The festival I can really recommend exists since 8 years. For eight years now, we combine the festival participation with a group journey which makes you experience Cuba a lot more intensely than only by travelling to the festival. The dance school of "Danza y Movimiento" is located in the city center of Havana and this is where we also accommodate our guests in private houses. The high quality of these private accommodations is confirmed by everybody travelling with us. This may be the result of the high quality facilities and furnishing, but also of the friendly landlords we have been knowing for many years now.
The 2013 programme differs slightly from the one of the previous years. After your day of arrival you will get an intense insight into
Cuba's culture and dance. There is a culture day including a joint lunch in a very special ambience. And a vintage car cruise is also new
in the programme. Follow this link for detailed information:
You should know this:
- Minimum order: 25 single CDs, price per CD: 5,99/9,99 Euro, Advance payment. We also charge the respective shipment costs to your address for dispatch.
- If your order includes boxes of two or more CDs or CDs with special packaging, we will make you a price offer for them which you can chose or reject.
- We reserve the right that some CDs might not be available due to stock shortfall or that they cannot be sold at special price conditions due to arrangements with the suppliers. We will then cutout the CD/s from your order. This does not imply a right to withdraw from the whole order.
- In many cases, there is only one copy of a CD in stock. So please keep in mind, that the CD is only yours after having completed the purchase and not after having put the CD in your shopping cart. (If another customer completes the purchase first, this last CD in stock will not be part of the offer any more…)
- Don’t be surprised: The shop tells you the normal prices, but we will only charge you the special offer price.
Dance tango with renowned dance instructors from all over the world. Relax at the same time for a week amidst the hills of the Italian region Umbria.
Tango vacation in Italy (Photo: Copyright)
The baaing of the sheep and the chirping of the cicadas melt with the sounds of Pugliese or Canaro. The wind blows trough the olive groves, a little dance under the firmament at night.
In 2013, many well-known teachers will be there offering classes for all levels. Unfortunately, we have had to reject many last-minute applications this year, thus we recommend to book now for 2013. You can book as a couple or a single traveller. Single travellers receive the confirmation after a second person has been found. Here is more information on the programme 2013: Tango holidays in Italy 2013
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Book the last seats available! The Salsa festival at the end of November has become an international top event during the last years. 700 dance enthusiast went to Havana in 2011. The festival 2012 is almost booked out according to the organisers, but only almost. We still have some vacancies for you... and there is more! Our offer is not limited to the last week of November in the rather modern part of Havana - we show you Cuba from different points-of-view. And because our dance school - yes, we have been offering highly qualified classes in Havana for about 17 years for Salsa and all other rhythms danced in Cuba! - is located in the historic city centre, and because we accommodate you in real Cuban appartments in the middle of Havana, the first week could be even more exciting than the second one, which adjusts more to programmes one can find somewhere else.
We offer individual pick-up service at the airport. During the first week, you stay at a carefully selected Cuban upper standard appartment with friendly Cuban hosts, who you might not want to leave again afterwards (It happened to many travellers, but you can always come back...) There is a Cuban tour guide for you, who speaks Spanish, English and French. And you study the individual dance classes at the "Academia Danza y Movimiento“, during which you can dance with your personal Cuban dance partner without having to pay an extra charge.
For the second week, you move to the Mirimar district, situated at a distance of about 12 km from the historic centre, and you stay at one of the festival hotels. Please read here how this is going to be:
This is truly an experience which makes you get to know Cuba during two weeks from very different perspectives. And you can also arrive earlier or stay longer...
15 albums with 179 tango tango, vals and milonga tracks by Carlos di Sarli - this continuation of releases belonging to our series "Tango Classics" presents an array of recordings from the 1950s. Please click on the following list for a survey - even tango experts will not know all the titles published here ...
