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Dance

DANCE

Cuban ballet is recognised internationally as of the highest standard. Alicia Alonso founded the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, and there is an International Ballet Festival every other year in Habana. In the UK, Carlos D'Acosta has been a guest principal with the Royal Ballet since 1998, and is acknowledged as one of the finest dancers of his generation.

Danz Abierta, Asi Somos and Danza Teatro Retazos companies lead the way in modern dance, mixing ballet, folklore and new choreography, featuring in regular festivals; while Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba concentrate on Cuban popular dance, including the Afro Cuban rhythms of rumba.

Meanwhile, salsa is the dance that Cuba is renowned for- a fast-moving and popular dance arising from 'son' the heady mix of African and Spanish music that defines the island's culture.


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CUBA 50 DANCE EVENTS

Havana in the Fall: Cuban dance weekender

20 October 2017 - 23 October 2017

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Selborne Hotel, Dunoon, Scotland

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Acosta Danza UK tour

27 September 2017 - 11 November 2017

Dance

Various venues

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Beginners Cuban Salsa Class & live music

22 June 2017 - 22 June 2017

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Pig and Whistle/Flamingo Longue, Norwich

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Viva Cuba dance weekender

31 March 2017 - 2 April 2017

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Various venues, Bournemouth

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Afro-Cuban Salsa Fiesta

3 March 2017 - 6 March 2017

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New Beach Hotel, Great Yarmouth

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Danza Contemporánea de Cuba - only London show

23 February 2017 - 23 February 2017

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Barbican Hall, London

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Danza Contemporánea de Cuba - UK tour 2017

14 February 2017 - 18 March 2017

Dance

Various venues

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Afro-Cuban Weekend with Yeni Molinet

3 February 2017 - 5 February 2017

Dance

The Ensign Youth Club, London

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Vamos Cuba!

1 November 2016 - 5 November 2016

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Birmingham Hippodrome

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Carlos Acosta in The Classical Farewell

3 October 2016 - 7 October 2016

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Royal Albert Hall, London

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SALSA AMOR CYMRU WALES WEEKENDER

23 September 2016 - 25 September 2016

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Venue Cymru, Llandudno

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Vamos Cuba!

26 July 2016 - 21 August 2016

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Sadlers Wells, London

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Carlos Acosta's A Classical Farewell

3 May 2016 - 14 May 2016

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various venues

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London Cuban Salsa Congress

1 April 2016 - 4 April 2016

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Camden Centre, London

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Northern Salsa All Dayer, Wigan

6 February 2016 - 6 February 2016

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ROBIN PARK SPORTS CENTRE, Wigan

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Newcastle Salsa Congress

31 December 2015 - 3 January 2016

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Holiday Inn, Newcastle-Gosforth Park

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Classical Selection featuring Carlos Acosta

8 December 2015 - 13 December 2015

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Coliseum, London

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CubaFest

13 November 2015 - 16 November 2015

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The Cavendish Hotel, Eastbourne

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Carmen featuring Carlos Acosta

26 October 2015 - 12 November 2015

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Royal Opera House, London

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Salsa & AfroLatin Fiesta

9 October 2015 - 11 October 2015

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Seacroft Holiday Village, Norfolk

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Salsa & AfroLatin Fiesta

9 October 2015 - 11 October 2015

Dance

Seacroft Holiday Village, Norfolk

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Want to learn to dance Cuban style but don't know where to start?

1 September 2015 - 31 December 2015

Dance

Various

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8TH BOURNEMOUTH CUBAN SALSA CONGRESS

7 August 2015 - 10 August 2015

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02 Academy, Bournemouth

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Carlos Acosta's Cubanía

27 July 2015 - 2 August 2015

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Royal Opera House, London

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El Cubanazo 2015 Cuban Dance Festival - Salisbury

17 July 2015 - 19 July 2015

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The Chapel Nightclub, Salisbury

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Carlos Acosta & Zenaida Yanowsky ‘On Before' - extra night added!

