Ballet Holidays in Cuba
Ballet and Dance training in general is strongly promoted in Cuba. Dance means more than art on the Caribbean island, it means life. The dancers thus unite in their movements a unique Cuban expression with the highest dancing virtuosity. Vamos Cuba works with teachers and dancers who were trained at one of the world’s most prestigious dance institutions in Cuba, the Escuela Nacional de Arte (ENA) , with its renowned faculty of modern dance, and at the famous Escuela Nacional de Ballet for classical dance.
Vamos Cuba team is there to make your holiday as comfortable as possible and give you the insight of real Cuba. We will take care of the practical organisation of your trip (offering the best advice on where to go in your free time, and the best places to eat, drink, and relax.) You will have your direct ¡Vamos*Cuba! contact throughout your stay.
We put together a sample itinerary to give you an idea of what you can expect from our ballet holiday in Cuba – but this is just a taste of what we have to offer. All afternoon plans and day excursions are entirely optional and flexible.
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Arrival in Havana. You’ll be picked up in style in a classic American car and taken to your accommodation in a ‘casa particular’ (a Cuban version of Bed&Breakfast). Depending on the time of your arrival, your host will meet you at your accommodation and discuss the details of your stay.
Accommodation: Casa Particular (exact Casa will be confirmed before your departure)
5 days of classes start today
You will have your classes in the morning and free afternoons to explore the city. You will have the weekend free of classes and you might wish to go to visit close town Vinales or spend a day on the beach close to Havana. Vamos Cuba host will be able to advise you on your options and help you buy bus ticket or book a day trip with a Cuban agency.
Day off from Classes
Today you’ll have a break from your classes and have the opportunity to relax and see more of the city. In the afternoon, you can visit El Gran Palenque, which is home to the Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba. There are rumba and Afro-Cuban dance performances on the patio every Saturday. Entrance fee: 5CUC On Sunday you can go tosee live rumba dance and music in Callejón de Hamel(12pm -3pm, entrance free).
Its time to say good bye to Cuba. Most of the flights to Europe depart in the late afternoon so you will have time for last minute gift shopping. According to your departure time you will be picked up at your Casa and taken to the airport.
We take comfort of our customers very seriously. When you stay at a Casa Particular chosen by Vamos*Cuba, you can be assured that it has been hand-picked based on our very selective criteria. We met personally the family who run them. We only work with people who understand and share our values. We support responsible travel and therefore working directly with the locals is the best way how to contribute to Cuban families and local economy We want you to stay in a home which will offer all the comfort and privacy you need and bring a unique touch to your holiday. Vamos Cuba offers 3 types of homestay accommodations:
Included as standard in all of our packages. This is the best way to get to know the locals and gain a real insight into the Cuban way of life. Your accommodation will be in a central and accessible location, you’ll have a good sized room with a private bathroom or shared between a maximum of two rooms. You’ll have access to a terrace or balcony, and your room will have air conditioning.
For those who want complete privacy; for an extra charge you can get all of the features of a Comfort Casa with the added benefit of a private entrance in the same house as the family, or a completely separate apartment. You’ll have a kitchen, private bathroom, separate living area, TV, fridge and phone.
If you want a luxury but still want an authentic Cuban experience away from the hotels, then the luxury Casa is for you. You’ll have a beautifully designed and spacious room, lounge, terrace and an impressive view of either the Malecon or the City. You’ll also have a TV, phone and safety deposit box.
Hotels in Cuba
In case you wouldn’t feel comfortable staying in Casas Particulares we can make a reservation to any hotels in Cuba. Just let us know your preferences and we will sort it out for you. Price will depend on the season and the specific hotels.
