Dance in Cuba for Teens!

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Ramon Ramos Alayo
Ramon Ramos Alayo
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9 reviews
Apr 8 - 16, 2017
Group size: 5-25
Dance in Cuba for Teens!
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Ramon Ramos Alayo
  • Email address verified
9 reviews

$0
Apr 8 - 16, 2017
Group size: 5-25

About this trip

Join “Dance in Cuba for Teens!" for an unforgettable travel experience, hosted by Ramon Ramos Alayo and Amy Draizen. Designed for teens who love to dance, this 9-day workshop in Havana will feature daily classes in popular and folkloric Cuban dance styles, taught by master teachers from celebrated dance companies. Popular dance styles will include Salsa, Rueda de Casino, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo, Son, and Rumba. Folkloric dance styles will include Afro-Cuban, Yoruba, and Afro-Cuban Haitian, and will include live drumming! All levels of dancers are welcome; classes can be tailored to the specific interests and levels of the participants. You will enjoy high energy, inspirational classes as you deepen your understanding of the richness of cuban dance.

We will be staying in casa particulares, private homes that are run like bed and breakfasts, right in the colorful heart of Havana. We'll be eating delicious home-cooked meals in the casas, so we'll get to know our cuban hosts and experience immersion into traditional cuban culture.

In addition, we will enjoy great sightseeing and local excursions around Havana. We'll be within walking distance of the Capitolio, the malecón, the Museo de la Revolution, the Parque Central, the charming streets of Habana Vieja, and more.

We look forward to having you join us for “Dance in Cuba for Teensl!”  


This program has been qualified for legal entry to Cuba.Trip costs:
$2300 double room (teens)/ $2550 single room

Registration closes February 10, 2016. Advance registration is required and enrollment is limited to 25 people.

A non-refundable deposit of $800 is required to register, book flights and visa arrangements.
Full amount to be paid by March 10, 2017, by cash or credit card.

For further details or questions, please email us at: dancewithramon@gmail.com




What’s included

Round trip airfare from Miami, accommodations, two meals a day, local transportation, and all dance classes.

Not included

Airfare to Miami, additional outings and excursions, nightlife, private dance lessons

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Ramon Ramos Alayo
Ramon Ramos Alayo
9 reviews
Ramón Ramos Alayo is a Cuban-born dancer, teacher, choreographer and the founder and artistic director of the Alayo Dance Company and CubaCaribe. Ramos was selected by the Cuban government to study dance in Santiago de Cuba at age eleven. In 1990 he earned a masters degree in contemporary and folkloric dance and dance education from the Havana’s National School of Art. He was the principal dancer with Danza del Caribe in Santiago and Narciso Medina Contemporary Dance Company in Havana and performed in Cuba, Europe, Canada, Belize and the U.S. Since moving to California in 1997, he has performed with some of the most respected choreographers in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Robert Henry Johnson, Kim Epifano, Sara Shelton Mann, and Joanna Haigood. Ramos currently dances with Robert Moses’ Kin. He teaches Cuban popular dance, Afro-Cuban modern dance and children’s movement at several local dance studios and schools. In 2001 Ramos founded Ire Ile, an all-woman Cuban popular dance group and in 2002 founded the Alayo Dance Company. As director and choreographer, his work is an innovative fusion of Afro-Cuban modern, folkloric and popular Cuban dance. Ramos has choreographed and produced eight full-length dance performances: Anoranza de Una Epoca (1999); Mis Sueûos, Mis Ideas (2003, 2004); A Piece of White Cloth (2004, 2005); La Madre (2005); After Rain (2006); Three Threes & Traces (2007); Blood + Sugar (2008); and Three Leaders, One Idea (2009). Ramos has received grants from Cash, Zellerbach and Lef Foundations and the prestigious Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation’s “Emerging Choreographer Award”. Alayo Dance Company was featured in “Dance Across America,” published in National Geographic Magazine (2006) and Ramos was an Isadora Duncan Dance Award nominee for the ensemble performance of Los Guedes, performed at CubaCaribe Festival (2006). In 2003 Ramos co-founded and became artistic director of CubaCaribe, with the mission to preserve and promote the vibrant artistic and cultural traditions of the Caribbean and its diaspora. CubaCaribe sponsors performances such as the annual CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music and educational outreach programs including Cuba Camp that support and uphold Cuban and Caribbean dance, music, visual art and culture in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Reviews for past trips

This is my second trip with Ramon and I had a wonderful time as before. I highly recommend to someone who wants to have a true Cuba experience.
By amy levine for Dance in Cuba december on Jan. 29, 2016
Amazing!!!!! One of the best trips I've been on Ramon and Susanna were wonderful! Best hosts and best trip!!!
By vanessa tearnan for Dance in Cuba december on Jan. 29, 2016
Alisa Clayton
Ramon, thank you so much for everything including introducing us to amazing amazing dance teachers and dancers to organizing such a dynamic group of people to travel with. Now I'm back in Panama but I'm already planning my next trip! See you in San Francisco!
By Alisa Clayton for Dance in Cuba (May) on Jun. 05, 2016
The trip was an absolute blast, from dance lessons in the morning (after excellent breakfast at main case, and hotel in Santiago) to various wandering and discoveries in the afternoon, equally excellent dinners, more dancing with our teachers at clubs in the evening, or attending phenomenal ballet and jazz performances. All this thanks to Ramon, and other organizers, who were superb, caring, attentive. Talk about value for money!
By Andrew Ross for Dance in Cuba (May) on Jun. 12, 2016
It was a magical and beautiful trip! Ramon leads an incredible dance study tour that is the perfect "un-tourist" experience. There was ample time for both dance study and exploring the cities of Havana and Santiago! The group I was with were amazing. Lifetime friendships were made on that trip!
By amara smith for Dance in Cuba (May) on Jun. 14, 2016
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