When you’re reading this, I’ll hopefully have already done some Salsa Dancing in Cuba.
I’m writing this a few days before my departure to Cuba and can’t wait. Ever since this trip had been on the cards, I thought a good way to immerse myself into the Cuban way of life would be to be able to dance – salsa dancing to be more specific.
Like everyone else, I like to boogie but have never attempted any kind of dancing where you had to dance as a couple, let alone hold hands. Salsa dancing as a woman is even more of a challenge since you’re literally in the hands of a man. You relax your arms and let the man guide you into the next moves. For a control freak like me, that was very difficult.
I have been going to my salsa dancing classes in Leeds for nearly three months now and can’t wait to so some salsaing in Cuba.
At home, I practiced by watching videos on YouTube and my bedroom which has a wooden floor (very important for all those turns) became a dance studio. As soon as you master the basic Salsa steps, you can move on to the next class, where more complicated moves like the Suzi Q are taught.
If you’re interested you should check out your local Salsa dancing class, even if it’s not your intention to visit Cuba – yet. It’s fun, a great work out and you get to meet a nice bunch of people.
So depending on the all-important WiFi (apparently this can be quite sporadic and temperamental), I intend to send some messages from Cuba whilst I am there.
In my first week, I’ll be visiting Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santiago, Camaguey, Santa Clara, Remedios and Cayo Santa Maria. All places that you too can visit on our Cuba in Style and Best of Cuba trips.
During this two week trip, I’ll be visiting hotels and casas particulares, explore places on foot and do some activities like horseriding and of course, check out the beaches.
In my second week, I’ll have a car and will be driving to the western region, and stay in Vinales, Cayo Levisa, Las Terrazas and Varadero. This is similar to our Honeymoon on a Shoestring, and at the end of the trip I’ll spend one day to check out the white sandy beaches of Varadero – check out our Cuba Self-Drive & Beach Holiday.
Hasta la Vista,