Cuba salsa dance holiday
Description of Cuba salsa dance holiday
Our Cuban dance holidays are based in Santiago de Cuba, the second city of the island and the home of traditional Cuban music and dance. The trip includes 30 hours of intensive dance tuition over two weeks and, uniquely, each person on the trip is partnered with their own professional Cuban dance tutors. Our dance holidays have inspired and motivated dancers of all levels from beginner to advanced since 1998, We provide small group tuition with professional Cuban tutors and accompanied nights out to a wide range of music clubs and dance venues, from the world famous Casa de la Trova in the city centre to small local clubs in other neighbourhoods. Santiago has a unique cultural mix including African, Haitian, French and Spanish influences, and its geographical location on the southeast coast of the island means that the city has a relaxed, tropical atmosphere.
Our dance holiday tuition is provided by professional dancers/tutors from the Ballet Folklorico Cutumba, one of Cubaís top national dance and music companies. There are classes in Salsa, Son, Rueda, Haitian Merengue, Chachacha, Afro-Cuban rumba/salsa fusion and other Caribbean rhythms. Afternoon dance styling, percussion or Spanish classes are also included and cultural visits and homestay accommodation will provide you with a real insight into Cuban life.
All in all, a cultural holiday of a lifetime!
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18 Reviews of Cuba salsa dance holiday
Reviewed on 05 Mar 2020 by Alex TackieI had an excellent holiday - I thoroughly enjoyed myself and would like to do it again sometime! Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Mar 2020 by Doyin LawunmiExcellent, surpassed my expectations.....The dance classes are excellent. The teachers have a high standard of expertise and they communicate a passion and enthusiasm for dance. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Jan 2020 by Angela GriepThe dancing was certainly the most important part of it, but learning more about Cuban religion, Cuban people, Cuban food and drinks was definitely equally exciting!! Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Nov 2019 by Michael BakerThe most memorable part of the holiday was the dancing tuition with professional Cuban dancers Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Mar 2019 by Smriti Bellad5 star...The most exciting part was dancing classes Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Jan 2019 by Paula LeRoy-AntakiThis trip was extraordinary. Every bit was memorable-especially the Christmas Day dance party at the beach with a super sound system, full on buffet, warm ocean water in view of soft green mountains. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Jan 2019 by Chris NelsonBest holiday Iíve ever had and Iíve had many over the years. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Jul 2018 by Nuri Gene-CosIt's a great holiday. Leave behind any preconceptions and you'd love it. The most memorable part was meeting the dance teachers. Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Apr 2018 by Britt VollThe dancing was amazing, hilarious, fun and depending on how much you put into it - painful due to bad shoes! But totally worth it. The people there - I can't describe how warm and welcoming they are. The dancers, the guides.... everybody I met in fact. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Feb 2018 by Anniina SimulaOne of the best moments was probably snorkeling in the Bay of Pigs area near Play Giron, and then of course all the salsa dancing, both in classes and in the evenings! Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Oct 2017 by Susan NagenClearly the dancing lessons were the most memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Aug 2017 by Amanda HarveyEveryday was wonderful! But highlights include the dance lessons and nights out, the visit to the local Basillica and just soaking up the daily life in Santiago...100% amazing. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Jan 2017 by Maria CappelenThe dans and dancers; they were excellent, friendly and accommodating to all levels of proficiency. Fantastic. I feel fortunate to have met the people I have met in Santiago, lived in their homes, got to know them, learnt to dance. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Sep 2016 by Ujwala RaoThe best part of the holiday was the dance lessons. The instructors were great. Very patient and enthusiastic. The dance program again was well put together. The night outs with the dance instructors was great too - helped build confidence around what we had learned during the day. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Nov 2016 by Keith ArmstrongLearning to dance with the professional dancers. My wife and I had never danced before and we speak no Spanish so the patience and understanding of the dancers was fantastic! Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Jan 2016 by Jerry FennerFabulous - loved Cuba, my first visit, but I will be back, and might even do this trip again! Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Aug 2015 by Sharon AhernI had an absolutely fantastic time. Our group was so lovely and I am sure we will stay in touch. Our homestay was perfect. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Apr 2012 by Rebecca NaidisThe most memorable parts were the dancing and meeting people. Read full review
PlanetWhen in Cuba we encourage everyone to learn about the country, the culture of the local people and the places being visited. Our guides hold informal talks to inform about and discuss with them all aspects of local life. This helps to have a better understanding of the area and a deeper appreciation of the people who live there. It is our policy to carefully dispose of all waste whilst we are hiking in national parks.
PeopleWe encourage everyone to stay in local homes whilst we are on tour so as to be able to communicate with local people, even at a basic level, and to learn something of local life. All our dance/language tutors and specialist guides are local people and they are treated and paid fairly.
We support local Cuban businesses in every aspect of our trips thus contributing directly to the local economy and community, and regularly organise donations for local schools and educational projects.