Sweet Valentine - Sweet Dance classes at Monaco & Grand Canal Hotel

Duration: approx. 2 hours 

Location: Venice

Per person

Why choose this experience?

1 Spend Valentine's Da in a mask learning the traditional dances of the Venetian Carnival.
2 Dance together with your sweetheart and, between dances, taste delicious sweets with hot chocolate.
3 Relive the elegance and prestige of the Carnivals of the past in their original location, in a historical Venetian palace.

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Important information


Tuesday 14 February 2023

Departure point:

Venice, Hotel Monaco&Grand Canal, San Marco 1332 - Calle Vallaresso

Departure time

3.30 pm

Languages available

No explanations


€160.00 per person

approx. 2 hours
  • Dance lesson
  • Hot chocolate and typical cakes
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:
  • Once your booking has been confirmed, download the voucher that will also be sent to you via email. You will need to show it at the meeting point, either printed or on your smartphone.
  • Locate in advance the meeting point on the map to avoid arriving late especially in the event of strikes, demonstrations or bad weather: we cannot guarantee you any refund (in full or in part) if you do not present yourself at the meeting point at the specified time or if you decide to leave the experience before the end. If you need assistance, feel free to contact us at the emergency contacts shown in the reservation voucher.

  • Dress code: historical costume (costumes must be the traditional Venetian costumes from the 1600s-1800s). If you wish to hire masks and Venetian costumes.

  • In case of cancellation of the Venice Carnival or in case the event could not take place due to any restrictions/government provisions related to COVID-19, the organizer agrees to issue a voucher of equal value to the amount paid to be used in the Venice Carnival in Costume® 2024 or 2025.

Cancellations received after January 8, 2023 will be awarded a voucher of equal value, redeemable for carnival events in 2024.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (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 service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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In the magnificent hall of the historic Hotel Monaco&Grand Canal you will learn the steps of the traditional group dances in a magical romantic atmosphere. Our dance teachers will follow you step by step in the dances, accompanied by an ensemble of classical musicians that will play live for the duration of the event!

Sweet Valentine – Dance Classes will take place on Tuesday 14 February, from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm! What better way to celebrate Lovers' Day?

An unusual afternoon to experience the romantic 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 Dandolo Palace, which is now seat of the Hotel Monaco&Grand Canal, once hosted one of most popular casino of the Venice Republic… After a careful restoration, it is today a very 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 Sweet Valentine – Sweet Dance Classes, the traditional dances that you will learn together with your sweetheart 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, Minuetto or Dancing Chocolate... Book now your ticket and immerse yourself in the imaginative dances of the Carnival of Venice!

To take part in Sweet Valentine - 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.

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