Dancing Chocolate - Balls & Tastings at Splendid Venice Hotel

Duration: approx. 2 hours 

Location: Venice


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!

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Important information


Wednesday 19th, Friday 21st, Sunday 23rd and Tuesday 25th February 2020

Departure point:

Hotel Splendid Venice, St Marks 760 Mercerie.

Departure time

3.30 pm


Languages available

No explanations.


€130.00 per person

approx. 2 hours
  • Hot chocolate
  • Traditional pastries
  • 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 (costumes must be the traditional Venetian costumes from the 1600s-1800s).

CANCELLATION POLICY: there will be no refund in case of cancellation.


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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Full description

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: in the afternoon of Wednesday 19th, Friday 21st, Sunday 23rd and Tuesday 25th February 2020, 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 2020.

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 atmosphere of the legendary Carnival of Venice dating back to the 18th century.

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