Questions & Answers
1. Can I join the festival if I am complete beginner?
The MK Festival is dedicated to all levels and styles dancers. However, for better understanding and practice, we recommend to take at least few lessons before attending the event. If you already have some experience, even few hours classes or socials, that’s perfect!
2. What levels are available and what do they mean?
The workshops are divided into 4 different levels:
BEGINNER/IMPROVER – for everyone who just starting they journey into the dancing world, either you only took few lessons or going into regular classes for a while, but not confident yet to join intermediate, these will be definitely suited to your abilities.
INTERMEDIATE – attending regular classes for a while? Feeling quite confident on the social and want to improve your skills? This level is for everyone who done at least few months of practice and would like to step up into next level.
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCE – all afternoon workshops (between 3pm and 6pm) are specially dedicated to really take your dancing skills into another level. Taught by the best national and international teachers, who exclusively come to our Festival. We strongly encouraging all Intermediates and Advanced dancers to try them out!
OPEN – that’s simply for everyone! Open level workshops are mainly from a bit less popular Latin styles, like Chacha, Semba or Afrocuban. Although there will be some smooth Kizomba and crazy Reggaeton as well!
3. Can I only purchase one off/single night ticket?
The MK Festival was created to provide the best quality tuitions and complete experience for all local dancers. However, if you don’t have time or possibility to attend a whole weekend (or even one day), then yes we will be selling one night only tickets closer to the event date (subject to availability). Please check our website or FB event page for more details. http://mklatindancefestival.co.uk/tickets/
4. What is the location of the event?
The MK Festival will be organised in 2 main locations in Milton Keynes town centre: Friday night social at Romeo Dance Academy (MK9 1LR), Saturday and Sunday (workshops and socials) at Jurys Inn Hotel (MK9 2HP). More details: http://mklatindancefestival.co.uk/venue/
5. What is the best way to get there?
Depends where are you coming from, there are few ways to get into the MK town centre:
By train – both venues are just a walking distance (3mins and 10mins) from the main railway station “Milton Keynes Central”, which is only 30mins by train from London Euston or 50mins from Birmingham New Street (Virgin or West Midlands)
By bus – you can take any bus within MK to get to both venues (so easy!)
By car – the best way to get into MK is M1 (junction 13 or 14) and then straight into the town centre, park on the public parking around (Pay&Display from 7am to 6pm)
6. Is there a free parking?
Unfortunately, neither of the venues have their own parking spaces. However, there is plenty of public parking around, charges: Pay&Display £0.50/h - standard tariff (purple lines); £2/h - premium tariff (red lines); free after 6pm. Please see the map on https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/assets/attach/46624/CMK-Parking-Map-July-2017.pdf
7. Is there accommodation at the venue?
Yes, the main venue is Jurys Inn Hotel, which has over 200 rooms available (see our website for promotional code). However, there is plenty of other options around as well: Travelodge, Holiday Inn, Central MK Apartments, Easy Hotel, etc.
8. Is there any restaurant/food supplier at the venue?
Yes, the venue has fully equipped restaurant and bar at the ground floor as well as separate bar on the first floor, which will be exclusively available for Festival clients during the evening socials. Additionally, the hotel is located just in the middle of the MK Hub with many of chain and themed restaurants around, such as: Browns, Slug & Lettuce, Turtle Bay, Nando’s, Las Iguanas, Banana Tree, Zizzi and others.
If you have any more questions please contact us directly. Thank you!