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Spanish General Language & Salsa Course (20 language + 10 dance lessons per week)
Havana Miramar School
It's not all about sitting in a classroom... picking up a language is as much about getting out there and doing it as it is about learning verb tables. Salsa is one of the most complex Latin dances. It is more than a dance, in fact: it is the spice of life for most Caribbeans and has evolved into a worldwide phenomenon, with dancing studios and salsa clubs in many cities.
Your group language classes will take place in the morning, while the afternoons feature two lessons per day of this exciting and creative dance in the
authentic atmosphere of this school in Havana. You'll learn about the various styles with your own Cuban dancing partner and you'll have the cultural experience of a lifetime.
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Language + Music/Dance Course
As of 8th November 2004, US Dollars will NOT be accepted in Cuba, and you will be charged 10% commission on exchanging them. Travellers cheques and/or credit cards drawn on American banks are also NOT accepted. But Euro or Sterling Travellers' cheques drawn on UK banks are accepted at Cuban banks and Bureaux de Change. You should also ensure that as from 8th November you have 25 Convertible Pesos (CUCs) per person for payment of departure tax at the airport. US dollars will not be accepted.
Due to the lack of infrastructure in Cuba, course materials can be limited and facilities are not up to European/Western standards or to what you might be used to. However the immersion and cultural experience you will receive is second to none and the people are incredibly friendly. Seeing Cuba in this way will be an experience of a lifetime.
Please note that current sanctions prohibit U.S. citizens and permanent residents, and all people physically in the United States, from booking our language programs in Cuba. We regret that we will not be able to proceed with your booking if this is the case.
A number of activities are available alongside this course, including the sample activities listed below. Please note these may vary and be chargeable.
Activities include walks around Havana�s Old Quarter, outings to nearby villages, beach activities, cafes and nightclubs.
Accommodation prices may vary with season. See step 1 of the booking process for the final price. Supplementary nights may be available; prices indicated are per person. Double/twin rooms are available for most types of accommodation upon request; please contact us for details.
Accommodation prices include a one-off Cactus booking fee of 0.00.
The guest house offers slightly cheaper accommodation for those on a tighter budget. The furniture is good and basic with basically equipped kitchens and bathrooms. The guest house is located close to the school.
Note that a high-season supplement applies during the weeks surrounding Christmas and Easter, as well as in July and August. This is included in the weekly price shown when booking, but an additional $12 will be added to the price for an extra night (if booked).
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The School - Havana Miramar
Modern building in Miramar just a few blocks back from the sea. The school building is very modern and classrooms are bright, spacious and air conditioned. By staying in the hotel, just down the coast in Miramar, any stress from learning the language is quickly forgotten - go for a dip in one of the pools or take a walk through the lush gardens. Set among the tropical gardens, all hotel apartments are comfortably equipped with a kitchen, balcony or terrace, air conditioning, bath/wc, minibar, telephone and cable tv.
Students can eat at one of the good hotel restaurants, or nearby in one of the neighbourhood's privately run Cuban restaurants, which offer excellent value and a great opportunity to speak Spanish. Unfortunately, the public transport in Havana is very dilapidated and rather unreliable. We recommend taking a taxi, or a coco-taxi, if you want to go to into Old Havana. You will also have the chance to explore La Habana Vieja through the various school activities on offer.
Group lessons usually take place in the morning but may sometimes take place in the afternoon, especially during high season. Individual lessons may take place in the school or in your teacher's home. Both group and individual timetables will be confirmed on your first day.
Best Time to Go
Havana's climate is humid and subtropical but moderated by seawinds. That is why the mean annual temperature ranges barely between 24 and 26 degrees C. Average temperatures range from 22 degrees C in January and February to 28 degrees C in August. Rainfall is heaviest in October and lightest from February through April. Hurricanes occasionally strike the island, but they ordinarily hit the south coast, and damage in Havana is normally less than elsewhere in the island.
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Nationalities represented at this school
25% Germans, 25% Dutch, 5% Italian, 45% mixed List of countries ( England, Canada, USA, Japan, Australia, Austria, etc.. )
Spanish Language + Music/Dance in Havana Miramar School:
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Airport Transfer Options
Nearest Airport Havana
An airport transfer service is available. 0 pp one way.
Choose the option in step 2 of the booking process.
Other Spanish courses at this school
- Spanish General Course (20 lessons per week)
- Spanish Holiday Course (10 lessons per week) - Miramar Hotel School
- Spanish Individual Course (10 lessons per week) - Miramar Hotel School
- Spanish Intensive Course (30 lessons per week)
- Spanish Holiday Language Course & Salsa Course (10 language + 10 dance lessons per week)