1 week program: £520
- 5x2 hours of 1:1 Ballet classes with a top Cuban teacher & choreographer
- Bilingual ¡Vamos*Cuba! (English-Spanish) tour host
- 7 nights accommodation in private home with breakfast
- Transfers to and from the airport in Havana
- If 2 people book 1 room: 10% discount
- If booked more then 2 weeks: 8% discount
What’s not included
- Departure Tax (25CUC)
- Tourist card (£15-£20)
- Meals except breakfast
- Transfers to and from the airport in Havana
- Anything explicitly above
- Extra 1 hour of classes: £10
- Extra day in Cuba: £35
- Day hire of a car with a chauffeur: £80
- 1/2 day Company of our Vamos Cuba host: £20 (doesnt apply on your first or second day with your host which is already included)
Vamos Cuba Host
Vamos Cuba Host is there to make your holiday as comfortable as possible and give you the insight of real Cuba. We will take care of the practical organisation of your trip (offering the best advice on where to go in your free time, and the best places to eat, drink, and relax.) Your Vamos Cuba host in Havana is Alfredo CarmenateAlfredo will pick you up from the airport and will take you to your Casa. He is there for you to help with any problems you might have and give you advices for your free time. He will also show you around all the important places on your first day (Alternatively on second day if you arrive late in the evening)Please note that he is there also for other clients of Vamos Cuba and wont be able to spend your free time with you except the first (or second day )
Is the flight included in the trip?
We do not include the flight into our packages as our clients tend to travel from different countries. We are happy to provide you with information on flight options.
What happens when I arrive at the airport?
If your package includes transfer from the airport, you will be picked up there by our contact and accompanied to your place of stay.
Is Cuba safe country to visit?
Cuba is the safest country in Latin Amerina. Cuba has the lowest crime rate in the Western Hemisphere! You will be surprised by the visible police presense in Cuba. Of course as in any country be careful of you belongings!
How old do you have to be for a ¡Vamos*Cuba! courses?
We don’t have age limit, we have something for everyone. For example we recommend Danzon class for seniors or dance class for kids where they can learn how to move as lion, cat or tree in wind.
Which documents do I need for travelling to your destinations?
A Tourist card is normally issued for 30 days. If you want to stay for another month you need to extend your visa at immigration in Havana for extra charge. Its very easy and fast to obtain the tourist card either via online website or directly with Cuban embassy. Feel free to contact us if you need any help. A Student visa is required if you are planning also study in Cuba more then 30 days. As most of ours courses are with professional organisation and school we will organise this for you. Only downside is that it takes a bit longer and we will need you to book our holiday at least 3 month in advance.
What level are your dance courses?
We have 4 levels: Beginners, Improvers, Intermediate and Advance. Contemporary and ballet classes are suitable for professionals and dance students.
Is there a supplement to be paid if I book a single room?
Most of our customers are Solo Travelers and most of are packages are calculated for 1 person. However we do offer 10% discount to people sharing 1 room.
What is your cancellation policy?
Please check our terms and conditions for more details.
How do I book a ¡Vamos*Cuba! holiday?
First contact us via our Enquiry form or leave us your number and we will call you backIf you are happy with the proposed itinerary, we will send you reservation form with our Terms & Conditions and we will require 15% deposit. This can be done either by bank transfer or by cheque.The outstanding balance must be paid off at least 30 days before your departure.
If I cannot find a flight, am I tied to my reservation?
You have 7 days following your booking confirmation in which you can cancel your reservation without any costs.
How do I pay for a ¡Vamos*Cuba! holiday?
The only option is by bank transfer into our account or by cheque. To guarantee your booking, we require an advance payment of 15% within the next 7 days of booking. The rest of the amount has to be paid no later than 1 month before the starting date of your departure.
Should I buy travel insurance before going on your holiday?
It’s legal requirement by Cuban government to have travel insurance before you entry the country.
Is it safe to book with ¡Vamos*Cuba! ?
It’s very safe. Please see our Financial Protection section for more details.
Ballet Holidays in Cuba: Techniques of the Cuban School of Ballet
Content: This course was conceived from the technique internationally known as the Cuban School of Ballet, which has a highly technical and interpretive method, characterized by its plasticity, virtuosity and cubanness. Supported by its cultivators or creators in the world of ballet and through its awards in international competitions, the Cuban School of Ballet has defined its methodology as a deep practical approach, which is included in this course, along with elements of physical preparation and the exchange of ballet specialists in Cuba.
- Highly Qualified Teachers
- 1:1 Ballet classes
- Vamos Cuba Host through out your stay
- Local Insight
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