Dance Retreats in Habana, Cuba
with Salsa Secrets
February 27 to March 5, 2019
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We invite you to have a look at our prior dance retreats in Habana, Cuba!
In December of 2016, we took a trip that we always dreamed of, to Habana, Cuba. We longed to be immersed in a culture rich in music, dance and passion. The trip exceeded our expectations and we experienced abundant Habana cornucopia of natural beauty, architecture, and culture permeated by their unique music and dance traditions. We fell in love with learning and dancing Son, bringing a new depth to our understanding of modern Salsa music and dance.
We experienced our hearts opening to the movements in a new way - our physicality, emotionality, intellect and spirituality were all stimulated in a fascinating way. Submerging ourselves so deeply in Son and Cuban culture was an experience that broadened our perspective of dance and emphasized the true healing power of dance. We became fascinated with the idea of sharing dance retreats in Habana, Cuba with our dance community here in Portsmouth, Newburyport and New England.
In 2017/2018, the dream came true as we journeyed with our very first group of students to Habana, Cuba to celebrate our love of dance together. Our student Dance Retreat was a huge success! We trained in Son, Cuban Salsa and Rueda every day, we explored the special culture that is unique to Habana and we expanded our relationships with ourselves, others, the dance and music in a tremendous way.
We danced in the studio, on the rooftop of our casa, in clubs and restaurants, in the streets, at the famous hotels, on the beach and even in the airport! We had a delightful time being together in the experience of dance and life!
We simply had to say YES to offering this amazing dance retreat over the New Year again!
It is with great pleasure that we announce our second Dance Retreat in Habana, Cuba!
February 27, 2018 to March 5, 2019
Your trip includes:
Flights from Boston to Havana
Transit to/from Airport and Habana Vieja
Beautiful traditional double room housing
Dance Group Training including: Son, Rueda de Casino, Cuban Salsa (3 hours per day)
Social Dancing with a Live Band
Explore and Immerse within the culture of Habana Centro and Habana Vieja
Beach Dance Party
DVD of our Dance Retreat Memories
And Much Much More!
Extra Costs: Meals, Private Dance Lessons ($60 each), Spanish Lessons, wifi cards ($6/hour), Cuban Art, gifts, etc.
The Healing Power of Dance
As always, we will express and expand upon the mission of Salsa Secrets, which means in addition to this trip being an amazing holiday, this is a personal retreat offering:
Dance Technique Evolution
Complete Immersion in Cuban Culture
Personal Growth & Development
Openness of Your Heart
Depth of Connection
High Vibrational Energy
It is our promise to you to provide the highest quality authentic experience. And it is our intention to always create a dance retreat that serves the highest and best. We are passionate about sharing the transformative experiences we've felt and witnessed our students experience.
The 27th of February and the 5th of March are reserved for travel. The days in Habana will include dance group training sessions in your desired genre and at your appropriate level. You will have breakfast at the hotel before walking to class. You will have one hour to take lunch on your own between classes. The afternoon and evening time is yours to explore freely as you wish. We are happy to provide maps of Habana Vieja, Habana Centro and the Vedado which include points of interest and places to eat, listen to live music and dance. We will have an extremely special night with a latin party and live music on our rooftop with dancing and a celebration!
Each day will be a new, wonderful experience, building upon the previous. Immersion in dance, music, and culture in such a way fully aligns with our purpose of supporting the Cuban people and enriching our own life experience.
Cost: $2700/per person
There are 20 spots available.
A deposit of $500 is required to reserve your place on the trip.
Here's your open invitation to journey with us to Habana, Cuba!
We hope you'll join us!
xo Piotrek & Krystal
Our goal is for you to experience an amazing dance retreat experience with us. Due to the nature of our retreats, bookings by Salsa Secrets for airfare, housing, dance lessons, social events, and more are required in great advance of your experience. Therefore, we must implement a strict cancellation policy. If you cancel your trip, Salsa Secrets does not offer refunds for any reason. A portion of your payment may be used as credit toward another retreat to be taken within three years of your original retreat date. We will gladly transfer your credit to another client if airfare, licenses, visas etc. allow.
Depending on when you cancel, cancellation penalties may apply.
Fees are determined by the following schedule:
- If you cancel more than 6 months before your retreat start date, 75% of your full payment may be applied to another retreat.
- If you cancel 4-6 months before your retreat start date, 50% of your full payment may be applied to another Retreat. You will forfeit 50% of the price of your retreat.
- If you cancel less than 4 months before your retreat start date, 0% of your payment may be applied to another Retreat. You will forfeit the entire price of your retreat.
Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason. We do not offer credit for a guest arriving late or leaving early. You must submit your signed Participant Agreement 90 days prior to retreat start date. Clients who fail to do so may be subject to an automatic cancellation and the above policy will apply.
While we have never cancelled a retreat to date, if Salsa Secrets must cancel a booked retreat date for any reason, you may transfer your full retreat payment to another retreat, or you may request a refund of your payment to us, constituting a full settlement.
Salsa Secrets is not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled retreat, such as airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip.