Without music, dance and rhythm, the Cubans would be incomplete. Likewise, your holiday would not be the same without them either. Soak up the sounds and rhythms of the Caribbean with our dance courses in Havana. Whichever style of dance is your favourite; whether it be Salsa, Tango, Reggaeton, Bachata or Merengue, we have it covered. Our professional dancers will take you into the world of dance, with or without a partner. All our dance courses take place Monday-Friday and will begin by determining your preferences and ability, so your course can be tailored to your individual needs. For beginners there will be some easier warm-up exercises to gently ease you into the world of dancing.
Our Dance Courses give you the chance to learn the Cuban Salsa right here in its birthplace. The classes take place in our “Ritmo Cubano” dance school in the heart of Havana.
The word “salsa” originates from the Spanish word for “sauce”, representing the blend of rhythms that we can hear in salsa music. Salsa originally stemmed from the “Son” music style which has been combined with other genres to create the salsa that we know and love today. Salsa is well spread across the whole of the Caribbean and each country adds their own twist to the original Cuban rhythms. In Cuba itself, a new quicker style of Salsa developed from an exciting and vibrant mix of Funk, Nueva Trova, Hip Hop, Jazz, called Timba.
Our Tango Course gives you the opportunity to learn this graceful dance with a professional dancing partner. The Tango Dance developed in the end of the 19th century in Buenos Aires and Montevideo. It changed from a folklike dance to an artful dance, that is famous around the world. There are different types of Tango that varies from "Tango Argentino" to "Euro Tango". In our course you'll learn the "Tango Argentino".
Reggaeton is a passionate dance that was first developed approximately 10 years ago in Puerto Rico and stems from a variety of different rhythms. The lyrics of Reggaeton songs are mostly in Spanish and in a chanting style similar to rap. Cuban Reggateon often contains hidden social criticisms and primarily speaks to the youth and Cuban exile communities. The dance itself is inspired by Jamaican Dance Hall, American Hip Hop, Salsa, Bomba, Merengue and Bachata. Take one of our Reggaeton Dance Courses and experience this fascinating mix of music for yourself.
In our Dance Courses you can learn all about Reggaeton in a Cuban context. The lessons take place in our “Ritmo Cubano” dance school. A professional teacher can take you through the steps and rhythms from scratch or build on what knowledge you may already have.
Learn to dance the Bachata and the Merengue at our „Ritmo Cubano“ dance school. The Bachata dance dates back to the 1960s when it was first created in the Dominican Republic with roots from the Cuban and Caribbean Bolero. It was originally developed as a dance for couples and was danced to romantic guitar music. With the influence of the Merengue, Bachata quickly became accepted as a dance and music style.
The Merengue originates from the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico. Just like Bachata music, the Merengue often talks of unrequited love, passion or sometimes of social and political criticisms. Take one of our dance tours and listen for yourself!
- Choose between Salsa, Tango, Merengue & Bachata, Reggaeton
- The course is held on five days per week (Monday to Friday)
- One lesson is 45 minutes long; per day you are having two lessons (total of 90 min/day)
- You can either book single days (90 minutes) or a whole week (start is always on a monday)
- All dance courses are located in Havana, either in our SC Travel Adventures dancing school "Ritmo Cubano", in the "Casa del Tango" or in the complex "Paparazzi
- Booked dance course (90 min/day)
- Every participant (even couples) are coached by a Cuban dancer
- The courses can be booked in combination with the hotel Comodoro, incl. breakfast