21st - 25th of May 2020 
Minjerribah - North Stradbroke Island, Queensland

Join the Dee Street sisterhood for an amazing 5 days of dance, yoga, rejuvenating fun and rest on beautiful Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island in Queensland). 

 

The retreat gives us the time and space to focus in on our dance. Mastering the moves and finessing our style, being guided in technique and focussing in on what we want to work on. Everything about this retreat is set up to allow you to really get into your body and take your dancing to the next level.

 

You’ll be fed, pampered and looked after in a tropical paradise by the beach so that you come home supercharged and loving who you are. ​

 

Free your mind and your booty will follow. 

"This retreat has fed my soul in a way I can’t describe. It has been incredible to explore my body, emotions & spirit through dance and discover and unlock myself to new opportunities and experiences. And to do that surrounded by a community of strong women. I am so grateful and will cherish these days, always." Nush

Dance Sister, Dance! 

 

On retreat we dance in a beautiful studio a 3-minute walk from our resort. It has floor to ceiling windows overlooking a lush forest next to the ocean and beautiful wooden floor boards to move safely on. We’ll pump out all our favourite tunes as well as heaps of new ones. 

 

We create a brand-new ‘retreat specific’ routine to teach you that has moves from all the styles we love at Dee Street. You’ll learn brand new moves, their history, meanings and representations across cultures.

 

You’ll learn how to technically fit these moves to your body, which muscles to engage and when, which beats to accent and how to let feeling come into your moves and routines. This retreat will give you the skills you need to access the next layer of dance expression so that you become a dancer, not just a dance student.

 

The daily dance sessions are the equivalent of a 9-week course. To support your body to do that in a short amount of time we facilitate 2 yoga sessions a day in different styles. These are catered as much to those of you who aren’t that into yoga through to yoga teachers.

 

An hour-long massage and strength and stabilising techniques will also allow your body to up the amount of dance it can do, you’ll be amazed at how the ocean air, sand and water also facilitates deep healing and increases your stamina and dance ability.

 

As is our ethos, we support each woman in whatever you need to do, or not do each day. If you want to sleep in rather than attend yoga, then do it, sweet dreams. 

 

 

Our Island Home

Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) will be our home for the retreat, a stunning natural and cultural paradise off the Queensland coast.

Our accommodation is a beautiful eco-resort. We stay in their gorgeous, clean and comfortable cabins a few minutes stroll from the beach, with various options for room configurations and beds. There’s even a fresh salt water heated outdoor pool for rad chill times.

On retreat, all your meals are lovingly prepared for you by our incredible chef who will cater for all your dietary needs and provide delicious meals that will support your body to dance at your optimum levels. You’ll have tea, coffee and snacks provided and on hand at all times each day in addition to the menu. 

You will choose which day and what time you want to indulge in your complimentary hour-long massage and during your downtime you can choose to sleep, read, hang with the sisterhood, swim or explore the island on a number of ocean and nature walks where you’re likely to see kangaroos, koalas, turtles, dolphins, whales and so much more wildlife. You can also book a surf or SUP session if you want to get out and have an adventure.

"Dee Street retreat was a place for me to dance, sweat, rest, unwind, laugh, cry,
connect with others, connect with myself and feel completely cared for and
supported in that process. Sign me up for the next one!" Tessa

A typical day on retreat looks like this:

Beach walk to the hall as the sun rises

Yoga/meditation

Breakfast

Dance – learn new moves and a rad new routine

Lunch

Free time/activities e.g. Surf lesson, nature walk, massage etc.

Dance – continue routine, technique & dance educative discussion

Finish with Yin yoga at sunset

Free time

Dinner

Activity e.g. Movie, meditation, night walk, fun & games! 

Sleep soundly in your comfy, peaceful eco-cabin

Inclusions:
  • Daily dance sessions - the equivalent of a 9-week course! Over the 5 days we’ll discover new moves and learn a new routine. 

  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions to support your dance practice

  • Group discussions and insight on the history, meanings and representations of dance

  • 4 nights twin-share or single-private accommodation from Thursday to Monday morning

  • Hour long restorative massage

  • All daily meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner from Thursday afternoon to Monday morning plus snacks and drinks to keep you nourished at all times (all dietary requirements catered for)

  • Ferry to and from the Island 

  • Bus transfers from the Ferry Terminal to the Eco Resort and back

 

Airfare and transport to Cleveland Ferry terminal not included but we will co-ordinate the group to share transport to Cleveland where possible. Closest airport is Brisbane.

