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Dance, Dance, Dance

How much dancing can you fit into a long weekend, a week? This program is designed for the social dancer who wants to take their dancing to the next level and put into practice while here in Cuba.   Take lessons in the morning, have studio practice time in the afternoon,  and go out social dancing in the evening with instructors who will challenge you to apply what you are learning on the dance floor.

Escape to Cuba for a long weekend and trade your 5 hours of dancing at home on a Friday night for 35 hrs of dancing with Cuban dance partners in Cuba.

Beginners and experienced dancers welcome!  We tailor the program to fit you.

Details

Availability

Year-round.  See the booking calendar for available dates.

Length

Variable. 

Travelers

1-4 Travelers.  For larger groups, please send us an inquiry.

Destination(s)

Havana

Optional Destinations

Excursions & Side Trips:  Soroa, Las Terrazas, Vinales, Pinar del Rio, Cienfuegos, Boca de Guama, Playa Giron, Calleta Buena, Trinidad, Santa Clara, Cayo Santa Maria, others by request

Alternate Program Locations:  Santiago

US Citizens & Residents

This program is designed to be compliant with the US Dept of Treasury travel regulations for travel under 31 CFR 515.574 Support of the Cuban People.  See terms and conditions for more details.

What to Expect

Come down for a long weekend, stay for a week or make it an immersion experience and stay longer.  Each program is unique, designed specifically to your interests and goals.  

To give you an example, a typical long weekend program includes:

  • 4 Nights in Havana in a Casa Particular (B&B)
  • Breakfast in your house to start the day strong
  • Transportation to/from scheduled activities
  • Airport Drop-off, Pick up optional
  • Travel Support, Q&A, Tips & Tools
  • Personal coordinator
  • 1:1 Dance lessons, 2 1.5 hr sessions daily
  • 1:1 Guided studio practice time 1-2 hrs daily
  • 1:1 Social dance sessions at night 9-12 PM or 10-1 AM
Instructors

Instructors for classes, activities and social dancing sessions are all professional instructors selected by our Project Director, Karelia Despaigne.  They work independently or with dance companies and schools such as Tierra Kaliente, JJ, Ban Rarra, and Conjunto Folklorico. 

Instructors are recommended for your program based on your interests and experience.  Requests to work with specific instructors can be accommodated based on availability.

Lodging

We recommend staying in a Casa Particular to most travelers.  This allows you more opportunities to experience daily life in Cuba, supports locals, and is often a better value and more comfortable than a mid-range hotel.

That said, we can make arrangements for hostels, guest houses, independent apartments, and standard to boutique high-end hotels depending on your preferences.  All of the accommodations we book are places that we have seen in person.   

Our Standard

Because this is your vacation, our standard Casa is a step up from basic.  They are modernized rooms where you can expect to have hot water, decent water pressure, air conditioning, at least one window, and an en suite or private bathroom.  Many have either a balcony or a terrace for guest use and offer breakfast and a few services for additional fees.

Fees & Registration
Program Fees

Pricing for a standard 5 day trip starts at $825 for a solo traveler and $675 a person when you sign up as a group.  Pricing is variable based on your trip design.  This is an estimate for reference only.

 

How to Register

1 Send us an message. 

2 Fill out the form we send you to define what you want to include and estimate the price of your trip.  We are happy to answer questions or set up a call to talk through it as well.

3 When you receive confirmation of dates and a final quote you’ll have a link to your personal tour where you can check the details and pay your deposit to confirm the trip.

Once your trip is confirmed, we will set you up on the mobile app and work with you get you set up and ready to travel!

Registration Deadline:  10 days prior to arrival
Deposit:  25% of the program fee with a $250 minimum
Balance Due: 30 days prior to the arrival date
Cancellation Deadline:  30 days prior to arrival

See Terms & Conditions for details on our booking and cancellation policies.

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