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Please note: trip dates have changed slightly from what was originally posted and advertised. All weeks now start and finish on Sundays.

From December 9th to 30th, Rueda Con Ritmo and Companía All Stars are offering an Intensive Dance Study Trip, and you can choose to join us for one, two, or three weeks. Each week-long program features 15 hours of workshops in popular Cuban dance styles including Salsa, Rueda de Casino, Son, Rumba, and more. All classes will be taught by Jorge Luna Roque and members of the internationally acclaimed Rueda All Stars – click here to see a video of the All Stars. Dance classes will be split into different groups tailored to dancers of different levels of experience, with Cuban dancers assisting as well as teaching classes.

December 9 - 16: Gibara, Santiago, and Guantánamo*

We'll begin our trip with two nights in Gibara, a picturesque coastal town with a beautiful Casa de Cultura, where we'll begin our study with our teachers, Companía All Stars. Then we'll go to Santiago, the home city of the All Stars, known throughout Cuba as La Cuna de Son (the birthplace of Son). During our stay in Santiago we'll have daily workshops with the All Stars and also take a day trip to Cobre to visit one of Cuba's most significant religious sites and to listen to some great Steel Band music. To finish our first week we'll head to Guantánamo for the Fiesta Guantanamera, an annual Festival where we'll experience that city's rich music and dance traditions, including Changüí, Tumba Francesa, and Franco-Haitian dances.*

December 16 - 23: Santiago, Buey Arriba, and Bayamo - Oriente Rueda Festival*

We will begin the second week of our trip in Santiago with Companía All Stars, and some of our daily study with them will be devoted to preparing for a performance at the end of the week. We'll visit the town of Buey Arriba, famous for its Bailes Campesinos (country dances) and get a glimpse of Cuba's fascinating mountain culture. We'll finish our second week in Bayamo, one of Cuba's most historic cities, where we'll get to participate in the first Oriente Rueda Festival, where Rueda groups from throughout the eastern third of Cuba will come to dance and compete.*

December 23 - 30: Havana*

The third week of our trip will be devoted to Havana, Cuba's largest city and home to most of the country's most famous dance bands. Besides our daily dance workshops with Companía All Stars, we will have the opportunity to explore Havana's rich music and dance heritage, including Timba, Rumba, Charanga, and much more. We'll meet the Fundadores de la Rueda de Casino, some of the original dancers of what is now called Salsa Cubana, now in their 70s, and explore the Nigerian influence in Cuban culture at the Oricha Museum.*

*Exact schedule of events is subject to change.

This program has been qualified for legal travel to Cuba under the People-to-People Educational License. Click here to read more.

Early Bird Discount (register before September 1st): 
One week, homestay (casa particular): $1900 double room*** / $2050 single room
Two weeks, homestay (casa particular): $2700 double room*** / $2950 single room
Three weeks, homestay (casa particular): $3500 double room*** / $3850 single room

Regular Trip Price (register September 1st - November 1st): 
One week, homestay (casa particular): $2000 double room*** / $2150 single room
Two weeks, homestay (casa particular): $2900 double room*** / $3150 single room
Three weeks, homestay (casa particular): $3800 double room*** / $4150 single room
***Double room price is contingent on there being a roommate available for you, otherwise you must pay for a single room

Included in the program: Flights Fort Lauderdale/Cuba and Cuba/Fort Lauderdale, travel license, visa, dance classes (~15 hours/week), full-time schedule of cultural and educational activities, accommodations (private homestays), food (2 meals per day), and transportation between cities. Not included: cover charges for concerts and other events.

Your spot is not confirmed until we receive your deposit and online registration -- payment instructions appear at the end of the online registration form (see below).

To qualify for the Early Bird Discount, we must receive your non-refundable $800 deposit before September 1st. To guarantee a spot for you on the trip, we must receive your non-refundable deposit of $800 before November 1st. Final balance is due December 1st.

REGISTRATION

To join the trip, just fill out this online registration form and submit your deposit. Instructions about submitting your deposit appear at the end of the form.

We strive to insure that participants in our trips have the best possible experience. Curious about what people on past trips have to say? Click here to read how they describe the trip in their own words.

