website before making your final booking.

    Fabulous Entertainment

    Don't miss out on this years entertainment! Following on from 2014's sell-out success, we have another star-studded line up planned for 2015. Just take a look what's included in this awesome Dancing With The Stars Weekend!
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    Evening Dance Showcases

    Breathtaking evening Dance Showcases starring Strictly Come Dancing stars – up close & personal, on both evenings in the stunning air conditioned State Room Ballroom.  Reserved VIP table and seats in The Stateroom Ballroom throughout the weekend!

     

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    Dance Classes

    Dance classes with the stars of Strictly Come Dancing – guaranteed for everyone.  

     

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    Question & Answer sessions

    Question & Answer sessions with the stars – guaranteed for everyone.  

     

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    15-piece Big Band

    Enjoy a fabulous night on Saturday night with our Black Tie Ball starring 15-piece Big Band!
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    Red carpet Photo's

    Exclusive ‘Red Carpet Strictly Photo Calls’ to grab those all-important souvenir photographs of the celebrities.  

     

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    Late Night Latin Lounge

    Saturday night intimate late night ‘Latin Lounge’, ideal for dancing & relaxing into the early hours.  

     

    Alton Towers Hotel

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    As a part of your package you will be staying over in our luxurious Alton Towers Hotel. The Alton Towers Hotel is a unique hotel that is themed around the explorer Sir Algenon, who has made the Alton Towers Hotel his home. Our large modern comfortable bedrooms, with flat screen TV's, are all set around a beautiful central courtyard with its own private lake, fountain and countryside walks. Our polite, helpful staff will be always at your service to ensure that your short break is the best it can be.

    Alton Towers Spa

    After a night of Ballroom dancing, whether it's for half an hour or half a day, why not unwind in the luxurious Alton Towers Spa! Download our Spa Brochure and discover all of our relaxing treatments and glourious massages!  

    Themed bedrooms

    Why not upgrade to one of our luxurious Themed Rooms! All of our Themed Rooms have lots of surprising features, some of which are hidden and will require a little bit of exploring! Our theme rooms include:

    • Charlie and Lola
    • Postman Pat
    • Tree Fu Tom
    • Mike the Knight
    • Dreamy Den
    • Hidden Getaway
    • Sonic The Hedgehog Room
    • Pirate Room
    • Sleepover Room
    • Benjamin Bunny Room
    • Celebration Room
    • The Chocolate Room
    • The Arabian Nights Room
    • Big Pyjama Room
    • Splish Splash Room

    View tours of these incredible rooms! These themed rooms are very popular, so to avoid disappointment, book early. Book online or call 0871 222 9950*.

    * Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

    Restaurants and Bars

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    Our incredible restaurants are the perfect place to re-fuel before your next ballroom dance.   

    Flambo’s Exotic Feast

    With fantastic views of  our Caribbean Waterpark, Flambo’s offers a delicious ‘all you can eat buffet', serving traditional family favourites including chicken roasted over burning logs, Asian cuisine and of course our renowned chocolate fountain! 

    Breakfast served 7.30am–10am.
    Light lunches and snacks served midday–3pm.
    Dinner served 5pm–9.30pm. 

    Secret Garden Restaurant 

    We have truly brought the outdoors indoors with our fabulous Secret Garden Restaurant, with superb views of the lakes and gardens. Serving  classic brasserie dishes including our signature fish and chips and mouth watering deserts. 

    Breakfast served 7.30am–10am.
    Dinner served 5.30pm–10pm. 

    Here at the Resort we operate a strict challenge 25 policy. Please do not be offended if you are asked to confirm your age, we congratulate you for looking so young!    

    Testimonials

    View guests feedback below to reminisce or picture last years 'sell-out sucess' event! 

     

    ‘The whole event was PHENOMENAL.  The dance shows in the evening were stunning and spectacular and it has been a tremendous privilege to see such top pro’s in such an intimate environment; like a private show.  The workshops were great fun AND we learned loads.  The staff were all really helpful and polite.  The venue was perfect.  We’re both physically tired but delighted that we came to our first such event. We have already booked for next year; of course!  Your efforts are hugely appreciated. A fantastic job supremely well done’

    Martin & Angela

    ‘Thank you for a fabulous weekend, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. All the members of our party (of 24) who had not been before were very pleasantly surprised by how much they enjoyed themselves and the whole dancing experience. So well done to you all yet again!’ 

    Eddie & Linda 

    Thank you for a perfect weekend! The venue is great, the food good and the showcase performances were fantastic. We loved all the strictly performances especially Vincent & Flavia and their workshops were all excellent I’m sure we learned more in a weekend here than we have in the past year! All the best, hope to see you again. 

    Jim & Jacquie  

    This was our first dance weekend and we were a little nervous as we only had a little dance experience. Did not need to worry.  Everyone was friendly & welcoming, classes were well spaced out and taught at just the right level. Hotel facilities were great, service wonderful and food very good. Meeting & watching the strictly stars dance was an added bonus & gave us a standard to aim for.  

    Tracy 

    This was a stunning weekend. As a non-dancer I was dragged along by my dancing wife, reluctant and resistant all the way. I expected to feel foolish, inept and inferior, and I suspected Alton Towers would be tacky and plastic. I am delighted to say that I could not have been more wrong on every count! The hotel was fun and high quality, and the staff were the friendliest and most genuine I have ever encountered (sample size of hundreds of hotels world wide), right up to the doorman dancing with my wife! The Donaheys staff were brilliant from the first welcome to the last farewell; the workshops with Strictly stars were so good that I felt like a dancer within minutes and even had the confidence to venture out in the evenings – with absolutely no disdainful looks from anyone, no matter how advanced.  I hugely enjoyed every minute of the weekend – so much so that I bought a pair of dancing shoes and I can’t wait for my next lesson! Thanks to you and to your team for everything, and we look forward to bringing a group with us next year. 

    Julian & Swann

    What an amazing weekend! We have enjoyed every single second. We have enjoyed all the workshops. Meeting the professionals has been a true experience and it has been wonderful to be tutored by them. The workshops run by your team have been great fun and we have learnt so much. This has been such a professionally run weekend we cannot fault it. The shows were outstanding. We very much enjoyed the Milonga hour where the professionals were able to give their personal instructions. 

    Helen & Neil 

    What a fantastic weekend! You must be really delighted that all that planning came together to deliver such a great end product. Thank you on behalf of all our pupils who had the benefit of being there to enjoy it.  Please keep up the good work and pass our thanks to your team.  Thanks again for a brilliant weekend. 

    Alan & Linda


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