Pay On Line Mail: subscribeme  for general adult classes Pay On Line

About  •  Timetable  •  Membership  •  Book Classes  • Private Lessons  • Wedding Choreography

Studio Hire • Accredited Courses  • Teacher Training • What's On  •  Press and Media t • Directionst Us

Afro Cuban

Ballet Dance

Ballet for Kids

Belly Dance

Break Dance



Hip Hop Dance

House Dance

Jazz Dance


Latin Jazz

Locking & Popping

Pole Dance

Show Girls

Stretch Intensive

Street Dance

Street Dance for Kids


Tap Dance



Customer Policy Join Our DatabaseHoliday ClosuresPayment & Disclosure

Basement Dance Studio • All rights reserved • Copyright © 2013 

Home Join our database Pay On Line Private Dance  Lessons Children's Classes Gallery
CALL US TODAY  01992  715 170
afro cuban dance classes london

Afro Cubano

Nearly 1 million Africans from West and Central Africa were captured by Cuba's Spanish colonists and brought to Cuba during the 16th through 19th centuries.

We would like to introduce to you the beauty of dances seeped in historical significance

As Cuba's plantations expanded in the late 18th and 19th centuries, so did the slave trade. Most enslaved Africans in Cuba were Yoruba from Nigeria.

Most of the  dances  are from the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria  These dances originate from Yoruba traditions  imported by enslaved Africans into Cuba . These slaves were controlled by the spanish and were forced to speak Spanish and convert to Christianity. In order to preserve their native religious traditions, the  slaves gave their African dieties  the names of Christian saints and thus continued to worship them.  This religion is known as Santeria, and under disguise,   many religious  rituals, dances and musical traditions from Africa were preserved.  Santeria is still practised in Cuba  today.

Afro Cubano dance brings life to  these  Orishsas (saints) - Eleggua, Oggun, Oshun, Chango, Yemaya, Arara, Obatala, and many others.