Cotillon - Sweet Dance classes

Duration: 2 hours aprox   Location: Venice

Why choose this experience?

1 To spend an afternoon in a mask learning the traditional dances of the Venetian Carnival
2 Because it takes place in the afternoon and for a short time, from approximately 4pm to 6pm
3 To relive the elegance and prestige of the carnivals of the past in their original location, in a historical Venetian palace

Minuets and dances for a fun afternoon in a mask with friends!

In the magnificent hall of the historic Hotel Danieli you will learn the steps of the traditional group dances from the 18th century. Our dance teachers will follow you step by step in the dances, accompanied by a trio of Baroque music that will play live for the duration of the event!
Cotillon - Sweet Dance classes will take place on 31st October, 2nd, 6thand 8th February 2016, from 4 to 6 p.m. Pick your favorite date!

An unusual afternoon to experience the refined and seductive evoking atmosphere of the Carnival of Venice: the location is perfect for the event and a symbol of the splendour and prestige of the Venice Republic. The main building of the Hotel Danieli, in late Gothic style, was the residence of the Doge Dandolo ... After a careful restoration, it is today one of the most famous hotels in Venice, a special place to get in touch with the magic of the golden period of Venice.

In the breaks between dances hot chocolate and typical cakes will be served.

During Cotillon – Sweet Dance Classes, the traditional dances that you will learn include:- the Minuet, the favourite dance at the court of Louis XIV, usually danced by one couple with a series of slipped small steps aimed at drawing the form of 8, an S or Z; the Contraddanza, from the English 'Country Dance' which has two opposite rows, facing each other, and takes some steps from the Minuet; the Polka, evolution of some popular Bohemian dances of the early 19th century, is a fast dance, in pairs; the Waltz, born in Bavarian and Austrian rural areas, won the courts of much of Europe because of its sweet and flowing character; The Farandola, a fun group dance in which participants hold hands and follow the leader with changes of direction, coil and twist.

To take part in this unique event and learn some steps of these fascinating traditional dances, could prove very useful to take part in the elegant dances in the evening of the Carnival of Venice, such as the Tiepolo Ball, the Last Waltz in Venice or Contarina Ball in Venice... Book now your ticket and immerse yourself in the imaginative dances of the Carnival of Venice!

To take part in Cotillon - Sweets dance lessons a historical costume is required. Before the event, you can choose and rent one of the elegant gowns at the Atelier Tiepolo directly from the Hotel Danieli: as every year, the studio moves to the Hotel Danieli for the duration of the Carnival. Furthermore, by booking online Cotillon - Sweets dance lessons and rental of the venetian costume, you will enjoy special benefits.

© Insidecom Tour Operator
(authorization no. 62027 dated 09/07/12 with determination no. 2052/2012)

Important info


31 January; 2, 6, 8 February 2016

The event is SOLD OUT!

Departure point:

Hotel Danieli - Sestiere Castello, 4196

Departure time

4.00 pm

Languages available

No explanations


€120.00 per person


2 hours aprox

  • Dance lesson
  • Hot chocolate and typical cakes
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

If you want to attend the event please show a copy of the voucher (electronic and paper copies of the voucher are both accepted).

Reservations will be accepted up to the number of the places available.

Dress code: historical costume.

CANCELLATION POLICY: any cancellations must be notified by 7 January 2016. After this time the tickets are no longer refundable.

Departure point map

Check dates

Select language
Choose a date
Input data