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Summer Camp

July 2-8, 2023 Hungary – Somogydöröcske   


We are inviting you to attend our 16th Irish Dancing camp between Jul 2-8, 2023, in the heart of rural Hungary, Somogydöröcske!
The dance classes are being held by WIDA certified TCRG Gabor Zimboran, WIDA World Championship silver medal holders Adrienn Kodak and Dorottya Zimboranne Jakubek, and experienced performer and teacher Adam Czinege. All of our teachers speak English

„An áit a bhfuil do chroí is ann a thabharfas do chosa thú.”   

„Your feet will bring you to where your heart is.”


Arriving to camp and settle into the accommodation is on July 2, Sunday, before 15:00 CET. At 15:00, we hold our “Camp Opener”, where everybody gets to know which teacher and dance class they will have for the week.

During the week, we offer (at least) 5 hours of dancing per day. In the morning, we have 120 minutes long Irish dance technique classes with an assigned teacher. These technique classes are divided by dance level (from beginner to open), include light and heavy drills, and choreography.

In the afternoon, we have 3 x 60 minutes classes in rotation with each of the teachers. The theme of these classes varies, typically we have céili, stretching, strengthening, hard shoe rhythm and other dance styles.

In the evening, we have community activities, e.g. games, camp fire, quiz night, movie night etc.

In the middle of the week, we have a rest day, during which we attend a thermal spa in the vicinity. There are multiple types of thermal pools, but also normal pools, water slide, children’s pool etc.

On Saturday, we still have a morning class, lunch, and afterwards we travel home.

Application, camp fee 

Camp fee including dance classes, accommodation, meals 3* a day from breakfast on Monday to lunch on Saturday: 72 000 HUF (or 195 EUR).

Items not included in the camp fee:
Camp t-shirt (typically around 3500 Ft or 9 EUR)
Thermal spa entry fee (Below 20 years of age: 2300 Ft ~ 6 EUR, Above 20 years: 3200 Ft ~ 8.5 EUR – you can only pay with Forint at the spa)
Travel to and from camp (if there are enough people, we offer a bus option from Budapest, which usually costs 10.000 Ft ~ 27 EUR – this includes travel to and from camp)


You can apply to the camp by filling out the following Google Form:  
Application deadline: June 26th.

– You can pay by credit card in our webshop:
– You can pay by bank transfer:
Name: Smaragdcipo Alapitvany
Bank: Magnet Bank
IBAN: HU86162002161705671100000000
– You can pay by cash on the first day of the camp, but please let us know in advance if this is your choice.

Camp Facilities

The camp is located in the Somogy hills, approximately a 30 min car drive from Lake Balaton. Somogydöröcske is a small village with only two main roads; approximately 180 people live here.

The camp was built in 2001, there are four buildings for accommodation with a total capacity of 180 people. In the ground level, there are smaller rooms for four people with private bathrooms. The rooms on the first floor can accommodate 6 or 8 people, and have communal bathrooms per 16 people.

There are five community rooms for activities and a separate dining hall.

There is also a model farm within the camp’s border, with animals such as horses, pigs, rabbits, dogs and cats. The camp owns almost two hectares of forest.

Sport activities are also supported by open-air football field and volleyball field. The camp has a playground and also fire pit for campfires.

Parking is also free and is located within the camp grounds.

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