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Afrekete Dance & Music Camp 2018
Last edited: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Afro-Cuban Summer Dance & Music Camp
New details for Afrekete 2018 have just been confirmed!! It will be held on the weekend of 19-21 January 2018 and at Tallebudgera Recreation Centre, only 12 minutes' drive from Gold Coast (Coolangatta) airport!!
And the WINNER OF THE FREE WORKSHOP & PARTY PASS TO 2018 AFREKETE goes to the beautifulNirupa Hoffman!! The winning survey participant was drawn at the Aotearoa NZ Cuban Festival in Rotorua on Sunday 5th March 2017 and can be seen via this video taken live on the night & uploaded to our FB page.
This decision has been based on those who responded to our survey and some other feedback from previous years, and us wanting to make your experience better each year. A venue in the Gold Coast area makes it much more easily accessible to more people coming from other parts of Australia, like our Townsville & Cairns friends, as well as hopefully attract some more participants from NZ or even New Caledonia too. Gold Coast airport is only 12min drive away from the centre!! The date change was because of clashes with other festivals and also an expression of interest for a kids program in school holiday time. Huge gratitude to all of you who participated in the survey.
The venue is in a perfect location opposite South Burleigh Headland with a strong Indigenous & cultural presence, complete with the warm Tallebudgera Creek alongside the site leading out to the Pacific Ocean in front, as well as multiple modern facilities for your comfort in the classes (with option to run parallel classes to cater for different levels of dancers & the kids program), as well as offering in-house catering for healthy & great choice meals at a super reasonable price per meal (only $10.50 per meal, with GF & V options too).
Tallebudgera Leisure Centre & Recreation Camp is essentially a school/ sporting club camp which has comfortable & modern studio cabins with ensuites (no kitchen), that can accommodate up to 6-7 people, so booking a cabin and sharing with all your friends can severely reduce the accommodation cost per person. All the cabins are the same.
What we need from you ASAP is your commitment to 2018 Afrekete much sooner than later in order to secure the whole site to be able to have freedom to run the camp as we wish, with our parties & shows in-house & make as much noise as we want. Due to the Centre's regulations, we are forced to run it as a whole group booking rather than how the event was run in the past (where you booked your own accommodation through the caravan park & booked the Workshops/ Parties Event Passes through us). That means your booking will now need to include the accommodation (& possibly meals if you choose) as well as the Event Pass and we will need to ask for a 50% deposit by 21st April.
We are offering for a short time only - the best deal ever with regard to Accommodation & Event Pass...
$165 - Whole Weekend Event pass includes workshops & parties *SUPER EARLY BIRD DEAL ONLY UNTIL 21st APRIL!!!
$195 - Accommodation per cabin per night (can accommodate 2 - 6 people)
$10.50 - Linen per person for the full weekend (sheet/ pillowcase/ towel)
*$63/ 6 meals (Fri dinner through to Sun lunch @ $10.50 per meal) - for those staying for Sunday night, we can have a Cuban BBQ dinner on the beach :)
* Note meals can be optional, they cost $10.50pp per meal (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
* There are no proper cooking facilities in your cabins or on the site.
* If you opt NOT to have the meals, you can purchase meals at the small cafe on the beach (very busy) just outside the centre or up the road into Burleigh Heads beach for various restaurants, it's a 5min drive or 25min walk away
* Meals can be decided upon much later (latest by 24th November 2017)
$741/ 2 PEOPLE
TWIN-SHARE ACCOMMODATION & LINEN (2 PEOPLE) FOR 2 NIGHTS SATURDAY & SUNDAY NIGHTS*
2X FULL EVENT PASSES (WORKSHOPS & PARTIES)
(*YOU CAN ADD-ON EXTRA NIGHTS, PLUS MEALS LATER)
THIS SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL IS AVAILABLE UNTIL 21ST APRIL ONLY, AFTER WHICH THE VENUE COSTS REMAIN THE SAME, BUT THE WORKSHOP/PARTIES TICKET PRICES WILL INCREASE!
ALL YOU NEED TO SECURE THIS PRICE IS TO PAY A 50% DEPOSIT ($370.50) BEFORE THE 21ST APRIL (& THE BALANCE BY 29TH SEPTEMBER!)
Link to ticket bookings on our booking site here: