EVENT SUMMARY

 

 LUX 2017  August Bank Holiday, 25th - 28th August 2017
The Coppid Beech Hotel, John Nike Way, Bracknell, Berkshire. RG12 8TF

 

 

Welcome to Lux 2017, the luxury weekend event offering both residential and a limited number of non-residential options and freestyle packages. Now in it's 9th year, Lux offers 4 star accommodation, great food and on-site leisure facilities coupled with 3 superb rooms (4 on the Sunday!) of teaching and afternoon and evening freestyles for up to 600 dancers with - weather permitting - alfresco dancing under the sun and the stars. Throughout the focus is on the provision of the best environment and facilities for you to learn, dance, relax and socialise in. 

NB: Ongoing feedback from previous LUX events has been partly in favour of the Black Tie Dinner and partly against. Last year feedback  was far outweighed with people preferring the evening to be more emphasised towards dancing. So, instead of the usual Black Tie Gala Dinner we will be introducing a Gala Banquet in the Rowans Restaurant with rolling times between 7pm and 9pm.  This means the dancing can start earlier, but the food served in the Gala Banquet will still be of a superb standard

Classes
We will be offering classes in a wide variety of dance styles encompassing Ceroc/Modern Jive from Beginner to Advanced Level, SILC, Tango, Blues and more. For those seeking a more personal level of tuition a range of smaller specialist Master Classes can be booked prior to arrival for a small additional fee. Private lessons can also be booked.

Schedule
Check-in starts from 3pm on Friday afternoon enabling you to relax and enjoy the facilities in the hotel and spa. Your evening meal is followed by the option of introductory and ice-breaker classes with freestyle dancing from 9.30pm until 3.30am. After breakfast on Saturday morning, a range of classes will run throughout the day including a full buffet lunch. Between 7pm & 9pm the Gala Banquet will be open in the Rowans Restaurant , then freestyle dancing from 8pm until 3.30am. After breakfast on Sunday there is a range of classes followed by a lunch buffet and evening supper with afternoon & evening freestyle dancing from 3pm until 6am. The weekend concludes with a Tea Dance on Bank Holiday Monday finishing at 7pm.

All in all this equates to 37 hours of scheduled teaching classes, 6 optional Master Classes and 29 hours of freestyle dancing!

Music
There will be a huge choice of music played throughout the weekend. In the Main Ballroom there will be a freestyle of vibrant up-tempo tunes. In the Utopia/SILC Lounge we will feature a blend of slower, more chilled-out tunes as well as scheduled musical sets including Utopia style, Motown, Soul & Funk and Pure Blues. Finally, in our Tango room, we will have a range of Milonga featuring Traditional Tango, Tango Nuevo, Tangoable Chill music, Latin Quarter and Blue Latin, plus the addition of Blues Lounge for the last hour on Friday and Saturday nights.

PLUS The Ice Cool Blues Lounge! If you are a Blues lover and want to emerse yourself in Blues dance you can pop downstairs to the cosy and classy Apres Nightclub for a change of scenery and mood for 4 hours of Pure Blues on the Sunday night.

You can see the full schedule from 2017  HERE

The Venue
The venue is the 4 star Coppid Beech Hotel near Wokingham. Nestled between the M3 and M4 it offers easy access for road and rail links and is only 15mins from the M25. The hotel features great food, two distinctive bars, swimming pool, gym and full health and beauty spa facilities.

For residential guests all of the scheduled meals are included in the price you pay. There is also the benefit of 24 hour room and bar service (at an extra cost) and ample free parking. All accommodation is within the hotel and ranges from a Standard double or twin, through to Triple Rooms and Suites.

Check in and check out
Check in is from 3pm on Friday afternoon and check out is at 4pm on the Bank Holiday Monday.

Reception and additional information
This weekend is being run as a partnership by Bill & Becky Cooper of Ceroc Thames Valley and David & Val Rokov of Utopia and Ceroc Newbury who will be on reception to greet you and help with planning your weekend schedule. Please note that all drinks, room service,  Master Classes, private lessons and spa treatments are not included in the price of the weekend.

Fast Track programme for newer dancers
Following the success of the Beginners Acadamy we have now extended this into the new FAST TRACK program for beginners and early intermediates. This features classes and freestyles specifically designed to help dancers improve their dancing as quickly and easily as possible. More information HERE

Non-residential and freestyle only options
LUX is the most flexible weekend dance event in the market and offers non-residential delegate packages that include all classes and freestyles and freestyle only packages as well as the ability to attend just one of the freestyles on offer over the weekend if that suits you better. This year we are also offering the ability to book a freestyle and an overnight stay on an individual basis too - so if you want to treat yourself to a great night's dancing followed by just a short elevator ride to your comfy bed in the early hours of the morning, you can.

Finally, we very much look forward to welcoming you on our weekend and can assure you that you will experience a level of hospitality, service and attention to detail like no other.

Best wishes,

Bill, Becky, David & Val