July 14-20, 2019 Styling Retreat
in Oceanwood, Maine
Space is limited to 40 Attendees (Women, Men & Non-Binary).
Your Registration to This All-Inclusive Camp Covers:
– Room and board
– Food (3 Meals a Day) while at retreat prepared by our Personal Oceanwood Chef
(All food is prepared in a Clean, Industrial-Style Kitchen)
– Styling & Footwork classes EVERY DAY directly from the Masacote Team
– Help during classes with Masacote Company Staff
– Technique, Spin, and Movement classes throughout the day
– Group lectures/discussion hours
– Scheduled practice sessions for the group
– UNLIMITED access to the dance studio all day for extra practice on your own
– Nearby beaches, archery & outdoor activities available (weather dependent)
– Access to basketball courts and more around the camp
– Sunday shuttle bus from Boston airport to Oceanwood and back Saturday
– Entrance to Saturday’s finale celebration in Boston
– Saturday room and board in Boston (2 per room; Privates available for added fee)
– All in a BEAUTIFUL location only 1.5 hours outside of Boston!
In addition, attendees receive a Special Masacote Gift Bag for FREE with surprises!
But above all, get an experience like none other you have ever had before…
* Please note flights to Boston are not included.
* Material is dedicated to followers’ styling, but all genders welcome to attend!
July Salsa Retreat Schedule
Sunday, July 14
Bus leaves Boston Logan Airport for Retreat
Check in (No one registered before this time)
Welcome with Masacote Retreat Staff
Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19
– Weekday Schedule
– Classes EVERY DAY with the Masacote Tribe of Coaches
– Wednesday classes end @ 12:30pm to allow for rest, practice, and outings.
Saturday, July 20
Check out and Boston road trip
Check-in at Boston hotel
Finale Celebration at Boston Social
Sunday, July 21
Check out and departure
Guests are responsible for transportation from hotel to airport Sunday.
Schedule is subject to change.
Why This Retreat is For You
All genders welcome. This retreat is for dancers who are looking for a detailed course of training and are interested in working on the finer points of dance style often overlooked in classes. It is about learning the how, not the what, in dance. And most of all, it is for people looking for a break from life and personal reflection while working and meeting other fabulous dancers from around the world in a safe and welcoming space.
We have dancers of all skill levels and ages who attend. However, all attendees of the retreat must know the basics of Salsa On 2 (timing, cross body lead, inside turn, outside turn). All these moves can be found in our online studio at www.Masacote.TV.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.
Meet the July Retreat Coaches
Ana “Masacote” Tinajero, an international ambassador of Latin dance and music, has more than 20 years of experience as an instructor, dancer, and choreographer. She has loved dancing since childhood, and she began her formal dance training with folkloric dance at age 5 and Salsa at age 15.
Ana was profiled in La Voz del Mambo Magazine as “The Future of Mambo,” in Cuerpo Magazine, and the Dallas Morning Newspaper; she has been a judge and guest of honor at salsa competitions and festivals worldwide. She believes that through dance, we can break down cultural barriers while we learn to better understand ourselves, and each other. View Full Bio…
Angeline Egea began her formal dance training in her native Colombia with ballet at age 5, and flamenco at 14. She performed and competed with the Julie de Donado Flamenco Dance and Theater Companies.
Angeline continued her training with belly dance, modern/contemporary, hip-hop, salsa, samba, ballroom, capoeira and aerial dancing. She moved to Boston in 2008, where she won various ballroom competitions and received a teacher-training diploma from Extreme Dancesport Academy. Angeline began salsa training at the Hacha y Machete Company in 2011 and has been performing professionally and teaching dance since then. She believes dance is a wonderful vehicle through which people can better express and connect with themselves. View Full Bio…
Mori Granot began dancing Israeli folk, jazz, modern and ballet at a very young age in her native Haifa, Israel. She started salsa in 1999 with Cuban and LA Styles and later developed a passion for NY Style On 2 when she arrived to the US in 2006. She began teaching and performing a few years later and founded Rhode Island Latin Dance while also directing the Brown University Salsa Club.
Always striving to improve as a dancer, Mori’s professional dance development led her to train with Masacote Dance Company in 2011 at the Masacote Salsa Retreats. She has since continued her studies and research in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and is now the Co-Director and Co-Choreographer of Masacote’s MASA2 Professional-Track Company. Mori believes that life is a never-ending cycle of lessons and that each day should be lived to better one’s self.
