Dancing Chocolate - Balls & Tastings at Splendid Venice Hotel

Duration: 2 hours aprox  Location: Venice
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Why choose this experience?

1 Because you will be able to feel what it is like to be in the shoes of the rich Venetian aristocrats of the past and spend some time having fun and dancing with hot chocolate
2 For a limited time and at a price not too high, compared to the other events scheduled for the Carnival of Venice
3 To learn the basic steps of the group dances in fashion in the past and practice them with ease under the guidance of a dance master!

An original afternoon of chocolate and dancing: to go back in time and relive the festive atmosphere of the Carnivals of the past...

Housed in the small covered square of the exclusive Splendid Venice Hotel, this charming Cioccolata Danzante combines tastings and dance lessons: on Saturday 30th January, Friday 5th and Sunday 7th February 2016, from approx 4pm to 6pm, guests can enjoy a hot chocolate and try typical Venetian cakes, while an experienced dance instructor and his partners will show you the traditional dances of the Venice Carnival.

Looking at the dances you will learn the basic steps of the fun carnival group dances… to then try to replicate them followed by the teacher!

A trio of classical musicians will play live music offering the perfect accompaniment to the dances.

The most popular traditional dances include: the Waltz, a simple folk dance that has won the most important courts of Europe thanks to its sweet and fluent movement; the Polka, which originates from Bohemian folk dances of the early 19th century, is a couple fast dance; the Minuet, beloved by the court of Louis XIV, that includes a series of slipped small steps aimed at recreating the shape of an 8, an S or Z; the Farandola, a fun group dance of peasant origin in which participants hold hands and follow the leader who weaves imaginative, serpentine shapes and changes of direction; the Contraddanza, which takes a few steps from the Minuet and is danced in two rows facing each other.

To participate in the Cioccolata Danzante a historical costume is required. If you wish to rent a historical costume in Venice, we advise you to entrust the historical Atelier Tiepolo that will be based at the renowned Hotel Daniel, just a few steps from St Mark's Square for the duration of the Carnival 2016.

Minuet, Contraddanza, Polka, Waltz and the Farandola... The historical Campiello Splendid Venice Hotel will be transformed into an attractive ballroom for you to relive, even if only for a few hours, the magic and atmosphere of the legendary Carnival of Venice dating back to the 18th century.

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Important info


Saturday 30 January, Friday 5 and Sunday 7 February 2016

Departure point:

Hotel Splendid Venice, St Marks 760 Mercerie

Departure time

4.00 pm

Languages available

No explanations


€100.00 per person


2 hours aprox

  • Hot chocolate
  • Dance lesson
  • 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 available places available.

Dress code: historical costume.

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

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled.The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or get a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour.

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