Accomodation & Pricing

Villa 56

The villa is separated into two parts, joined by an outside deck with outdoor dining and relaxation area. The inside living area also features a kitchen, dining area, lounge area and shared bathroom.

Villa 57

The villa is separated into two parts, joined by an outside deck with outdoor dining and relaxation area. The inside living area also features a kitchen, dining area, lounge area and shared bathroom with bath.

Twin share options:

 

1. Twin Single (shared with 1 other) with shared bathroom

(upstairs from deck) Villa 56

$1495 plus GST - Earlybird (pay before the 14th Feb)

$1695 plus GST - Full Price (pay before May 2020)

 

2. Twin Single (shared with 1 other) with shared bathroom

(upstairs from deck) Villa 57

$1495 plus GST - Earlybird (pay before 14th Feb)

$1695 plus GST - Full Price (pay before May 2020)

3. Twin Single (shared with 1 other) with shared bathroom

(above inside lounge area) Villa 56

$1595 plus GST - Earlybird (pay before the 14th Feb)

$1795 plus GST - Full Price (pay before May 2020)

4. Twin Single (shared with 1 other) with ensuite

(above inside lounge area) Villa 57

$1695 plus GST - Earlybird (pay before 14th Feb)

$1895 plus GST - Full Price (pay before May 2020)

Queen rooms for one:

5. Queen (room to yourself) with shared bathroom

(upstairs from deck) Villa 56

$1995 plus GST - Earlybird (pay before the 14th Feb)

$2195 plus GST - Full Price (pay before May 2020)

6. Queen (room to yourself) with shared bathroom

(upstairs from deck) Villa 57

$1995 plus GST - Earlybird (pay before 14th Feb)

$2195 plus GST - Full Price (pay before May 2020)

7. Queen (room to yourself) with shared bathroom

(o deck) Villa 56

$1995 plus GST - Earlybird (pay before the 14th Feb)

$2195 plus GST - Full Price (pay before May 2020)

8. Queen (room to yourself) with ensuite (off deck) Villa 57

$2195 plus GST - Earlybird (pay before the 14th Feb)

$2395 plus GST - Full Price (pay before May 2020)

A $200 deposit is required to secure your booking for full or early bird options. 

Earlybird pricing applies until February 14th, earlybird balance due March 31st.

Full price balance due by April 31st.

Pay in instalments at your own pace within these dates.

Numbers are strictly limited.

We require a minimum number of students to cover accommodation and other bookings. In the unlikely event that the minimum number of students is not reached, it is possible we may need to cancel the retreat.

FAQs 

Are there payment plans available?

Yes, you will pay the deposit then be asked to pay 4 instalments but you can also request an alternative amount of payments that work for you and your cash flow. You can also pay it off sooner than those dates if you like.

Do I need to be an experienced Dee Street dancer?

No. At Dee Street we specialise in teaching to a variety of levels and abilities. The retreat is truly geared to all levels of dance and Dee Street dance experience, wherever you're dancing is at before the retreat, we guarantee it'll be levelled up by the time you leave the island.

I’ve never really yoga-ed. Is that ok? 

Totally. Like our dance sessions, our approach to teaching yoga is one that allows each individual to choose their pace, determine what works for them and rest or modify as much as needed. We have made yoga accessible and enjoyable for several students who had little or no yoga experience or even any interest in it before yoga-ing with us.

Can I stay before or after the retreat?

Absolutely. If you have the time, it's a great idea to come earlier and / or stay after the retreat. You can explore more that the island has to offer and take the opportunity to have a nice extended break. Bliss.

I’m coming with a friend. Can we share a room?

For sure. We have the twin share options so that those who want to come along together can share a room in one of our villas. The price will also be lower if you share. See the accommodation options above to see what suits your needs the most.

The Dee Street retreat will give you the space to be open and explore yourself,
empower you, energise you and help you to love yourself. Carlie

"The Dee Street retreat was fantastic because it let me escape from the world and
really focus on myself and my body. The booty shaking moves have taught me to
love my body and be proud of the wobbly bits! It has been life changing to actually
not feel ashamed and criticise my body. Thank you for helping me to feel so
supported that I could learn to love my body." Camilla

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Email: sarah@deestreet.com.au