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JOIN US IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ON ONE OF OUR UPCOMING PROGRAMS!

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June 2024

Begins Wed, Jun 26, 2024

Dance Adventure-- Summer Getaway

  • Presented by MetaMovements, J&L Dance Studio and the MMRD Dancers!

  • Flexible travel dates: 4- & 6-day programs

  • Opportunities to learn from and dance with the best dancers in the area

  • Nightly outings to put all you've learned into practice!

  • Add on a Choreography Challenge, Technique Training or Excursion Extension to round out your experience

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June 2025

Exact Dates Coming Soon...

Dance Adventure-- Summer Getaway 

  • Presented by MetaMovements, J&L Dance Studio and the MMRD Dancers!

  • A summer getaway filled with dancing and cultural exchange

  • Opportunities to learn from and dance with the best dancers in the area

  • Nightly outings to put all you've learned into practice!

  • Add-on options available to round out your experience

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September 2024

Begins Sat, Sept 28, 2024

Dance Adventure-- Fall Getaway

  • Presented by MetaMovements, Tina Cavicchio, Angie & Audrey and the MMRD Dancers!

  • 6 day program

  • Opportunities to learn from and dance with the best dancers in the area

  • Nightly outings to put all you've learned into practice!

  • Add-on options available to round out your experience

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July 2025

Exact Dates Coming Soon...

Dance Adventure-- Summer Dance Tour 

  • Presented by MetaMovements, J&L Dance Studio and the MMRD Dancers!

  • A summer adventure filled with dancing and cultural exchange

  • Opportunities to learn from and dance with the best dancers in multiple cities

  • Nightly outings to put all you've learned into practice!

  • Add-on options available to round out your experience

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February 2025

Exact Dates Coming Soon...

Dance Adventure-- Winter Getaway 

  • Presented by MetaMovements, J&L Dance Studio and the MMRD Dancers!

  • The perfect winter getaway filled with dancing and cultural exchange

  • Opportunities to learn from and dance with the best dancers in the area

  • Nightly outings to put all you've learned into practice!

  • Add-on options available to round out your experience

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Custom Program

Available Year Round

Customized DR Programs

  • Presented by MetaMovements and you!

  • Your choice of personalized dance, music and/or language lessons

  • Your choice of evening dance & music activities with the MM Team 

  • A variety of Cultural Exchange Activities with the MM Team, designed with your special interests in mind

  • Access to experts in dance, music, language, culture, history and more!

GENERAL PROGRAM DETAILS
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Dance Workshops

 

One of the highlights of MetaMovements Dance Adventures is seeing our travelers’ skills transform in such a short time! Each day includes group classes in styles such as Bachata, Merengue, Dembow, Salsa, and more with renowned artists from Las Terrenas, the trip leaders and international guest instructors. Workshops explore history, body movement, styling, partner work and technique and are divided into levels or styles, as needed, to ensure maximum enjoyment and learning for all participants! 

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Cultural Exchange Excursions

 

Participate in special excursions that go beyond the typical tourist experience, immersing you in the unique culture and beauty of the Dominican Republic. Past excursions have included a visit to a hidden waterfall, a “day in the life” visit and typical meal at one of our host’s family’s homes, a walking tour of Las Terrenas and a sunset beachside dinner. Add-on excursions are available too!

Dance Parties

 

Every night we join our instructors, dance hosts and the Las Terrenas community at their favorite venues to put the learning from your workshops and private lessons into practice. This community loves variety, so you will enjoy Bachata, Merengue and Salsa of many styles, as well as fun animaciones and more! Social dancing in Las Terrenas is amazing, and it's an essential ingredient in your Dance Adventure transformation!

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What's Included

WHAT'S INCLUDED & AVAILABLE IN ALL TRIPS

Lodging, Meals, & Transportation

  • Comfortable double- or triple-occupancy lodging

    • Option: upgrade to single occupancy

  • Airport Pick-up & drop-off (SDQ) if you arrive/depart in line with our scheduled transport 

  • Lively nightly outings at great local spots with the best dancers in the area!

