Programme Festival 4. Salsa Festival + 1 week Santiago de Cuba before, November 15-29, 2018

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Salsa Festival Santiago de Cuba 2018

The programme 2018.


Day 0: November 21, 2018

  • This day is especially for those arriving earlier to the festival and the last evening of the pre-week (extension)
  • Pre pre-party at Terraza de la Salsa (open for everybody)


Day 1: November 22, 2018

  • 20.00 pm. Registration and check-in of participants in Hotel San Juan with live music by Morena Son
  • Welcome of participants with live Cuban music, welcome cocktails, and delicious buffet
  • 22.00 pm. Pre-party with DJ Osval in hotel San Juan with all Cuban dance partners. Animations by the Cuban dance teachers.
  • Animations by Cuban dance part


Day 2: November 23, 2018

  • 8.00-10.30 Breakfast
  • 10.00-10.30 Official Opening of the festival, presentation of all dance teachers and dance partners. Making couples with Cuban dance partners and participants
  • 10.30-12.45 Workshops in 4 rooms (see workshop schedule)
  • 12.45-14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00- City tour Santiago de Cuba can be booked (optional): Make a fantastic city tour with a professional guide through the old town of Santiago de Cuba. You will visit several important buildings, squares and dancing locations.
  • 16:00-18.15 Dance workshops in 4 rooms (see workshop schedule).
  • 22.00-... Diner dansant in the city center of Santiago with music and dancing (transfers included)
  • Show of Maye and Asdrubal and show of Ballet Folklorico Cutumba


Day 3: November 24, 2018

  • 08.00-10.00 Breakfast
  • 10.00-10.20 Warming up at the Terrace
  • 10.30-12.45 Workshops in 4 rooms (see workshop schedule)
  • 12.45-13.30 Lunch
  • 16.00-17.15 Workshops in 4 saloons (see workshop schedule).
  • 19.30-22.00 Free time and dinner
  • 23.00-02.00 Salsa party
  • Concert (later to be announced)
  • Shows of Terraza de la Salsa and Sabor de Calle


Day 4: November 25, 2018

  • 8.00-10.00 Breakfast
  • 10.00–10.20 Warming up on the Terrace
  • 10.30-12.45 Workshops in 4 rooms (see workshop schedule)
  • 13.00-15.00 Lunch
  • 15.00-18.30 Free afternoon
  • 18:30-19:30 Show of Ballet Folklórico Cutumba in Teatro Marti
  • 20.00 -20.30 Big Rueda de Casino with all participants and Cuban dance partners at Parque Cespedes in Santiago de Cuba.
  • 23:00 Concert of Septeto Santiaguero


Day 5: November 26, 2018

  • 8.00-10.00 Breakfast
  • Free day (It is possible to book additional excursions)
Excursions:
  • Visiting Castillo el Morro (optional)
  • Visiting the beach of Siboney (optional).
  • Horseback riding (optional
  • Visiting Sierra Maestra (optional)
  • Swimming with Dolphins in National Aquarium
  • Additional private dance lessons Salsa, Son, Rumba, Reggaetón, Afro Cubano (optional)
You can book this during the festival
  • 22.00 ...... Fiesta (optional)


Day 6: November 27, 2018

  • 8.00-10.00 Breakfast
  • 10.00–10.20 Warming up
  • 10.30-12.45 Workshops in 4 Saloons (see workshop schedule)
  • 12.45-14.00 Lunch
  • 16:00-18.15 Workshops in 4 saloons (see workshop schedule).
  • 19.30-22.00 Free time and dinner
  • 22.00-..... Concerts (later to be announced) + gran fiesta in the hotel garden


Day 7: November 28, 2018

  • 8.00-10.00 Breakfast
  • 10.00–10.20 Warming up
  • 10.30-12.45 Workshops in 4 Saloons (see workshop schedule).
  • 12.45-14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00-14.30 Transfer to marina Marlin to swim, dance, and to make a boat trip
  • 14.30-18.00 Party in Marlin with shows
  • 18.00-18.30 Transfer to hotel San Juan
  • 18.30-22.00 Free time and dinner
  • 22.00-..... Big Salsa farewell party with shows and surprises.


