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HALLOWEEN Cuban Salsa in Eastbourne

Nights: 2 nights

Dates: 20/10/2017 to 22/10/2017

Holiday Code: SAL1748

from 229 GBP

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Come along and enjoy a Cuban Salsa Weekend by the sea !

Flirt with the Latin spirit and make new friends on our Cuban-style Eastbourne dance weekend with AfroFusion Dance, including Cuban salsa, Rueda, Bachata, Son, Cha Cha Cha, Kizomba and more.

Staying half board in the well-located Mansion Lions Hotel you will enjoy a choice of high energy dance classes with Ariel Rios Robert of AfroFusion Dance, Hellen Walsh, Yainer Carbonell and Anneta, Guillermo Mesa and Ula Zarebska, nightly social events and time to relax and explore the lively seaside town of Eastbourne.

Our UK weekends are an ideal getaway to enjoy dance, make new friends and explore some of the UK’s most popular resorts. Whilst we include a full dance schedule our weekends also offer you a revitalising break and the chance to experience one of our holidays without breaking the bank.

Call Club Dance Holidays to book on 0207 099 4816. 

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  • An entertaining dance syllabus including Cuban salsa, Rueda, Bachata, Son, Cha Cha Cha, Kizomba and more (see classes and workshops)
  • 2 nights  accommodation  in  the 3* Mansion Lions Hotel (Breakfast is included)
  • Dinner each night
  • AfroFusion Dance's unique brand of evening entertainment with freestyle dancing

NB: Accommodation based on twin-share.

Eastbourne, of Saxon origin, is an unspoilt elegant Victorian seaside resort.  Nestling under the Sussex Downs it enjoys a very pleasant all year round climate.  It is protected from the more adverse weather conditions by the 575ft cliffs of Beachy Head and is renowned for its exquisite Carpet and Italian Gardens.

The town is bursting with so many things to see and do that you might want to extend your visit to fit more in.  There are plenty of places to visit and fun things to do for all ages.  Explore the area's history , discover 1066 castles, museums and art galleries, relax and enjoy the views of Beachy Head, local parks and gardens, sample the local produce from the town's vineyards and farmers markets, enjoy fun filled trips to the seaside or South Downs National Park, spend the day shopping and then soak up the local atmosphere in one of the many restaurants, wine bars or traditional pubs.

Come along and enjoy a Cuban Salsa Weekend by the sea !

Flirt with the Latin spirit and make new friends on our Cuban-style Eastbourne dance weekend with AfroFusion Dance, including Cuban salsa, Rueda, Bachata, Son, Cha Cha Cha, Kizomba and more.

Staying half board in the well-located Mansion Lions Hotel you will enjoy a choice of high energy dance classes with Ariel Rios Robert of AfroFusion Dance, Hellen Walsh, Yainer Carbonell and Anneta, Guillermo Mesa and Ula Zarebska, nightly social events and time to relax and explore the lively seaside town of Eastbourne.

Our UK weekends are an ideal getaway to enjoy dance, make new friends and explore some of the UK’s most popular resorts. Whilst we include a full dance schedule our weekends also offer you a revitalising break and the chance to experience one of our holidays without breaking the bank.

Call Club Dance Holidays to book on 0207 099 4816. 

"Brilliant way to meet like-minded people and dance the night away!"

"Liked having choice to be independent as and when you please."

"Its an absolute joy for me to write a letter of appreciation to you and your whole team for the totally fantastic weekend that I have just had dancing Salsa.  It has become one of our all-time top three holidays to date.  'Salsa tuition - professional, sensitive, empowering."

"Great fun made special by a terrific host."

Our UK breaks are ideal for newcomers to dance as well as more experienced dancers - a fantastic, great value way to sample a dance weekend without having to travel abroad.   We can guarantee that once you experience a salsa weekend with Club Dance Holidays and AfroFusion Dance, with a group of like-minded people in a fun, lively environment you will be hooked! The perfect opportunity to learn or perfect your dance skills, enjoy time in one of the UK's top cities or resorts, make friends and have the most fun you can squeeze into a weekend!

Here's a provisional itinerary which gives you an idea of what the weekend might look like. Some details may change.