9 July 2015 - 11 July 2015

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Dome, Brighton

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Carlos Acosta & Zenaida Yanowsky ‘On Before'

3 July 2015 - 4 July 2015

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Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

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Cuban Beat: Salsa Explosion Anniversary Ball

19 June 2015 - 21 June 2015

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The Print Room, Bournemouth

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Cuba in Brighton: Cuban Salsa and Afro-Cuban Festival 2015

12 June 2015 - 15 June 2015

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Ralli Hall, Hove

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AfroCuban Pati's Spring Salsa Fiesta

5 June 2015 - 8 June 2015

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Seacroft Holiday Village, Norfolk

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Carlos Acosta & Zenaida Yanowsky ‘On Before'

14 April 2015 - 15 April 2015

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Mayflower theatre, Southampton

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' Moving From Within... Cuba' 6 Master classes in London, with the Legends of Cuban Dance

21 March 2015 - 18 July 2015

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The Place, London

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Cuban Salsa classes around the UK in 2015

1 January 2015 - 31 December 2015

Dance

various venues

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Made in Cuba - Winter Salsa Festival

28 November 2014 - 1 December 2014

Dance

Carrington House Hotel, Bournemouth

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CUBAFEST

14 November 2014 - 17 November 2014

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Cavendish Hotel, Eastbourne

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Ballet Revolución

7 October 2014 - 25 October 2014

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Peacock Theatre, London

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Afro Cuban Salsa Fiesta

12 September 2014 - 15 September 2014

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Mundesley Holiday Village, Norfolk

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7TH SUMMER CUBAN SALSA CONGRESS, UK

8 August 2014 - 11 August 2014

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02 Academy, Bournemouth

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Carlos Acosta's Cubanía

21 July 2014 - 23 July 2014

Dance

Royal Opera House, London

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CUBAinBrighton: Salsa & Afro Cuban Dance & Music Festival

13 June 2014 - 16 June 2014

Dance

Various venues

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Romeo and Juliet with Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta

11 June 2014 - 22 June 2014

Dance

Royal Albert Hall, london

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Cuban & Latin Weekend in Blackpool

30 May 2014 - 1 June 2014

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Tiffanys Hotel, Blackpool

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AfroCuban Salsa y Rueda Festival

9 May 2014 - 12 May 2014

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Mundesley Village, Norfolk

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London Cuban Salsa Congress

4 April 2014 - 7 April 2014

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Camden Centre, London

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Carlos Acosta in conversation

19 October 2013 - 19 October 2013

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The Lowry, Salford

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AfroCuban Salsa Festival

13 September 2013 - 16 September 2013

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Mundesley Holiday Village, Norfolk

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6th Summer Cuban Salsa Congress, Bournemouth

16 August 2013 - 19 August 2013

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O2 Academy, Bournemouth

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Carlos Acosta: Classical Selection

30 July 2013 - 4 August 2013

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London Coliseum

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Brighton Cuban Salsa Festival

21 June 2013 - 24 June 2013

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Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel

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FLAC2 - Festival Live Music Angolan/Cuban

31 May 2013 - 1 June 2013

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The Southbank, Bristol

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Carlos Acosta: On Before

26 April 2013 - 27 April 2013

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Edinburgh Festival Theatre

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3rd London International Cuban Congress

12 April 2013 - 15 April 2013

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Camden Town Hall Ballroom, London

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Ballet Revolucion

6 March 2013 - 23 March 2013

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Peacock Theatre, London

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Cuban Salsa Congress - Wales

31 August 2012 - 2 September 2012

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Odyssey Super Club, Swansea

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UK International Cuban Salsa Summer Congress

3 August 2012 - 6 August 2012

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Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

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City Academy Salsa Classes

12 June 2012 - 14 December 2012

Dance

City Academy

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Havana Rumba at the E4 Udderbelly Festival

30 May 2012 - 8 July 2012

Dance

Southbank Centre, London

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Danza Contemporanea de Cuba UK tour

3 May 2012 - 9 June 2012

Dance

various

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Ballet Revolución

25 April 2012 - 19 May 2012

Dance

Peacock Theatre, London

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London International Cuban Salsa Congress

5 April 2012 - 9 April 2012

Dance

Camden Centre, London

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AfroCuban Salsa Festival

17 February 2012 - 20 February 2012

Dance

Hayling Island

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Made in Cuba - Cuban Dance Festival

2 December 2011 - 5 December 2011

Dance

Pavilion Ballroom, Bournemouth

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Carlos Acosta Premieres Plus - Belfast

27 October 2011 - 29 October 2011

Dance

Grand Opera House, Belfast

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Cuban Salsa Congress, Wales 2011

