photo by EKA photography (c)
Summer in Havana
Music & Dance Explorations
June 15 - 29, 2012
Choose from three different programs:
Salsa Cubana & Rueda de Casino
Learn about Cuban Salsa in this exciting 14-day program featuring classes in Salsa, Son, Rumba and Rueda de Casino. Small group classes separated by level.
Afro-Cuban Folkloric Dance & Drum
Classes focus on a variety of dance and percussion styles, including Yoruba, Rumba, Arar� and Palo. Meet local artists and spiritual leaders from the colorful Afro-Cuban tradition.
Popular Cuban Music & Latin Jazz
Study music at the Escuala Nacional de M�sica (La ENA) in Havana with some of Cuba's finest teachers and performers. Classes offered on all instruments.
Price: Double $2,750 / Single $2,995
Includes accommodations with daily breakfast and dinner, ground transportation, travel license, classes, one-to-one meetings with musicians and dancers. Airfare not included.
Havana Jazz Festival
December 11 - 19, 2012
This program includes eight nights at the elegant and sumptuous, 5-star Melia Cohiba Hotel, overlooking the Malecon. Explore Havana and its thriving music scene. Enjoy a unique cultural and educational experience designed to introduce you to Cuba's most fascinating people and places.
Registration opens in March 2012!
Direct from Cuba -
Ra�ces Profundas May 2-6, 2012
The San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) and PlazaCUBA
present the legendary Afro-Cuban folklore ensemble Raices Profundas. Distinguished choreographer and artistic director Juan De Dios Ramos will be at the head of his company for what will be their much anticipated US debut. They will be featured as one of the headlining groups in SFIAF this year. Don't miss this!
Ra�ces Profundas is scheduled to perform five shows at the Marines Memorial Theater May 2 - 6, 2012. Stay tuned for details about their visit, including parties, classes and other events with the group.
Tickets - Sign up Now for Discounts
Photos by Rick Swig
PlazaCUBA Sponsors Cuban
Shows - SFJAZZ Spring Season
SFJAZZ is presenting an array of Cuban and Caribbean performers this season, and PlazaCUBA is the offical sponsor for the following world-class, Cuban artists. Attend and enter to win a free trip to Cuba!
and the Afro-Cuban Messengers
Monday, February 20, 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 4, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 9, 8:00pm
Win a free trip to Cuba for the 2012 Havana Jazz Festival! Attend an SFJAZZ Spring Season show and take a photo of yourself holding PlazaCUBA's ad in the program. Email it to PlazaCUBA at email@example.com. We'll have a drawing and announce the winner on July 15, 2012 on our Facebook page.
Legal Travel to Cuba:
PlazaCUBA License Approved!
PlazaCUBA was recently issued a specific license in the educational category, which authorizes our registered participants to visit Cuba legally. We provide the necessary documentation when you register to travel with us.
Join one of our scheduled group programs or let us help you create your own customized educational, people-to-people trip with our services for small groups.
All of our educational programs promote interaction with Cubans in their everyday lives. Explore the richness of the culture through our exclusive connections with some of Cuba's most fascinating people, including musicians, dancers, artists and filmmakers.
PlazaCUBA is currently organizing a cultural and educational journey to Cuba for the Berkeley High School Jazz ensemble in June 2012. Interested in travel opportunities for your own group? Contact us for more information about customized travel.