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Cuban music: baila baila!

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There's rumba in air! But before entering one of the temples of Cuban dance, it's best to take a lesson and train your ears and toes.

Havana is a giant dance floor. Can't quite get the rhythm? To learn the basic elements or perfect your groove, head straight to the Casa del Son.

The dance school offers group or individual lessons suitable for all levels and the possibility of engaging a partner to try out what you've learned in the warmth of the city's festive nights. Salsa and rumba are integral parts of the island's heritage, but their ubiquity is partly there to satisfy tourists. Cubans dance to an eclectic mix of Spanish reggae, hip-hop, and dancehall.

Many young people like reggaeton, perhaps partially because the government doesn't, while rock, R n' B and jazz are well represented at concert halls like the FAC. Stay tuned, don't stay too focussed on clichés, and baila baila!

La Casa del Son
Empedrado n° 411
La Habana Vieja
10100 La Habana

+53 7 8616179

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