What's your style?
The directory on the right lists salsa breaks in any and all styles, but if you're new to salsa and want an explanation of the differences between the many styles, take a look at Toronto Dance Salsa's excellent article Different Salsa Styles, here they cover:
• Puerto Rican
• Miami (Classico Cubano, Casino)
• Casino Rueda (Rueda de Casino)
• LA Style (Dancing 'On 1')
• New York (Dancing 'On 2', Mambo)
CUBA: Havana salsa holidays
Learn Cuba's national dance from professional Cuban dance instructors in the capital – Havana. The programme caters for all ability levels and, because each guest is paired with a local dance partner, the breaks are suitable for all – couples, groups or solo travellers. A Havana city tour is included and there are other optional excursions including visits to the beach, a traditional cigar factory or local beauty spots. As well as salsa classes, there is morning yoga practice and sessions on Cuban culture and history.
UNUSUAL SALSA IDEAS
ENGLAND: MAD salsa bootcamp weekends
Residential weekends for the salsa mad! This two-day bootcamp provides a unique opportunity for intensive training in a friendly intimate environment. The camps are taught at a variety of levels using the cross-body style, dance teachers are Marchant and Davina Birch. Workshops are tailor-made around the needs of participants.
The weekends are held in Bournemouth on the South coast and the package includes en-suite hotel accommodation, dinner, breakfast and full use of the hotel leisure facilities.
A twelve-day Mediterranean cruise vacation featuring salsa and west coast swing. Includes dance workshops and classes for salsa, cha cha cha, merengue and more, for all levels from beginner to advanced. Also includes dances on days while the ship is at sea.
The cruise departs from Venice in Italy and ports of call and cities visited include Naples, Mykonos, Provence, Athens, Istanbul, Ephesus, Florence, Barcelona and Rome.
Offering a wide range of creative classes including cookery, wine tasting, dancing, painting, sculpting, writing, guided walking, herbal tours and olive picking. Classes take place at Villa La Rogaia, an outstanding wheelchair friendly country house in Umbria with pool. They serve delicious food with products from their organic farm.
| dancing (mixed) | salsa | cookery | herb | painting/drawing | wine | writing | sculpture/carving | Italian language | for people with a disability | olive picking/harvest | Italy |
Cuban Salsa Congress 3-day weekender in the Pavilion Ballroom in Bournemouth, on the South Coast of Dorset. Featuring daytime dance workshops and three late night Salsa Parties with live music and shows.
Themed dance breaks, weekends and dancing holidays at Pontins Holiday Parks in England and Wales. These include: slasa, ceroc and jive weekenders, Chriska Dance (tap, ballet, modern, song & dance etc.), northern soul weekenders, learn to dance opportunities and special charity dance events.
| dancing (mixed styles) | salsa | ceroc/jive | line dancing | ballet | England | Wales |
Salsa dance workshops and vacations in Oaxaca city in Mexico. Providing a choice of program: vacations with a choice of hotel accommodation at all grades, salsa and Spanish language immersion programs using family homestays, and classes at a local salsa school.
A full calendar of dance holidays including ballroom and latin, social, sequence, Argentine tango, Zumba, jive, belly dancing, and Scottish dancing. Learn to dance holidays for all levels. Stay in comfortable hotel accommodation in Torquay, Devon with stunning ballrooms.
| dancing (mixed styles) | ballroom/sequence dancing | line dancing | latin american | tango/Argentine tango | ceroc/jive | salsa | folk/regional dance | England |
Dancing is available on almost every Warner break at their country, coastal hotels and villages venues. Dance workshops and evening dance opportunities are hosted as part of a weekend or midweek break, with styles to suit everyone, including: ballroom, latin, line dancing, tap and party.
| dancing (mixed styles) | ballroom/sequence dancing | latin american | line dancing ceroc/jive | salsa | England | Wales |
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The Travel-Quest Salsa dance holidays category lists holidays, vacations, weekends and short break packages for salseros, these will be offering packages with dance instruction and workshops, free-dance sessions and/or salsa demonstrations and shows. The section also lists dedicated salsa weekenders, cruises and trips to watch salsa competitions.