The registration deadline has passed (May 15th), but it may still be possible to join the trip. Please contact us if you are interested.
Update: On 4/17/19 it was announced that the Treasure Department will implement further restrictions to non-family travel to Cuba. Those new restrictions will not be specified for another few months, and most likely will not be implemented before our July Cuba Dance Study Trip, so THE JULY TRIP IS STILL ON. The new restrictions will likely take effect by December, so it is possible that our December Cuba Dance Study Trip will not happen.
From June 30th through July 14th, 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.
June 30th to July 7th: Guantánamo and Santiago*
We'll begin our trip in Guantánamo to learn about its rich music and dance, including Changüí and Tumba Francesa. Then we'll head to Santiago, the home city of our teachers and hosts, Companía All Stars. Santiago is known throughout Cuba as La Cuna de Son (the birthplace of Son), and on this trip we'll get to experience the Fiesta del Fuego/Festival del Caribe, which features lots of exciting music and dance performances throughout Cuba's second largest city.*
July 7th to July 14th: Santiago and Havana*
We will begin the second week of our trip in Santiago to see the closing performances of the Fiesta del Fuego / Festival del Caribe (with the possibility to perform in one of the parades). Then we will head to Havana, where in addition to experiencing the amazing music and dance traditions of Cuba's capital, we'll have daily dance workshops with Companía All Stars.*
*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.
Regular Price (register by May 15th):
One week: $2000 double room*** / $2150 single room
Two weeks: $2900 double room*** / $3150 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: Roundtrip flights (Florida - Cuba), travel license, visa, dance classes (~15 hours/week), accommodations (casa particulares with a/c and private bathrooms), food (2 meals a day), and transportation between cities. Not included: cover charges for concerts and other events, flights to Florida and back from your home city.
Your spot is not confirmed until we receive your deposit -- payment instructions appear at the end of the registration form below.
Non-refundable deposit of $800 is due May 15th. Final balance is due June 15th.
To join the trip, just fill out our online registration form. 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!