With a new season of Strictly Come Dancing underway, vehicle hire excess and travel insurance specialist Questor Insurance looks at the best destinations around the world for holidaymakers who are keen to throw a few shapes on the dance floor.
1. Tango in Argentina
Latin culture is synonymous with music and dance, and where better to get to grips with one of the sultriest dances in the ballroom dancing repertoire than Argentina – the birthplace of Tango itself. Head to Argentina’s thriving capital Buenos Aires and take a dedicated tango course to bring your moves up to speed in no time.
2. Flamenco in Spain
Flamenco is a dance that encapsulates energy and passion, and for those holidaymakers who’ve always dreamed of twirling a pair of castanets while carrying out some fervent dance moves – Andalucía is the place to do it. Head to Andalucía this month and see flamenco at its best at flamenco festivals hosted in both Malaga and Seville.
3. Line Dancing in America
Fans of the country and western movement will love the simple steps and catchy routines that line dancing is famed for. As an added bonus those who are afraid of striking out on their own, can test out their dancing prowess as part of a group. Head to the sunshine state of California and sign up to one of the many line dancing classes in the San Francisco area.
4. Ceroc in France
This modern jive dance is an abbreviation of the French phrase c'est Rock. Head to France’s famed capital Paris, and join others for high-paced, rhythmic dancing in the bars and clubs of city of love’s Latin Quarter.
5. Merengue in the Dominican Republic
Merengue is a style of music and dance originating in the Dominican Republic. Head to the Dominican Republic’s capital, Santo Domingo, to sample one of the many Merengue and Bachata classes on offer, before taking a well earned rest on the beaches such as Boca Chica and Punta Cana.
Wherever you head for a spot of toe tapping, remember to buy your travel insurance from Questor Insurance before you head off.
Questor Insurance’s ‘Be Holiday Savvy’ campaign is running from June to September and will provide travellers with a wealth of handy hints and tips to make the process of planning and executing their foreign holiday that much smoother.