The package price of $1325 includes all accommodations with breakfast and dinner every day, and dancing every evening with snacks after the dances, starting with dinner on Friday, April 5, 2019, through breakfast on Friday, April 12, 2019. It also includes lunch on the first full day, Saturday, April 6, 2019. After the dances there will be an opportunity for socializing and music jamming in one of our lounges. For details of housing and meals please see the accommodations page.
During the day enjoy strolling around the city of Ely. The centerpiece of the town is the Cathedral which offers several tours, some that climb the stairs of the West Tower or Lantern Tower to get wonderful views of the fens. There are many shops, an antique center, tearooms and pubs to explore. Market days occur on Thursdays and Saturdays. Enjoy walking along the river walk or take a short river cruise on a tour boat on the River Great Ouse. There are several local museums to explore such as the Stained Glass Museum, the Ely Museum and the Oliver Cromwell House.
In the surrounding area there are many tourist attractions. Please see the excursion page where you will see several day trips for which we have arranged group transportation via charter bus in the past. There will be an orientation meeting on the first morning to learn about these trips, and we will have sign up sheets on a bulletin board with tour options.
In past years, many people have enjoyed some of the services in Ely Cathedral which are accompanied by chorister singing and one of the finest pipe organs in the world. We have also arranged for a private organ concert for our group and plan to do so again. The cathedral web site contains schedule details.
A deposit of $150 ($100 refundable if you cancel before Nov. 30, 2018) will secure your spot for this dance week, with a further $600 due by November 30, 2018 and the balance of $575 by February 22, 2019. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, but no registrations will be accepted with postmarks earlier than February 1, 2018. We decided against electronic registration due to the approximately $50 cost that it would add. Also note that participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from Ely; check our transportation page for information.
To register please visit the registration page, download the registration form and mail it to us. You can also scan it and e-mail a pdf if you prefer, but the deposit check must be received before you will receive confirmation. Each person should fill out a separate form, but roommates can be indicated on the form.
Please note that a no-smoking policy applies to all the buildings and accommodations that we will be using for this dance week as well as in public places in England such as cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Cancellation Policy: While $100 of the deposit is refundable (see above), the remaining fee is non-refundable except at the discretion of the committee and is dependent on our being able to fill your spot. This is because of our contract with the school, and is why we suggest travel insurance.