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

Begins Saturday, June 24, 2023

Join us for an incredible adventure in the birthplace of bachata: the Dominican Republic! This flexible journey (three-day and five-day options, plus extensions available) is a chance for American travelers and Dominican artists to connect through our shared love of dance. 


This is a trip for adventurers who are ready to go off-the-beaten path and enjoy every moment to the maximum! Travel with like-minded people who want to immerse themselves in a new culture and make new friends while taking a deep dive into the history of Dominican dance. We are dance enthusiasts and people who care deeply about supporting local artists who dedicate their lives to honoring the roots of popular dance styles, creating innovations that will light up our future.


Each day, you'll build your skills in dance workshops taught by renowned local artists and international guests, participate in cultural exchange activities and excursions, and dance the night away with your instructors and hosts at parties around the town. There’s also plenty of time to join an add-on course, take private lessons, relax on the beach, try a new activity or explore the area 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!


Program Dates:  Begins June 24, 2023

Final Payment DueMay 20

Bonus: Register by Mon 3/20 for a FREE Private Lesson

Prices Increase April 20th

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Las Terrenas is a beautiful beach destination on the north coast of the Samaná Peninsula that has become a hub for dance-lovers from near and far. Its landscape is every bit as scenic as the Dominican Republic’s more famous beach towns–Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, etc–but there are no resorts or chain hotels in Las Terrenas, giving it a more authentic and inclusive vibe. As you walk around and spend time in restaurants and clubs, you will mingle with people from many regions of the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Europe and other parts of the world who’ve all chosen Las Terrenas as their home. 


Las Terrenas was significantly impacted by the pandemic and then Hurricane Fiona last September. The dancers are thankful for the support they received from MetaMovements, J & L Dance Studio and other sources that enabled them to get through the hardest times and come back even stronger than before. On this trip, we’ll learn how they utilized the support to stabilize and transform during the pandemic and rebuild so quickly after the hurricane. You will also learn more about their goals for the future, including their vision for the “dance sanctuary” they have created in this tiny town.

Price & Inclusions


Long Weekend:  $675/person double-occupancy

(dawn on Sat to dawn on Tues)

XXL Weekend:  $899/person double-occupancy

(dawn on Sat to dawn on Thurs)

What's Included:
  • Transportation from Las Americas Airport to Las Terrenas, with scenic (and dancing) stops along the way

  • Comfortable double-occupancy lodging in Las Terrenas (or upgrade to single)

  • Breakfasts in Las Terrenas

  • 2 group lunches

  • 2+ hours of dance workshops each day with renowned local and visiting artists 

  • 4+ hours of dance parties every night, with incredible dance hosts

  • Unique cultural exchange activities

  • Pre-tour briefing, travel preparation and consultation

  • Welcome tour and orientation to daily life on the island

  • Knowledgeable MetaMovements liaison and friendly Dominican hosts

  • 24-hour assistance available for emergencies

  • Local concierge services to assist you with travel planning and to connect you to other activities of interest in the area, as well as rentals or other services as needed. 

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


  • Fitness, dance technique and wellness coaching

  • Scuba, snorkeling, kayaking, boating 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.

Optional Add-Ons (purchased in advance)
  • Single Occupancy Upgrade

    • Long Weekend  + $150

    • XXL Weekend    + $250

  • Choreography Challenge: + $150

    • (Performances on Tues &/Or Wed)

  • Technique Training: + $150

  • Three-hour Private Lesson Package: + $150

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!

Other Travel FAQs


Payments on the Ground


  • We recommend bringing cash for additional expenses. You can exchange your dollars for Dominican pesos once you have embarked on our adventure! (It's better than trying to exchange in the US.)

  • Some places will accept your credit cards, and there are ATMs in town that have worked for American travelers. Check with your bank.

  • Many activities or purchases do not offer refunds… although some may offer transfers.

Getting There


    • Group departs for Las Terrenas (from Santo Domingo airport)  

    • Sat, June 24, 6:00 AM

  • This program is especially designed to align with the best (most direct + affordable) flights from the Boston area, but we also welcome adventurers who are arriving earlier from other locations and those who choose to stay longer.

    • ​Departing non-stop flight from Boston:  

      • JetBlue overnight flight (time varies slightly but will arrive at Santo Domingo airport by 4 AM)

    • ​Return non-stop flight to Boston (for long-weekend package):  

      • JetBlue early morning flight (arriving in Boston by 9 AM)

    • ​Return non-stop flight to Boston (for XXL-weekend package):  

      • JetBlue early morning flight (arriving in Boston by 9 AM)

  • Those who take our beloved late-night flight on JetBlue from Boston together will sleep on the plane and arrive by 4 AM Saturday. After going through immigration and collecting luggage, there will be time to have breakfast and other refreshments at the airport before our drive to Las Terrenas. (Traditional Dominican food, well-stocked Starbucks and other locations are open 24 hours at the airport.) People who arrive early or are already in Santo Domingo can meet the group at the airport or request a ride.  


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!

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