Former Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Lauren Jamieson has announced she will be returning to THE CAMPUS


Former Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Lauren Jamieson has announced she will be returning to THE CAMPUS, Europe’s newest five-star multi-sport and wellness hub at Quinta do Lago in Portugal, this week to host another series of fun and engaging dance camps. Lauren will host the camps for juniors aged 8 - 16 years of age, over the summer holiday period from 9th - 12th July and 15th - 19th July.

Lauren Jamieson returns to host junior dance camps at The Campus during the Summer school holidays from 9th - 12th July & 15th - 19th July from 10:00 - 12:00 for children aged 8 to 16

Lauren is preparing to return after her dance classes at Easter proved to be a huge success, with youngsters relishing the chance to learn from a professional dancer who has worked with the likes of Dua Lipa and appeared on television shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and the Brit Awards. Children attending Dance Camp will learn a variety of dance styles, routines and tricks, and use their creativity to develop their own dances. The camp will conclude with a final dance show for family and friends.

Lauren says:

"I loved every second of my time at The Campus and can't wait to return to and work with more enthusiastic kids in July this summer. The ethos of the class is to have fun and develop their dance skills and the smiles on all the faces confirmed we found the perfect balance last time.”

Sean Moriarty, Chief Executive of Quinta do Lago, says the dance camps are a great addition to The Campus as Europe's premier multi-sport and wellness destination for family sports and activity holidays.

Sean says:

"Lauren is a great addition to our impressive list of high-profile ambassadors at The Campus who partner with us to create incredible experiences for young people. We look forward to having Lauren back in the dance studio after the successful camps at Easter."

Lauren Jamieson joins a line-up of high-profile stellar sports stars partnering with The Campus to offer a world class level of sports coaching and mentoring. Also set to return is former England and Manchester United football legend Rio Ferdinand.


Lauren Jamieson camp from:

-      9th to 12th July & 15th to 19th July from 10:00 to 12:00.

Dinah Josephs camp from:

-      22nd to 26th July & 26th to 30th August from 14:00 to 16:00.

-      225€ per children.

-      For children aged 8 to 16. 


-      Learn a variety of dance styles, routines & tricks

-      Create dances on their own

-      Work together to create a final show

-      Perform to friends and family

-      Get a free T-shirt size


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Lauren began dancing at the age of 15 at a local dance school that purely focused on street dance. She quickly began competing and at the age of 17, won UDO World Street Dance Championships.  After spending some time studying in Glasgow, Lauren moved to London on acceptance to The Urdang Academy where she trained for four years.

In her 4th year of training, she was very fortunate to experience the dance industry as well as continue her training. She danced on the opening of Strictly Come Dancing and was cast in the pantomime, Peter Pan as Tiger Lily and a dancer alongside a celebrity line up. 

Just before graduating in 2016, Lauren secured herself a once in a lifetime contract with Celebrity Cruises and for 9 months, travelled to 25 different countries as a dancer and aerialist.

Since returning to London in summer 2017, Lauren has danced for pop artists such as Dua Lipa, Mabel, Not3s, Steps and more. She has appeared on The Brit Awards, a Bollywood movie and worked for companies such as British Airways, Adidas, Apple and Wella.

Lauren is still working as a professional dancer, plus she has started her own business, ‘The Wedding Steps Company’, teaching couples their first wedding dance. She is also a qualified yoga instructor.

Lauren is currently in Abu Dhabi working towards the opening and closing ceremony of The Special Olympics. Lauren will be performing with a number of well-known artists in the coming weeks before heading to The Campus for Dance Camp.

Please see links to some of Lauren's recent dance videos on Instagram.





Built in the summer 2017, The Campus provides training, coaching and wellbeing programme to Quinta do Lago residents and guests alike. The sports and wellbeing resort and high performance training center catering for adults and juniors as well as elite professional athletes and teams. The Campus welcomes everyone - from future Olympic Games competitors through to amateur, grassroots and families enjoying a family sports holiday.

The Campus is located just 15 minutes from Faro airport and the resort offers guests an unparalleled location benefiting from a year-round temperate climate. The resort offers a variety of lifestyle and sporting pursuits, a strong sense of community and offers residents, guests and holiday makers alike the chance to train, exercise and socialise.

What’s on offer:

-      Stadium quality DESSO GrassMaster hybrid pitch

-      Technical area

-      High performance gymnasium

-      Centre for active living and sports medicine

-      Recovery suite including hot/cold plunge pools and sauna and steam rooms

-      Studios for cycle and group exercise

-      Stadium specification locker room

-      Team rooms with high tech analysis capability

-      25m heated indoor swimming pool

-      Four acrylic tennis courts

-      Two synthetic clay tournament specification tennis courts

-      Four padel courts with shock pad features

-      The Bike Shed – a hub for cycling

-      Dano's Sports Bar & Restaurant


Guests can stay at The Magnolia Hotelsituated on the doorstep of The Campus and Quinta do Lago resort. It has a range of accommodation including 74 boutique rooms, three suites and seven cottages.   The rooms have been recently been fully refurbished and the five-star service will help guests unwind and destress at the end of their day.

The Magnolia Hotel offers a beautiful heated outdoor pool and the pool area is at the heart of the hotel. Guests can also visit the spa and holistic rooms and reconnect with mind and body.

For guests that are feeling energetic and in need of a good stretch then there is a fully equipped gym with premium quality equipment. The experienced personal trainers are available to help guests work out. There’s a shuttle bus service to The Campus for all guests too.


Synonymous with elegance and privacy, Quinta do Lago is an exclusive golf and residential estate of nearly 2,000 acres bordering the Atlantic Ocean and nestled within the privacy and security of the Ria Formosa nature reserve.  

Quinta do Lago is one of the most desired resorts in Europe and allows you to live an active outdoor lifestyle all year round, offering real estate plots between deserted dunes, sheltered pines, breath-taking beaches surrounded by three award-winning golf courses.

Since its inception, Quinta do Lago has been at the forefront of European golf with three award-winning championship courses matched by outstanding practice facilities including

Europe’s only Paul McGinley Golf Academy and the only Taylor Made Performance Centre in Southern Europe. 

Among its recent accolades, the resort was voted ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ at the 2015 and 2016 World Golf Awards. Quinta do Lago has enjoyed the honour of hosting eight Portuguese Opens as well as numerous other international golf tournaments and its world-class golf facilities are some of the best anywhere in the world.

Away from the fairways, Quinta do Lago now adds to its portfolio extensive state-of-the art leisure and racquets facilities guaranteed to keep families occupied with regular tennis and padel tennis events,  cycling tours of the West Coast, family bike trips, a wide range of water, beach and lake sports as well as cultural and nature trips. 

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