The Nature of the Dance Retreat
With the Dance Sisters Collective in Italy


A late Summer retreat in the stunning location of Borgo Acqua Paola in Italy, designed for dancers of all levels who wish to dance and connect with each other in nature. This is a chance to deepen your dance practice with 3 experienced teachers over 3 captivating days in the most magical place.

You‚Äôll be guided by Isabel De Lorenzo, Gudrun Herold and Philippa Moirai through 15 hours of movement sessions, including: FCBD¬ģStyle dancing, theory and discussions about the history and evolution of the dance.¬†

Each day will also include yoga, pilates and other wellness practices, to support your body for dance. In between classes there will be time to relax by the swimming pool, explore the exquisite surroundings, the forest and natural springs nearby, savour great company and delicious food.

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You will be welcomed at the retreat center by Isabel, Gudrun & Philippa, with time to find your rooms and discover the beautiful holistic center.

The Retreat will begin with lunch and an Opening Welcome circle. We’ll dive deep into dance with 3 hours of classes that afternoon. There will be an hour to relax before the evening hafla and free dancing. The night will continue with a delicious dinner and the opportunity to connect and talk all things dance, or dance more if you'd like.

The first movement session will be an hour of gentle yoga and stretching to prepare your body for the day. We’ll dive deep into dance with 5 hours of classes across the morning and afternoon, with time in between to eat, relax and enjoy the surroundings. The flashmob and video project will take place in the evening, followed by a soulful sound bath, restorative yoga session, and more scintillating dance discussions over dinner.

Our final dance day will begin with an hour’s gentle movement session to stretch and energise your body. 3 hours of dance classes will take place across the morning and afternoon. The retreat will be brought to a beautiful close with a Gratitude meditation and circle on Sunday 13th October, before departure at 4:30pm.


The scenic holistic centre of Borgo Acqua Paola is located in Bracciano, Italy, bordered by a forest. It is 37 km drive from Rome, 45 km from Fiumicino International airport, or 1 hour bus ride from Roma Ostiense station. Fiumicino is the closest airport.
We will help arrange transport there with other dancers from Rome, or a transfer for you from Bracciano station to and from the center. Details will be confirmed closer to the time.

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2 nights accommodation (Friday & Saturday night) at Borgo Acqua Paola are included with a choice of sharing two or three bed rooms, each with its own bathroom, bedding and comforts. If you are travelling with friends and wish to share a room with them, please let us know.
7 nourishing meals will be provided, starting with lunch on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday. All meals will be vegetarian, seasonal, and loving provided fresh each day from local sources. If you have any allergies or specific dietary requirements please let us know when booking.
Dancing will take place inside the stunning glass Yognanda and Shiva rooms, in the amphitheatre outside, and in the tranquil surroundings of nature.
Read more about beautiful Borgo Acqua Paola here.

100 EUR deposit with the remaining balance of 600 EUR to be paid in total by September.
NOTE: June 20th is the deadline to register. If you have interest in participating, please contact us to let us know before then. Payment can be split into smaller instalments with a payment plan that suits you.

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* 2 nights accommodation within a beautiful holistic retreat center
* 7 delicious locally sourced and freshly prepared meals
* Transfer from Bracciano
* 15 hours of movement sessions including daily dance classes, yoga and well being practices
* The FCBD¬ģWorld Wide Flashmob and a hafla for free dancing
* A beautiful dance video of the Flashmob which will be recorded, edited and shared afterwards
* Free time to enjoy the natural surroundings, to swim, read or relax, and connect with other dancers.

Your flights/travel to and from Rome.
Travel insurance or any visa costs.
Any excursions if you choose to travel outside of the retreat center.
For those with more time who wish to travel to the surrounding areas, you can drive to the ancient village of Bracciano and Orsini-Odescalchi’s Castle, visit the medieval ruins of Monterano village, the Convent of San Bonaventure and the Ducal Palace, and explore more of the beautiful Italian sights nearby.

If you are coming with a friend, do let us know, we have a special for anyone booking with a friend. And if you are a photographer or a massage therapist and you are interested in collaborating with us, please get in touch! We have an offer for you!!!

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We look forward to sharing this very special experience with you!!!

Warmest wishes

Isabel, Gudrun & Philippa

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