Day 8: November 29, 2018

  • 8.00-10.00 Breakfast
  • Bye bye with live music in the hotel garden.
The salsa festival holiday can be extended with:
  • Dance holiday 1 week before in Santiago de Cuba (November 15-22, 2018) with Terraza de la Salsa
  • Dance holiday week afterwards in Havana (December 1-8, 2018)
  • Go to Baracoa
  • Go to the beautiful beach of Guardalavaca
  • Rent a car and travel through Cuba
  • Tell us your ideas and we make it happen


Day in between: 30-11-2018

  • Continuation of dance holiday to Havana
  • Transfer from Hotel to Santiago de Cuba airport
  • Domestic flight from Santiago de Cuba to Havana
  • Arrival in Havana with domestic flight
  • Check-in in 3* hotel, 5* hotel or casa particulares (B&B)
  • Welcome dinner
  • You will meet with one of Havana's greatest salsa locations: Casa de la Musica, Hotel Florida, or maybe La Gruta. These locations are spacious with super music.


Extra dance week before Santiago de Cuba, November 15-22, 2018




Day 1: 15-11-2018

  • 18.00 – 18.15 Welcome at Terraza de la Salsa
  • 19.00 – 20.00 Diner at La Terraza de la Salsa
  • 21.00 – 21.30 Presentation Dance4two and the dancers of Terraza de Salsa
  • 22.30 –..... First party in La Claqueta


Day 2: 16-11-2018

  • 10.00 – 11.00 Salsa Cubana dance lessons
  • 11.00 – 12.00 Rueda de Casino
  • Lunch
  • Party at Casa de la Musica with all Cuban dance partners


Day 3: 17-11-2018

  • 10.00 – 11.00 Salsa Cubana dance lessons
  • 11.00 – 12.00 Son lessons
  • 13.30 - 17.00 City tour
  • 22.00 - ....... Fiesta in La Claqueta


Day 4: 18-11-2018

  • 10.00 – 17.00 Classes, party, diner, and relaxing at El Porvenir, a natural swimming pool in the mountains.
  • 19.00 - .......... Tonight we will visit the famous casa Caribe and enjoy Cuban Folklore


Day 5: 19-11-2018

  • Free day and evening. We'll provide you with the best options to spend day and night.


Day 6: 20-11-2018

  • 10:00 - 11:00 Salsa dance classes
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Rumba lesson and Rueda de Casino
  • 21:30 - ......... party in La Pachanga


Day 7: 21-11-2018

  • 10.00 - 17.00 Dance classes, and lunch at Playa Siboney
  • 22.00 – ........ Farewell party at la Terraza de la Salsa


Day 8: 22-11-2018

  • Breakfast
  • End of the first week


Extra dance holiday Havana after Salsa Festival Santiago de Cuba, December 1-8, 2018



Havana 01-12-2018

  • Warm welcome and introduction
  • After checking in, the first introduction with Dance4two, the tour leader, the local organization, and all dance teachers and dance partners will start. You are offered a diner and drinks.
  • For those without a jetlag and enough energy, there is the possibility of having the first impression with one of the finest salsa dance locations.


Havana 02-12-2018

  • Breakfast
  • 9.45. Briefing will take place about the programme, the dance lessons and professional Cuban dance partners.
  • Salsa lessons will take 3 hours, including 1-2 small breaks.
  • 10.00 - 13.00 Dance classes in 2 different saloons..
  • In room 1 there is one-to-one salsa dance classes, where everybody dances with his / her Cuban dance partner at his / her own dance level.
  • In room 2 will be Son, Rumba, Afro, Rueda, Reggaeton, or Styling classes by Karelia Despaigne, and her team Tierra Kaliente.
  • Lunch. You can have lunch in one of the numerous typical Cuban restaurants in the city (not included).
  • 20.00. Jardines 1830. You will travel by taxi to one of the best salsa party’s in the city. Jardines 1830 is the headquarters of the Círculo de Fundadores del Casino - a group of people who were some of the founding members of the Casino style back in the 50's and beginning of the 60's. Nowadays it is a beautiful restaurant with a garden, where you can dance salsa with the Cuban people. You can ask your Cuban dance partner to come with you


