In addition to 15 hours of salsa lessons and hours on the dance floor perfecting your moves, our unique Key2Cuba programme will bring you closer to the heart of the Cuban culture and people. Key2Cuba operates an Optional Extras programme and this is a taster of what may be available on your trip. Please note these are subject to seasonal changes and conditions in Cuba. Prior to the holiday, we will issue you the Optional Extras package price list in order for you to have an idea of spending money required.
Best Clubs, Best Bands, hit the jackpot!
The salsa matinees are not to be missed. Our Programme Manager finds out who is playing where, reserves the best table in the club and the Cuban dancers come with us in the afternoon to shake our booties to the best live band in town. No queuing outside! We ensure a smooth entrance.
The matinees are packed full of Cubans and few tourists. The buzz when Bamboleo play at a matinee is breathtaking. We have often had clients on stage with the band. We make sure you see the top bands that are in town at the time such as Los Van Van, Pupy, Michel Maza, Charanga Habanera, Haila, Azucar Negra, Maykel Blanco and the Bueno Vista Social Club. Key2Cuba clients often get to meet the artists in person, go back stage or hang out in the VIP area.
Private Rumba Party
Cuba’s most respected, celebrated and internationally famous Rumba band play for us and perform all the different types of Rumba and Cuban dance at an amazing colonial house in Old Havana. Practice your latest rumba moves to the thrilling drums and dance with their principle dancers. It is a rum fuelled baptism of the rumba. Make sure you are not "vacuna'd"!
At a beautiful location down the coast from Havana, we salsa the afternoon away in the sand, sun and sea to a lively live nine piece salsa band. Accompanied by Cuban dancers who know how to party, we eat fresh fish, admire the white sand, palm trees and turquoise sea and throw the wildest party on the beach.
Tour of Havana
See Havana from a completely new perspective. Visit El Morro or El Cristo and salsa the afternoon away in a restaurant with a panoramic view of the city and port. Meet the artist, Salvador Gonzalez, see his private collection of paintings in his home, visit the studio and dance rumba in the street at the famous Calle Jon de Hammel.
Meet the Cuban gods
Visit the Museum of the Orishas (Cuban Gods). Discover more about the African heritage and the meaning of dances. Who is Changó? What are the qualities of the Goddess of the sea Yemaja and the goddess of love, Oshun. Understand more about the Santeria religion as you experience first hand a ceremony and Bembe! Visit an authentic temple, dance to a live percussion band and join in with the dancers as they lose themselves in the dances of the Orishas. This full on Cuban experience will bring you closer to the origins and heart of the Salsa rhythms.