Cuba salsa dance holiday

“Perfect your salsa moves on this two-week trip, with 30 hours of tuition, partnered by your own dance tutor, plus cultural visits and nights out to dance clubs and music venues.”

Highlights

Santiago de Cuba | city tour | 30 hours intensive dance tuition | dance tuition by professional dancers/tutors | classes in Salsa, Son, Rueda, Haitian Merengue, Chachacha, Afro-Cuban rumba/salsa fusion and other Caribbean rhythms | homestay accommodation

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 Cuba’s 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!


Cuba Salsa holiday, 7-21 November 2019
This cultural trip is full of opportunities to experience local live music and dance in and around Santiago and the surrounding rural areas too.

Cuba Salsa holiday (Christmas/New Year), 19 Dec 2019 – 02 Jan 2020
Spend Christmas day on the beach, and celebrate New Year the Cuban way!

Cuba Salsa holiday, 06 – 20 February 2020
Enjoy the local culture of Santiago de Cuba while improving your dance skills.

Cuba Salsa holiday, 12-26 March 2020
This is the perfect time of year to travel to Cuba as it is not too hot or humid. The dates of this holiday coincide with the annual Festival de la Trova in Santiago de Cuba.

Cuba Salsa holiday, 02-16 April 2020
A dance holiday for people of all ages and levels over Easter. This cultural holiday includes a local beach visit and tours to lesser known parts of the city. A holiday with lots of dancing and fun.

Cuba Salsa holiday, 28 June – 12 July 2020
Santiago’s vibrant Festival del Caribe is in full swing during this time. This annual music and dance festival celebrates Caribbean culture. Top performers from different countries are invited to Santiago, to perform with top Cuban artistes.


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Cuba salsa dance holiday

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

When 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.

Community

We 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.

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Reviewed on 24 Nov 2019 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was the dancing tuition with professional Cuban dancers Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2019 by

5 star...The most exciting part was dancing classes Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Jan 2019 by

This 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

Best holiday I’ve ever had and I’ve had many over the years. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2018 by

It'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

The 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

One 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

Clearly the dancing lessons were the most memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Aug 2017 by

Everyday 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

The 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

The 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

Learning 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

Fabulous - 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

I 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

The most memorable parts were the dancing and meeting people. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Jan 2011 by

Bring comfortable dance shoes and don’t expect much sleep....Fantastic experience!!! Read full review

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