One or two weeks combining Spanish language tuition and dance lessons delivered by professional instructors and supplemented by cultural immersion and orientation. This program can be taken in either Old Havana OR Trinidad or combined to make a two, three or four week program.
Building on the success and popularity of our 4 week Learn Spanish, Dance & Culture program (see above) we have developed a program that can be enjoyed in either HAVANA and/or TRINIDAD. The format and price is the same for either location and can be combined into a 4 week program for those who wish to spend 2 weeks in Havana followed by 2 weeks in Trinidad.
This program features Spanish language tuition and dance lessons delivered by professional instructors. Cuba is probably the most musical nation on the planet and where there is music… there is dance! After breakfast you will enjoy Spanish language tuition and then in the afternoon we hit the dance school.
We have selected Havana and Trinidad as the destinations for this program. Both are bursting with atmosphere and vibrancy, they are culturally rich and tell the story of Cuba’s colonial era wealth and importance. Both have a rich musical and dance heritage and boast a fantastic nightlife.
Each morning Monday to Friday from 09:00-11:45 you will receive 3* x 45 minute intensive structured Spanish lessons (each lesson is followed by a 15 minute break). Tuition is delivered by an accredited and licensed Cuban teacher. On the first morning there will be a short test to establish your level and requirements – we cater for beginner, intermediate and advanced.
* In Trinidad you receive 2 x 45 minute lessons each morning Monday to Friday from 09:00-10:45.
Each afternoon Monday to Friday, usually from 14:00-15:00, you will receive a structured private dance class (teacher student ratio 1:1). You will be taken through your paces – lessons will 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 in ‘Casa Del Son’ – a professional dance school a short walk from your Casa – by a licensed dance instructor, and in the evenings there are MANY free live music venues where you can do your homework!
Right : Men and women are separated into different classes so each can concentrate on their own footsteps!
On your first day in Havana or Trinidad you will be taken on a walking tour – late morning, before lunchtime – to familiarize you with your new surroundings and to give you a flavor of opportunities to enjoy your free time in these exciting locations.
In Trinidad you will be 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.
There are many activities to be enjoyed during your free time – most an easy walk from your front door! Our program staff usually know what’s going on and there are generally lots of other clients to socialise and explore the city with.
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Cost of 1 week program USD 495 / EURO 445
Cost of 2 week program USD 990 / EURO 890
Weekly price includes accommodation (shared room), breakfast, 15 hours intensive Spanish lessons per week (10 weekly in Trinidad), 5 professional dance lessons per week, welcome meeting, orientation and cultural immersion.
Cost of extra night – accommodation & breakfast USD 40 / EURO 35
Cost of airport transfer – each way USD 40 / EURO 35
We can also help with transfer Habana to Trinidad on request.
NOTE : though program start date is Sunday you are welcome to arrive early and pay for extra nights bed & breakfast. We are open 365 days a year!
To book now or learn more about this program, please send us a message today. We will usually get back to you within 24 hours.
We have fixed start dates but you are welcome to arrive a day or so early, or extend after program ends, if this helps to optimise your travel plans. We look forward to hearing from you!