Dance and Cuban Salsa
6 nights
From: 306

PROGRAM CODE TC-007

01/01/2018 - 31/12/2018

We open the doors to the rich cultural heritage of the island, where dance and popular dancing, mix present cultures for generations reflected in its various manifestations. A program workshop, in which teachers full of tradition and experiences, such as Advisor. Alfredo O'Farrill Pacheco, will help you for 5 days and 15 hours to learn, practice and dance most typical Cuban rhythms.

DAY 1: MADRID - HAVANA
Arrival to Jose Marti International Airport in Havana. Welcome by TURISOPEN. Transfer and check-in at the hotel in Havana according to selection.

DAY 2: HAVANA, (Workshop)
Breakfast. Transfer to the center where the workshop will be held. Return to the hotel on set time. In the afternoon city tour “Meet Cuban culture”. Walk through the main streets and squares of the historic center (Arms Square, San Francisco de Asis Square, Old Square and Cathedral Square). Visit the houses-workshops of painters Nelson Dominguez, Zaida del Rio, Fabelo, Pedro Pablo, Ernesto Rancaño and Carmen Montilla. Ride on carriage around the Historical Center. (Port of Havana, Remains of The Wall, Central Railway Station, José Martí birthplace, National Capitol and Presidential Palace). Visit to the Great Theater of Havana. Lunch at the Restaurant El Patio in Old Havana (full menu with one drink). Return to Hotel. Dinner. Free Night.

DAYS 3, 4, 5, 6: HAVANA,  (Workshop)
Breakfast. Transfer to the center where the workshop takes place and lessons. Return to the hotel on set time. Afternoon and evening free.

DAY 7: HAVANA - MADRID
Breakfast. Transfer to José Martí airport in Havana to take the flight to the country of origin.

Specialties: Courses: 15 hours lessons. 5 days (3 hours per day, 1 week, Monday to Friday).

  • Afro-Cuban Dances:  Santeria o Regla de Ocha Workshop / Regla de Palo Dance workshop.
  • Popular Dances: Complejo de la Rumba Dance workshop.
School fees Only 132
School fees + Accommodation (€) Dbl / pax/ CP Sgl / pax/ CP Dbl / pax/ MAP Sgl / pax/ MAP
Hotel Kohly *** 266 322 293 344
Hotel Victoria**** 293 338 338 388
Hotel Plaza**** 293 338 338 388 

Specialties:  Courses: 10 hours lessons. 5 days (2 hours per day, 1 week, Monday to Friday).

  • Afro-Cuban Dances:  Santeria o Regla de Ocha Workshop / Regla de Palo Dance workshop.
  • Popular Dances: Complejo de la Rumba Dance workshop.
School fees Only 110
School fees + Accommodation (€) Dbl / pax/ CP Sgl / pax/ CP Dbl / pax/ MAP Sgl / pax/ MAP
Hotel Kohly *** 248 304 261 327
Hotel Victoria**** 276 321 316 371
Hotel Plaza**** 276 321 316 371  

Specialties: Courses: 15 hours lessons. 5 days (3 hours per day, 1 week, Monday to Friday).

  • Popular Dances: Salsa workshop.
School fees Only 150
School fees + Accommodation (€) Dbl / pax/ CP Sgl / pax/ CP Dbl / pax/ MAP Sgl / pax/ MAP
Hotel Kohly *** 276 331 293 348
  • Kolhy ***
  • Victoria ****
  • Plaza ****

 

  • Welcome at the airport by a TURISOPEN representative.
  • Transfer to the places where the courses and workshops will be held.
  • Accommodation 06 nights in Havana, according to selected hotel.
  • Participation in workshops and courses, 3 hours a day for 5 days, Monday through Friday.
  • Colonial and Modern Havana City Tours with lunch and guide.
  • Language guide in tours.
  • Insurance.
  • Sale of optional trips at hotels.
  • Entry visa to Cuba.
  • Drinks while in the city tours.
  • Flight ticket.
  • Airport tax in Cuba when departing Havana.
  • Entry Visa to Cuba.
  • Prices for the Public: Per student, per course.
  • Minimum: 5 students per course minimum.
  • Teachers: These courses are taught by artists and teachers of Cuba’s Artistic Teaching System with Advisor Alfredo O'Farrill Pacheco.

COURSES CONTENT
 
Afro-Cuban Dance

Santería or Regla de Ocha Dance Workshop

  • Content: Major Afro-Cuban folkloric dances belonging to Santeria or Regla de Ocha, Cuban syncretic folk religion of Yoruba origin (Western Nigeria) are included. Dances of the Orishas or Saints of this cult will be taught.
  • Lessons will be performed with live music.
  • Duration: 15 hours/lessons. 5 days (3 hours per day, 1 week, Monday through Friday).
  • Adjusted program: 10 hours/ lessons. 5 days (3 hours per day, 1 week, Monday through Friday).
  • Calendar date of the workshops:


Regla de Palo Dance workshop

  • Content: Major Afro-Cuban folkloric dances belonging to the Conga or Regla de Palo, popular Cuban syncretic religion of Bantu origin (Congo, Angola, and Mozambique.) are included. Lessons will be performed with live music.
  • Calendar date of the workshops:
  • Dance workshop of Complejo de la Rumba
  • Content: It will cover the dances belonging to the Rumba complex, a Cuban secular manifestation with African and Hispanic elements. It will include Rumba’s main styles: The Yambú, the Guaguancó and Columbia. Lessons will be performed with live music played
  • by the band corresponding for this music-dance genre.

Popular Dances Salsa, Rumba and Son Cubano

Casino or Cuban Salsa Workshop

The salsa workshop was organized in 4 learning levels: BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, INTERMEDIATE - ADVANCED and ADVANCED, so that workshop participants can be divided into groups based on the level of knowledge they have performing this dance style.

The difference between levels will mainly be in the content of the program, given in the number of steps, variations and selected figures. Each workshop always begins with the basic steps, doing a quick review of the basic content previously received and immediately proceeds to the new ones. These workshops are held with dancing instructors present in the classroom, who will practice with students the steps, and the teacher's presence, which will provide greater comfort and speed in learning the styles of both sexes.

Workshop – Salsa for beginners

In the Beginners level will be students who can’t dance salsa or have a very basic knowledge.
Content: Basic Step and variations (single and with partners). Figures and Introduction to Rueda de Casino (Salsa choreography). Practice of learned steps of the independent partners of the choreography.

Workshop – Salsa for intermediate level

In the INTERMEDIATE LEVEL will be students with some knowledge of salsa with partners and are interested in learning other figures and dancing in the choreography.
Content: Basic Step and variations (single and with partners). Figures, Rueda de Casino (Salsa choreography). Most representative Traditional Figures and turns learned in independent pairs.

Workshop – Salsa for intermediate-advanced level

In the INTERMEDIATE – ADVANCED level will be those who know how to dance salsa and that have the desire to expand their skills regarding most figures both
for partners and Rueda de Casino, besides perfecting their style and improvisation the Cuban way.
Content: Basic Step and variations (single and with partners). Figures, steps and variations for individual improvisation, collective or with partners. Cuban-style choreographic phrases.
Rueda de Casino. Most representative Traditional Figures and turns learned in independent pairs.

Workshop – Salsa for advanced level

In the ADVANCED level are the students who know how to dance salsa very well with free partners and Rueda de Casino, but who are interested in perfecting their style.
Content: Basic Step and variations (single and in partners). Figures and Rueda de Casino (Salsa choreography). More complex traditional figures and other newly created, and all figures learned in independent pairs. Cuban-style choreographic phrases. Steps and variations for individual, collective or with partners improvisation.