Afro Cuban Workshops

Afro Cuban Dance Workshop

Join us for a captivating Afro-Cuban Dance Club event at the Acosta Dance Centre, presented in collaboration with the renowned Luanda Pau.

Experience the vibrant fusion of cultural rhythms and movements as we delve into the world of Afro-Cuban dance. This one-day workshop is open to participants of all levels, making it the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in this rich and energetic art form.

Under the guidance of Luanda Pau, you will have the unique chance to train, learn, and refine your skills in a 1.5-hour session dedicated to the mesmerizing sequence of Songs, Rhythms, and Dances that embody the essence of the Orishas. Discover the inseparable connection between singing, rhythm, and dance, and gain a deeper understanding of the cultural significance behind these elements.

Additionally, we will explore another 1.5 hours of the captivating world of “La Rumba,” where we will focus on technique, coordination of steps and movements, as well as the distinctive mannerisms and body expressions that have made this style so beloved and popular.

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to expand your dance repertoire, enhance your cultural understanding, and embrace the infectious energy of Afro-Cuban dance. Join us for an unforgettable workshop filled with joy, rhythm, and artistic expression.

Date: 12 August 2023

Time: 2 pm

Venue: Acosta Dance Centre – Woolwich Works

Spaces are limited, so secure your spot now to embark on this transformative dance journey. Early birds will receive a 10 % discount.

Don’t miss being a part of this remarkable collaboration between Luanda Pau and the Acosta Dance Foundation.

Come and be captivated by the magic of Afro-Cuban dance, where traditions come alive, and rhythms ignite the soul. We look forward to welcoming you to this incredible event.

Luanda Pau

Meet your teacher Luanda Pau: From Cuba, Luanda comes from a legendary dance family in Havana. Her mum Rosa Baquero was the artistic director and choreographer of the famous Cabaret “Parisien & Tropicana de Cuba“, and her dad is the legendary Afro-Cuban dance Maestro Domingo Pau.

Before starting her dance career, Luanda was in athletics. In 1991 she began her studies at the National School of Arts, where she remained untl 1994. Later she entered the renowned National Folkloric Ballet of Cuba (NFBC), where she danced as a soloist and principal dancer. She is a master in the role of Oya and Yemayá. She was also a solo dancer in the cabaret show at the Casino de Montecarlo in Monaco.

She graduated with a bachelor’s in cultural activities and sports & education and has an extensive history working with children and adults as an independent dance teacher.


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What to wear & ADF studio rules:

The Ballet Studio rules:

  • Please remember that there will be rehearsals and another class in the studio outside your scheduled rehearsal/class, so please make sure everything is cleared away each day before leaving.
  • Please don’t leave anything in the studios when you are not there.
  • Attire for ladies should be loose and comfortable to move, and please bring a long skirt/scarf
  • for the men; we also suggest loose and easy-to-move outfits, and please, don’t forget your handkerchief for La Rumba
  • We also recommend wearing ballet slippers (demi-pointe ballet shoes). Socks are not allowed.
  • You cannot use any electrical equipment onsite unless our technical team has first checked it, there is equipment in the studio to play music etc.
  • Please don’t put anything on the piano or the fireplace (studios 1& 2). Do not move or sit on the piano.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the studios, except water in plastic bottles with a secure cap.
  • No high heels are allowed.
  • No smoking.
  • No rosin. No talcum powder.
  • When leaving, turn off all sound equipment and lights.

If you find a rehearsal area is in a condition that is cause for concern, i.e. damaged or needs cleaning, please report this to the reception or a member of the ADC staff.

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