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Dance Adventure
in the Dominican Republic!
The Thanksgiving Trip

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

Begins Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Join us for an incredible adventure in the birthplace of Bachata: the Dominican Republic! This  special Thanksgiving Trip is presented by MetaMovements, J&L Studio, DanceKom & the MMRD Dancers and features the 1st night in Santo Domingo and the rest of the program in the beautiful Las Terrenas! You don't have to be affiliated with any of the dance companies in order to join in on the fun and feel the joy and gratitude of spending Thanksgiving in this beautiful place!

This is a trip for adventurers who are ready to venture off-the-beaten path and enjoy every moment to the maximum! Immerse yourself in a new culture and make new friends, while taking a deep dive into the history of Dominican dance. We have a team of enthusiastic and talented instructors who are excited to welcome you into their country and share their culture with you!

Each day, you'll have opportunities to:


  • Build your skills in dance workshops taught by renowned local artists and international guests

  • Participate in cultural exchange activities and excursions, such as language exchange tutoring, visits to waterfalls, and cooking traditional Dominican food outdoors

  • Dance the night away with your instructors and hosts at parties around the town, in clubs, on the street, and on the beach

  • Take private lessons, relax on the beach, try a new activity, or explore Las Terrenas on your own 

We want this to be the ideal trip for YOU, so if you want to skip a group activity to have more personal time, feel free to let us know!

Register early for best prices and a FREE private lesson, and we’ll create the dance adventure of your dreams!


Program Dates:  Begins Wed Nov 22, 2023

Final Payment Due: Sat Oct 7

Bonus: Register by Thurs Sept 7 

for a FREE Private Lesson 


Prices Increase Sept 15th

Program Details

Dance Workshops


One of the highlights of MetaMovements Dance Adventures is seeing our travelers’ skills transform in such a short time! Each day will include two or more hours of classes in bachata, merengue, dembow and salsa with renowned artists from Las Terrenas and international guest instructors. Workshops will explore history, body movement, styling, partnerwork and technique and will be divided into levels or styles when needed to ensure maximum enjoyment and learning for all participants! 


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. This year’s planned events include 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


Each evening we will join our instructors, dance hosts and the Las Terrenas community at their favorite venues to extend the learning from your workshops and private lessons. 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 LT is amazing and an essential ingredient of your Dance Adventure transformation!

Price & Inclusions


5 Days / 4 Nights:  $999/person in a shared room

+$250 if you would like to upgrade to a single room

What's Included:
  • Comfortable double- or triple-occupancy lodging (5 days, 4 nights)

    • Wednesday night in Santo Domingo
      Thursday to Saturday nights in Las Terrenas

    • Option: add nights before &/or after group

    • Option to upgrade to single occupancy

  • Pick-up from Airport (SDQ) during our arrival window (flying overnight Nov 21-22): 

    • 5:00 - 7:00 am (to coincide with the best flights from BOS to SDQ). If you would like to arrive at a different time, please contact us so we can help you arrange for a personal taxi (this fee is not included). 

  • Tour bus from Santo Domingo to Las Terrenas, with scenic (and dancing) stops along the way

  • Breakfast plus one additional meal each day

Optional Add-Ons (purchased in advance)
  • Choreography Challenge: $150

  • Technique Training: $150

  • Private Lessons: $60 - 1 lesson; $150 - 3 lessons

Program Extensions & Other Optional Programming
(Let us know if you're interested in hearing more)


  • Fitness, dance technique and wellness coaching

  • Scuba, snorkeling, kayaking or other water activities

  • Nature excursions (half and full day)

  • Massage


Optional Program Extensions


For people who would like to extend their stay, let us know if you are interested in an excursion or other activities or services, and we will connect you to our MMRD Coordinator who can answer your questions and plan the rest of your trip.



Arrive a day or two early to Santo Domingo if that better fits your dates off work or helps you get the flights you like the best. We can arrange a place to stay near the airport or in the beautiful Colonial Zone, and we can arrange private lessons, dance outings, or excursions with our team there if you wish.



Stay a few days longer to continue training with MMRD Collective Members, and/or to explore other aspects of the island with one of our personalized excursion packages.

Not Included
  • Flights

    • We can make recommendations at no cost or book for you for a $45 fee.

  • Food & drinks (Beyond those listed above.)

  • Tips & Gratuities

    • For local servers, bartenders, artists, hosts, drivers, house-keepers.

  • Airport transfers for your return

    • Since many travelers want the freedom to depart on different days and from different airports, we are not including the return transfer. We can assist you in selecting and booking your preferred transfer if you wish. It will be cheaper and more fun if you coordinate your flights with others, so let us know if you would like help with that as well.

  • 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 can select the single upgrade!


How to Register
Select Your Payment Plan
  1. Pay in Full Now

  2. Pay $350 non-refundable deposit

We will send you an invoice for the remainder of your balance (including any additional add-ons you request).

Important: Trip is non-refundable If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your program to another person for this same travel program and dates ONLY.

Complete Your Application
  1. Need a roommate? Fill out the roommate request form.  We'll do our best to match you, but if there are none available, you will be charged for a single upgrade.

  2. If interested, add-on the single upgrade and/or other optional items.

  3. Be sure to let us know if you're interested in an extension!

  4. Click the Register button to join!

Please Note:  When you fill out the application form, you will have the option of making a $350 deposit or the full payment.  Once you select, you will be redirected to our online payment system through Square.  They charge a 3% processing fee for all payments made electronically.  Your $350 deposit is required to process your application and reserve your spot.  If you prefer, you can pay just the deposit via Square and then use another medium for the majority of your payment.
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