All Dance Trance students and the general public is invited to attend this event. This year’s tour will be in Miami and will include Dance Trance and an exceptional guest choreographer line-up. You can do as little or as much with the group as you like. The agenda is posted just as suggestions to socialize with our group. Have your friends and family take advantage of the group hotel rates. We hope you will join us on this adventure into Miami and Little Havana!
GROUP REGISTRATION FOR HOTEL.
People registering with us for hotel stay get a discount on dance class package.
We suggest that you make reservations as following:
First – Hotel
Second – Dance Package and extra classes with hotel reservation discount
Third – Reservations for activities and restaurants
*All dance, tour and event tickets are non-refundable. Always check back for updates and new events before the tour.
Need a roomie? Click here to post a message on our event board.
Please take time to review all information on our agenda listed below. There is A LOT to do in Miami and some events like the culinary tour are very limited and first come first served. Sign up early in order to save your spot. The Fillmore event has a large capacity – so if it starts to reach over 100 we will send out a notice. People making reservations with us for stay at EAST will get a significant discount on the dance package. All purchases for events are non-refundable.
MAKE PURCHASES FOR THIS TOUR:
788 Brickell Plaza, Miami FL 33131 / www.east-miami.com
Rates start at $169/nt. This is an incredible rate for hotels in Miami and an outstanding rate for this East, which is the hot spot right now and located on the top of the brand new Brickell Shopping Plaza. Space is limited especially for doubles, and may fill up quickly. After booking, go ahead and purchase your dance package to get your discount and save your spot in class. The Saturday dance event is limited to 100 participants.
Have friends or family that just want to take advantage of our hotel discount? That’s fine with us! The more we have register the more VIP privileges we will get! Have them sign up!
Reservation requires a one (1) night non-refundable deposit at the time of booking . All pending balances must be paid in full by departure date. Rooms held for us will be released to the public June 2017. Make your reservation now.
Urban King $169/night
Urban Double $179/night
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and common areas
- Rates and upgrades available 3 days pre & post based on availability
- Staying at the hippest hotel in Miami
For discount on your dance package, please reserve hotel room first and then call Beth Handline at 904-571-7984 with your reservation number to get a discount. Discounts apply to everybody registered in your room.
To avoid a no show charge, cancellations for reservations must be made no later than 24 hour prior to arrival. Should there be a no show for a confirmed reservation, a charge equivalent to a one night stay will be imposed to the individual guest. Subsequent nights will be released for re-sale.
CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE NOW.
Group code is: DANCETRANCE
Questions about the hotel or your reservation? Contact Arlene Feen. Direct: 786 206 2728/ Toll Free: (800) 284-7070 x 2728
- Group rates do not include applicable state and local 13% tax.
- Reservation requires deposit of one night’s stay.
- Parking is a big issue in Miami and it’s never cheap. Valet Parking is available for $15 per entrance and $40 for overnight with unlimited in/out privileges. Both rates include tax.
Air & Travel
Purchase Dance Classes
Please register now for classes below. Additional classes may be offered closer to date. Some classes have smaller maximum limits, so register early. All updates and changes to the schedule will be uploaded immediately, so check back often. No refunds are given on class packages. Students will be mailed wrist bands for entry. You cannot enter the venue without your wristband. Wristbands will be sent out the first of July via mail to the address registered.
July 28th – Friday
Salsa Class with Ball & Chain dancers – Little Havana
Meet us at Ball & Chain 5 PM for a fun Cuban experience. We will start off with dynamic salsa lessons from the B&C crew followed by Happy Hour and lunch (not included) immediately following. Bring your best Cuban attire… we might just rock this all night! Band starts at noon. Click here for menu. Click link below to register:
JULY 29th – Saturday
Half Day of dance at the Fillmore ($135-$155)
This is the bomb daddy! Get in a Dance Trance class with the National DT Crew and choreographers along with Miami style classes from our favorite “So You Think You Can Dance” dancers, Carlos Garland & Peter Sabasino. Class is limited to 100. The Fillmore is iconic concert venue in Miami. Just to be able to dance here and feel all the emotion and talent that has been on this stage is a life changing event. Enjoy fabulous lighting and sound of the Jackie Gleason Theater.
All Dance Trance students from around the nation, their friends and the general public are welcome to attend. Tickets are sold for half day only. All sales are final. Wrist band will be mailed out to you prior to July.
9:30 AM – Dance Trance Jam Session ~ extra long
11 AM – Carlos Garland (So You Think You Can Dance)
12 Noon – Peter Sabasino (So You Think You Can Dance / Slam the Floor)
More classes may be added closer to date dependent on enrollment. If our group is large enough we will also be able to host yoga and stretch session on top of the East hotel. These will be included in the rates below. Single sessions are not sold. You must have a wrist band for entry.
Reservation for Ball and Chain Little Havana Event
Guest may come and hang out at the bar if they don’t want to dance.
Dress is fun club wear.
Catamaran Cruise Reservation
Saturday July 29th 6-8PM
Fun sunset tour around the bay on board the Caribbean Spirit. Wine and beer included.
