Cuban Dance and Culture

Dancing in the streets, Baracoa
Dancing in the streets, Baracoa

Dance 418 (3 Credits)

December 29 - January 9, 2018

Instructor: James Lepore

Immerse yourself in the world of Afro-Cuban music and dance guided by directors who have a hands-on knowledge of Cuban culture. Coursework will focus on the traditional and popular culture of eastern Cuba (El Oriente) and will include classes with international performing artists as well as highly regarded community dancers and musicians. The program will be based in Santiago, the birthplace of Cuban Son (known today as "Salsa").

The group will spend a total of 5 days in Santiago, 4 days in Baracoa and 2 days in Guantanamo.

Program fee is $2,850.00 and includes all transportation, Lodging, Breakfast & Dinner, dance sessions with Cutumba, Babul, Tumba Francesa, and the Rueda All Stars. Fee does not include airfare and the program begins in Holguin.