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Tierra Kaliente Festival Express-lite!

Train with Tierra Kaliente and help them raise funds to develop their new school!

Yes! If you can’t make the 2 weeks happen, you can still join us!  There is a 9-day Havana only option that includes the private group instruction and concert pass to Baile en Cuba.  Participate fully in the Festival Express in Havana and add 2 more days of training.

Nov 16 – 24, 2019  Festival Express-lite  | Havana Only
Nov 16 – 29, 2019  Festival Express | Havana & Santiago


Unique Accommodations

Stay in comfortable and modernized privately owned B&B’s known as Casa Particulares in Cuba. We have several locations in Havana that are set up specifically for dancers and have everything you need to focus your time in Cuba on training and rejuvenation. Rooms include AC, and private bathrooms. Some have WiFi connections on site and a balcony or terrace for your use.


Meet your dance coordinator at a nearby ‘paladar,’ an independently owned restaurant or bar, for introductions and a brief orientation. Go over the schedule, review details, and answer any lingering questions you may have. This is also an opportunity to connect with your coordinator and learn more about what it is to be a professional dancer in Cuba. Your coordinator is the person you will call if you will be late to class, want to add lessons, change lessons, or have any dance program related questions.

Havana by Night

Join hosts, El Purito or Rosa la Peligrosa, for a concert at an internationally known venue like Casa de Musica. Soak in the sounds and rhythms of Cuba. This night is all about enjoying the music, letting loose, and dancing out loud. Take the opportunity to get to know your host and learn about the importance of music and dance as a form of self expression in Cuba. Expect informal discussions about Cuban music composition, its role in society, and the historical and present day cultural influences that have shaped Cuban music and dance.

Music for Dancers

Is it a musicality workshop? Yes, it is the ultimate musicality workshop, an interactive experience where you will be hands on as musician and dancer to better understand both parts of the dialogue.  

Spend the day at the house of internationally-known musicians in Playa del Este, enjoy down time at the beach, listen to guest speakers, dance on the beach, and stay after dinner for a jam session with guest musicians.

Train with Tierra Kaliente

3 hours a day of private group lessons in small groups of 4-6 dancers for 5 days.  Refine your fundamentals, work on the ‘Keys to Casino’ and how and when to bring AfroCuban and popular dances into your social dancing.  We keep groups classes small so they can be tailored to the level of the students.

Make It Your Own

Customize your trip by adding individual activities. Sign up for private lessons, social dance sessions, a bike tour of the city, a cooking class, a dance tour of Old Havana, or have us create a custom experience that caters to your interests. Once you register we’ll set you up online and you’ll have an opportunity to add to your program as much or as little as you want to match your style.

Baile en Cuba

Mon:    Septeto Santiaguero & Pupy y Los Que Son Son
Tue:     Adalberto Alvarez y su Son &  Manolito Simonet y su Trabuco
Wed:   Haila & Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor
Thur:  Alain Daniel & Elito Reve y su Charangon
Fri:      Alexander Abreu y Havana d’ Primera  & Los 4



November 16 – 24, 2019


Small Groups 4-6 Travelers




Havana:  Tierra Kaliente, Julian sola Diaz


Septeto Santiaguero, Pupy y Los Que Son Son, Adalberto Alvarez y Su Son, Manolito Simonet y Su Trabuco, Haila, Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor, Alain Daniel, Elito Reve y su Charangon, Alexander Abreu y Havana D’Primera, Los 4

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 Humanitarian Projects licensed under 31 CFR § 515.575.


8 nights in Havana, 
Double rooms in
Casa Particulares

9 Breakfasts 
5 Snacks & Water
1 Lunch
1 Dinner 

Shuttle to Concerts, Havana
Taxi to/from Playa del Este

Concert Pass Baile en Cuba 
TK Dancers at the Concerts

Onboarding & Mobile App
Travel Arrangements
Certificate of Legal Travel
Documentation & Retention

Orientation, Havana by Night, Music for Dancers Workshop, Private Group Lessons in Havana, Day Dancing on the Malecon, All Concerts included in the Baile en Cuba Pass


Small Groups
You will be staying in guesthouses that are set up to cater to dancers with studio space in the house such that you can roll out of bed and right into your classes.  We will make every effort to group you based on similar levels of experience with 4-6 dancers at each location.

Not Included

Flights, associated fees and personal travel expenses are not included.

Transportation to/from the airport and within Havana other than what is listed as included is not included.  We are happy to make arrangements for you, but did not include it to allow for more autonomy within the groups.

Lunch and dinner are on your own, giving you more flexibility.

Visa / Tourist Card
The airlines provide access to purchase your ‘visa’ online or at the gate.

The required medical insurance is covered for up to 30 days as part of your airfare.  If you would like to purchase travel insurance from a 3rd party, we recommend World Nomads

Fees & Registration

$1620 Havana 
$600 Deposit with Registration
Balance Due:  Sept 20, 2019

To sign up, use the form on this page and follow instructions to complete your registration.

Make it Your Own

We’ve included a core program of training and activities in Havana with room to add private lessons, activities and custom experiences to personalize your trip.  Once you are registered you will have the opportunity to add to your itinerary or leave it as it is.  

Additional Services

Airport Transfers, Mobile Phone Rentals, and other travel services can be added to your program by request.  Additional fees apply.

Full Participation

If you have more time and are up for the challenge join us for the full 2 week Festival Express!