Cheers Chambéry!

Dance Scottish in Chambéry, 11th - 13th April 2020 plus an extra on Friday 10th

Easter weekend in Chambéry
for advanced dancers

Every four years, the RSCDS Paris Branch organises an international Easter dance weekend for 3 days for advanced dancers. Join us in 2020, from the 11th to 13th April, in Chambéry, in the French Alps, the historic capital of the Savoy.

Teacher

Ron WALLACE

Musicians

Sarah-Jane SUMMERS (fiddle)
James GRAY (piano)

Venue

Centre des Congrès Le Manège, 331 rue de la République, Chambéry

Classes, dances and meals will be in the Centre des Congrès, except for the gala dinner on Sunday evening which will be in the Domaine des Saints Pères, a 15‑minute coach trip from the Centre des Congrès.

A number of hotels are available within walking distance of the venue. A special deal has been arranged with the Hotel Kyriad, situated next to the Centre des Congrès.

Public parking is available next to the Centre des Congrès. Day tickets can purchased from the Hotel Kyriad or from the Centre de Congrès.

Programme

All events will be held in the Centre des Congrès, except for the gala dinner on Sunday evening which will be in the Domaine des Saints Pères, a 15-minute coach trip from the Centre des Congrès.

Friday Extra 10 April

OPTIONAL for those arriving before the start of the Weekend

  • 19.00 - 20.30 · Buffet dinner
  • 20.30 - 22.30 · Informal dance with the Paris Band

Saturday 11 April

  • 13.00 - 14.00 · Registration
  • 14.00 - 16.30 · Class
  • 18.45 - 20.30 · Aperitif & dinner
  • 21.00 - 00.30 · Dance (dress informal)

Sunday 12 April

  • 10.00 - 12.30 · Class
  • 13.15 - 14.45 · Lunch
  • Afternoon · Free time in Chambéry
  • 18.00 - 20.15 · OPTIONAL: Aperitif & Gala Dinner in the Domaine des Saints Pères
    Coaches leave from the Centre des Congrès at 17.30.
    For those not attending the Gala dinner various local restaurants are available.
  • 21.00 - 00.30 · Ball (Formal dress suggested)

Monday 13 April

  • 10.30 - 13.00 · Class
  • 13.15 - 15.00 · Buffet lunch

Friday Extra

As an option, for those arriving before the start of the Weekend, a buffet meal and informal dance with the Paris Band will be held on the evening of Friday 10 April in the Centre des Congrès.

  • 19.00 - 20.30 · Buffet dinner with drinks
  • 20.30 - 22.30 · Informal dance with the Paris Band

Dances programmes

Dance programmes will be available on this page in December.

Travelling to Chambéry

Travellers by plane can fly to either Paris, Lyon or Geneva and take a train or shuttle bus to Chambéry.

Fairly frequent train services link Chambéry to Paris (3h), Lyon (1h) and Geneva (2h) and trains can also be taken directly from these airports.
See train company website: Oui.SNCF.

From Geneva (1h) and Lyon (1h) airports.
Websites bus company websites: Ouibus or Flixbus.

Driving time to Chambery from Paris is around 5h30m, from Lyon 1h and from Geneva 1h.

Accommodation

Chambéry offers numerous hotels within walking distance of the Centre des Congrès. Check the link below for information on nearby hotels, including an offer of special rates for those attending the Weekend.

Note that Easter marks the beginning of the tourist season, so it is strongly recommended that you reserve hotel accommodation sufficiently well in advance once your application for the Weekend has been accepted.

nearby hotels

Options and fees

Applications will open on Sunday, 13th October at 12.00 French time.

Dancer weekend (classes, evening dances, meals and drinks) excluding Gala Dinner 265€
Dancer weekend without classes (evening dances, meals and drinks) excluding Gala Dinner 215€
Non-dancer weekend (meals and drinks) excluding Gala Dinner 165€
Option 1: Sunday evening gala dinner (dinner, drinks and coach transport) 65€
Option 2: Friday extra (buffet dinner, drinks and evening dance) 30€

Accommodation has to be booked separately. See information on hotels within walking distance of the Centre des Congrès including an offer of special rates for those attending the Weekend.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy for the Weekend excluding Options:

    • Cancellation and replacement from waiting list: Full refund less 30€ administration charge
    • Cancellation up to 28 March 2020 and no replacement from waiting list: Refund 135€
    • Cancellation after 28 March 2020 and no replacement from waiting list: No refund

Cancellation policy for Options:

    • Cancellation of Gala Dinner up to 28 March 2020: Full refund less 5€ administration charge
    • Cancellation of Friday Extra up to 28 March 2020: Full refund less 5€ administration charge
    • Cancellation after 28 March 2020: No refund

Participants are very strongly advised to make their own arrangements to insure against cancellation through illness, previous injury or other unavoidable circumstances.

About Chambéry

For more information on Chambéry

Chambéry tourist office