A founder of the company, Rob Thompson has been involved in building the business right from the very start. Rob is a hugely enthusiastic supporter of dance, music and many other activities (from surfing, cycling to skiing and kayaking).
Provider of worldwide dance breaks
Club Dance Holidays is run by a dedicated and enthusiastic team of travel and dance professionals, offering worldwide Dance breaks as well as other activity breaks under the Club Free Spirit umbrella.
We aim to put the fun back into life. With our breaks, the focus is on new experiences, new places, new people, learning new skills and fun. We combine our dance programmes with good music, sociable activities, nights out and the chance to explore some great destinations.
Our dance breaks are a great way to learn something new or build on your existing dance skills. We work with some of the top teachers from the UK and abroad and with destinations ranging from sunny Eastbourne to Spain's Costa Brava to Cuba and Buenos Aires, we offer something for everyone. Our holidays are designed to inspire, teach and motivate whilst providing the opportunity to meet new friends and create lasting memories.
Our dance professionals are the heart of what we do. Choose your skill level – the fun is the same whether you're just starting out or have been dancing for years. We work with some of the dance world’s best loved faces - including competition winners, TV stars and festival organisers. Most importantly, they’re chosen to be as friendly and as passionate about dance as you.
Your classes will include tips on how to continue with your dancing when you return home and we hope that, like us, you'll catch the bug.
The number of classes included in your holiday will vary depending on the specific holiday you have chosen. For any queries regarding classes please ask us.
Our team and tour hosts, take care of travel, accommodation and everything you need day-to-day. They have a decade’s travel experience, customer service expertise and most of all, a passion for dance.
Our team have organised trips all over the world - from Buenos Aires to New York and Spain to Cuba - they will be in step with you every minute of the day. We take a great deal of pride in the standard of our services and functionality of our website. In fact, 97% of our customers rate their fitness holiday experience as good to excellent.
We’re the experts on the activity and the destination. An unforgettable holiday experience. You will immerse yourself in another culture, make new friends and return revitalised and inspired. There’s no better way to connect with the world.
Our team includes our hard-working head-office staff, tour hosts and local travel experts.
Our tour hosts take care of everything from accommodation to restaurant bookings so all you have to do is enjoy yourself. With a decade of travel experience, customer service expertise and a passion for all of our activities, you can’t go wrong.
We’ve organised trips from Buenos Aires to New York, and Spain to Cuba. And if you’re not looking on going abroad just yet, our team also organise breaks to Blackpool, Bournemouth Eastbourne and more. We did tell you didn’t we, there really is something for everyone!
And what makes it even better is that a member of the team will be with you each step of the way – we're at the end of the phone to answer your pre-departure questions and during the holiday we're on hand 24/7.
We take a great deal of pride in the standard of our service. 96% of our customers rate their holiday experience as good – excellent. There’s no better way to connect with the world than with Club Free Spirit.
So come on! It’s time to do something different. Be part of it...
Robert Thompson – Managing Director
Anja Rother – Operations Manager
Anja has worked for Club Free Spirit for over ten years and now works as Operations Manager for us to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Travelling and dancing are her main passions which makes Club Free Spirit the ideal organisation for her. Although she has travelled widely there are two spots that she would still love to reach: Australia and Buenos Aires.
Amanda Springer – Product Manager
A Spanish and Portuguese speaker, Amanda has worked in the travel industry for over 13 years, mainly in product manager roles for group and tailor made tour operators. She is responsible for introducing all of Club Free Spirit's new events and holidays. She has travelled widely including to Cuba and Mexico many times, the Caribbean, South East Asia, Morocco, and has lived in Spain and Portugal for a year.
Binal Sawjani – Marketing
Binal is behind the marketing for Club Free Spirit making sure you hear about the latest holidays and offers. She has substantial marketing experience in both business to business and business to consumer markets across a range of sectors such as e-learning, hotels and professional sport.
My Marketing Delivered acts as Club Free Spirit’s outsourced marketing department. www.mymarketingdelivered.co.uk
Gayle Mackie – Sales and Tour Host
Gayle started dancing 16 years ago when she was living in Granada, Spain. She dived straight into the local Salsa and Rumba culture and took to it like a duck to water. Gayle´s Club Dance Holiday experience began in 2007 when she co-hosted her first holiday in Barcelona.
Kati Munoz – Product and Operations
Kati is Spanish and began her career in travel in 1999 by joining Club Dance Holidays at the beginning as a tour host. As she has been with the company right from the start she has seen our whole story grow and working as a tour host has given her the opportunity to meet and get to know a lot of our clients.
Christina Pantoll – Reservations
Christina is from California and is a recent addition to the Club Free Spirit team having joined this summer. She comes from an extensive customer service background and works with us part-time on administrative tasks and on the phones so when you call you may hear Chris’ Californian accent!
Arti joined the team in September 2013 and is based at the Club Free Spirit HQ in Mayfair. She works alongside the team dipping her fingers into various projects from marketing, copywriting and proof-reading to chattering to affiliates and sending out flyers.