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  • Locations: Baracoa, Cuba; Guantanamo, Cuba; Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • Budget Sheets: Winter Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.0 Language of Instruction: English
Housing: Hotel Number of Credits Offered: 3
Eligible Population: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior, Graduate Type of Program: Faculty-led
Area of Study: Dance Study Abroad Host: Field Studies in SAIL
Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:
Cuba Dance

Dance and Culture in Cuba

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

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


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

Program Cost: $2850

  • 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

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More Information About Program
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Contact Information

Coordinator of Field Studies
Greg Justice

Jim Lepore
Professor of Dance at George Mason University

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.