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11-13 October 2024

The Alchemy Fundamentals bootcamp is the foundation for all our other bootcamps, recommended particularly if you are new to the Alchemy style & techniques. This is not a beginners bootcamp. On this weekend we focus on the fundamentals of salsa - developing good leading/following skills, rotations, balance, control over movement and rhythm. 


Having good foundations is crucial to your future dance development. This is a great opportunity to progress your dancing to the next level. You will have continuity and progression throughout the whole weekend by studying with the same teachers in a structured format. Marchant & Davina create a safe, comfortable, fun and unintimidating learning environment.



The second element to this bootcamp is learning to dance On2. This bootcamp is suitable for experienced On1 dancers wishing to make the transition to On2 and/or gain more experience of dancing On2. A weekend of On2 immersion is a highly effective way of learning and/or consolidating dancing On2.


Marchant & Davina are specialists in this subject, over many years they have helped countless numbers of dancers make the transition from On1 to On2 successfully. This weekend gives you total immersion in On2 day and night! Marchant & Davina approach On2 from many different angles to help everyone catch that groove in the music, work through the Alchemy Core syllabus, learn how to convert your moves, trouble shoot, and give you plenty of practice time. 

On this bootcamp we cover a combination of technique and rhythm based subjects to help you develop your dancing and connection with the music. There is no On1 dancing at all over the weekend, so it is a great opportunity for complete immersion in On2 both for class and social dancing.

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"This was an outstanding event which enabled me to recover lost confidence. By the end of the bootcamp I was able to dance beyond my expectations. The balance of numbers enabling constant partnering was a vital contributor to the success of the event. My fellow dancers were a social, supportive and friendly group, a pleasure to be with."

"I was amazed at how quickly we were all dancing On2. Easy to understand explanations. Conversion made sense. Fantastic teachers, great music, great fun, great bunch of people."


  • who wish to Transition to On2 - You have been regularly dancing cross-body salsa On1 for a minimum of 18 months (as a rough guideline). You know the basics - timing, footwork, and partner work. You should know the lead/follow of a right turn, left turn, inside turn & outside turn. You would like to gain more confidence in your dancing, to feel and look competent and confident on the dancefloor. Most importantly you wish to expand your understanding of salsa dancing and music. 

  • or you already dance some On2 experience but would like to gain a deeper understanding and connection to the underlying rhythms in the music. You may find you go off time sometimes and would like to learn how to stay on time and understand why you go off time. You would like to immerse yourself in On2.

  • or you have danced On2 from beginners and have danced regularly for at LEAST year. You would like to work on your salsa foundations to take your dancing to the next level.

If you're not sure if this bootcamp will be suitable for you, please do not hesitate to contact us with some information about your dance experience so we can best advise you. 



It is important that you are able to attend the first workshop which will be held on the Friday evening (at 8pm).

During this workshop we will breakdown the On2 rhythm which will be fundamental to your learning over the weekend.



20 places available


20 places available

* For individuals attending the bootcamp - We have 5 small single rooms at the standard price. Single occupancy of a double room is subject to a supplement of £40 for the weekend. If you prefer to share, we will allocate you to a shared twin room with another person of the same gender. Or you can organise your own room share, just let us know who you have arranged to share with on your booking form.

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