Some words about us
Devotion to authenticity
Club Cubano dance school was founded in 2009, since then it has been the only dance school in Pécs specializing exclusively in Cuban dances. Right from the beginning our goal has been to study and teach the original styles of Cuban Salsa (Casino/Timba), Son, Rumba and Afro. You can learn all what we've picked up from the greatest masters in Europe and Cuba in a relaxed, fun way.
We teach salsa for the unique Dancing University ® project since September 2010, and we can present a programme up to 30 minutes in length with our own show team.
We believe that the knowledge of culture and music are both essential to fully experience what Cuban dances have to offer, so these aspects form an organic part of our curriculum.
Barbara Vágási and Balázs Kutni
The Cuban Salsa (or as the Cubans call it: Casino and Timba) gives you the potential to develop your own style. The sheer variety of music makes expressing a wide range of emotions and passions possible from tender, romantic songs to the energetic, strong afro influences. Although improvisation is essential part of all Cuban dances, in salsa everything is permitted.
While the virtuosity of salsa lies in its quick, dynamic technique and fusioning nature, the seemingly easy elegance of Son is dominated by slow movement, concentration and style - this is why it's still one of the most popular social dances in Cuba. Its movements and music became the cornerstone of later styles like Mambo, Cha-Cha-Chá and ballroom Rumba.
The Afrocuban Rumba is a tradition of the descendants of black slaves brought to Cuba. It needs great endurance and dexterity to dance, and it is still a popular activity among city folks. The gathering of the neighbourhood in a courtyard or simply on the street and entertaining themselves with a subgenre of Rumba: Guaguancó, Yambú or Columbia is a real social event. Both music and songs are improvisative and strongly connected to the movements of the dancers.
You also get to know the Cuban style Cha-Cha-Chá and Reggaeton embedded in our salsa curriculum.
Moreover, we teach Kizomba and Bachata for private students, and - mostly for engaged couples preparing for their weddings - ballroom standard and latin dances too.