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The Ultimate Learning Experience

Marchant & Davina's Alchemy Bootcamp Weekends (formerly MAD Salsa Bootcamps) are a revolutionary concept in salsa dance education. This is a unique opportunity for you to train intensively in an intimate friendly environment, where you won't get lost in the crowd. You will get a weekend of total On2 immersion with additional elements such as Cha Cha and Body Movement. These residential weekends consist of 2 full days of progressive workshops taught by Marchant & Davina Birch who are highly respected in the salsa world for their innovative and outstanding quality of teaching, and 2 nights of dancing. Since launching the concept in 2010 there have been 35 Bootcamp weekends to date (including bootcamps in Norway and Trinidad), every one a sell-out event with more than a thousand dancers coming to learn with Marchant and Davina from across the world. 

" I don't think I can put into words how much I enjoyed this weekend. Two amazing teachers - the best. I have learnt so much. 

Everyone was friendly and relaxed. I really enjoyed the fact that this was a small group."


  • A weekend of learning - exclusively with Marchant & Davina

  • 2 full days of workshops

  • Total Salsa On2 immersion

  • A comprehensive & thorough timetable to cover many aspects of dancing salsa

  • Continuity & progression through all workshops

  • Intimate & friendly learning environment

  • Individual attention

  • Social/practice dance sessions during the evenings

  • Time for relaxation & socialising

  • Most Bootcamps are fully residential with hotel accommodation, breakfast & dinner included in the price. See individual bootcamp for options and venues.

The bootcamps are limited to approximately 40 people, with an even ratio of men & women. There are different levels of bootcamps to enable you spend a weekend learning with dancers of a similar level. 

These are weekends for salsa dancers with a hunger to learn and develop. The aim is for you to achieve growth and development in your dancing over the weekend, and leave with a real sense of achievement... AND we have a lot of fun in the process!


You can find testimonials from previous weekends here.


"It was nice to do actual dance training, which you don't usually get to do in regular salsa classes."


Please read the 'Which Bootcamp' page and the full details of each bootcamp to enable you choose the appropriate one for you.




15-17 November 2024



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