A dance school with a HEARTCubana Ljubljana has been born to allow a group of Cuban culture fans in Ljubljana to transfer our passion to as many others as possible - through dance ...
A dance school with a HEART
Cubana Ljubljana has been born to allow a group of Cuban culture fans in Ljubljana to transfer our passion to as many others as possible - through dance and music! We are a community of totally commited dancers and DJ-s, who want to build a community that dances with a HEART <3
Why are we different?
Our approach to dance pegagogy is amix of humour and very systematic dance education, developed over our teaching years. Our purpose is to teach ANYONE to dance, and our method is tightly intertwined with Cuban culture: anecdotes from our Cuban trips, playing on Cuban instruments, insights into Cuban history and society, and learning a Cuban word or two.
We are extremely focused on teaching Cuban style and attitude as part of the dance. Our aim is to transfer anauthentic, true-to-roots experience, while at the same time acknowledging the evolution of dance over time. As Casino (cuban salsa) is a street dance, we are only strict where it matters, and allow you creative freedom otherwise.
We do not see the point in teaching hundreds of moves and combinations. Our dance program focuses primarily onemotional expression, partner connection, and musicality.
We believe indiversity of opinions and styles, and organize regular workshops with external teachers, and our yearly festival Manana Ljubljana.
We continually expand our knowledge throughfocused, individual work with renown Cuban dance experts, such as Luis Chacon, Fredy Garcia Batista, Nano Hechavarria Ulloa, Anja Ivana Ilić, Ivan Jovanović, Nemanja Lazović, Nikola Medić, Yeni Molinet, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, Yanek Revilla, Isaias Rojas Ramirez, Yusimi Moya Rodriguez, Anier Sanchez Sandoval, Maye in Asdrubal...
At least once a year, we take our students on atrip to Cuba, to discover and enjoy the culture in-situ. Now-and-then we also visit west Africa, where it all began :)
We arenot a profit-focused organization. Our mission is to create the largest possible family of people who appreciate the same things as we do, and create a community of joy and happiness.