Havana 03-12-2018

  • Breakfast
  • 10.00 - 13.00 Dance classes in 2 different saloons..
  • In room 1 there is one-to-one salsa dance classes, where everybody dances with his / her Cuban dance partner at his / her own dance level.
  • In room 2 will be Son, Rumba, Afro, Rueda, Reggaeton, or Styling classes by Karelia Despaigne, and her team Tierra Kaliente.
  • 13.00 Lunch. For lunch are many beautiful spots: Restauramt Castropol at the Malecon, or have lunch in Obispo. El Floridita is a nice restaurant and was Hemingway’s favorite. It is a very elegant bar. You can also buy some food at the street.
  • 15.00 - 17.30. Guided tour with a guide. You will visit the beautiful old part of the city, the so-called “La Havana Vieja”. This 350 year old city has numerous beautiful spots. Walk around Calle Obispo and enjoy one of the several live music shows playing Cuban music. The guided tour will finish around 17.00-17.30.
  • Rest of the evening is free to spend. In the evening you can go to Casa de la Musica. This place is the best places to enjoy the best salsa groups in Cuba every day. Different bands everyday/every week. Every day, bands like Alexander Abreu and Los Van Van, etc. are playing live. You will for sure enjoy a great evening dancing and having fun.


Havana 04-12-2018

  • Breakfast
  • 10.00 - 13.00 Dance classes in 2 different saloons..
  • In room 1 there is one-to-one salsa dance classes, where everybody dances with his / her Cuban dance partner at his / her own dance level.
  • In room 2 will be Son, Rumba, Afro, Rueda, Reggaeton, or Styling classes by Karelia Despaigne, and her team Tierra Kaliente.
  • 13.00 Lunch. For lunch are many beautiful spots. A nice street to have lunch is Obispo. El Floridita is a nice restaurant and was Hemingway’s favorite. It is a very elegant bar.
  • The afternoon is free to spend
  • We go with all Cuban dance teachers to Palacio de la Rumba. This former cinema is a fantastic place for a great party with all dance teachers.


Havana 05-12-2018

  • Breakfast
  • Free day. You can participate in one of the excursions (optional), such as: 1) to the botanic garden; 2) to the beach; 3) to Vinales with its beautiful nature, rocks and tobacco; 4) a tour in an old, beautiful American car, or 5) a bike tour. In the evenening we go with our dance partners to a fantastic salsa club: Grutas.


Havana 06-12-2018

  • Breakfast
  • 10.00 - 13.00 Dance classes in 2 different saloons..
  • In room 1 there is one-to-one salsa dance classes, where everybody dances with his / her Cuban dance partner at his / her own dance level.
  • In room 2 will be Son, Rumba, Afro, Rueda, Reggaeton, or Styling classes by Karelia Despaigne, and her team Tierra Kaliente.
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 19.30. You can travel by taxi to one of the best salsa party’s in the city. Jardines 1830 is the headquarters of the Círculo de Fundadores del Casino - a group of people who were some of the founding members of the Casino style back in the 50's and beginning of the 60's. Nowadays it is a beautiful restaurant with a garden, where you can dance salsa with the Cuban people.


Havana 07-12-2018

  • Breakfast
  • 10.00 - 18.00. Around 10.00, you are picked up for the east of Havana, and after a 30 minutes trip, we reach tropical beaches Playa del Este. This beach is located in this area. You can relax and swim in the crystal‐clear waters for the rest of the day.
  • Dance lessons at the beach with all Cuban dance teachers.
  • The evening is again at leisure.


Havana 08-12-2018

  • Breakfast
  • End of dance Holiday


Salsa Festival Santiago de Cuba 2018

The programme 2018.


