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Peru Dance Experience

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Peru Dance Experience

Journey to Peru, and immerse yourself in the culture of Latin America with one of its most famous heritages: Dance. This experience will have you learning traditional Salsa and Capoeira.

Prices from US$895

Staying in the coastal town of Pimentel, in the Chiclayo region of Peru, you will get the chance to fully immerse yourself and embrace in the Latin American dance culture. The program will teach you two very different dance styles: the first being Salsa, the most famous and social Latin American dance and the second being Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art and dance.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Staying within walking distance to the beach  
  • Learning traditional and culturally important Latin American dance styles, from a professional teacher
  • Opportunites to immerse yourself in the local culture and environment
  • Plenty of free time to explore and make your own adventure

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must be aged 18 or over
  • Proper footwear and clothing for dancing

FAST FACTS

Location Chiclayo, Peru
Activities

Learn traditional Salsa and Capoeira 
Understand Peruvian culture
Experience Peru

Transport Airport pick-up
Accommodation Homestay or shared volunteer house

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support 
Travel advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Airport pick-up & drop-off
Local orientation 
Project training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

In this project, you will get the chance to fully immerse yourself in the Latin American dance culture. The program will teach you two very different dance style: the first being Salsa, the most famous and social Latin American dance and the second being Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art and dance.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Salsa

Salsa is one of the most popular dances in Latin America. Couples typically perform this dance together and it centers on quick steps, turns and other flourishes creating an impressive performance. Originated in New York with strong influences from Latin America, the name “Salsa” is used to describe its fiery nature and style since the 70’s. Since then, it soon began to spread and gain popularity on a worldwide level.

Capoeira

A unique Brazilian art form that combines fight, dance, rhythm and movement. It is performed in a circle, accompanied by music and singing. capoeira is known for its quick and complex moves, using mainly power, speed, and leverage for a wide variety of kicks and spins. Its exact origins have been lost, but it is believed that it was first created during the 16th century by African slaves who were taken from West Africa into Brazil by Portuguese colonists. Between dancing and games, it was first popularized by street performers.

Monday to Friday

You’ll spend 4 hours learning Salsa and Capoeira under the supervision of a professional teacher. Afterwards, you can enjoy your free time on the gorgeous beach of Pimentel. The day could look like:

  • Breakfast
  • Salsa
  • Lunch
  • Orientation / Free time
  • Salsa
  • Dinner

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

Arrive at Chiclayo (CIX) Airport between 6am and 8pm on the Sunday and you will be met by local staff and taken to the project site.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

Either in the standard residence or in homestay with a local family:

Standard Residence:

The location is close Chiclayo were there are several houses close to the beach and close to the school (walking distance 1-10 minutes), where students and participants can live. Standard is higher than average Peruvian standard, but please consider that Peru is still a third world country. Power outages or internet failures are not unusual.

Each house has space for 8-30 participants. Rooms are spacious and completely furnished with a table, a chair, a dresser/wardrobe, a mirror and a lockable box or drawer to lock in valuables. We provide bed linen. All houses have several shared bathrooms, a shared kitchen equipped with all necessary cooking utensils and a shared fridge. There common are eating areas as well as roof top terraces with hammocks to relax after a long day.

All common facilities are cleaned at least once per week, usually way more often, depending on need. Rooms are to be cleaned by the participants themselves, we provide cleaning equipment.

Homestay:

It is also possible to accommodate in a homestay with a local family, experiencing the Peruvian lifestyle and culture. Especially if you want/need to achieve a high Spanish level, this gives you more chance to practice.

The host families are carefully researched and have experience in offering great service to all our students. They receive you and treat you as a member of their family. All of the host families are conveniently located in quiet and safe areas and have a comfortable, over average standard of living. All host families offer Wifi, some give you access to a washing machine. Some families also offer private bathrooms.

On your first day of work, either your host family will accompany you or a coordinator will pick you up at your house.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

All meals are included, even on weekends, and are usually typical Peruvian dishes.

Standard Residence - Monday to Friday all meals are included, served at our school. Saturday and Sunday brunch and dinner is provided. Vegetarian/vegan food options are available.

Homestay - All meals are included, even on weekends.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Pimentel itself is relatively small and calm, but there are plenty of small restaurants and shops around the area. There are multiple opportunities to experience the Peruvian cluture, lifestyle and environment and to make lots of friends, with activities including salsa or capoeira dancing, sports activities, bbq party and city tours.  There are also numerous short, full day or even weekend trips, for those adventurous travellers! 

COSTS

1 week US$895

2 weeks US$1,295

3 weeks US$1,745

4 weeks US$2,245

DEPARTURE DATES

The project starts weekly on Mondays. Please aim to arrive on the Sunday prior.

There are no activities on the following days:

Jan 1- New Year

Mar 24- Maundy Thursday

Mar 25- Good Friday

June 29- Saint Peter and St Paul

July 28 - July 29- Independence Day Holiday

Aug 30- Santa Rosa de Lima

Nov 1- All Saints Day

Dec 8- Immaculate Conception Day

Dec 26- Christmas

DURATION

1 week +

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Chiclayo (CIX), Cap. FAP José A. Quiñones González Int. Airport (CIX)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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