The Dance Programme

Lose your inhibitions and find your Cuban flow in our dance magic!

The Key2Cuba Salsa Dance Programme is designed to:

Enrich your Cuban body-movement and charisma. Each class begins with an in depth look into the technique of how the other Cuban dance forms can enrich your Salsa.

  • Transform your level and enjoyment of Salsa beyond your imagination

  • 15 hours of classes (10/11 night holiday)

  • 40 hours accompanied on the dance floor (optional)

  • Salsa, Son, Rueda de Casino, Rumba, Orishas, Reggaeton, Body movement, Dance Technique

  • Teach you at the relevant level for your ability (5 levels)

  • Increase your confidence in style, moves, technique and musical interpretation

  • Enhance your technical ability.  We have a structured course: each day builds and develops your skills naturally, with ease and confidence.

Dance Classes

Whether you are a complete beginner or a professional level performer or teacher, we have five levels of classes in Salsa, Casino, Son, Rumba, Orishas, Rueda, Body Movement, Structural Integration, Body Isolations, Timba musicality, moving from the organs and fluids and Partner connection through the Endocrine system/Chakras.


We have the keys to transform your dance ability and increase your body confidence, technique and styling to a whole new magical level. Our world class, professional Cuban dancers will train you during the day, then sweep you off your feet every night, to the sounds of the world’s most exciting live Cuban orchestras.


15 hours of tuition. 5 levels. Master teachers and Kerry Ribchester 1-2-1 coaching and feedback.

Key2Cuba Dance Outcomes

Ultimately, our legendary dance holidays and the Orisha Retreat will allow you to develop more fluidity, grace, range of movement, musicality and body-confidence, 'from within’. As a consequence, the way you move will change in such a way that your body will feel lighter, more balanced, connected to your core and with a deeper awareness to  your partner. Your Cuban style will be enhanced and refined. You will be able to go anywhere in the world and invite a partner to dance Cuban Salsa or Son, or join in on a Rueda group. 

You will have a skill for life!


Dance Benefits and Content

  • Enhance your technical ability.  We have a structured course: each day builds and develops your skills naturally, with ease and confidence.

  • Dance in partners and in a group. Each day you have one hour of Rueda de Casino and one hour of partner work.

  • Satisfy all levels of Salsa. The Advanced and Professional courses are more focused on the Orishas, body movement, charisma, musical interpretation and performance technique.

  • Beginners have 1-2-1 attention, encouragement and lots of practice

  • We give you a great environment to learn. The dance space has air conditioning and is a private, concentrated space without interruptions.

  • Effective and appropriate warm ups. Each class starts with a warm up specific to that day’s theme. Isolation exercises are built on daily to develop greater fluidity and tone.

  • Take care of your body. Each class finishes with a warm down and stretch to keep you flexible.

  • Fast track your Cuban style. Kerry brings insights from Hellerwork to enhance your posture, core body movement, quality of awareness in partner work and how to embody the Cuban Walk and attitude.

  • To learn kinaesthetically. We have equal male and female ratios and continuing changing of partners so that you can learn kinaesthetically from dancing with high quality Cuban dancers; thus increasing your confidence and experience in dancing with many partners.

  • Inspire you with the latest Cuban music on the scene. We have our own DJ in class.

  • Excellent teaching. The dance programme is led by master teachers from Raices Profundas company and Kerry Ribchester (3 x voted top U.K. Salsa teacher).  Each level is led by a celebrity master Cuban teacher.  Each teacher has a team of professional assistants in their group. As the Key2Cuba team has worked together for many years, they are like a family and are experienced working together.

  • The animation team in the evening consist of our Cuban dance teachers from the classes and exceptional professional Cuban dancers who are great at getting everyone on the dance floor, for example, we have Cuba’s leading Reggaeton stars joining us regularly.

  • The possibility to see how the Key2Cuba dance videos are made or feature in them.

  • The possibility to perform on stage in Havana alongside one of Cuba’s top bands with our dancers.

  • The possibility to enter the advanced teacher training course.

In association with Captivating Cuba

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