Latin American Dancing Experience in Peru

Cajamarca, Peru

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15 people
7 days
Code: 323
Activity and Adventure, Cultural Experiences
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Learning a traditional Latin American dance is way to truly embrace the whole culture and will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Latin American lifestyle.

Our instructor will be adjusting his teaching style depending on your level of knowledge. All levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome!

The program will teach you two main styles and expose you to the subtle differences found in the lesser known traditional dances of Peru…

Salsa

Salsa is one of the most popular dances in Latin America. Couples typically perform this dance together and it centers on quick steps, turns and other flourishes creating an impressive performance. Originated in New York with strong influences from Latin America, the name “Salsa” is used to describe its fiery nature and style since the 70’s. Since then, it soon began to spread and gain popularity on a worldwide level.

Marinera

Marinera is a coastal dance of Peru. Marinera is a graceful and romantic couple's dance that uses handkerchiefs as props. The dance is an elegant and stylized reenactment of a courtship, and it shows a blend of the different cultures of Peru. The dance itself has gained a lot of recognition and is one of the most popular traditional dances of Peru.

Traditional Peruvian Dances

Our local instructor is an expert on the various traditional dances that are all distinctly derived from different regions all over Peru. These special dances are still practiced in carnivals today by locals! You’ll be exposed to subtle differences that can only be learned by a local expert.

***All participants must have a sense of initiative and understand that teachers at the project might not speak the same language***

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives
  • Expose you to various dances famous in Peru
  • Give you insights into the Latin American dancing culture
Schedule
Monday to Friday

You’ll spend 4 hours per day learning under the supervision of a professional teacher. The day could look like:

  • Breakfast
  • Dance Lesson
  • Lunch
  • Orientation / Free time
  • Dance Lesson
  • Dinner

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                -

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                No

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

There are no further requirements for this program.

There are no further requirements for this program.

Additional Equipment
Required
  • Proper footwear and clothing for dancing
Optional
  • White handkerchief as a dancing prop
  • Traditional Peruvian Hat (easily found in Peru)

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

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