Friday
20:00 Welcome Meeting
20:30 – 21:30 Cuban fun classes
21:30 Social Dance until Late with Dj Ary
 

Saturday
Breakfast in the hotel

Room Havana
10:00 – 10:55 Cuban Salsa (Beginners/Improvers)
11:00 – 11:55 Rueda de Casino (Beginners/Improvers)
1200 Lunch

13:30 – 14:25 Bachata (Beginners/Improvers)
14:30 – 15:25 Kizomba (All levels)
15:30 – 16:00 Rueda de Casino (All levels)

Room Caribe
10:00 – 10:55 Cuban Salsa (Intermediate/Advanced)
11:00 – 11:55 Cuban Dance History (Intermediate/Advanced)
12:00 Lunch
13:30 – 14:25 Son – Cha (All levels)
14:30 – 15:25 Rumba (All levels)
15:30 – 16:00 Rueda de Casino (All levels)
Dinner in the hotel
1930 Fun class and PARTY !!! £10 entrance fee for non residents

Sunday
Breakfast in the hotel
10:00 – 10:55 Cuban Salsa Partner-work (Beginners/Improvers)

OR: 10:00 – 10:55 Salsa-Rumba y Sabor (Intermediate/Advanced)
Salsa con Rumba y Sabor: Cuban Salsa mixing Rumba and flavor (Styling)
11:00 Fun Class

Afternoon - Free time before making your way ho

 

Your dance course will be no less than 8 hours long and all tuition and nightly social events will take place in the hotel.

Our UK dance weekends cater for all dance levels, from complete beginners to intermediate dancers so there's definitely something for everyone!

There will be a level decider on the first day to ensure that you are in the group most appropriate to your ability and experience.

Level Criteria
Level 1 - Beginner no previous experience.
Level 2 - Intermediate students and beginners with previous experience. Knowledge of basic steps and understanding of rhythm.
Level 3 - Have skills in movement of the upper part of the body. Be able to interpret the music and have knowledge of three different dance styles.

Saturday from 15:30 - 16:00 all levels will join together in one room to share their experiences and help each other to improve their dance styling and musical understanding.

Ariel Rios Robert from AfroFusion Dance will be your host and teacher on this dance weekend alongside special guest teachers.

Ariel has over 20 years of teaching and dancing experience, from workshops to theatrical performances, including choreography, costume and dance. He's  toured the world dancing and teaching foreign & British students all aspects of Cuban Dance, Latin American dance as well as contemporary dance.  With the privilege to share the stage with some of the best internationally recognised artists, Ariel has performed and choreographed at some of the best theatres in Havana, Cuba and have toured the UK theatre circuit with the Nitro Theatre Company. He's had 7 years' teaching in the UK having taught all ages from 5 to 80. Ariel thrives on developing people to achieve their maximum potential with a passion to inspire, educate and motivate through dance culture. He loves to mix Afro-Cuban, Latin American and European dances, to create exciting new contemporary styles.

Yainer Carbonell Vergueriz Versatile, confident and creative dancer and choreographer, with extensive experience for stage and screen. Specialising in afro-contemporary, folklore and dance theatre. Other disciplines include Jazz, improvisation & physical theatre. Specialist instructor in body isolation & movement for performance/dance training. Founder/Artistic Director, Orí World Dance & Culture Group, Glasgow; Founder/Artistic Director, The Descarga Dance Company, Glasgow/London; Selected to perform for Her Majesty The Queen at Westminster Abbey; 4 years principal dancer & Folklore choreographer with TVC Ballet National Company; 6 month world tour with West-End smash Lady Salsa; 3 years with Compania Oro Negro Dance Theatre, Cuba. 3 month internship with Tropicana Cabaret, Cuba. Choreography & Company Direction. Teaching regular classes, intensive courses and one off workshops in Cuban popular dance to amateur dancers and Afro-Cuban and Contemporary dance to professional dances and students of dance (HNC/HND/Degree).

Hellen started dancing at the age of 4 and by the age of 8 continued to further her studies in ballet, tap and modern styles of dance, while also undertaking deportment and styling classes at the Pat Keeling modelling agency until the age of 14. Her love of dance was reawakened on a trip to Cuba in 2005 which inspired her to study Cuban dance. In 2006 and 2007 Hell N took 4 specialist dance holidays learning from teachers and students of the Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana and from members of the Sensacion del Cotorro Rueda Team. She has also studied regularly with the many accomplished Cuban teachers in the UK, at congresses and through regular lessons, and has studied closely with Ariel Rios learning all styles of Cuban dance, focusing on authentic Cuban style and musical interpretation. Cuban music and dance are a true passion for Hell N, which she expresses through her Cuban dance style.

Guillermo Mesa was born in Havana Cuba. He started teaching salsa in Cuba, in villa Marina Tarara and also worked as part of the Cuban company Cubanacan. Guillermo was a teacher of some other Cuban traditional music rhythms and dancing styles for tourists in the TARARA Village as part of the entertainment staff. He studied at the National School of music AMADEO ROLDAN in Havana. He is a wonderful percussionist and a very charismatic and enthusiastic dance teacher. Guillermo performed Cuban salsa La Rueda at the Red salon competition PARA BAILAR CASINO in the Tropical Salon in Havana Cuba. He worked in the creation of dancing events for schools, weddings and shows in the tourist industry. He was a musician with the Cuban jazz band of Joaquin Betancourt as a percussionist of afro Cuban music.
Today, Guillermo is a self-employed salsa teacher with his own company Salisbury Salsa. He teaches Latin dancing in schools for children of different ages and choreographs. He also provides dance classes for adults in events and special occasions such as weddings and anniversary parties and hen nights. Guillermo also works as a freelance Latin dance instructor with other companies, often performing Rumba, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Reggaeton. He often DJs at events.

Ula Zarebska

Ula has a passion for latin dance every since she was a student at University. She has been dancing now for 15 years in this time she gained a qualification to teach Ballroom & Latin. Whilst in Poland she was the teacher and choreographer of a amateur dance group. She started dancing Cuban salsa in 2007 with Dance Cubana where she then trained for her U.K.A. qualification to teach Salsa. Ula is very passionate about her dance!

 

Eastbourne offers  wide variety of restaurant choices, from traditional fish and chips on the promenade to popular pasta and pizza chains and top-end dining experiences.

In addition to your holiday we offer you a variety of optional extras to enrich your experience and  add some local colour.  There are no optional extras currently available for this trip.

 

You'll receive a course itinerary with information on the location of classes and your teachers on arrival along with an information on the local sights, recommended restaurants and other helpful tips to ensure you get the best of your trip.

You will receive a course itinerary with information on the location of classes and your teachers. 

Eastbourne has a wide variety of entertainments to suit all ages and there is a choice of pubs, bars and restaurants on the seafront. For those wishing to practice their Salsa moves late into the night, there are some great local nightclubs.

Course Director Ariel Rios has designed a programme of classes and workshops suitable for all abilities. Some classes will be inclusive and some will run alongside each other, catering for separate abilities.

Beginner dancers will have the opportunity to learn basic steps and practise these during the evening parties. Intermediate dancers will be able to add to their repertoire. Styles include Cuban salsa, Rueda, Bachata, Son, Cha Cha Cha, Kizomba and more.

Level Criteria
Level 1 - Beginner no previous experience.
Level 2 - Intermediate students and beginners with previous experience. Knowledge of basic steps and understanding of rhythm.
Level 3 - Have skills in movement of the upper part of the body. Be able to interpret the music and have knowledge of three different dance styles.

On Saturday afternoon all levels will join together in one room to share their experiences and help each other to improve their dance styling and musical understanding.

Transport to the event is not included.

Eastbourne is just 85 minutes by train from London Victoria and easily accessible by road. The Mansion Lions hotel has a prime location on Eastbourne's seafront, just a ten minute walk from Eastbourne's main railway station.

Health and Fitness: There are no particular health requirements for a dance holiday. However you should be able to dance for at least 2 hours a day in order to be able to enjoy the classes. If you have any concerns please feel free to give us a call on 0207 099 4816.

 

 

Eastbourne enjoys a typical British climate but our hot Salsa weekend should warm the coldest of cockles! 

Comfortable and supportive shoes with a leather sole are recommended for the dance classes and the evenings. We also advise you wear lightweight cotton socks  to avoid suffering from sweaty and blistered feet!  Comfortable and loose clothing for the classes are also recommended.