Annual Iberian Dance Weekend

The Lisbon-Lapa Scottish Country Dancing group is delighted to be hosting the 24th IBERIAN GATHERING – ALGARVE 2018 from  Friday, 16th March to Sunday, 18th March 2018. The event will be held at the 5-star “Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa” and we will have a good wooden floor, a rarity around these parts!! The cost for the whole weekend (2 nights, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners with drinks included, 2 balls, walkthroughs and 2 classes) will be approximately 235€ for a double room and 320€ for a single room. There is ample free parking in the hotel grounds. We are delighted to announce that Luke Brady’s band will be playing for us and that our teacher will be Antoine Rousseau.  A deposit of 100€ will be required by October 2017, and the balance by January 2018. Dancers based in Spain and Portugal should book via their group leaders. Dancers from outside Iberia may contact us via scdlapa (a) to see if there are free places.

The dance programmes for the Weekend are now available. Here are the links to the dance lists on the strathspey server:

Friday ball:

Saturday ball:

If you click on "cribs" you will be able to download the cribs for the dances as a pdf file, and if you like diagrams, tick the diagram box before you download and diagrams will be included in the pdf too. The same goes for any notes about the dances (tick the box if you want them)

If you click on "videos", you should be able to access videos for the dances. Some videos were missing but the Lapa group has video'd the missing dances and they should appear very soon.

Algarve is famous for its historical towns (Tavira, Silves, Lagos), its beaches and its gastronomy based on local products (fish, almonds, figs…). The airport is 20/30 min. distance from the Hotel. There are good freeways all the way along. We look forward to welcoming you all in the Algarve in March 2018 !

For details of previous weekends, click here