Support the Cuban People

What better way to ‘Support the Cuban People’ than by combining Spanish language tuition and dance in Cuba. Delivered by professional instructors and supplemented by cultural immersion.

This program has been  developed to support the Cuban people in either HAVANA or TRINIDAD. Enjoy Spanish and dance lessons in either city. Or combine with other programs to make a two or more week program.

Cuba is the most musical nation on the planet and where there is music… there is dance! After breakfast enjoy Spanish language lessons. In the afternoon we hit the dance school to learn how to dance in Cuba!

Trip Profile

1+ weeks
usd 495 per week
spanish level
beginner - advanced
18+ or adult/chaperone
group size
Casa particulare
breakfast & lunch
year round

Trip Highlights


This program starts and finishes in either Havana or Trinidad. Airport transfers and transfers to/from Habana-Trinidad available on request.

Our main language school/hostel in Habana – Casa Corazon Cuba – features same sex dorm rooms, separate toilet and shower facilities, dining & classrooms. There are two spacious roof terraces and lots of quality space to relax and enjoy the atmosphere and make friends with other program participants and our amazing local team. If you prefer your own space or book with a partner or friends then accommodation is at a nearby Casa Particulare where we have double, twin and triple rooms available with en suite/private bathrooms.

Wherever you stay Spanish lessons, lunch, program meetings and inpromtu social activities take place at Casa Corazon Cuba to support the Cuban people.

In Trinidad our traditional colonial Casa Particulare is less than 5 mins from the main square.

Monday to Friday features a busy daytime schedule; Spanish lessons in the mornings and dance in Cuba classes every afternoon. Weekends are more relaxed with optional trips to the beach and of course the legendary nightlife in both Habana and Trinidad!

What's Included


Monday to Friday’s intensive Spanish lessons take place shortly after breakfast. Tuition is delivered by an accredited and licensed Cuban teachers and on day one you receive a short test to establish your level and objectives. Lessons take the format of 3 x 45 minute lessons each morning, with 15 minute breaks to refresh, making approximately 3 hours of Spanish lessons each day – 15 hours per week. Lessons are held from 09:00 sharp, Monday to Friday.

* The Cultural Immersion content features additional Spanish language tuition, oral comprehension and dialogue (approx. 4 hours per week).

Each afternoon Monday to Friday, usually from 14:00-15:00, you receive a structured private dance class (teacher student ratio 1:1). You are taken through your paces – lessons feature Salsa but depending your progress you may also be introduced to Son, Rueda de Casino, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, and Rumba and perhaps a few moves you haven’t heard of… (Trinidad is the home of Salsa ‘Casino’). The lessons are delivered a short walk from your Casa by a licensed dance instructor, and in the evenings there are MANY free live music venues to dance in Cuba where you can do your homework!

* Men and women are separated into different classes so each can concentrate on their own footsteps!

During the 4 week program you have three weekends, and we include activities for each of these. For two weekends you are accompanied on a daytrip to a beach directly east of Havana. Journey time is 30 minutes by bus and you can enjoy the exhilarating rollers that break on these pristine sandy beaches.

The second weekend features a two-night trip to Viñales, a three hour drive to the central western region of Cuba.

Viñales is a UNESCO World Heritage destination owing to the outstanding landscape, traditional architecture and agricultural techniques still used.

The trip includes a horseride into the valley to drying houses where we learn about the art of curing tobacco and rolling cigars, and an early morning hike to view a spectacular sunrise.

In Trinidad you are treated to talks in Spanish by your host Alex on the ‘Origins of Cuban Dance & Music’. This is a pretty extensive subject on which Alex is both knowledgeable and passionate. Trinidad is home to Afro Cuban music and culture but you will discover that most musical genres the world over contain elements that can be traced to Cuba.

Weekly price includes accommodation (7 nights per week), breakfast & lunch, 15 hours intensive Spanish lessons, daily weekday dance lessons, escorted trips to the beach and other weekend activities plus a weekend in Viñales Valley (4 week program only though optional if staying less than 4 weeks).

Cost of extra night – accommodation & breakfast $40

Cost of airport transfer – each way $40

Useful Information


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