$30 per person
Click here to purchase
*please enroll each person individually
Culinary Tours (Little Havana or Wynwood Walls)
Take a tour. Enjoy food tours throughout the city’s most celebrated neighborhoods.From Cafe Cubano to Peruvian Ceviche, we bring you everything South Florida’s culinary communities have to offer as well as the culture and tradition behind those doing the cooking.
We are offering the choice of two tours, Little Havana or Wynwood Walls. Both are extraordinary. Sign up early, they are a limited number of slots. Both take place on July 28th at 11:30 AM. This is a private group tour for the Groove Tour participants.
Little Havana Tour $69.50 (limited to 30 people)
Taste authentic Cuban cuisine while learning about Little Havana’s culture and heritage. The Little Havana food tour explores the rich history and culinary delights of a vibrant neighborhood.
Taste authentic Cuban cuisine and listen to the stories behind those doing the cooking.
Learn about spiritual beliefs the community practices including Santeria.
Visit a cigar factory, explore Domino Park and The Cuba Ocho Art Museum.
SAVOR ONE OF THE BEST BITES IN TOWN
Enjoy a picadillo-stuffed empanada at one of the oldest restaurants in the area. Filled with rustic charm and graced by a
large illustration of Cuba across the walls, this establishment forms part of the daily routine of most Little Havana locals.
El Pub Restaurant
ENJOY CUBA’S FAMOUS DRINK
This place isn’t La Bodeguita in Cuba, Hemingway’s favorite watering hole, but the drink at this local Taverna is as close as you can get without a passport. *We also serve virgin drinks
Ball and Chain
Located next to the historic Tower Theatre, this restaurant is painted with music memorabilia from Cuba’s glorious past. Become acquainted with an authentic Cubano for a true, old Havana experience.
Old Havana Restaurant
“MUST HAVE IN LITTLE HAVANA” – by The Travel Channel
This dark, potent liquid is Miami’s everyday fuel. Similar to an espresso, this ultra-sweet and revitalizing shot of energy is a Cuban staple found at a local famous ventanita.
At La Ventanita
Baked daily at Yisil Bakery, this guava ( guayaba ) pastelito filling is smooth, light, not too sweet, and incredibly flavorful.
THE ISLAND STAPLE
Indulge with a glass of refreshing guarapo and enjoy a brief education of the various exotic tropical fruits found in South Florida.
Los Pinarenos Fruteria
Made with abuelita’s secret recipes and combined with a modern, latin flair, the mantecado ice cream will cool you down from Miami’s “sunny disposition.”
Azucar Ice cream
Food Restrictions: We fully cater for vegetarians, gluten and dairy free diets.
Wynwood Food & Street Art Tour – $69.50 (limited to 30 people)
A New Curation of Art, Cuisine & Culture in Wynwood
Dine your way through our favorite local restaurants in one of the largest open-air street art collections in the world! Leave the tour with a much greater appreciation and understanding of artists such as RETNA, Ron English, Aiko, NUNCA and many more.
Savor the cuisine of some of the most talented chefs in Wynwood.
Hear the stories behind the creation of Wynwood, its history, and the people who helped create the largest outdoor museum in the world. Discover massive and enchanting murals, visit galleries, and learn about the different styles of graffiti art.
TASTING & LOCATIONS
CONTEMPORARY MIAMIAN CUISINE
As you bask in a modern patio, treat yourself to modern fusion cuisine. The delicious and artistic plate before you embodies Miami’s global gastronomy.
GK Bistronomie Restaurant
ART & NEW WORLD CUISINE
Enjoy the chef’s most famous dishes that showcase a contemporary approach in a mouth watering marriage of new world flavors.
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar
DELICIOUS ORGANIC SUPERFOODS
When you walk into Dr Smood you feel like you just walked inside someone’s board straight out of Pinterest. You will love the ambiance and be amazed on how much flavor they pack on the raw, vegan, dairy and gluten free – and of course, all organic tastings we’ll enjoy here.
Dr Smood – Wynwood Organic Cafe
ZAK THE BAKER ( Certified-kosher seal of approval )
What started as a small Kickstarter project is now a place with the longest lines in town – but you won’t have to wait with us. You’ll have the answer to your wildest cookie dreams; crisp on the outside, fudgey and gooey in the middle, bursting with intensely dark chocolate flavor in every bite.
Zak the Baker
That pop of the cork and rush of bubbles in a delicate flute will make anyone smile and even though this is where we say our goodbyes, the spectacular art pieces at this secret gallery lounge is so inviting that you’ll maybe want to stay for another round.
Wynwood Gallery Lounge
We fully cater for vegetarians, gluten and dairy free diets.
