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Rumbanana Havana

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Availability : June 20 - 30, 2020
Havana, Vinales, Soroa, Las Terrazas
Min Age : 18
Max People : 12

Taste the salt from the sea, hear the rhythms of the streets, and feel the heat of the sun.  Dance on the Malecon, practice on the beach, learn Cuban dance from the source, and support Cuban entrepreneurs in the arts!

  • During my tour with Clave Cuba, the dance demonstration on the first day was so amazing that I jokingly told people, ‘Okay, I can go home now.’ But each day had a moment like that, when I needed to pinch myself to remind me that I was really here, really experiencing this…in a son class, or a jazz concert, or a musicality workshop…The variety of cultural events and lessons really exceeded my expectations. Thanks, Clave Cuba!

    Elizabeth Root
    Corvallis, OR USA
  • My experience was life changing! My favorite part will always be the people I met and spent time with and their warm welcome. You and Carlos were great! You packed so many amazing experiences into a short, rich adventure filled with chaos, excitement, music, dancing, and bonding together of so many people! I will forever be grateful for the genuine, unique and wonderful experiences i had on that trip!

    Pat Corrigan
    Corvallis, OR USA

Travel to Cuba with Rumbanana.  Study with Tierra Kaliente, dancers from the top dance companies in Cuba, masters, and old school casineros.  Meet the Founders of Rueda de Casino and see where it all begin.  Immerse yourself in Cuban culture and connect with communities.

As a participant in the program, you help with growth of independent business ventures.  You will have the opportunity to work with a small group of cuentapropistas in creative sessions to give them a fresh perspective and new ideas for their developing businesses. 

Program Details


June 20-30, 2020


Havana, Soroa, Vinales, Las Terrazas


Instructors, dance hosts, and performers are all part of our Dance in Cuba project to support business development for independent entrepreneurs in the arts.

US to Cuba Travel:

Clave Cuba is licensed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) under section 31 C.F.R. §515.572(a)(1) to provide travel services to individuals under US jurisdiction traveling to Cuba.  We provide you with a full schedule of activities and a certificate of legal travel to Cuba through our project licensed under 31 CFR § 515.575.

What to Expect

Expect to dance!  Rumbanana Havana is an experiential program in Cuba, part of a larger project to support Cuban entrepreneurs in the arts.  You can expect 10-15 hours of instruction with Tierra Kaliente, Julian Sola Diaz, Alexis Hernandez and lead dancers from companies such as Conjunto Folkorico Nacional, Comapania Folklorico JJ, Ban Rarra, Los Munequitos de Matanzas, Proyecto Rueda de Casino, and the Fundadores de Rueda de Casino.

It’s 11 days and 60+ hours of dancing in workshops, concerts, clubs, and on excursions.  Expect the unexpected with guest speakers, exclusive performances, private concerts, jam sessions, dance tours, beach retreats, and a side trip into the Sierra Rosario Bioreserve.  

Fees & Registration

$2502  Oct 1 – Oct 18  | Early Registration
$2862  Oct 19 – Jan 20 | Regular Registration

$600 Deposit Due with Registration
Jan 20 Full Balance Due

Deposits are non-refundable.  Cancellations for the balance minus the deposit are accepted with a graduated refund schedule up until 30 days prior to arrival.  See Terms & Conditions for more details.

Registration requests submitted after Jan 20 will be considered on a case by case basis.   A $252 late registration fee will be applied.  Additional fees may be applied if increased costs are incurred with the late registration.


Comfortable, upgraded shared double rooms in a Guesthouse or Casa Particular. Each room has en suite private bathrooms, AC, 24 hr hot water with good water pressure, exterior facing windows, and some have either a terrace or balcony. Single room upgrade: $300

  • 10 Nights Accommodations
  • Double Rooms in Guesthouse
  • Airport Transfers
  • To/From Scheduled Activities
  • 3 Dinners, 4 Lunches, 10 Breakfasts
  • 3 L Purified Water Daily
  • Meal Reservations & Concierge Services
  • Dance instruction, Practice & Social Dancing with Instructors
  • Excursions & Cultural Activities
  • Entrance Fees, Instructor Fees, and Material Costs for Included Activities
  • Pre-departure Travel Tips, Checklists & Online Support
  • Compliance with U.S. Dept. of Treasury Travel Regulations
Not Included
  • Round trip airfare & baggage fees
  • Cuban Visa (aka Tourist Card)
  • Meals not listed on the schedule as included
  • Indiv house expenses (laundry, minibar)
  • Activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Gratuities
News & Updates

Sabado de la Rumba

What starts as a performance and becomes a party?  An afternoon of Rumba with travelers and locals at El Gran Palenque.  Photos from Rumbanana Havana 2019. To learn more about Rumbanana Havana 2020 and how to join, visit the website.       See the full album on the Clave Cuba Facebook page!

Day Dancing in Cuba

Yes, you can dance before sunset in Cuba and we plan to do a lot of it – on the Malecon, at the beach, on a terrace with an eagle’s nest view overlooking the mountains, in a rooftop pool, along the banks of a spring-fed river, at the base of a waterfall, at an afternoon...

Havana by Night

Join hosts, Julian ‘El Purito’ Sola Diaz, Rosa la Peligrosa, and Tierra Kaliente dancers at night for concerts and  at internationally known venues like Casa de Musica and nights out dancing at the famous club, 1830. Soak in the sounds and rhythms of Cuba. Enjoy the music, let loose, and dance out loud. Take the...