Music & Movement Retreat
in Oceanwood, Maine
Unfortunately, due to the impact that COVID-19 has had on us, we're unable to host Retreats in 2021. However, we are hopeful that things could improve in the future. We're asking all who might be interested in attending our Retreats to complete this wait-list form so we may keep you informed of future Retreats.
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)
– Music & Movement classes EVERY DAY directly from the Masacote Team
– Help during classes with Masacote Company Staff
– 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.
July Music & Movement Retreat Schedule
2:00pm - Bus leaves Boston Logan Airport for Retreat
3:00-5:00pm - Check in (No one registered before this time)
5:30-6:30pm - Group Dinner
7:00-9:00pm - Welcome with Masacote Retreat Staff
Monday, July 12 – Friday, July 16
– 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 17
8:00am - Breakfast
10:00am - Check out and Boston road trip
3:00pm - Check-in at Boston hotel
10:00pm-2:00am - Finale Outing to Boston Social.
Sunday, July 18
12:00pm - 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
We have dancers of all skill levels and ages who attend. However, all attendees of the retreat should be familiar with the basics of Salsa On 2 (timing, cross body lead, inside turn, outside turn).
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.
How to Find Us
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 2020 Retreat: Bus will leave airport at exactly 2:00pm on July 12th and retreat location at exactly 10:00am on July 18th.
July Retreat Details
July Retreat Staff
Joel was featured in La Voz del Mambo Magazine as “The Future of Mambo”, and in Sabor Magazine; Joel has been a judge and guest of honor at salsa competitions and festivals worldwide. He believes that through dance, we can affect positive change [Click photo for full bio]...
Nels Davig Dovre
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.
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.
Jonathan progressively developed into an instructor for the school, teaching various Cuban styles and managing performance and weekly classes. He continued his intensive training in Afro-Cuban and Cuban Modern Dance through mentors at the company and Cuban instructors through visits in Cuba and abroad. He began training at the Masacote Dance School and joined the MASA2 Coaching Team in Fall 2016.
Masacote’s connection to Cuban culture has resonated deeply within Jonathan. He has focused on the connections between Cuban folkloric music/dance and popular Latin music/dance. As such, Jonathan found himself dancing anything with a clave: Son, Casino, Danzon, Chachachá, Salsa, Mambo, Rumba (Yambu, Guaguanco, Columbia), Yoruba — you name it! If he knows it he wants to share that knowledge, and if he doesn’t then he is trying to learn it. Jonathan joined the Masacote School staff in the Summer of 2017 before relocating to DC to continue his training.
An avid supporter of youth dance programming, G teaches for the Learn Through Dance youth program and has taught Latin dance at Hyde Square Task Force. Before joining Masacote, G was a Latin dance instructor for 3.5 years with Salsa Matei Company. He has taught capoeira at [Click photo for full bio]...
Alongside his musical education, Aaron has also maintained a serious practice of Chinese martial arts having begun his studies at the age of 6. Born and bred in Miami, Aaron was enveloped in Latin-Caribbean culture from day one. His passion for the music eventually brought him to begin formal training in Salsa and Latin dance in 2004, and he joined Masacote Dance Company in 2006.
He coached with The Masacote Dance School since its inception in 2009 until 2016. Aaron combines a lifetime of music and movement training and over a decade of teaching experience with his knowledge of salsa to teach his students not only salsa technique, but also how the music drives us to dance.
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.