7 October 2011 - 9 October 2011

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Kings Hotel, Newport, Wales

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Havana Rakatan

13 September 2011 - 9 October 2011

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Peacock Theatre, London

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Afro Cuban Salsa Congress

9 September 2011 - 12 September 2011

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Mundesley Holiday Village, Norfolk

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Carlos Acosta Premieres Plus - Birmingham

17 August 2011 - 20 August 2011

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Birmingham Hippodrome

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UK-Cuban Salsa Congress - Bournemouth 2011

5 August 2011 - 8 August 2011

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Pavilion Ballroom, Bournemouth

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Carlos Acosta Premieres Plus - London

27 July 2011 - 30 July 2011

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London Coliseum

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Carlos Acosta Premieres Plus - Salford

24 July 2011 - 25 July 2011

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The Lowry, Salford

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Summer Salsa Weekender

8 July 2011 - 10 July 2011

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Britannia Hotel, Wigan

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Romeo & Juliet with Carlos Acosta

17 June 2011 - 19 June 2011

Dance

O2 arena, London

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Cubaneando - London Salsa Festival

3 June 2011 - 4 June 2011

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The Boston Arms Hall, London

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Salsa Championship at Latin Pulse - with live band Moneda Nacional

15 May 2011 - 15 May 2011

Dance

Floridita restaurant, London

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Puro Sabor Cubano - Special Mini-Festival Master BootCamp by CSARts

18 April 2011 - 23 April 2011

Dance

The Place Dance Studios, London

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London International Cuban Salsa Congress

8 April 2011 - 11 April 2011

Dance

Camden Centre, London

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El Son Cubano - 10 week son and roots of salsa dance course

6 April 2011 - 8 June 2011

Dance

Studio 25, Manchester

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Afro Cuban Spring Salsa Fiesta - weekender

25 March 2011 - 28 March 2011

Dance

Seaview Holiday Park , Preston, Weymouth

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Cuban Ballerina Loipa Araújo in Conversation with Luis Rodríguez de la Sierra

8 March 2011 - 8 March 2011

Dance

London Metropolitan University

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Carlos Acosta performs in Giselle ballet

11 January 2011 - 15 January 2011

Dance

Royal Opera House, London

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5th International Cuban Salsa Congress

28 November 2010 - 29 November 2010

Dance

Bodelwyddan Castle, Denbighshire

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Cuban Dance Workshop + Live band + Party

20 November 2010 - 20 November 2010

Dance

St Pauls Centre & Romsey Labour Club, Cambridge

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HavanaRakatan Cuban Salsa Weekender

20 November 2010 - 22 November 2010

Dance

various

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HavanaRakatan

15 October 2010 - 16 October 2010

Dance

Warwick Arts Centre

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Carlos Acosta in La Valse / Invitus Invitam / Winter Dreams / Theme and Variations

15 October 2010 - 30 October 2010

Dance

The Royal Opera House, London

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HavanaRakatan

12 October 2010 - 14 October 2010

Dance

Hackney Empire

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Afro-Cuban Salsa Fiesta

10 September 2010 - 13 September 2010

Dance

Mundesley Holiday Village, Mundesley, Norfolk

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El Rumbon Cubano

8 August 2010 - 8 August 2010

Dance

Nueva Costa Dorada, London

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Cuban Salsa Congress

6 August 2010 - 9 August 2010

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Bournemouth Pavilion

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Carlos Acosta Premieres

28 July 2010 - 7 August 2010

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The Coliseum, London

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Vamos! festival 2010

2 July 2010 - 11 July 2010

Dance

various

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El Rumbon Cubano - with George Peguero and his band

13 June 2010 - 13 June 2010

Dance

Nueva Costa Dorada, London

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El Rumbon Cubano with CubanaDanza

9 May 2010 - 10 May 2010

Dance

Nueva Costa Dorada, London

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Disabled Access

Haiti & Cuba United!- Haiti Earthquake Relief Fundraiser & Cultural Awareness Weekender

8 May 2010 - 9 May 2010

Dance

Threee Corners Centre, London

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Ballet Nacional de Cuba - Magia de la Danza & Giselle in Cardiff

5 May 2010 - 8 May 2010

Dance

Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff

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Ballet Nacional de Cuba in Birmingham

27 April 2010 - 1 May 2010

Dance

Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham

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Alicia Alonso in conversation

9 April 2010 - 9 April 2010

Dance

London Metropolitan University

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Afrocuban Pati Presents Spring Salsa Fiesta

