What you'll do
Start your day with the author of the book "The Breath of Cuba," for coffee at a local cafe. After getting to know each other a bit, we will go directly to see the local Afro-Cuban ballet in action during a rehearsal or performance to see your instructors in their work environment. (All of your instructors will be members of the National Afro-Cuban ballet) You will have the opportunity to learn the basics of both the music and the dance of salsa, cha cha cha, rhumba or the folkloric dance/drum tradition of their religion. You will have a class before lunch, and a class after lunch. Lunch will be at an award winning, world famous palador, dining with the Author of The Breath of Cuba. During lunch you will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the inner workings of the Cuban culture and how life works on a day to day basis. After your afternoon music or dance class, join Cheri and friends for a beautiful sunset mojito or pina colada looking over Trinidad at the Casa de Musica, and practice your moves with our friends here.
I am the author of the book, "The Breath of Cuba," and live in Cuba with my Cuban husband in Trinidad. I am an avid dancer, musician and cultural advocate for Cuba with over 10 years of experience in the Cuban culture. I am passionate about sharing more intimate perspectives of Cuban life with my guests and friends in Cuba. I ran womens retreats world wide and have worked in many capacities sharing beautiful places with people around the world. I am a certified yoga instructor, TESL Instructor, and always interested in meeting new people.
Lunch and cocktail at Award Winning Famous Sol Ananda Restaurant
One cocktail for lunch, and one at Casa de Musica
Includes 2 Workshop Blocks for Afro Cuban Drum/Dance Can be one of each, or two of each. Additional Classes available
Where you'll be
Afro Cuban ballet Rehearsal: This is an intimate glimpse into the lives of artists who live and breathe their art form. Artists in Trinidad rehearse and perform 7 days a week. Palenque: A State Run Venue that features Afro Cuban performances Kongo Real Dance School: where we take our classes. Sol Ananda: World Famous Award Winning Restaurant (won award from the Louvre Museum) Casa De Musica: Practice your dance moves, and enjoy a cocktail
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 15 and up can attend. All levels from total beginners to advanced welcome. We have instructors at all levels for you. Just come ready to explore, dance and have fun.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
You will be drumming, dancing, and enjoying a truly authentic Cuban experience with an American who has married a Cuban and lives in Trinidad, Cuba full time. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes!
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