Please contact us or call Ryan and Sidney at 301-775-6142 if you have any additional questions. We look forward to dancing in Cuba with you!

 

From March 6th through March 20th, Rueda Con Ritmo and Companía All Stars are offering an Intensive Dance Study Trip, and you can choose to join us for one or two weeks. Each week-long program features 15 hours of workshops in popular Cuban dance styles including Salsa, Rueda de Casino, Son, Rumba, and more. All classes will be taught by Jorge Luna Roque and members of the internationally acclaimed Rueda All Stars – click here to see a video of the All Stars. Dance classes will be split into different groups tailored to dancers of different levels of experience, with Cuban dancers assisting as well as teaching classes.

March 6th - 13th: Havana and Santiago

We'll begin our trip in Havana, where our teachers Companía All Stars have been invited to perform in the Fiesta del Tambor, a festival devoted to percussion and Casino and Rumba dancing, featuring many of the country's most famous dance bands. In Havana we'll have daily dance workshops with the All Stars and enjoy the rich music and dance of Cuba's largest city. After the Fiesta del Tambor wraps up we'll head to Santiago (Cuba's second largest city) to finish our first week.*

March 13th - 20th: Santiago, Oriente, and 15th Year Anniversary Gala

We will begin the second week of our trip in Santiago with Companía All Stars, who will be preparing for their 15th Anniversary Celebration, including an evening Gala of performances at the Teatro Heredia (one of Cuba's largest theaters), and what is sure to be a spectacular After Party. Besides being the home city of the All Stars, Santiago is known throughout Cuba as La Cuna de Son (the birthplace of Son), and during the second week we'll have the opportunity to enjoy the richness of Son in Santiago. We'll also travel to other parts of Oriente (the eastern part of Cuba) for even more unique cultural experiences.*

*Exact schedule of events is subject to change.

This program has been qualified for legal entry to Cuba under the People-to-People Educational License. Click here to read more.

Early Bird Discount (register before December 1st): 
One week, homestay (casa particular): $1900 double room*** / $2050 single room
Two weeks, homestay (casa particular): $2700 double room*** / $2950 single room
Three weeks, homestay (casa particular): $3500 double room*** / $3850 single room

Regular Trip Price (register December 1st - February 1st): 
One week, homestay (casa particular): $2000 double room*** / $2150 single room
Two weeks, homestay (casa particular): $2900 double room*** / $3150 single room
Three weeks, homestay (casa particular): $3800 double room*** / $4150 single room
***Double room price is contingent on there being a roommate available for you, otherwise you must pay for a single room

Included in the program: Flights Fort Lauderdale/Cuba and Cuba/Fort Lauderdale, travel license, visa, dance classes (~15 hours/week), full-time schedule of cultural and educational activities, accommodations (private homestays), food (2 meals per day), and transportation between cities. Not included: cover charges for concerts and other events.

Your spot is not confirmed until we receive your deposit and online registration -- payment instructions appear at the end of the online registration form (see below).

To qualify for the Early Bird Discount, we must receive your non-refundable $800 deposit before December 1st. To guarantee a spot for you on the trip, we must receive your non-refundable deposit of $800 before February 1st. Final balance is due February 20th.

REGISTRATION

To join the trip, just fill out our online registration form and submit your deposit. Instructions about submitting your deposit appear at the end of the form.

We strive to insure that participants in our trips have the best possible experience. Curious about what people on past trips have to say? Click here to read how they describe the trip in their own words.

Please contact us or call Ryan and Sidney at 301-775-6142 if you have any additional questions. We look forward to dancing in Cuba with you!

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Testimonial


Cuba Trips - What People Say Back to All Trips →

Testimonial


Cuba Trips - What People Say Back to All Trips →

Your travel time is a valuable and precious resource, often coming only once per year or even less frequently. We know how important this time is for you, and so we take our job very seriously! We strive to create the best experience for everyone who attends one of our Dance Study Trips to Cuba, and we are very happy that when asked to rate their overall Cuba Dance Study Trip experience, the people who came on one of our trips gave it an average of 9.3 out of 10. Here's what some of them had to say:

For more info and to register, please visit the Cuba Trips Main Page, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to Contact Us.