  • Opportunities to greatly increase your dance level in Bachata, Merengue & Dembow

  • Workshops in a wide variety of styles with renowned local & international instructors

  • Daily breakfast buffets (With fresh fruit, coffee or tea, toast, eggs & juice)

  • Additional delicious Dominican-style meals

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Optional Add-On Programming
(Let us know if you're interested in hearing more)

 

  • Private Lesson Packages

  • Fitness and wellness coaching

  • Nature excursions (half and full day)

  • Water Activities

 
MetaMovements Support Package

 

  • A pre-departure briefing, travel preparation & consultation (including packing & travel tips).

  • Knowledgeable & friendly hosts who will meet with you each day to assist you with special requests and communicate updates to you regarding your schedule. 

  • 24-hour assistance available in the case of emergencies.

What's Not Included:
  • Flights ​(We can make recommendations at no cost or book your flights for you for a $45 fee)
  • Transportation to the airport at the end of the program
  • Any extra activities, transport, food or drinks

  • Tips & Gratuities (For local servers, bartenders, artists, instructors, hosts, drivers, house-keepers.)

  • ​​Guaranteed roommate for each traveler (If you sign up with a roommate and both request each other, we will put you together! If you are traveling solo, we can check if there is someone else who wants a roommate, or you will need to select the single upgrade!)

TRAVEL FAQs

Which flights do you recommend?

  • Due to changing weather potentially causing delays and cancellations in the Caribbean, we recommend choosing a direct flight whenever possible. You will fly into SDQ Las Americas airport in Santo Domingo.

What are other things travelers spend money on, in addition to the cost of the flight and program? 

  • This really varies on a case-to-case basis based on each individual's budget for the trip. Many travelers choose to add private lessons to their package. The cost of drinks and additional meals ranges, depending on your choice of food (take-out and informal fare vs restaurants) and the amount of alcohol you plan to consume. Some travelers choose to add on excursions to their trip. Some like to include room in their budget for gifts and artwork from local artists and artisans. Other expenses may include an occasional taxi, though most venues are within walking distance of our accommodation.

  • Most travelers like to leave a tip for the dancers and staff at the end of the trip to express their gratitude and offer additional support. We go more into detail about this during the pre-departure briefing.

Is it safe in Las Terrenas?

  • Las Terrenas is one of the safest areas in the Dominican Republic! We do, however, like to maintain a buddy system (especially at night) to ensure people do not walk alone. We go over best safety practices in the pre-departure briefing, and our MMRD team members are very attentive in supporting our groups to have an enjoyable and safe experience!

Who can I take private lessons with and what are their specialties?

  • All of the MMRD instructors are extremely knowledgeable in a variety of dance styles and can adjust to your level. If you are interested in working on anything particular, please let us know, and we can match you with an artist based on your preferences and their availability. The longer you wait to book, the more their schedules fill up, so be sure to reach out about your preferences and goals as soon as you can!

I don’t speak Spanish, will I still be able to take private lessons and get around o.k.? 

  • Absolutely! Some of the MMRD instructors speak English, and they all have gone through training in how to effectively teach using gestures and key words in English-- sometimes this type of teaching even proves to be more effective due to its focus on movement! If you prefer to book private lessons with artists that speak English, please include this detail in your request.

What are the styles and levels of the group classes?

  • Throughout the trip, various dance styles are taught, including Bachata, Merengue, Dembow, Salsa On1 and On2, Rueda, Afro and more. It largely depends on the preferences of the group and the Trip Leaders! In terms of level, we break into various levels when necessary, offering fundamentals such as body movement and timing for those wanting to focus on those foundational concepts.

Testimonials

“While I expected the trip to be really wonderful, it truly exceeded my expectations. The people I met from both La Republica Dominicana and travelers from other places have been really wonderful. I’m just very content that I was able to come.”
-- Adi Rattner
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I’ve been on four dance adventures with MetaMovements, and it’s not an exaggeration to say these experiences have been life changing. I’ve learned a lot (so much!) as a dancer on each trip, but even more, I found connection: to a wonderful international dance community, to my own creative expression, and to new friends who I continue to see in Boston. 
-- Katie B.

This was a dream trip for me - to be able to dance the dance I LOVE (bachata) in the country where it originated. I had high hopes for how fun and fulfilling it would be, and the trip was even better than I hoped for.

  

-- Ellen B.

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