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Cuban Dance Intensive!
Presented by MetaMovements & the MM Cuba Team!

 Week 1:  July 28 - Aug 3  
Week 2:  Aug 4-10  
Both:  July 28 - Aug 10

J​oin MetaMovements on an inspiring dance journey to Cuba! Our intensive program is a deep dive into the world of Cuban dance under the guidance of renowned master instructors. Each day begins with Cuba’s unique training program called Cuban Modern Technique, which focuses on developing organic, dynamic movement that translates across all dance genres. The rest of the day includes intensive training in traditional and contemporary Cuban styles like Rumba, Afro-Cuban, Salsa/Casino, Son & more!  

This trip is more than just dance training; it's a cultural adventure featuring exchanges with groups like Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, Los Fundadores (the founders of Rueda De Casino), ViaDanza, and La Colmenita, as well as other incredible artists who will inspire you and take your movement, musicality and creativity to new heights!

By the end of the intensive you will feel stronger, more powerful, and more connected to the Cuban rhythms than ever before. If you are a dance lover looking to level-up, learn, and explore in one of the most culturally rich cities in the hemisphere while supporting artists on the island– then this trip is for you!


This trip will give you the opportunity to:


  • Take a journey through time and learn more about the vibrant, living history of Havana through performances, personal conversations, city tours, art exhibitions, museums, and evenings out at some of the most lively nightlife options the city has to offer.

  • Learn from some of the top instructors in Havana! Whatever your current level of dance or percussion is when you arrive… you will amaze yourself before you leave!  We have dance & music workshops daily including Son, Rumba, Afro-Cuban, Timba & more

  • Connect to the rhythms more deeply!  Dancing, singing or playing percussion alongside renowned musicians is an experience like no other (and musicians who bring another instrument can also sit in)!

  • Support local artists & entrepreneurs throughout your time on the island. This program is designed to help you make a true difference as people rebuild their small businesses post-pandemic. We will provide numerous ways that you can engage and help!


Register early and receive a FREE private lesson in the area that best suits you and your goals! (Dance, Music or Language)



Program Dates: Begins Sun, July 28, 2024

Final Payment Due: Wed, May 15, 2024

Bonus: Register by Wed, May 1, 2024 for a FREE private lesson

Prices Increase After First 10 Spots are Filled!

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Program Details

For General Program Details & FAQs
Visit our
Cuba Trips Page


8 Days/7 Nights: $1975/person (shared room) 

(single room upgrade: $350)

*   Price after Feb 20: $2125/person + $400 for single upgrade 

** Price after May 20: $2275/person + $500 for single upgrade

What's Included:
  • Lodging in shared rooms in comfortable Casas Particulares (or upgrade to single room)

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

  • Additional Daily Meal – mix of lunches & dinners (Includes main dish options, rice, beans, vegetables and more. Drinks available for purchase)

  • Transport to & from Airport if you travel within our flight window (or request taxi)

  • Transport TO all program activities, and home where listed. (When we do not include a taxi home, it's so that you have the freedom & flexibility to choose the time you wish to leave.)

Optional Add-Ons (purchased in advance)
  • Music Intensive - $250

  • Private Lessons: $50 - 1 lesson; $120 - 3 lessons

  • Taxi To/From Airport (If not in flight window): $60

  • Additional Items Upon Request (i.e shows, photo/video shoots, massages, etc.)

MetaMovements Support Package


  • A pre-departure briefing, travel preparation & consultation (including packing & spending advice, and Cuba 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.

  • Consultation on how to fulfill & document US legal requirements.

MetaMovements Program Activities


  • A full-time schedule of activities that fulfills U.S. & Cuban regulations as well as your personal goals and requests (Includes 6-8 hours per day of activities that fit this license category, plus the additional requests you make for your Free Time)

  • Assistance in coordinating Free Time activities

  • Dance & music workshops each day with renowned artists (plus add-on options for those who want more!)

  • Daily activities 

  • Cultural Exchanges with Collaborators such as Los Fundadores, ViaDanza, La Colmenita, & More! 

  • The Panorama of Cuban Music & Dance–our popular interactive history presentation

  • Opportunities to experience multiple types of live music or dance performances.

  • Add-on opportunities for private instruction & small group intensives with excellent instructors that will take you to a higher level in just a few sessions! 

Schedule Guarantee: The schedule in Cuba is always subject to change, but the regulations are clear that you must complete a full program, regardless. In the event of an in-country schedule change, we will arrange or provide options for activities that will fulfill US regulations as well as meet your interests & goals.  All dance & music add-ons booked in advance will be included in your final schedule.

Special Features
  • Learn about how everything–from antique cars to musical instruments–stays working beautifully with scarcity of supplies in a humid climate, thanks to the human touch!

  • Learn about daily life for artists and entrepreneurs, how they got started in their careers, what inspires them, and their hopes and dreams for the future.

  • Visits to artists studios, Malecon and many beloved points of interest in Havana!

  • Explore the African roots in music, dance, art and other aspects of Cuban culture.

Price & Inclusions
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Not Included
  • Flights ​(We can make recommendations at no cost or book for you for a $45 fee.)

  • Visa (Purchased through your airline)

  • Any extra activities, transport, food or drinks

  • Tips & Gratuities (For local servers, bartenders, artists, 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 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 . (We'll do our best to match you, but if there are none available, you will be charged for a single upgrade.)

  2. Prefer staying alone? Request the single upgrade.

  3. Check out the add-on options and let us know if you'd like to add a dance or music intensive or a private lesson package.

  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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