Dance

Dancing around the islands

This region of the world offers rich dancing experiences, rooted in African, Caribbean, and European history. Introduce yourself to bamboula and quadrille or sample a little salsa.

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Costumes of madras

The brightly colored shirts, skirts and headwraps worn during the traditional quadrille dance reflect a tapestry of Westin Indian tradtion.

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View the Cha Cha which originated in Cuba

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Costumes of madras

The brightly colored shirts, skirts and headwraps worn during the traditional quadrille dance reflect a tapestry of Westin Indian tradition. A display of madras reflects cultural pride. Click for more.

Dancing around the islands

This region of the world offers rich dancing experiences, rooted in African, West and East Indian, and European history. Introduce yourself to bamboula, quadrille, merengue or just sample a little salsa. Click for more.

Dancing the bamboula

The Bamboula, an African dance, music and drumming tradition is a dramatic expression of rebellion and determination. Click for more.

Music, mas and more

It is an exhilarating experience,which engages all the senses. A Caribbean carnival has the allure of the Academy Awards, and almost as much preparation. Click for more.

Venezuela's Oscar D'Leon

Oscar D'León, a Venezuelan musician, is internationally acclaimed for his salsa music. During the 1980s, he achieved worldwide success, and is now one of the great singers of Caribbean salsa. Click for more.