9 April 2010 - 12 April 2010

Dance

South Downs Holiday Village, Bracklesham Bay,

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Ballet Nacional de Cuba - Magia de la Danza in Manchester

6 April 2010 - 11 April 2010

Dance

The Lowry, Manchester

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Ballet Nacional de Cuba - Swan Lake /Magia de la Danza in London

30 March 2010 - 11 April 2010

Dance

London Coliseum

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Danza Contemporanea de Cuba - mixed programme

19 March 2010 - 20 March 2010

Dance

Sadlers Wells Theatre, London

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Danza Contemporanea de Cuba

2 March 2010 - 4 March 2010

Dance

Brighton Dome

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Danza Contemporanea de Cuba UK tour

23 February 2010 - 20 March 2010

Dance

various

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Pasion de Buena Vista

9 February 2010 - 17 March 2010

Dance

various

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Havana Rakatan

4 February 2010 - 6 March 2010

Dance

Peacock Theatre, London

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Cuba Linda Christmas Salsa Party Live band ‘Cuban Combination’

20 December 2009 - 21 December 2009

Dance

Cuba Linda Christmas Salsa Party Live band ‘Cuban Combination’

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Made in Cuba! Salsa Explosion's 3rd Cuban Salsa Christmas Weekender

11 December 2009 - 14 December 2009

Dance

Hotel Piccadilly, Bournemouth

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Flamenco

8 December 2009 - 8 December 2009

Dance

Floridita London

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Disabled Access

Carlos Acosta - Apollo and other works

1 December 2009 - 5 December 2009

Dance

Sadlers Wells theatre, London

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The 4th International Cuban Salsa Congress

27 November 2009 - 30 November 2009

Dance

Boddelwyddan Castle

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Cuban School of Arts Dance courses

19 September 2009 - 6 February 2010

Dance

The Place, London

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Afro-Cuban Salsa Fiesta

11 September 2009 - 14 September 2009

Dance

Mundesley Holiday Village, Mundesley, Norfolk

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UK Cuban Salsa Congress

7 August 2009 - 9 August 2009

Dance

Bournemouth Pavilion & Ballroom

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Carlos Acosta & Guest artists at the Coliseum

22 July 2009 - 25 July 2009

Dance

The Coliseum, London

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Carlos Acosta at the Manchester International Festival

9 July 2009 - 11 July 2009

Dance

The Lowry, Salford

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CUBAN SALSA SUMMER BALL with LIVE 6 PIECE BAND 'MOJITO'

26 June 2009 - 26 June 2009

Dance

Stanley Road Conservative Club, Manchester

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HavanaRakatan

5 May 2009 - 23 May 2009

Dance

Peacock Theatre

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Havana Rumba! The New Generation

31 March 2009 - 3 May 2009

Dance

Riverside Studios, London

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UK Cuban Salsa Festival - with Manolito Simonet y su Trabuco

27 March 2009 - 29 March 2009

Dance

Opera House, Bournemouth

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The Third International Salsa Congress

28 November 2008 - 1 December 2008

Dance

Bodelwyddan Castle

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El Rumbon Cubano

12 October 2008 - 12 October 2008

Dance

Tito's Latin Club, 4-6 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG

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Afro-Cuban Salsa Fiesta

12 September 2008 - 15 September 2008

Dance

Mundesley Holiday Village, Mundesley, Norfolk

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Disabled Access

Cubamemucho! The World Tour of Cuban Salsa Congresses 2008

1 August 2008 - 3 August 2008

Dance

Nottingham Britannia Hotel, Nottingham

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UK Cuban Salsa Congress

25 July 2008 - 27 July 2008

Dance

Pavilion Ballroom, Bournemouth

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¡VAMOS! Festival

11 July 2008 - 20 July 2008

Dance

Various

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Disabled Access

Big Dance

5 July 2008 - 13 July 2008

Dance

All over London and all over the UK

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Disabled Access

Salsa con "Sierra Maestra"

21 June 2008 - 21 June 2008

Dance

Denbigh Town Hall

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Disabled Access

Havana Rakatan

21 May 2008 - 22 June 2008

Dance

Peacock Theatre

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Carlos Acosta in Rushes-Fragments of a Lost Story

9 May 2008 - 14 May 2008

Dance

Royal Opera House

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Havana Rakatan

5 April 2008 - 5 April 2008

Dance

New Wimbledon Theatre

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