The Organizers of the Cuba International Ballroom Championships, Welcome you to Cuba!
Tuesday, April 12th (Miami Add–On Pkg Holders)
Please meet us atthe Mayfair Hotel & Spa,
3000 Florida Ave, Coconut Grove, FL, 33133, USA.
Phone Number : 1-(305) 441-0000
Registration: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
After everyone has arrived and had a chance to refresh, we kick off the CIBC with cocktails and a festive Welcome Dinner in the Havana Room at 7:30pm, with a live Latin Orchestra and dancing.
Attire: Trendy Caribbean Casual.
We’re going to have to turn in fairly early as our flight is an early one in the morning!
Wednesday, April 13th
|4:30 – 5:45am||Buffet breakfast (with ToGo boxes available) in the hotel restaurant.|
|5:00am||Pkg B Varadero holders board coach for the Miami International airport.|
|5:45am||Pkg A Havana only holders board coach for the Miami International airport.|
PKG B holders – Havana/Varadero
April 13, 2016 Charter flight Aruba Airlines Check in at MIA Section G – Gulf Stream
- Charter at 5:30am;
- Departs at 8:00am;
- Arrives in HAV 9:00am
PKG A holders – Havana Only
April 13, 2016 Swift Air Departure Door G,
- Check in at MIA – Flight #503 6:30am;
- Departs 9:30am;
- Arrives in HAV 10:30am.
Pkg A holders will rendez-vous with Pkg B holders for lunch at La Divina Pastora. Enjoy authentic Cuban Cuisine, a welcome mojito and fabulous city views.
Check in is not until 4pm at the Hotel Nacional, so after lunch we are going to whisk you away to a cultural exchange activity. We will arrive to the Hotel Nacional de Cuba at 4pm with a welcome mojito in the patio gardens.
Get settled in your room and explore the hotel.
Registration 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Dinner and dancing with musicians from Buena Vista Social Club and Cultural exchange with Cuban professional Dance Company at the hotel swimming pool.
Thursday, April 14th
|7:00am – 9:30am||Breakfast in La Veranda|
|8:00am – 10:00am||Registration|
The CIBC inaugural Dance Summit featuring top lecturers from Cuba and around the world
|10:00am – 10:30am||Chuck Danza|
|10:30am – 11:00am||Shorena Gachechiladze|
|11:00am – 11:30am||Ana Llorente|
|11:30am – 12:00pm||Cuban Specialist|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Lunch Buffet overlooking the ocean from the Nacional gardens La Barraca|
|1:30pm – 2:00pm||Vibeke Toft|
|2:00pm – 2:30pm||Rufus Dustin|
|2:30pm – 3:00pm||Cuban Specialist|
After the Congress you are free to rehearse until 5pm.
|5:00 – 7:00pm||Dinner at Restaurant Aguilar.Attire is Trendy Casual.|
|7:00 – 11:50pm||Session 1 The 1st annual Cuba International Ballroom Championships commences with Open Pro Am American Smooth & International Standard Divisions in the historic 1930s Ballroom.|
|Official ribbon cutting ceremony|
|American Smooth and International Ballroom Freestyles|
|Open Professional International Latin Championships|
|American Smooth and International Ballroom Multi Dances.|
Friday, April 15th
|6:00am – 9:00am||Breakfast in La Veranda|
|8:00am – 12:00pm||Session 2 The 1st annual Cuba International Ballroom Championships continues with Open Pro Am American Rhythm and International Latin Divisions in the historic 1930s Ballroom.|
|American Rhythm and International Latin Freestyles|
|12:00 – 1:00pm||Lunch buffet in the Hotel Nacional gardens overlooking the ocean, La Barraca.|
|1:15 – 5:15pm||Session 2 Continues|
|American Rhythm and International Latin Freestyles continue|
|Solos; American Rhythm and International Latin Multi Dances|
|6:00pm||Formal Dinner at the Hotel Restaurant Aguiar (hotel lobby)|
|7:45 – 8:15pm||The world famous Orquesta Aragon performs for the CIBC.|
|8:30 – 8:50pm||Professional Open American Smooth & International Ballroom Open Championship|
|8:50 – 9:20pm||General Dancing to Orquesta Aragon|
|9:20 – 9:30pm||International Latin Open Championships|
|9:30 – 10:00pm||Awards & Top Awards|
|10:00 – 10:30pm||General Dancing to Orquesta Aragon|
|10:30 – 10:45pm||Awards – Special Presentations|
|10:45 – 10:55pm||Professional Open American Rhythm|
|10:55 – 11:25pm||General Dancing to Orquesta Aragon|
|11:25 – 11:50pm||Awards, Honor Dances and special performances from Cuban Dance Companies.|
|11:50 – 12:20am||Orquesta Aragon closes the night.|
Saturday, April 16th
|7:00 – 10:00am||Breakfast in La Veranda|
|10:00am – 12:30pm||A richly historic tour of beautiful Old Havana and La Bodeguita (Four Cathedral Places)|
|1:00pm||Lunch at the popular El Ajibe Restaurant (Michael Chapman’s favorite restaurant – the black beans are delicious)|
An afternoon free to shop, sightsee or explore on your own
|7:30pm||Bus to Dinner at the world famous Tropicana Night Club. Attire: Men – Sports Jacket and Tie required. No jeans. Women – Elegant dress|
Sunday – April 17, 2016
|7:00am – 10:00am||Breakfast at La Veranda|
Package A Holders
|11:00am||Check out. You have a few hours to sunbathe at the pool or some last minute shopping. Lunch is on your own. Go to old Havana. There are many restaurants to choose from and Kiyoshi’s recommendation is to stop by Habana 1791 and make your own perfumes.|
|1:15pm||Package A participants will board the buses to Jose Marti Airport and return to the U.S.|
- Check in at HAV 1:30pm;
- Departs 5:00pm;
- Arrives in MIA 6:00pm
Package B holders
|9:00am||Depart after breakfast|
|9:00am – 2:00pm||Board the bus travel to the Melia Las Americas Hotel on beautiful Varadero Beach, with a stop at Puente de Cumanayagua to drink in the breathtaking vistas, endless breeze and refreshing pina coladas and mojitos.|
|8:00pm||Dinner at Mansion Xanadu (the former DuPont residence) – semi-formal dress – with live entertainment on the top floor.|
Monday – April 18, 2016
Relaxation day – Pearl of the Caribbean – Varadero Beach.
Breakfast Buffet in the hotel at your leisure.
Relax at the beach – a free day for shopping and sightseeing. Enjoy lunch on your own, bask on the beach, peruse the local bazaar, sightsee, or sail and fish the azure blue seas
|7:30pm||Dinner and Show|
Free night to enjoy the nightlife. Meet your friends in the lobby floor nightclub bar.
Tuesday – April 19, 2016
|7:00am – 8:30am||Breakfast Buffet in the hotel|
Leave promptly at 8:30am for Jose Marti International Airport and a quick flight back to Miami
- Charter flight Check in at HAV at 12:00pm;
- Departs at 3:00pm;
- Arrives in MIA 4:00pm
Itinerary is subject to change