abc Academia Baile en Cuba (abc Dance Academy)
Address: Avenida 1 and Calle 34, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Phone: (53 45) 61 2623, web: www.varaderobaila.com
Opening hours: Every days, 8 am to 8 pm.
This is the perfect place for those who want to learn or improve their skills with typical Cuban dances such as salsa, mambo, rumba, danzon, cha cha cha. This place used to be part of the “Casa del la Cultura Los Corales” which is now divided into the dance academy and an art gallery called Espacio 34. The abc dance academy is also home to the "Varadero Baila, Festival Internacional de Balladores de Salsa" which is an annual Salsa festival. Varadero Baila 2014 is July 8 to 12, Varadero Baila 2015 is July 7 to 11, this event is organize by the cuban agencia Paradiso Turismo Cultural (belonging to ARTEX).
Dance classes everyday at:
9:00 am / 11:30 am / 2:00 pm / 5:30 pm
Prices (for each person 13 years and more, free for children 6 to 12)
- Dance classes (2 hours, no transfer): 15 CUC
- Dance Mini Course, 3 classes (2 hours each, no transfer): 39 CUC
- Dance Course, 12 classes (8:30 to 11:30 am, with transfer): 149 CUC
- Free Bonus: abc Matinée Salsera "Dancing with the Teacher" every thursday at 5:00 pm.
All classes include: An interview with the teacher to organize the dance lesson and level, a 2 hours dance lesson with partner, 1 professional instructor every 8 persons, one 500 ml bottle of water, documentation about dance in Varadero and Cuba in general.