Dates: Jan 15 - 22 , 2023
Fun is the #1 focus of this trip! Alex and Desiree invite you to 7 days of embracing the Dominican Culture. Escape with us to the beautiful Dominican Republic - a.k.a. the Mecca of Bachata. You will enjoy dance lessons with some of the hottest native Dominican dance instructors (as well as with Alex and Desiree). Dance the day and nights away with festivities happening throughout the week including a trip to dance at an authentic Dominican batey.
Other activities include river trips, a day trip to a beautiful island off the coast, beach outings and group activities. You will get to enjoy delicious Dominican dishes prepared by our personal chef and even a cooking class with our very own Alex Morel! Spots are limited and can only be reserved on a first come first serve basis. Sorry, No Refunds. (We highly recommend travel insurance.)
Trip will include Airport Transfers, Food, Accommodation, Workshops, Excursions, Dancing and most importantly FUN!
San Pedro stay will be a villa with a pool.
Las Terrenas & Bonao stays will be hotels (with pools)
Transportation + Transfers
All transportation is included as well as pick-up and drop-off to/from the airport.
*Transfers only to/from SDQ airport only
Dominican-based meals will be provided every day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
*We can't accommodate vegan diets
Bonao River Excursion
Island Hop in La Romana
Batey Outing in Santo Domingo
Dominican local instructors will give you the sauce you need to get your Bachata life together!
Social Dancing + FUN!!
Entrances to all dance festivities will be included as part of the trip. And the #1 amenity ... LOADS OF FUN!!!
Below is a general itinerary of the trip (subject to changes)
- SUN - Arrive by 2PM in Santo Domingo , Bachata Lesson w/ AnD
- MON - PhotoShoot, Dance Excursion at a Batey
- TUE - Workshop, Island Excursion, Cooking Class with Alex
- WED - Las Terrenas, Workshops, Dancing
- THU - Workshops, Beach, Dancing
- FRI - Bonao River Excursion, Dancing
- SAT - Workshop, River Excursion, Dancing
- SUN - Fly Home, Leave After 2PM
WORKSHOPS: Meet Your Dominican Instructors
Train with native Dominican dancers & support by taking advantage of private lessons!
Fariseo is a dancer, instructor and choreographer in the Dominican latin dance community. He is known for his charismatic style of Bachata Flow Batey. Inarguably a leader in this style. Farifeo's take on Bachata is sure to captivate you on this Escape!
Esmeralda is a top instructor in Las Terrenas whose style embraces freedom, harmony with a spike of attitude. She's passionate about instilling confidence in her students and invites you to experience some of the magic she's experienced through dance.
Franky (El Suave)
Originally from Puerto Plata, Franky has been teaching in Las Terrenas for 7 years. His style can be described just as his name implies "SUAVE" (smooth). Focusing on connection and body movement Franky's style and technique is one we know you will love!
With about 12 years of experience as a Dominican Bachata instructor, Reinaldo's passion began when he was 6 years old. His style is a unique mix of intricacy mixed with flavor and class. We cannot wait for you to train with Reinaldo on this Escape!
Native Bonao dancer with incredible energy and passion for dance. You may have seen Ana dancing all over social media in viral videos by the beach or rivers. As one of Bonao's first Bachata instructors , she's ready to bring that firey style and energy to our ESCAPE!
JP is originally from La Romana & founder of Alianza Dance RD School in Las Terrenas. His school is dedicated to teaching DR visitors culture & dance. His style is both playful and elegant. Basics, connection, movement, musicality - Juan Pablo is your man!
Music Master CLass
Not just a musician and educator, Pablo Piano is an artist who has collaborated with some of the most well renowened Bachata artists from Dominican Republic. Pablo will be teaching us about the various instruments of Bachata to help improve your understanding of what is happening within the music. This workshop will be sure to help your musical interpretation when you are daning.
We are grateful to have him share his knowledge of Bachata Music on our DR Escape!
Below are some photos of where you will stay: Las Terrenas, San Pedro and Bonao.
San PEdro De Macoris
What people are saying from our last DR Escape ...
"The combination of parties, food, family, dancing - is spectacular ... Apart from being so much fun, pairing everything with dance is just marvelous"