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August 2017

Jul 30- Aug 6

August Dance Intensive

         Experience all that Cuban dance has to offer!

Choose from three tracks that will transform your dancing in the way you want! Train in the legendary Cuban Contemporary program, dive into Cuban bailes populares or immerse yourself in studying Afro-Cuban movement all while exploring the rich historical context for these dances!

Which Program Is Best For You?

Cuban Popular Style

Dance Intensive

Intensively train in  

“Los Bailes Populares”

rumba, son, casino, salsa and more!  

Cuban Modern Contemporary

Dance Intensive

Spend time at Cuba’s premiere dance company dedicated to preserving Cuban Culture, studying a codified technique called “Cuban Modern.”


Dance Intensive

Immerse yourself in the study of Afro-Cuban movement & learn about the pantheon of Orishas.

Program Highlights

  • Workshops (With the exception of optional private lessons; you have the opportunity to train 1 on 1 with the masters… an exclusive offer by MetaMovements)

  • Opportunities to immerse yourself in the dance & music scene, with live performances and evenings of social dancing

  • In addition to our intensive dance programming, we’ve created some key cultural activities so that you have a chance to walk the streets, meet the people, and see the city that created these dances you’ve grown so fond of! 

  • A real Cuban rumba party

  • Participate in MetaMovements signature "Day in the Life" program, to learn about Cuba through the eyes of a dancer

  • Visit an Artisan's Crafts-market

  • A guided tour of Old Havana (a UNESCO World Heritage Site): Step back in time to view beautiful local architecture, visit crafts and arts markets,  and eat amazing local cuisine.

  • Orishas in Nature: Travel with Afro-Cuban traditions experts to various areas of nature and learn about how they relate to Afro-Cuban folklore.

Quick Links

* Download Program Brochure!

* Download Sample Schedule

* Program Details

* Program Prices & Registration Deadlines

* Testimonials

This program is a favorite of Ashle Dawson of

So You Think You Can Dance &

Ashle Dawson is Everywhere!

Check out her ambassador page to get a glimpse of her experience with

MetaMovements Cultural Connections

Travel Programs!

Dance Intensive Program Details

Program Details

Travel Dates

Jul 30 - Aug 6, 2017

(8 days/7 nights)

*2 week program extension available (only for those who have taken 1st week program)

Sample Itinerary

View Here


Casa Particular in Havana

(private residence)


Daily Breakfast

What's Included

  • Casa Particular- Double Occupancy Accommodations (*single upgrade available)

  • Daily Breakfast

  • MetaMovements letter of certification that your program will meet all current US & Cuban travel regulations.

  • Friendly MetaMovements Tour Liaisons to assist you before, during and after your trip

  • Airport transfers for those who arrive at a pre-arranged group flight time

  • Pre-tour planning and packing guidance

  • Welcome reception and orientation

  • 24 hour emergency assistance available during the trip

  • Translation for non-Spanish speaking travelers

  • Opportunities to customize your program, by signing up for private lessons or other add-ons

Program Costs & Deadlines

Dance Intensive Prices

Land Package Price

$1999- Register by Jul 3

Based on double occupancy

Late Registration Fee (after Jul 3, 2017)

(add $200 to regular land package)

Optional Add-ons

*Single room upgrade        


NOTE: Will be charged if registering as a single traveler  & we are unable to match a roommate

*Program extension

Varies- Contact us for details

*Flight & Visa Booking & Coordination

Save time by letting us research!

Not Included / Other Costs


* Price varies based on departure location and vary daily

* MetaMovements offers a service to research & book flight on your behalf


* Price varies based on airline (~$75-$120)

* Where available, MetaMovements offers a service to book visa on your behalf

Cuban Health Insurance

* Typically priced between $25-$50

* Sometimes included in cost of flight

Tips & Gratuities

* MetaMovements will provide typical ranges


​ Spending money

* Additional food and beverages and activities (outside of program)

* Varies from traveler to traveler, spending guide available upon request!

How to Register

* Complete an application <HERE>

* Place a deposit <HERE>

* Select your program option

(Bailes Populares, Cuban Modern or Afro-Cuban)

* Let us know if you'd like MM to book your flight

* Complete an interest survey <HERE>

* Stay tuned via email & Facebook for updates!

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