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cdl 2022

Circus Dance Lab 2022

acrobatic & dance summer intensive

15 - 22 July 2022

Belmonte Calabro (CS), Italy

Acrobatic & Dance Summer Intensive - Circus Dance Lab


We strive to create a safe, committed and multidisciplinary space where each participant can grow and improve individually and as an integral part of our community.

Over the course of seven days, we will dive into movement training and artistic research.

This will help all participants:

  • develop their technique

  • explore the process of combining art and skill 

  • widen their range of movement

  • enrich their performance

  • grow in confidence

  • have lots of fun!


The first five days focus on refining techniques. Classes include floorwork, contemporary dance, acrobatics, handstands, dance partnering, and partner acrobatics. 

All classes are taught in English.


The last two days will be dedicated to the laboratories, during which we will consolidate all the techniques learned. We call this “all for one and one for all”!


The program also includes Thai Bodywork classes to nourish the body and mind and to prevent injuries.



We designed the program for enthusiastic movers who have already a basic understanding of either dance or acrobatics, pre-professional and professional circus and dance artists. Every participant can benefit from the program. 

In general, we require those who are intermediate to advanced.

Motivation is more important than experience if someone is not familiar with any of the subjects offered.

For each discipline, students will be divided into either beginner/intermediate or advanced groups so that they can participate to the best of their ability.


*More teachers to be announced soon!

classes description
Group Photo - Circus Dance Lab 2020


The CDL venue is a former Franciscan monastery called Ex Convento.

Situated on a hilltop surrounded by a scented Mediterranean nature, Ex Convento meets all our needs: an indoor space equipped for our practices, a large citrus grove, a big kitchen, a communal area to eat and socialize, and a shaded outdoor gym.


VAB - Villaggio Albergo Belmonte is only a 5-min walk away from Ex Convento and a 15-minute walk from the medieval historical center of Belmonte Calabro.
VAB offers a spectacular sea view, 2 pools, a green area, and breakfast.


Address: VAB: Via Piane, 87033 Belmonte Calabro CS


You can choose to stay in a suite with two double beds (quad occupancy), a shared double room (double occupancy), or a single room. 

Sheets and towels are provided.



Tina, our fantastic chef, will prepare two delicious Italian meals each day. Fresh fruit and nuts are available to snack on between classes.

Lunch and dinner will be served at the Ex Convento, our training venue.

Breakfast will be served at VAB, our accommodation venue.  

The food is local and organic and will be mainly vegetarian and vegan. Please inform us in advance if you have any special dietary restrictions.



Nearest airports: 

  • Lamezia Terme: 45-minute drive away 

  • Reggio Calabria: 2-hours drive away  

  • Naples and Bari:  about 4 hours away  



If you are planning to arrive by train, the nearest train station is Lamezia Terme Centrale. 

From Lamezia Terme, take a regional train to Amantea*, the final station.

*(Duration 15 min. With a frequency every 3 hours.)

The primary train operator in Italy is Trenitalia.

Group Transportation:

The accommodation Venue can provide a pick-up and drop-off at Lamezia Terme Airport:

  • 4 people minimum: cost 20,00€ per person 

  • more than 4 people: cost 15,00 € per person

Ex Convento


Handstand class - Circus Daance Lab


Our tickets include 7 full days of training (50h), three meals a day, and eight nights accommodation.

You can choose to stay in a suite with two double beds - 4 people in total, a shared double room, or a single room.


Costs per person:


Water Ticket:

Suite with two double beds    

Early bird      800€

Full price       950€

Wind Ticket:

Double room      

Early bird      850€

Full price     1.000€

Fire Ticket: 

Single room         

Early bird       950€

Full price       1.100€  

Early bird until March 31st, 2022/11:59 pm

Conditions of Participation

  • Applicants must be with a minimum age of 16 years old.

  • You must provide a video link (YouTube or Vimeo) to present your technical skills.

  • Once you are registered, you will receive an email confirmation of your application.

  • After reviewing your qualification, we will send you a second email with payment details. Space is limited!

𝐓icket Refund Policies & Cancellation

  • If the event is canceled due to an act of God or by reason beyond the control of Circus Dance Lab or a second party contractor, it is the obligation of CDL to repay the participants' fee. 

  • We reserve the right to cancel the event due to a lack of participants. In this case, the participant's fee will be refunded.

  • To ensure your place, the deposit is due one week after registration.

  • The deposit is non-refundable if you cancel after 23:59 (Central European Time) on April 15, 2022.

  • CDL is not responsible for any costs incurred outside of the program, such as travel to and from the event/venue.

Belmonte Calabro - Circus Dance Lab
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