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Experience Afro-Caribbean music and dance in Cuba, its cultural epicenter. Coursework includes studio study of the vital West-African traditions of eastern Cuba and daily on-site emergence in the exciting social milieu (Salsa, Rumba, Santeria) that is uni
Location:
Baracoa, Cuba; Guantanamo, Cuba; Santiago De Cuba, Cuba
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Experience Afro-Caribbean music and dance in Cuba, its cultural epicenter. Coursework includes studio study of the vital West-African traditions of eastern Cuba and daily on-site emergence in the exciting social milieu (Salsa, Rumba, Santeria) that is uniquely Cuban. This intensive field class will take place in Santiago de Cuba, Baracoa and Guantanamo City. The director of this program, Jim Lepore, Professor of Dance at George Mason University, has long-standing professional relationships with the Cuban artists who will act as our mentors.

Program Details

Credits Offered

Undergraduate

  • DANC 418: Cuban Dance and Culture (1-3 credits)

Eligibility

This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University.

Cost:
Program Cost: $2850 Included: Tuition (1-3 credits) All studio classes Lodging (double occupancy with two overnights of triple occupancy in Guantanomo) Breakfast and dinner daily All transportation in Cuba Performance viewing Emergency medical insurance including medical evacuation and repatriation Not Included: Transportation to/from Miami - Program Starts in Holguin, Cuba Lunches Overnight stay in Miami on outbound or inbound legs

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes

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