Calpe International Dance Camp 2018


Need help? Contact us on reiser@komogdans.no.

Price p.p. 1 week / 7 nights €389
  Apartment for 2 people (Esmeralda) - incl. classes/parties and transfer


Program for Dance classes and Social dancing

Robert Royston 9th/10th of May till 21st of May
Eva and Odd Vesterli 4th to 20th of May
Line Dance Week 4th to 13th of May with Ria Vos, Ivonne Verhagen and Steve Healy.

We are working on the schedule - more to follow!

Dance classes - The day schedule

Morning classes – Lunch dance – Afternoon classes – Evening social dance party

For couple dancing all three weeks: focus on Fasting Swing, Swedish Bugg, Nordic Tango, also Salsa, easy Line Dance, other dance forms if instructor capacity allows.

Line Dance week 4th to 13th of May. Ria Vos. Ivonne Verhagen.

West Coast Swing. Robert Royston 9/10th to 21st of May. Eva & Odd Vesterli 4th to 20th of May.


Social Dancing

The main hotel AR Diamante has numerous dance floors inside and by the pool, and a big ballroom.

Included in the package is at least 3-4 dance parties with live bands per week.

Dance cafe at the beach promenade when the weather permits (we hope almost every day!)


LIVE Music

Streaplers (SE) – May 6th-17th & May 20-24th - www.streaplers.se

Pilebos (SE) – May 15th-26th - www.pilebos.se

Callinaz (SE) - May 6th-18th - www.callinaz.se 



The foundation KOM OG DANS is a dance organization based on Johan Fasting's Swing class format. Johan Fasting has developed a unique analysis and teaching system to teach the social swing and rock'n roll dance of the 50s as it found its form in the Scandinavian dance halls.

Kom og Dans is a volunteer organization with more than 500 certified instructors, and volunteer assistants and leaders, and has sister organizations in Denmark and Iceland.

The aim is to teach social dance styles, enjoy social dancing in a free atmosphere, and create a meeting place in dance classes and social dancing for all ages where dance is used as a basis for activity and cultural exchange between ages, groups and nationalities.

The Fasting Swing is the basic teaching, but many other dance forms are taught and danced in the local clubs and in the big social dance events hosted by the oganization.

Kom og Dans invites dancers to local clubs to participate in dance classes, dance travels, weekend events, summer dance camps and more. Kom og Dans has no membership register - YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE!


Our Hotels

Our three dance camp hotels - the AR Hotels and Resorts, are recommended to us by the Tourist organization of the Spanish Embassy in Norway.

Choose between

  • AR Diamante Beach Hotel ****
  • Roca Esmeralda Hotel ***
  • Esmeralda Suites apartments
  • Ambar Beach apartments

The hotels are in Calpe (Costa Blanca) approximately 1 hours drive north of Alicante airport (ALC), Spain.

Main event hotel is AR Diamante Beach Hotel and Spa, with beautiful teaching rooms, a big ballroom with wooden floot, three swimming pools, bar, buffet restaurant, gourmet restaurant a la carte, and short distance to the beach. The hotell is a spa hotell with a big spa menu, fitness room for all guests, free wifi, bath towels to rent.

All dance parties and classes will take place in this hotell.

The AR Diamante offers only half board or full board on our bookings.

Roca Esmeralda is the hotel closest to the beach - approx. 100 meters. The hotel on our booking offers half board or full board. The rooms have a refrigerator, but no kitchenette. Only approx. 200 m to main event hotel.

Esmeralda Suites is an apartment hotel. It is of 22 stories with a magnificent view. The apartments have washing machine for clothes, and a kitchen for preparing food. Sheets and towles are changed once a week, but can be changed more often for a small payment.

For guests in Esmeralda Suites the reception is in Roca Esmeralda. The hotel has a swimming pool. Half board or full board can be booked extra – in AR Diamante or Roca Esmeralda.

The rooms are nice, the hotel is across the street from the main hotel, the price is low, and the hotel is best for guests wanting to prepare meals and clean to their own liking. Approx. 350 m to the beach.

Ambar Beach Apartments where you can cook your own meals. 2 pools for adults and one for children. You can also by half or full board at Diamante Beach, which is located beside Ambar Beach (a walk way connects the two buildings). No reception in this building.

What is Calpe International Dance Camp?

This is an International Dance Camp organized by the largest dance organization in Norway - “Kom og Dans”. Kom og Dans is a volunteer foundation with local clubs all over Norway, Denmark, Iceland.  

Annual Dance Camps have been hosted by Kom og Dans for more than 30 years, in different countries. (The word Sydendans in Norwegian means dancing in the Mediterranean area - a dream for all Nordic people who experience long winters. At Sydendans we intend to dance under the stars, by the pool, and in the sun.)

  • The Camp is open to everybody – even if you are not a dancer.
  • Come – and bring your friends and partners to a fantastic mix of joy and fun in the sun and on the dance floors.
  • Combine holidays with dancing and other activity
  • Learn the rich Nordic dance traditions of couple dances like Fasting Swing, Swedish Bugg, Nordic Tango
  • Learn international dance styles like Salsa, Two-step, West Coast Swing, Night Club Two Step, and other dance forms (as much as we have instructor capacity)
  • Join the special LINE DANCE PROGRAM with international pro star instructors
  • Dance every day – morning - afternoon – evening – night
  • Find new friends on and around the dance floor
  • Sightsee the beautiful local Spanish coast line and mountain villages
  • Meet International Star Instructors / Artists in a unique holiday setting!

Check the link PROGRAM for details!


