From March 4th through March 18th, 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 4th - 11th: Havana
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 addition to experiencing the amazing music and dance traditions of Cuba's capital and largest city during the festival, we'll have daily dance workshops with the All Stars. In Havana we'll meet some Fundadores de la Rueda de Casino, some of the original dancers of what is now called Salsa Cubana, now in their 70s.*
March 11th - 18th: Havana, Santiago, and Oriente
We will begin the second week of our trip in Havana to experience the closing performances of the Fiesta del Tambor. We will then travel to Oriente to participate in the Festival de Ruedas in Buey Arriba, the home city of our assistant instructors of the Máximo Estilo dance company. To finish the trip we will 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 our trip coincides with the Festival de la Trova in Santiago, where we'll get to see the All Stars perform live with the Septeto Santiaguero.*
*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.
One week, homestay (casa particular): $1900 double room*** / $2050 single room
Two weeks, homestay (casa particular): $2700 double room*** / $2950 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), accommodations, food (2 meals a day), and transportation between cities. Not included: cover charges for concerts and other events.
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 no later than February 1st. Final balance is due February 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!