Day 0: November 21, 2018

  • This day is especially for those arriving earlier to the festival and the last evening of the pre-week (extension)
  • Pre pre-party at Terraza de la Salsa (open for everybody)


Day 1: November 22, 2018

  • 20.00 pm. Registration and check-in of participants in Hotel San Juan with live music by Morena Son
  • Welcome of participants with live Cuban music, welcome cocktails, and delicious buffet
  • 22.00 pm. Pre-party with DJ Osval in hotel San Juan with all Cuban dance partners. Animations by the Cuban dance teachers.
  • Animations by Cuban dance part


Day 2: November 23, 2018

  • 8.00-10.30 Breakfast
  • 10.00-10.30 Official Opening of the festival, presentation of all dance teachers and dance partners. Making couples with Cuban dance partners and participants
  • 10.30-12.45 Workshops in 4 rooms (see workshop schedule)
  • 12.45-14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00- City tour Santiago de Cuba can be booked (optional): Make a fantastic city tour with a professional guide through the old town of Santiago de Cuba. You will visit several important buildings, squares and dancing locations.
  • 16:00-18.15 Dance workshops in 4 rooms (see workshop schedule).
  • 22.00-... Diner dansant in the city center of Santiago with music and dancing (transfers included)
  • Show of Maye and Asdrubal and show of Ballet Folklorico Cutumba


Day 3: November 24, 2018

  • 08.00-10.00 Breakfast
  • 10.00-10.20 Warming up at the Terrace
  • 10.30-12.45 Workshops in 4 rooms (see workshop schedule)
  • 12.45-13.30 Lunch
  • 16.00-17.15 Workshops in 4 saloons (see workshop schedule).
  • 19.30-22.00 Free time and dinner
  • 23.00-02.00 Salsa party
  • Concert (later to be announced)
  • Shows of Terraza de la Salsa and Sabor de Calle


Day 4: November 25, 2018

  • 8.00-10.00 Breakfast
  • 10.00–10.20 Warming up on the Terrace
  • 10.30-12.45 Workshops in 4 rooms (see workshop schedule)
  • 13.00-15.00 Lunch
  • 15.00-18.30 Free afternoon
  • 18:30-19:30 Show of Ballet Folklórico Cutumba in Teatro Marti
  • 20.00 -20.30 Big Rueda de Casino with all participants and Cuban dance partners at Parque Cespedes in Santiago de Cuba.
  • 23:00 Concert of Septeto Santiaguero


Day 5: November 26, 2018

  • 8.00-10.00 Breakfast
  • Free day (It is possible to book additional excursions)
Excursions:
  • Visiting Castillo el Morro (optional)
  • Visiting the beach of Siboney (optional).
  • Horseback riding (optional
  • Visiting Sierra Maestra (optional)
  • Swimming with Dolphins in National Aquarium
  • Additional private dance lessons Salsa, Son, Rumba, Reggaetón, Afro Cubano (optional)
You can book this during the festival
  • 22.00 ...... Fiesta (optional)


Day 6: November 27, 2018

  • 8.00-10.00 Breakfast
  • 10.00–10.20 Warming up
  • 10.30-12.45 Workshops in 4 Saloons (see workshop schedule)
  • 12.45-14.00 Lunch
  • 16:00-18.15 Workshops in 4 saloons (see workshop schedule).
  • 19.30-22.00 Free time and dinner
  • 22.00-..... Concerts (later to be announced) + gran fiesta in the hotel garden


Day 7: November 28, 2018

  • 8.00-10.00 Breakfast
  • 10.00–10.20 Warming up
  • 10.30-12.45 Workshops in 4 Saloons (see workshop schedule).
  • 12.45-14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00-14.30 Transfer to marina Marlin to swim, dance, and to make a boat trip
  • 14.30-18.00 Party in Marlin with shows
  • 18.00-18.30 Transfer to hotel San Juan
  • 18.30-22.00 Free time and dinner
  • 22.00-..... Big Salsa farewell party with shows and surprises.


