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Cuban Dance and Culture (December 29, 2016 - January 8, 2017)


DANC 418: Cuban Dance and Culture
(1-3 credits)
December 29, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Instructor: James Lepore

Experience Afro-Caribbean music and dance in Cuba, its cultural epicenter. Coursework includes studio study of the vital West-African traditions of eastern Cuba and daily on-site emergence in the exciting social milieu (Salsa, Rumba, Santeria) that is uniquely Cuban. This intensive field class will take place in Santiago de Cuba, Baracoa and Guantanamo City. The director of this program, Jim Lepore, Professor of Dance at George Mason University, has long-standing professional relationships with the Cuban artists who will act as our mentors.

Trip cost is $2,950.00 and includes tuition, round-trip flight Miami/Santiago, all studio classes, lodging (double occupancy with two overnights of triple occupancy in Guantanomo), breakfast and dinner daily, all transportation in Cuba, and performance viewing. Course fee does not cover transportation to/from Miami, lunches, or overnight stay in Miami on outbound or inbound legs.

Space is limited! To reserve a spot in this course, a $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required and can be paid either by personal check (made payable to "George Mason University") or cash to the Field Studies office at 433 Enterprise Hall. The application deadline for this course is September 15, 2016.

For more information about course academics contact Professor Lepore.

For questions about course enrollment, please contact Greg Justice at or 703-993-1740 Monday - Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 4:30pm.

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