We recommend:

  • A hike up the mountain cliff Ilfach. A hiking road takes you up to a magniicent viewpoint. Wear good shoes, and be sure to bring a bottle of water.
  • Take the sightseeing train on wheels from the hotell area to center town – and back. Enjoy the shopping streets and the cafes. This is a Spanish town, so join in with the Spanish life.
  • Visit neighbor village Altea – a beautiful picturesque village with cobbled streets, white houses, nice shopping, and a church plaza with nice cafes and scenic view.
  • Make a morning or sunset stroll along the beach walk in Calpe.
  • Visit the fish restaurants in the harbor area.
  • Visit he harbor when the fishing boats come in with the day`s catch in the late afternoon.
  • 17th of May will be celebrated as Norway`s Constitution day. We invite all dance camp participants to walk in the parade – and bring your national flag and we make it an international parade that day!
  • If you want to rent a car or a bike, the hotell cooperates with rental firms that will bring the car to the hotell.
  • Drive to the mountain cliff village of Guadalest – a scenic drive through orange orchards and scenic mountain valleys to this picturesque middle age village built on top of a cliff.
  • And many other things to do……..


If YOU bring 5 other dance friends/participating friends who pay in full, YOU GET 100 euros paid to your bank account for every 5 persons you have on your team (not counting yourself). 

  • You must REGISTER YOUR TEAM NAME to reiser@komogdans.no
  • Every participant on your team must register the team-name when they fill out the sign-up form to count as a person for the reduction rate.
  • You will be paid the amount according to how many you have registered on your team (example: if 5 persons register, you get 100 euros, if 10 persons register you get 200 euros...)

If you are a LINE DANCE instructor and bring your dance group, you may also ask for venue time to dance with your group the dances that you know. If others participating on the Sydendans can join you for dancing or learning, your “time / class” will be put on the day schedule.As an instructor bringing a team of 5 others minimum, you may also by invitation participate on special international classes for instructors.

Pictures from previous Dance Camps: Calpe 2016 | Kreta 2011 | Kreta 2012

Prices and Booking

Choose the length of your stay – minimum 5 nights! Stay a full week or two weeks, or just over the weekend. We recommend to check flight costs and availability, and let this help decide how long you want to participate in the Dance Camp.

Hotel price includes room and event participation. In addition you will be charged sign-up fee (non refundable) and transfer fee (refundable if you choose to find your own transfer)

  • Sign-up fee – 32 euros per person ( not refundable)
  • Transfer – 40 euros per person (two ways ticket)

Click here for PRICE CHART

How to read the price columns:

  • first column is the hotell price (different price for full board or half board)
  • multiply hotell price with number of nights you will stay
  • add sign-up fee and transfer fee
  • in the price chart you will find calculated examples to the right for 5 nights stay, 1 week stay and 2 weeks stay.

Transfer: the fee given is for transfer for flights arriving or departing between 9am and midnight. If you have a flight departing og arriving between 12am and 9am, the price for transfer may be somewhat higher per person.

If you do not need transfer, the cost of transfer will be refunded to you from the hotel. If you plan to find the way from the airport to the hotel on your own, please notify reservas@galaxtur.com

Payment and Booking

- Deposit of 25 % of the total amount is due to be paid to the hotel by time of booking – by credit card or international bank transfer.

- The hotell will send you a booking confirmation

- The pending balance is due to be paid to the hotel 40 days before arrival.

- If you choose to pay by bank transfer, the hotel will contact you by e-mail with banking details .

NB – one booking per room. If you are booking 3 rooms, you must fill in three booking forms. If you are sharing room with another person, you must have only one person do the booking and the payment.

If you book less than 40 days prior to event, the full payment is due at the time of booking.

Dance Camp Participation:

The event is a cooperation between Kom og Dans and the AR Diamante Hotels and Resorts. Only participants booking rooms at the hotel through our special booking link for the event, will be admitted to the event program.

If availablity, guests staying outside the event hotels would be able to buy a day package for 50 euros per day. Day packages are sold by the hotell accomodation and reception desk. (only day packages can be bought, not only classes or only evening social dance party)

(Disclaim resonsibility of printing mistakes. Subject to the prevailing prices of the hotel and event program. Check price on booking. )



You do the booking procedure yourself. Book the hotel through our booking link (see below). You also book your own flight.

1. To get our very good prices including event admission, you need to book the hotel through our booking link: www.komogdans.ar-hotels.com.

The total price will include room and board, event, sign-up fee and return transfer from Alicante airport ALC.

Be aware of when booking your room:

- 1 room/ apartment per booking (if you want to book several rooms, you must use one booking form per room)

- telephone number must show country code (+1, +44 .... etc)

- Payment by either credit card or bank transfer. If you choose bank transfer, you will be linked to a Spanish web.site. Choose language in upper right hand corner on the screen.

- NB – If you pay 25% of the total amount as first payment by credit card, and wish to pay the pending balance by credit card, you will have to call the hotel to give your credit card information. You can also pay by bank transfer, or the full amount upon booking.

- TRANSFER. In addition to the hotel booking, you will need to fill out a form with information about your flights. You will find this form below the booking form for the stay at the hotel booking page (see link above).

- If you want to register as part of a team, please register the team name in the transfer form. Only those who register team name on this form, will count as part of the team.

Book your flight

- find the airline and dates that suit you.

- Arrival airport is Alicante International Airport (ALC)


2. Get your travel agency to book everything as a package
– hotell event / transfer and flight

Contact your local travel agency, or G Travel – to help you book everything (for a fee).