Dates: Jul 9-16 , 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 the greatest native Dominican dance instructors (as well as with Alex and Desiree). Dance the day and nights away with festivities happening throughout the week. Enjoy authentic experiences including home cooked Dominican meals and dancing with local bachateros.
Other activities include river trips, a day trip to a beautiful island off the coast, beach outings and group activities. 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, Alcohol, Accommodation, Workshops, Excursions, Dancing and most importantly FUN!
Mix of Villas and Hotels throughout 3 different cities:
Las Terrenas, Boca Chica and Bonao (all 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 (Santo Domingo) airport only
Dominican-based meals will be provided every day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
*We can't accommodate vegan specific diets
Authentic Batey Outing & more!
Learn directly from local Dominican instructors as well as from Alex and Desiree to get your Bachata life fully together!
Social Dancing + FUN!!
Entrances to all dance festivities will be included as part of the trip. And the #1 amenity ... LOADS OF FUN!!!
LIVE Bachata concert
This time we have a very special addition to our trip. What is the full experience without LIVE music right?
We are excited to announce that this trip will also incude 2 live BACHATA performances by the incredible
DUQUE DE LA BACHATA" JOAN SORIANO and "LA MORENA DEL SWING" LADY LAURA!! They will be playing with their bands for you to enjoy an evening of live Bachata music all night long!
Entrance to the concert will be included as part of your package.
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!
Native Bonao dancer with incredible energy and passion for dance. She is a leader in her community and part of the Union Bachatera. As one of Bonao's first Bachata instructors , she's ready to bring that firey style and energy to our ESCAPE!
Frank (Bachata) Mendez
Frank has been dancing all of his life. He is rooted from a Batey where he grew up in Santo Domingo. Formal training began in his early teens with Farifeo and also his good friend Anara Frank. His style is a fusion of Farifeo's Batey style with is own twist.
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. Esmeralda is excited to join us again this July.
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! He is excited to share his passion with you this July.
Over 8 years of experience in Traditional Bachata focused on roots and expression. She created the event AfroBachateros to help create more opportunities for the dancers of her community. With her partner Swagger, she was the winner of the ADN Bachata Dance Competition in 2020.
Originally from Santo Domingo, Wanderson developed his style of Bachata through his upbringing in the Batey and then formal training with his cousin Farifeo. With 8 years of dance experience, he has become one of Las Terrena's most sought out dancers and instructor. He is excited to dance with you!
Edwin is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic educator of music, dance, and ethnomusicology. With his dance partner Dakhóta Romero, they founded Areíto Arts. Their company aims to educate students on the history, growth, and development of Afro-Caribbean arts.
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.
Below are some photos of where you will stay: Las Terrenas, Boca Chica and Bonao.
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"