Day 8: November 29, 2018

  • 8.00-10.00 Breakfast
  • Bye bye with live music in the hotel garden.
The salsa festival holiday can be extended with:
  • Dance holiday 1 week before in Santiago de Cuba (November 15-22, 2018) with Terraza de la Salsa
  • Dance holiday week afterwards in Havana (December 1-8, 2018)
  • Go to Baracoa
  • Go to the beautiful beach of Guardalavaca
  • Rent a car and travel through Cuba
  • Tell us your ideas and we make it happen


Day in between: 30-11-2018

  • Continuation of dance holiday to Havana
  • Transfer from Hotel to Santiago de Cuba airport
  • Domestic flight from Santiago de Cuba to Havana
  • Arrival in Havana with domestic flight
  • Check-in in 3* hotel, 5* hotel or casa particulares (B&B)
  • Welcome dinner
  • You will meet with one of Havana's greatest salsa locations: Casa de la Musica, Hotel Florida, or maybe La Gruta. These locations are spacious with super music.


Extra dance week before Santiago de Cuba, November 15-22, 2018




Day 1: 15-11-2018

  • 18.00 – 18.15 Welcome at Terraza de la Salsa
  • 19.00 – 20.00 Diner at La Terraza de la Salsa
  • 21.00 – 21.30 Presentation Dance4two and the dancers of Terraza de Salsa
  • 22.30 –..... First party in La Claqueta


Day 2: 16-11-2018

  • 10.00 – 11.00 Salsa Cubana dance lessons
  • 11.00 – 12.00 Rueda de Casino
  • Lunch
  • Party at Casa de la Musica with all Cuban dance partners


Day 3: 17-11-2018

  • 10.00 – 11.00 Salsa Cubana dance lessons
  • 11.00 – 12.00 Son lessons
  • 13.30 - 17.00 City tour
  • 22.00 - ....... Fiesta in La Claqueta


Day 4: 18-11-2018

  • 10.00 – 17.00 Classes, party, diner, and relaxing at El Porvenir, a natural swimming pool in the mountains.
  • 19.00 - .......... Tonight we will visit the famous casa Caribe and enjoy Cuban Folklore


Day 5: 19-11-2018

  • Free day and evening. We'll provide you with the best options to spend day and night.


Day 6: 20-11-2018

  • 10:00 - 11:00 Salsa dance classes
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Rumba lesson and Rueda de Casino
  • 21:30 - ......... party in La Pachanga


Day 7: 21-11-2018

  • 10.00 - 17.00 Dance classes, and lunch at Playa Siboney
  • 22.00 – ........ Farewell party at la Terraza de la Salsa


Day 8: 22-11-2018

  • Breakfast
  • End of the first week


Extra dance holiday Havana after Salsa Festival Santiago de Cuba, December 1-8, 2018



Havana 01-12-2018

  • Warm welcome and introduction
  • After checking in, the first introduction with Dance4two, the tour leader, the local organization, and all dance teachers and dance partners will start. You are offered a diner and drinks.
  • For those without a jetlag and enough energy, there is the possibility of having the first impression with one of the finest salsa dance locations.


Havana 02-12-2018

  • Breakfast
  • 9.45. Briefing will take place about the programme, the dance lessons and professional Cuban dance partners.
  • Salsa lessons will take 3 hours, including 1-2 small breaks.
  • 10.00 - 13.00 Dance classes in 2 different saloons..
  • In room 1 there is one-to-one salsa dance classes, where everybody dances with his / her Cuban dance partner at his / her own dance level.
  • In room 2 will be Son, Rumba, Afro, Rueda, Reggaeton, or Styling classes by Karelia Despaigne, and her team Tierra Kaliente.
  • Lunch. You can have lunch in one of the numerous typical Cuban restaurants in the city (not included).
  • 20.00. Jardines 1830. You will travel by taxi to one of the best salsa party’s in the city. Jardines 1830 is the headquarters of the Círculo de Fundadores del Casino - a group of people who were some of the founding members of the Casino style back in the 50's and beginning of the 60's. Nowadays it is a beautiful restaurant with a garden, where you can dance salsa with the Cuban people. You can ask your Cuban dance partner to come with you


