On this Cuba Salsa holiday, you really will learn how to dance Cuban style, with top professional dance teachers from the Ballet Folklorico Cutumba dance company, providing you with individual tuition and plenty of attention to detail. Dance lessons focus mainly on Salsa and Son, but also include some Merengue, Rumba, Chachacha, Bachata and Kizomba so you will have an opportunity to learn a variety of popular Cuban and Caribbean dances.
Santiago de Cuba has a wide range of live music and dance venues which offer different entertainment every night of the week, including the world famous Casa de la Trova in the city centre, so will be able to practise what you have been learning each day on our organised nights out accompanied by your dance teachers.
Daily Cuban dance lessons are organised in small groups but each person has their own professional Cuban dance partner for all lessons. This means that you will have plenty of opportunity to improve your salsa dancing skills and to learn new moves and rhythms too. There are also 2 afternoon workshops for dance styling / percussion / Spanish language(you choose which one you would like to do). Classes are taught according to level and are suitable for absolute beginners to those with an advanced level.
Accommodation is arranged in carefully selected homestays which will provide you with a real insight into Cuban life, delicious home cooked meals, a chance to practise your Spanish and a home away from home with all the independence you need. Our homestays are all located within easy walking distance of the venue for the dance lessons and for going out at nights.
Our group dance holidays are all guaranteed to take place so no minimum numbers required.
If you are interested in learning how to play music Cuban style, have a look at this link to our annual Cuban Music Holiday
Or if the dates below do not suit your travel plans, we can organise a customised dance holiday for you at any other time of the year. Full details on this link to our Dance, Music and Spanish courses in Santiago de Cuba.
2019 Dance Holidays in Cuba
Cuba Salsa holiday, 11 – 25 March 2019 – NOW FULLY BOOKED!
Coinciding with the annual Festival de la Trova, with Cuban bands and musicians playing live every day and night, in the main music venues around the city. March is also an ideal time to travel to Santiago as it is not too humid, with an average temperature of around 25c.
Cuba Salsa holiday, 7 – 21 May 2019 £100 DISCOUNT OFFER
Expect an intensive hands- on cultural experience, with plenty of dancing and nights out to a variety of live music venues. £100 discount for all bookings made by 19 April!
Cuba Salsa holiday, 2 – 16 July 2019 – ONLY 10 PLACES LEFT
Coinciding with Santiago’s vibrant Festival del Caribe. This annual music and dance festival is a joyous and colourful celebration of Caribbean culture. A guest country is featured each year and a delegation of their top performers is welcomed to Santiago, performing alongside top Cuban and other Caribbean artistes.
Cuba Salsa holiday, 16 – 30 July 2019
Enjoy the annual Carnival and experience lively street parades and parties, decorated floats and open air stages around the city with live bands day and night.
Cuba Salsa holiday, 07 – 21 November 2019
This trip provides an intensive cultural experience with plenty of local live music and dance events and opportunities to see the city of Santiago and the surrounding rural areas too. November is a good time of year to be in Cuba as it is not too hot or humid.
Cuba Salsa holiday (Christmas/New Year), 19 Dec 2019 – 02 Jan 2020
Christmas day on the beach, and New Year celebrations Cuban-style, a dream come true!
2020 Dance Holidays in Cuba
Cuba Salsa holiday, 12-26 March 2020
Coinciding with the annual Festival de la Trova, with Cuban bands and musicians playing live every day and night, this trip provides a rich cultural backdrop to our annual Spring dance holiday. March is also an ideal time to travel to Santiago as it is not too humid, with an average temperature of around 25c.
*Early bird offer – £50 discount off dance holiday price if you booking your place on the 2 week holiday by 30 June 2019. Please quote CDMAR20 when booking*
Cuba Salsa holiday, 02-16 April 2020
An Easter dance holiday ideal for people of all ages and levels. The intensive cultural programme will include a visit to a local beach as well as tours to lesser known parts of the city. Expect lots of dancing, lots of fun and a holiday experience like no other.
*Early bird offer – £50 discount off dance holiday price if you booking your place on the 2 week holiday by 30 June 2019. Please quote CDAPR20 when booking*
Please note: the early bird offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer, promotion, voucher or discount. The early bird discount is only applicable to those booking the full 2 week dance holiday direct with Caledonia Worldwide.
To book your place on the dance holiday
All you need to do is let us know which dance holiday you would like to book and we will send you our secure online booking form. A 30% deposit is required to book your place on the dance holiday of your choice. That’s it!