Afro-Cuban Dance vacation, Cuba

“Get a real insight into Cuban life on this unique dance vacation, honing your Afro-Cuban rhythm with the professionals, attending local live music nights and staying at a cosy homestay for the duration. ”

Highlights

30 hours of dance and/or music lessons | Private professional dance tutor | 1 full and 2 half day guided excursions | Local street rumba or bembe performance | Music events and festivals | Accompanied nights out with dancers to live music and dance venues such as the Casa del Caribe and the Casa de Africa | Homestay accommodation, including home cooked meals

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

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Environment
When in Cuba we encourage everyone to learn about the country, the culture of the local people and the places being visited. Our tour leaders hold briefing meetings to inform about and discuss with clients all aspects of local life. This helps to have a better understanding of the area and a deeper appreciation of the people who live there. It is our policy to carefully dispose of all waste whilst we are hiking in national parks or biosphere reserves and on visits and tours too. We encourage our clients to explore the natural environment in Cuba, and to learn about the wide range of flora, fauna and wildlife.

In the cities, we encourage our clients to think about the amount of water they use for showering and washing and to restrict the use of air-conditioning units in their rooms. Our trips provide a real opportunity to experience Cuban life, albeit briefly, and to connect with the people, the environment and landscape. The Cuban government is a firm supporter of sustainable development, re-forestation projects and conservation and Cuba has one of the lowest carbon footprints in the world.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

We encourage everyone to stay in local homes whilst we are in Cuba so that our clients have an opportunity to meet and spend time with local people to learn something of local life. It also enables them to use their Spanish language skills, even at a basic level. Importantly, this also ensures that monies are spent at a very local level and go into the pockets of Cuban households. All our dance/music/language tutors and specialist guides are professionally trained Cubans and they are treated and paid fairly.

We support local Cuban businesses in every aspect of our trips - accommodation, transport, meals, drinks and activities - thus contributing directly to the local economy and community. We also regularly organise donations for local schools and educational projects. We recommend that clients consider donations of items such as toiletries, baby and childrens clothing, some medicines and luxuries such as soap to the families they visit and projects we support.

We also regularly provide donations to two youth theatre and drama companies in Santiago de Cuba, bringing material for costumes and stage make-up from the UK or buying essential items locally such as paint for props and other essential materials we can purchase in Cuba.

On our dance and music vacations, we recommend that clients bring with them any musical or dance items which they can leave for their tutors, such as shoes, strings, instruments or dancewear. On our hiking trips, we encourage the donation of appropriate items such as hiking shoes or boots, small rucksacks, water bottles, penknives and other such items for the specialist guides accompanying the tour.

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