Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person classes have been cancelled until further notice.


Temistocles Betancourt
Ages: 17+
Price: $12

About This Class

This class will cover many of the Afro/Haitian/Cuban dance forms found in the Oriente Province in Cuba.

These distinctive forms are the result of the cross-pollination of Afro-Haitian and Afro-Cuban styles. After the Haitian revolution, many French colonists left with their slaves for the eastern part of Cuba. The Haitians brought their beliefs, customs, music, and dance, as well as the fundamentals of their Voodoo religion. These influences were assimilated by the Cubans who lived in that area and created an exciting cultural hybrid.

These styles are rarely seen outside of Cuba and this workshop provides a unique opportunity to study these exciting dance forms.