Reservations for El Tucan Cabaret Dinner & Show
El Tucan Cabaret and Dinner Show
8 PM – Until
$114 per person
El Tucán is more than just a dinner and a show experience. It is a modern-day cabaret that pays homage to Cuba in the 1940s, transporting revelers to the bygone era of glitz and glamour.Located in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami, the venue features a range of musical styles from Afro-Latin to Parisian pop, bringing international bands, as well as renowned and emerging DJs from around the world. In addition to an eclectic musical lineup, El Tucán houses a resident 11-piece Latin orchestra, curated by Two-Time Grammy award-winning pianist, composer and producer Marlow Rosado, that is reminiscent of the big bands from the jazz eras of the 40s and 50s.
Food is also a mainstay at El Tucán, featuring luxe libations crafted by Bar Lab, the brilliant minds behind Broken Shaker, while serving up Latin American inspired tapas to share. The intimate, theater-style venue is also open late night on the weekend so partygoers can continue fêting after-hours.
Rate is $115 per person for show and 4 course dinner. Also includes free glass of wine. All other beverages sold separately.
CLICK HERE to sign up
We encourage all of our guests to fix up and look sharp by coming in cocktail attire or formal wear. Please note: Casual attire such as flip flops, t-shirts or beach wear will not be admitted. This is showbiz, kid!
Register now for what you want to as a group! Some events are limited and may fill up. We have found some really exciting adventures for you here in Miami. You may do as much or as little as you like with us, but we encourage you to take Miami by storm. It’s an awesome city with a hot, spicy vibe.
Thursday July 27
4 PM Meet & Greet at SUGAR on top of EAST Hotel.
This is a hot spot so make sure to make it before 5 PM in order to not have to stand in line. It gets really crowded for Happy Hour. Dress is swanky Miami, so look good and show off!
Sugar – 40th floor rooftop bar and garden, offers cocktails and Asian tapas. Relax and watch day turn into night as you take in the panoramic view overlooking the downtown Miami skyline and surrounding waterways below. Click here to visit their website. They do not take reservations.
8 PM El Tucan Cabaret Dinner & Show
El Tucan Cabaret and Dinner Show
8 PM – Until / $114 per person
Click Here to register
El Tucán is more than just a dinner and a show experience. It is a modern-day cabaret that pays homage to Cuba in the 1940s, transporting revelers to the bygone era of glitz and glamour.Located in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami, the venue features a range of musical styles from Afro-Latin to Parisian pop, bringing international bands, as well as renowned and emerging DJs from around the world.
Dinner at nearby restaurants or head on out to a club. Here are some suggestions.
We suggest: Quinto La Huella – In EAST hotel
Offers a unique fire cooking method with a wood parrilla centered at the heart of our kitchen and includes a wood fire oven, sushi counter, and outdoor dining experience. Our menu is a blend of carefully planned, but simple dishes made with the best ingredients. www.quintolahuella.com
Make a reservation: T +1 786 805 4646 / E firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for menu options.
Friday July 28
8 AM Breakfast
9AM Yoga & Stretch class on top of building in the sky room. Be prepared for an extraordinary experience. Mats are not necessary, room is carpeted. Bring water.
Put on a cool outfit for our tour of Little Havana. We are really excited about this one. This is an old Cuban neighborhood so will give you a different perspective on Miami and the culture that started this great town. Booking link coming soon.
11: 30 AM – Culinary Tour of Little Havana or Wynwood Walls Art District. Walking tour. Includes food and DRINKS. Skip lunch, this tour includes enough food to get you through the day. *Registration required, sign up below. Tours are limited to 30 people each. $69.50 per person.
Shopping at the new and trendy stores of Brickell City Centre.
Click here to check it out! Walking distance from hotel.
1-3 PM Pool Party and happy hour at EAST before heading back over to Little Havana.
5 PM Salsa lesson followed by Happy Hour at Ball and Chain. Salsa lesson requires registration and is limited to 50 people. Only $20 each. Click here to register.
Cuban Music and old town Havana vibe.
Only 3 miles away from hotel.
Salsa Lesson ($20)
Food and Drinks – additional
Saturday July 29
7:30 AM Rise and Shine.
Grab coffee or juice and a light breakfast.
Leave hotel by 8 AM. Take Uber to The Fillmore, Gleason Room.
Address: 1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
We will post code for FREE Uber ride if it’s your first time using the app. Ride is approximately $10.
Dance Trance starts promptly at 9 AM at The Fillmore. You will need to Uber up to this location. Plan on 30 mins to get there on time and get a spot for class. You must have a wrist band to enter the event. There are no exceptions.
Bring: Bag with snacks, water, towel, YOGA MAT and change of clothing. We recommend you plan on staying in the area for lunch or to shop on Lincoln following class.
Dance Class Schedule:
10 AM Dance Trance
11 AM Carlos Garland (SYTYCD)
12 PM- TBA
Return to hotel by 3 PM to get ready for our Catamaran Cruise
4-6 PM Catamaran Boat Tour of South Beach *Registration required
Bring Swim Suit. Wine and Beer complimentary on boat.
Sunday July 30
Have Breakfast before you leave. If you are feeling festive, head up the beach to the NEWS CAFE. It’s an iconic part of South Beach and great for people watching.
Post your pics for us on social media and tag @dancetrancejax and #dancetrance #groovetour2017. Life is a party!!