Sample itinerary

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Weekday Schedule

Each day will build on the previous day’s schedule.

6:15-6:45am
Meditation – Practice mindfulness and balance.
7:00-7:30am
Insanity and P90X Workouts – Get fit and channel more energy. Workouts are optional, but participants who complete all 5 workout days receive a SURVIVOR Retreat t-shirt.
8:00-8:45am
Breakfast – Prepared by the on-camp chef.
8:45-9:30am
Spinning Technique – Learn proper body alignment and build awareness of your core.
9:30-10:30am
Movement & Isolations – Learn body isolations, rumba and Afro-Cuban fundamentals.
10:30am-11:30am
Styling/Movement – Separate styling and isolation techniques for Women and Men.
11:30am-12:30pm
Musicology Hour – Learn music theory and how to play the instruments.
12:30-1:30pm
Lunch – Prepared by the on-camp chef.
1:30-2:30pm
Beach/Siesta – Beach is a 5-min walk from camp!
Or Take Privates, Massage, Practice on site.
2:30-3:30pm
Footwork and Shines – Build your technique and expression. Split Stages. Classes rotate between Masacote assistants and Ana & Joel.
3:30-4:30pm
Partner Work and Styling – Learn the Masacote philosophies behind following and leading. Learn how to style without interrupting the lead and how to lead without overpowering the follower. Split Stages. Classes rotate between Masacote assistants and Ana & Joel.
4:30-5:00pm
Cool Down/Videotape – Stretch and videotape what was taught throughout the day.
5:00-5:30pm
Practice – Practice or free time.
5:30-6:30pm
Dinner – Prepared by the on-camp chef.
6:30-8:00pm
Free Time
8:00-9:00pm
Hot Chocolate Hour – Special group lectures and discussions each day.
9:00PM AND ON:
Free Time -Break and enjoy the camp!

Schedule is subject to change. During free times, you are welcome to practice on your own in the studio (unlimited access at any time of day), visit the beach, play some basketball, lounge on the camp swings, or just relax. Horseback Riding is offered for small fee during July Retreats.

Wednesday Schedule

Classes end this day at 12:30pm.

6:15-6:45am
Meditation – Practice mindfulness and balance.
7:00-7:30am
Insanity and P90X Workouts – Get fit and channel more energy. Workouts are optional, but participants who complete all 5 workout days receive a SURVIVOR Retreat t-shirt.
8:00-8:45am
Breakfast – Prepared by the on-camp chef.
8:45-9:30am
Spinning Technique – Learn proper body alignment and build awareness of your core.
9:30-10:30am
Movement & Isolations – Learn body isolations, rumba and Afro-Cuban fundamentals.
10:30-11:30am
Footwork and Shines – Build your technique and expression. Split Stages. Classes rotate between Masacote assistants and Ana & Joel.
11:30am-12:30pm
Partner Work and Styling – Learn the Masacote philosophies behind following and leading. Learn how to style without interrupting the lead and how to lead without overpowering the follower. Split Stages. Classes rotate between Masacote assistants and Ana & Joel.
12:30-1:30pm
Lunch – Prepared by the on-camp chef.
1:30-5:30pm
Beach/Free Time
5:30-6:30pm
Dinner – Prepared by the on-camp chef.
6:30-8:00pm
Free Time
8:00-10:00pm
Optional Group Dance Outing to Portland, ME.

Should Wednesday be a rain day, indoor activities will be scheduled.


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