Balboa at the Trouville

We have a few places left for couples, single leaders and single followers!  So snaffle a space at our  first, ever, residential balboa weekend at the Trouville Hotel, Sandown Isle of Wight, 22- 24 February 2019 with the wonderful Mickey Fortanasce and Anna-Maria Bernhard

Day tickets for weekend (no accommodation or meals) £130/head or £65/day

Dances only ticket £15 for all three, £10 for Saturday only.




General Information

Rooms: These are available from 3pm on Friday. All double rooms have a sea view, the single rooms do not.  You should receive confirmation of your room booking by Friday1 Feb. If you do not hear by then, contact as soon as possible and we will resolve the issue.

Parking: There is a car park on site and plenty of parking on the streets surrounding the hotel

Meals:    Breakfast will be from 8.00 until 10 am
Lunch will be from 12.30 until 2.00 pm
Dinner will be from 6.00 until 8.00 pm


Workshop Itinerary & Other Activities 
Friday 22 February

8.15 – 9.00 pm:  “Young Old Timers” Talk by Lewis Orchard
A wonderful opportunity to hear Lewis’ research into the
lives, loves and dance influences of the first Balboa dancers
9.00 pm – late     Dancing

Saturday 23 February

10.30 am – 12.30 pm:    Workshop 1
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm:       Workshop 2

8.30 pm – Late:               Dancing

Sunday 24 February

10.30 am – 12.30 pm:    Workshop 3
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm:       Workshop 4

4.30 – 6.00 pm:               ea Dance with a cream tea!


The whole event will take place at:

The Trouville Hotel, 10 – 16 Esplanade, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8LB+44 (0)1983 402141, 22 – 24 February 2019

The Trouville hotel is situated centrally on Sandown’s seafront with views over Sandown and Shanklin bay.  There is a lift to all floors and we have reserved a number of double / twin
rooms with sea views.  Register early to secure a sea view!  Your weekend includes 2 nights half board (bed, breakfast and evening meal).  Lunch will be available to purchase from the hotel bar or if you would rather get a breath of sea air there are a number of eateries within a short walk of the hotel.

Is there parking at the hotel?
We have reserved a small number of parking spaces in the hotel car park which is situated behind (but not attached to) the hotel.  There is plenty of parking bays along the Esplanade in front of the hotel, which in February are free!  There is also a pull-in in front of the hotel where you can stop to offload your suitcases before you park.
Can I book a single room?
There are a small number of single rooms available with no supplement, however, single rooms do not have a sea view.  Once these rooms have been allocated further single rooms may be available at the hotels discretion and may incur a single supplement.  If a single room is important to you please register early to avoid disappointment.
Can I stay for extra nights?
We have negotiated a reduced rate of £45 pp for dinner bed and breakfast for Sunday night.  Please indicate on your registration form if you would like to extend your stay and we will provide you with a code for you to book direct with the hotel.

Can the hotel cater for special dietary requirements?
Yes, just let us know on your registration form and we will inform the chef.


How much is the Isle of Wight ferry crossing?
Your ferry crossing is included in the price as long as you have a minimum of 2 people (who are also attending the weekend) travelling in the same car.  If you are travelling on your own there will be a small surcharge of £28.

Which ferry can I use?
You have a choice of 3 ports – Portsmouth to Fishbourne (crossing time approx. 45 mins), Southampton to East Cowes (crossing time approx. 60 mins) or Lymington to Yarmouth (crossing time approx. 30 mins) .  You can travel from whichever port is more convenient for you.  Just indicate which port you wish to use on your registration form.

Where are the ferry terminals?
Portsmouth Car Ferry Terminal  (Whitelink –, Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2LA
Fishbourne Car Ferry Terminal, Fishbourne Lane, Fishbourne, Isle of Wight, PO33 4EU

Lymington Ferry Terminal  (Whitelink –, Undershore Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 5SB
Yarmouth Car Ferry Terminal
Quay Street, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0PB

Southampton Car Ferry Terminal  (Red Funnel –, Terminal 1, Dock Gate 7, Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2AL
East Cowes Car Ferry Terminal
Trinity Wharf, Dover Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6RA

When can I travel?
Please indicate on your registration form the time you would like to sail to the Isle of Wight and also when you would like to return.  We will do our very best to book you on the ferry crossing that is nearest to the time you choose, however, some crossings are busier than others, so the sooner you fill in your registration form the more likely you are to get your preferred time.   You will need to check-in at the port 60 mins before your sailing time.

How long will it take to travel between the ferry terminals and the Trouville hotel?
Approx. travel times depending on time of day:
Fishbourne to/from the Trouville Hotel   – 30 mins

Yarmouth to/from the Trouville Hotel     – 50 mins

East Cowes to/from the Trouville Hotel  – 30 mins

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