Havana 03-12-2018

  • Breakfast
  • 10.00 - 13.00 Dance classes in 2 different saloons..
  • In room 1 there is one-to-one salsa dance classes, where everybody dances with his / her Cuban dance partner at his / her own dance level.
  • In room 2 will be Son, Rumba, Afro, Rueda, Reggaeton, or Styling classes by Karelia Despaigne, and her team Tierra Kaliente.
  • 13.00 Lunch. For lunch are many beautiful spots: Restauramt Castropol at the Malecon, or have lunch in Obispo. El Floridita is a nice restaurant and was Hemingway’s favorite. It is a very elegant bar. You can also buy some food at the street.
  • 15.00 - 17.30. Guided tour with a guide. You will visit the beautiful old part of the city, the so-called “La Havana Vieja”. This 350 year old city has numerous beautiful spots. Walk around Calle Obispo and enjoy one of the several live music shows playing Cuban music. The guided tour will finish around 17.00-17.30.
  • Rest of the evening is free to spend. In the evening you can go to Casa de la Musica. This place is the best places to enjoy the best salsa groups in Cuba every day. Different bands everyday/every week. Every day, bands like Alexander Abreu and Los Van Van, etc. are playing live. You will for sure enjoy a great evening dancing and having fun.


Havana 04-12-2018

  • Breakfast
  • 10.00 - 13.00 Dance classes in 2 different saloons..
  • In room 1 there is one-to-one salsa dance classes, where everybody dances with his / her Cuban dance partner at his / her own dance level.
  • In room 2 will be Son, Rumba, Afro, Rueda, Reggaeton, or Styling classes by Karelia Despaigne, and her team Tierra Kaliente.
  • 13.00 Lunch. For lunch are many beautiful spots. A nice street to have lunch is Obispo. El Floridita is a nice restaurant and was Hemingway’s favorite. It is a very elegant bar.
  • The afternoon is free to spend
  • We go with all Cuban dance teachers to Palacio de la Rumba. This former cinema is a fantastic place for a great party with all dance teachers.


Havana 05-12-2018

  • Breakfast
  • Free day. You can participate in one of the excursions (optional), such as: 1) to the botanic garden; 2) to the beach; 3) to Vinales with its beautiful nature, rocks and tobacco; 4) a tour in an old, beautiful American car, or 5) a bike tour. In the evenening we go with our dance partners to a fantastic salsa club: Grutas.


Havana 06-12-2018

  • Breakfast
  • 10.00 - 13.00 Dance classes in 2 different saloons..
  • In room 1 there is one-to-one salsa dance classes, where everybody dances with his / her Cuban dance partner at his / her own dance level.
  • In room 2 will be Son, Rumba, Afro, Rueda, Reggaeton, or Styling classes by Karelia Despaigne, and her team Tierra Kaliente.
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 19.30. You can travel by taxi to one of the best salsa party’s in the city. Jardines 1830 is the headquarters of the Círculo de Fundadores del Casino - a group of people who were some of the founding members of the Casino style back in the 50's and beginning of the 60's. Nowadays it is a beautiful restaurant with a garden, where you can dance salsa with the Cuban people.


Havana 07-12-2018

  • Breakfast
  • 10.00 - 18.00. Around 10.00, you are picked up for the east of Havana, and after a 30 minutes trip, we reach tropical beaches Playa del Este. This beach is located in this area. You can relax and swim in the crystal‐clear waters for the rest of the day.
  • Dance lessons at the beach with all Cuban dance teachers.
  • The evening is again at leisure.


Havana 08-12-2018

  • Breakfast
  • End of dance Holiday


  • WITH INDIVIDUAL CUBAN DANCE PARTNER
  • 80 WORKSHOPS, CONCERTS & PARTY'S
  • ONLY 15% DOWN PAYMENT
  • 3 STAR HOTEL SAN JUAN
  • FROM BEGINNERS TO MASTERCLASS