"Bar exposicion" - the most current album from the 15 new di Sarlis
Some information about the series “Tango Classics”
Klaus Johns, born in Hamburg and deceased in 2004, spent his life collecting one of the largest tango archives in Europe. After his
death, the material copied from the original recordings on almost 600 music tapes was archived. The life span of this cultural treasure on tapes is limited, and according to specialist evaluations the complete material in its present form would be lost within a few years. Thus, "Danza y Movimiento" decided to digitize a good deal of the archive.
In Klaus John’s lifetime, DyM already produced a series of tango CDs from the existing repertoire together with this very energetic musician, composer and collector based in the tango scene in Graz, Austria. These productions are highly esteemed by tango experts because of their high editorial value. Our compilations of tangos, milongas and valses known worldwide are also part of this repertoire.
The series "Tango Classics" publishes the material at hand without putting a special thematic emphasis. Although, if possible, every album presents a single tango artist. The purpose of our series is to make titles accessible that might still be missing in someone’s collection. All the 2000 music tracks currently available (May 2012) can be downloaded individually, and they are also available in FLAC format, free of compression-loss. The recordings were slightly edited in order to reduce strong background noises of the original sound carriers. All the recordings are legally protected, but they can be licensed for tango projects at favourable conditions.
This is a complete survey of all the albums already released in the series:
was the question our Cuban travel partner asked us yesterday after she had received the list of participants for our Easter journey to Cuba from March 31st to April 14th. Indeed, not only the Cuban female dancers are waiting for their dance partners. Male dancers are also appreciated by the group in order to go out dancing in the evenings together.
All titles that we offer in our shop as downloads are now not only available in mp3 format, but also in the lossless format FLAC. You have then the possibility, without additional costs, of downloading your music as mp3 and/or as FLAC. The one requirement: a club membership!
Starting now, there is only "club yes or no". All previous basic-members have been set to the old premium level. We are giving you the extra services up until your next membership payment. If your basic membership expires within the next 3 months (until 01.08.2011), as a previous basic member you have -as an exception- the opportunity to cancel your membership. You have until May 15th to make use of this chance. Please note, that there is now only one club fee of 29.88 euros per year. Of course with great corresponding benefits …
The tango scene in Buenos Aires is multi-facetted and very alive. There is a multitude of competent tango teachers for all varieties of modern and classical tango. There is a great number of schools, among which some are absolutely professionally organised and run and which offer -next to qualified instruction- a complete merchandising of shoes, clothing and music. In addition, dance partners and accommodation are often arranged. Some tango schools offer Spanish lessons in cooperation with language schools. Even airport pickups are organised. Tango tourism in Buenos Aires shows a complex and complete tourism infrastructure.
Since 1996, Danza y Movimiento has created a large programme for dance courses, Spanish classes, classes for musical instruments and theatre in various countries. In the beginning, the focus was on salsa and tango, but over the years, the range of dance offers has been enlarged to almost all areas of dance and movement. The programme contains modern dance or ballet in Havana; hip hop, Alexander technique or BioDanza in Buenos Aires; and also jazz dance, Lindy-Hop, Bollywood or flamenco in Madrid - and these are only some examples of a broad variety of offers, which are suitable for professionals, beginners, for spending your annual holidays in an active way, and which extend into the areas of dance therapy and choreography.
“Danza y Movimiento” is considered a trend-setter, and thus it isn't surprising that other travel organisers frequently visit our website. It became particularly obvious in the case of Cuba, because especially "salsa" became a lucrative term for big and small travel companies in the late 1990s. Since then, again and again, complete text passages from “Danza y Movimiento” appear in the catalogues of other travel agencies. This is what we call a lively interest...
It is possible to copy the words but not the essence of our travel offers. Considering the
- key contents of our cultural programme
- format and goal of our journeys
- personal support of our guests before and during the journey
- possibility of an exchange of experiences after the journey
we are not worried by many of the copies currently on the market. But it is easy to tell the copy from the original: Questioning the content
of other agencies' offers, one can easily find out, if the answer is well-grounded or if it only consists in catch-phrases or compositions of text excerpts.
If you are looking for the original and for professional structures, we will be happy to assist you with or advice for your journey to Cuba, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain or Italy.