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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 is a trip for adventurers who are ready to go 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.

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

  • dance the night away with your instructors and hosts at parties around the town

  • 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 by April 20th for maximum flexibility of your schedule (and a FREE private lesson)—we’ll create the dance adventure of your dreams!


Program Dates:  Begins June 24, 2023

Final Payment DueMay 22

Bonus: Register by Thurs 4/20 for FREE Private Lesson



Prices Increase May 11th

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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 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


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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