Take this once in a lifetime, trip and explore Cuba's rich culture and heritage. With the success of our music tours, we have decided to expand our scope. On this trip, you will meeting and working directly with Cubans, studying your choice of three disciplines: music, dance, or photography.
This is ideal whether you are a hobbyist or a professional, our teachers can adjust to challenge you at the appropriate level.
Spouses or non-musician friends are welcome to come along! Other activities can be planned for them including cooking class, cocktail making, and visiting privately-owned art galleries.
The first three hours of each day will include: - for musicians: daily private lessons, and ensemble sessions to prepare for a final performance. Evenings will include trips to jazz clubs. - for dancers: Study the various forms of popular and folkloric Cuban dance. The evenings will include trips to dance clubs. - for photographers: Havana is an amazing place for photographers: incredible scenes of a historic city with incredible images of city life. You will learn from a professional Cuban photographer and be taken to all the best locations. Afternoons will be guided tours for the whole group. We will interact with incredible, dedicated Cuban musicians, dancers, and photographers who love to share their knowledge. We will be supporting and interacting with the Cuban people, not only from the private studies, but in numerous other ways by visiting art galleries, markets, and getting historical tours from our local guides. We will stay in privately owned residences (casa particulares) similar to Airbnbs and dining in privately owned restaurants. The whole trip you will be learning about Cuba's fascinating history.
* Our trip falls in the category of 'Support of the Cuban People' under OFAC/US Treasury guidelines.