Learn to dance in Cali, Colombia

Learn to dance in Cali, the salsa capital of Colombia!  A heady week of private dance lessons, accompanied nights out to the top dance and live music venues in the city and accommodation in a small, comfortable guesthouse in the historic San Antonio area of the city provide you with a wonderful opportunity to experience something totally new.

Your dance tutors will bring out the best in you, whether at beginner or advanced level, and nights out in Cali will demonstrate just how much fun it is to be on the dancefloor.  Learn to dance during the day and put it all into practice at night.

Please keep reading for full details of this trip.

  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • all year round
  • Cost:  £975 (1 week, single room)

“Incredible dance holiday in Cali, Colombia! – [My guide], was excellent not only as a driver/guide, but also as a chaperon in all of the night clubs. [My teacher] is a fantastic teacher of salsa and I learned a tremendous amount of new moves and sequences. [My accommodation] was excellent. The staff are all extremely friendly and take an interest in their guests beyond the usual obligations of their duties. Through all [of the people involved in my trip], I was able to gain quite a substantial idea about life in Cali and Colombia. I liked the lush countryside and the waterfalls. The market in Cali with exotic fruits is unforgettable. San Antonio barrio was very pleasant. It was a wonderful week in Colombia, I fell in love with the country!” (AT, England, Jan 2017)

This one week trip is available all year round and is an ideal way to learn to dance in Cali.  Your private lessons focus on some of the  most popular Latin dance styles, including Salsa, merengue and chachacha and there is the option to join in with other group dance lessons depending on your interest and energy levels!  The package is designed for solo travellers, with single room accommodation, individual dance lessons and accompanied nights out with a local guide or dance partner all organised in advance.

Professional dance tutors will teach you at your own pace, as the classes provide one to one individual tuition, and the focus of the class will depend on which dance(s) you particularly want to learn.  The trip can be amended on request to include additional dance classes or trips, but is only available for a minimum period of 1 week (7  nights). The  best day to arrive for this trip is Sunday but if you arrive on Saturday we can book extra accommodation for you.

Please note that there may be limited availability at peak times of the year such as the annual Cali Salsa Festival in September, a huge event which sees dancers from all over the world competing over several days, and the Feria de Cali in late December. The Feria de Cali is more of a carnival event and is showcase for Cali’s many salsa schools, with live bands and street parades.

We can help you to explore other areas of Colombia too.  Have a look at our optional extended tour ‘Highlights of Colombia’

This sample itinerary for our Learn to dance in Cali trip can be amended on request and is a draft programme only

  • Sunday

    Arrive Cali, airport transfer and check into accommodation. Free evening

  • Monday

    Morning free to explore the historic Barrio San Antonio
    Afternoon private dance lessons x 2 hours
    Evening out with fellow students at the dance school to a local dance venue

  • Tuesday

    Morning free
    Afternoon group guided panoramic city tour of Cali with a group salsa lesson afterwards.
    Free evening

  • Wednesday

    Morning free
    Afternoon private dance lessons x 2 hours
    Evening out with fellow students at the dance school to a local dance venue

  • Thursday

    Morning free
    Afternoon private dance lessons x 2 hours
    Evening free

  • Friday

    Morning free
    Afternoon private dance lessons x 2 hours
    Accompanied night out with a dance teacher to local live music venue (transport included)

  • Saturday

    Morning free
    Afternoon private dance lessons x 2 hours
    Accompanied night out with a dance teacher to local dance venue (transport included)

  • Sunday

    Breakfast and check out of accommodation
    Private transfer to Cali airport
    End of trip

The trip costs £975 per person and includes:

  • 3* hotel accommodation in the historic Barrio San Antonio: single room including breakfast  x 7 nights
  • Meals: breakfast every morning
  • Dance classes: 10 private dance lessons with your own professional dance partner(s) + additional group dance lessons offered each week
  • Visits: 1 group city tour with transport, bilingual Spanish/English speaking guide, entries where required and including a group salsa lesson at the end of the tour
  • Nights out: 2 accompanied nights out with a dance teacher to live music and dance venues in Cali, transport included but not entries or drinks + 2 informal nights out with fellow students and teachers at the dance school
  • Local support: 24/7 English speaking local representative
  • Transfers: to/from Cali airport on arrival and departure

 

SHARED ROOM ACCOMMODATION

If you are travelling with someone else and would like to book a twin/double room x 7 nights in the 3* Posada San Antonio, the cost of the trip will be just £915 per person.

For upgraded accommodation please ask us for prices

Please note the following are not included:

  • Flights*
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches and evening  meals
  • Drinks and entries on nights out
  • Local transport outwith the programme
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Services not mentioned in the programme

* These can be arranged by us on request


Accommodation:

The dance holiday package includes accommodation in the 3* Posada San Antonio, within easy walking distance of the dance school. There are a number of other hotel options in this area, ranging from 2* – 5* and we can book any hotel on request, subject to availability. Please contact us for more details.

If you are keen to explore more of Colombia, we offer a two week small group itinerary which includes the top cultural and historic highlights of the country. Please click the link below for full details:

Highlights of Colombia 

“I had a fabulous time and was very impressed with the country – probably the friendliest I have been to. Teaching was very good. I can’t speak highly enough of [my guide] who regularly went the extra mile (or 2) to make sure I had the complete experience” (GH, England, Sep 2016)