Traditional Bomba Dance Class

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Traditional Bomba music and dancing are things you cannot miss out on while on holiday in Puerto Rico; therefore, it’s time to take a class! Get to know the culture of Puerto Rico through a 1-hour small-group Bomba dance class.

Bomba is a musical expression created in Puerto Rico at the end of the 17th century, by West Africans and their descendants who worked the colonial sugar plantations along the coast of Puerto Rico. Through...
Traditional Bomba music and dancing are things you cannot miss out on while on holiday in Puerto Rico; therefore, it’s time to take a class! Get to know the culture of Puerto Rico through a 1-hour small-group Bomba dance class.

Bomba is a musical expression created in Puerto Rico at the end of the 17th century, by West Africans and their descendants who worked the colonial sugar plantations along the coast of Puerto Rico. Through fiery drum rhythms and improvised dance, the cane workers released feelings of anger, resistance, and sadness about their condition. It was at "Bailes de Bombas" (Bomba Dances) where baptisms and marriages were celebrated, and rebellions planned.

Dancers took turns challenging the drums, creating a dialog with their movements that the solo drummer answered. It is said that women bomba dancers would typically dance with their skirt raised, showing their slips, to ridicule the attire worn by plantation ladies.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Receive a 1 hour Bomba Dance Lesson. This is open to all levels, but tailored towards beginners. You do not need to come with a dance partner. Our instructors are all professionals and very talented!

Stop At:

• Jaime Benitez National Park, Ave Baldorioty de Castro, San Juan 00907 Puerto Rico

Important Details

Included
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
1110 Calle Vieques, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico
4:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • A minimum of 3 people per class is required. If minimum requirements are not met you can be added to an existing group on a different day or you will be offered a full refund.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.