Cuba Trip 2017
This year DC Casineros is planning their annual Cuban dance trip to Camaguey, Holguin, Manzanillo and Santiago de Cuba April 7th – 16th, 2017! We would love to have you join us on our unforgettable 9 day experience where we will explore the historic sites in Camaguey, Holguin, Manzanillo, Santiago and have close contact every day with the All Stars dancers and dance companies from the different provinces in Cuba, including Ballet Folklorico de Camaguey, Holguin Forever Rueda dance company, Cutumba, and Ballet Folklorico de Oriente.
The agenda we have designed includes daily dance classes, tours of the cities, and free time if you would like to do tourist/cultural activities in the morning or afternoon. Here is the tentative schedule, it is subject to slightly change. In the evenings we will see live Son, Rumba, or other Cuban music at local venues, like Casa de la Trova, and dance the night away with members of the All Stars and other Cuban dance companies.
**participants wishing to take music lessons can during Cutumba and Ballet Folclorico de Camaguey and de Oriente class times**
Friday April 7th, 2017
Fly DC/Baltimore to Camaguey
Saturday April 8th, 2016
Plan: Tour of the city, take classes with Ballet Folclorico de Camaguey on popular and Afro-Cuban Dances
Sunday April 9th, 2017
Plan: See a dance performance by Ballet Folclorico de Camaguey, Rueda de Casino dancing with Jorge Luna Roque and DC Casineros, Attend Camaguey Cultural Festival, nightlife with Cuban popular music
Monday April 10th, 2017
Plan: Travel by bus to Holguin (3.5 hours), Tour of the city, class with Holguin Forever Rueda de casino company
Tuesday April 11th, 2016
AM plan: Travel by bus to Manzanillo (2 hours), Tour of the historic Cespedes house and plantation, Beach time, travel to Santiago (3 hours)
Wednesday April 12th, 2016
Plan: Dance classes with the All Stars, Visit the Conga de los Hoyos dance center
Thursday April 13th, 2016
Classes with Cutumba folkloric dance company (AM), classes with the All Stars (PM)
Friday April 14th, 2016
Plan: Beach day at Siboney with the All Stars
Saturday April 15th, 2016
Plan: Classes with el Ballet Folklorico de Oriente (AM), Classes with All Stars (PM), Fiesta/Performance in the evening
Sunday April 16th, 2016
Travel Santiago to DC
Cost and Payment Info
The cost of the trip will be $3200. This includes 9 nights of lodging in a 3 or 4 star hotel with all breakfasts and some dinners included, the round trip flight from DC to Camaguey and related visa/travel planning costs, all dance classes and guided tours listed in the program, transportation costs to/from beach and visited sites.
The deposit of $700 is due Feb 24th.
You can pay with a check made out to DC Casineros, mailed to:
Dance Place, Attn: DC Casineros
3225 8th St NE
Washington, DC 20017
Please let us know if you have additional questions. I will be happy to answer them! You may email or call us at 571-224-8572, or 571-213-9109.