Jennifer Earls, M.ed. is a Transformational Career and Life Coach, Meditation Teacher, and Dancer in her private practice, Dance With Life Consulting. It is Jen’s mission to encourage and support individuals and groups in discovering their unique gifts and purpose and clarifying their vision and strategy so they can bring their dreams to life in a fulfilling, impactful way! She is passionate about using contemplative practices, like mindfulness, movement/dance, guided visualization, and creative reflection to help others move forward inspired to the life and work they deeply desire.
Before owning her private practice, she worked at MIT for 5 years in the Global Education and Career Development center, as well as part-time with private career consulting firm Aspire! Fulfilling Career Ambitions. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University, M.Ed. from Suffolk University, 360Reach Personal Branding Certification, Certificate in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Koru Mindfulness Teacher Certification, and Four Forces Facilitator Certification. She is also a certified Yoga Instructor (200 hr.) and a professional Dance Instructor and Performer, mainly in the genres of Salsa/Latin Dance and Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement. She is proud to have performed with Masacote Entertainment’s Professional Dance Company for 3.5 years.
It lights Jen’s soul on fire to bring the possibility of greater presence, clarity, harmony, flow, joy and freedom of expression to others through deep exploration of the self and the universe, as well as through the rich practice of inspired and intentional movement. Visit Jen’s website to learn more…
Allison Mae Dovre is your Licensed Massage Therapist and Yoga Movement Coach for this week! She is looking forward to connecting with the internal rhythms of the “heart of the world” through us all to contribute to a week of bliss. Every morning we will use movement to explore and tune in to our Body/Mind/Soul connection. We will build balance for joint mobility and stability in order to be ready for the afternoon! Allison has completed the Nia White Belt Certification and the year 1 teacher training through Atman Yoga Academy. She is a massage therapy instructor using her movement experience to teach bodywork at Body Wisdom Massage School. She is available for bodywork sessions throughout the week. Allison is versed in many modalities of massage therapy and will custom choose techniques that to fit you. Among her most favored techniques are Shiatsu, Neuromuscular, and Myofascial. Rather than try to “Fix” you, her approach to bodywork is to hold a safe space that allows your body’s processes to arrive at wellness.
Nels Davig Dovre is a music teacher whose passion is to help humans develop some of the very skills we will delve into this week. The power of focus and releasing distractions are examples we will learn as tools for our meditation practice. As we connect with the way sound and stillness are the components of the world we get to be a part of, it is important to prepare your mind to find ways to tune in to your surroundings on and off of the dance floor. As Nels has created and performed with his band GoodcaT, he has learned how sound can impact masses towards internal and external human expression. For the last 4 years he has been studying Yoga and Meditation with Atman Yoga Academy, an international yoga school based in Romania. He has recently completed a year long teacher training. He is looking forward to being able to share insights that you can incorporate into your meditation experience. He hopes to aide our MasaFam’s way of connecting with our true selves, in order to positively impact your Latin dance communities.
How to Find the Retreat Location
How to find us
Masacote’s Weeklong July Summer Retreats are held at:
Oceanwood Retreat Location
17 Royal St.
Ocean Park, ME 04063
Just 1.5 Hours out of Boston
For guests driving in, there is parking on the premises.
Boston to Oceanwood Shuttle Transportation
Please note flights to Boston are not included. For all guests taking flights in, Masacote will arrange bus transportation from Boston Logan Airport (BOS) to Oceanwood and back to the Boston hotel Saturday. Guests are responsible for transportation to airport the final Sunday from Boston hotel. Masacote is not responsible for missed flights, which will require attendee to find his/her own transportation to the retreat location from Boston.
– July 2019 Retreat: Bus will leave airport at exactly 2:00pm on July 14th and retreat location at exactly 10:00am on July 20th.
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What People Say
“More than a retreat, it was a dream getaway for a whole week, a mix of dance, culture, all in one amazing program with a wonderful weather, shared with wonderful people from around the world.”
“It was another great retreat and amazing experience, and I cannot wait to go back in August. These retreats have literally changed my life and I am so grateful and thankful to you … for making me a much happier person and a better and stronger dancer. I feel so privilege to be able to attend the retreats and be part of the Masacote family.”
“Absolutely incredible! The Masacote Retreat has forever changed me! I learned so much about, Salsa, and myself!”
” You can only get so far taking group classes, and I felt like I had hit a plateau. The retreat has definitely reignited my motivation to practice and do whatever I can to be a better dancer.”