Journey to Brazil 2024

Journey to Salvador August 2024: Afro-Brazilian Dance Intensive

Bahia In Motion invites you to join us on our next Journey to Bahia, Brazil!

Journey to Salvador: Cultural Immersion Tour
Dates: August 16th-29th, 2024
NEXT INFORMATIONAL MEETING: Saturday 4/20 2:30pm Balance Studio or join us via Zoom!

We hope you will consider joining us for our next Cultural Immersion/Dance Intensive tour to Bahia, Brazil. This trip is designed for travelers who would like to go deeper into their studies of Afro-Brazilian history, dance and music in the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture in Brazil. As we explore the city of Salvador and experience its delicious cuisine, welcoming people, and streets pulsating with Bahian rhythms, you will have the unique chance to study with master teachers in Afro-Brazilian dance and music. Our trip will also include an excursion to the city of Cachoeira, a city rich in Afro-Brazilian history and traditions.

The dance and music classes in Salvador are suitable for those who are in the beginning or intermediate/advanced stages of studying Afro-Brazilian dance. Our physical activity will be moderately demanding, but there will be down time as well for reflection, journal-writing, hammock time, swimming in Bahia's waters, and exploring the historical district of Pelourinho on your own.

Daniel Nery dos Santos and Aileen Panke, co-owners and directors of Bahia In Motion, look forward to being your hosts for our 2024 Journey to Bahia. Daniel is a native of Salvador and truly delights in sharing the culture of Bahia-his home for 31 years before moving to the United States in 2008. Daniel and Aileen have led groups to Bahia since 2010, providing a unique "insider" view to their trips. Bahia's arms are ready to welcome you and we look forward to being your hosts!

*The cost of the trip includes:
-All accommodations in the Barra district of Salvador (ocean front rooms)
-All airport and in-Brazil transfers (excluding taxi rides)
-All breakfasts
-3 selected lunches
-Dance classes with a variety of master teachers and Afro-Brazilian styles
-2 group music classes with master teachers
-Excursion to the historical city of Cachoeira
-Historical tours with local professional guides
-Museum and historical site entries
-Bale Folclorico Show (Show of Folkloric Ballet of Bahia) and music show

The cost of the trip does not include:
-Round trip airfare to and from your home city
-Travel Insurance (required)
-Travel immunizations (recommended)

2024 Dance Intensive Prices: Please email us for our current prices:

*Prices are based on double occupancy. There is an additional fee for single occupancy, pending availability.
Payment plans available. Prices do not include a 5% processing fee per credit card transaction. Payment may be made by cash, check, credit card, or Zelle. Thank you! (5% fee not charged if paying by cash, check or Zelle)

"The trip to Salvador with Bahia In Motion was life-changing. It was exhilarating, spiritual, emotional, expansive. Daniel and Aileen shared the magic of a place and culture in a way that reached deep into my soul. I know I will go back!"
-Jennifer H. 2023

"The trip to Bahia with Daniel and Aileen was hands down the best international excursion I have ever taken. The trip was carefully planned to give us the richest possible experience of the culture...I felt safe, well cared for and supported. I am counting the months and days until I can go back and immerse myself in the joy, wonder and beauty of Bahia and her people."
-Kaye Brundidge 2023

Please feel free to email with questions: