C U B A N D A N C E
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Welcome to our little site!
Hello and welcome!
Based in Horsham, West Sussex, we are Cuban dance and music fans! Along with a handful of friends we have formed a small, very friendly dance group dedicated to the enjoyment of Cuban dance (Casino Cubano) and music.
"CASINO" is the fun, vibrant, energetic social dance from the streets and dance floors of Cuba. Danced to the dynamic musical rhythms of modern Timba, and Salsa Cubana.
Please feel free to check out our site. Watch some videos, listen to some music, read the blog, and introduce yourself (if you haven't already) with Cuba - it's music, culture and dance!
Nick & Anya
We have been dance partners for over 7 years, and were married in October 2013 on a beach in Cuba, in a simple barefoot ceremony.
Members of the Guild of Professional Teachers of Dance, we both trained (and continue to train) in Cuba under the watchful eye of Moraima Bravo, professor of dance and former Premera Bailarina (lead dancer) at the prestigious Conjunto Folklorico National de Cuba. Our primary study is in social Casino dancing, but we also continue our study of Rumba, Son, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, and the dances of the Orishas.
We are lucky to have learned with, and count as friends, many great Cuban teachers and dancers. We continue to travel regularly to Cuba, and view our little pocket of Vedado in Havana as "nuestro barrio", a home away from home. A place to train, meet with friends, listen to music, and dance!
In September 2015 we were asked to give a workshop (a Casino Cubano Masterclass) in Russia, and subsequently was invited back to teach again in 2016, 2017 and most recently in September 2018.
In December 2016 we also had the honor (and terror!) of giving a public demonstration at the highly prestigious Conjunto Folklorico National de Cuba in Havana.