Duration: approx. 2 hours 

Location: Venice

Why choose this experience?

1 To enjoy an appetizers in a mask, period costume and dancing
2 Because you will have an experience of the traditional dances of the Venetian Carnival and learn the basic steps under the supervision of an experienced teacher
3 To immerse yourself in the magic of the Venetian Carnival wearing a traditional costume!

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Important information


Wednesday 3 February 2016

Departure point:

Hotel Splendid Venice, San Marco 760, Mercerie

Departure time

5.00 pm

Languages available

No explanations


€100.00 per person

approx. 2 hours
  • Two cocktails per person
  • Live music
  • 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).

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

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

Dress code: historical costume. When booking, please inform us of any allergies, food intolerances or if you prefer a vegetarian menu.

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

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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Would you like to try an original aperitif? Step by Step awaits you, dressed in your historical costume, on Wednesday 3rd February 2016 at Hotel Splendid Venice with dancing, cocktails and canapè!

From 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm you can learn the steps of the main dances from the 18th century followed by an experienced dance instructor and his partner.

Live music, hot and cold canapes and cocktails will surround the dance. An original experience, to immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of the Carnival of Venice and feel like real protagonists!

Among the most famous dances of the carnivals of the past it is worth mentioning: the Minuetto (Minuet), a court dance during the reign of Louis XIV, made up of a series of small slipped steps aimed at creating a set of composed figures, typically an 8, an S or a Z; the Contraddanza, a (country dance) which is danced in opposite rows taking some steps from the Minuet; the Polka, of Bohemian origin, a fast dance in couples; the Walz, a noble ballroom dance of folk origins widespread in courts all over Europe; the Farandola, a fun dance, derived from farming, which is danced joining hands and following the leader with twists, serpentines and changes of direction.

Do not miss the most original and fun aperitif of the Venice Carnival 2016! Step by Step - Aperitif dance will offer you the opportunity to learn the basic steps of the traditional dances of the Venetian Carnival. A lesson especially useful to those who want to take part to the great dances and masked balls in the most exclusive locations of Venice.

The price includes two cocktails per person. Wearing a historical costume is compulsory.

For information on renting a carnival costume in Venice, you can consult the appropriate tab, where you can book your costume on the day you want.

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