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Dance tours: An information box accompanying a March 21 Travel section article on Los Angeles-based dance troupes that take trips overseas said airfare was not included in the Bahia travel program of Los Angeles-based Viver Brasil. The $3,350 price, based on double occupancy, includes round-trip airfare to Salvador Bahia, Brazil. —

Viver Brasil Bahia Travel Program

Led by: Linda Yudin of Viver Brasil

Destination: Salvador Bahia, Brazil

Dates: Aug. 8-23

Price: $3,350 double occupancy; $3,850 single occupancy (airfare not included)

Airfare: Connecting service (change of planes) to Salvador Bahia is offered on American and Delta.

Restricted round-trip fares begin at $847

Accommodations: Hotel Marazul

Meals: Breakfast buffet at the hotel included

Activities included: Nine days of dance or percussion classes; all excursions to Candomblé ceremonies, community arts centers, dance and music concerts, local artisans, and festivals

Deposit: $400

Full payment: by July 1

For more information: (323) 465-4762,

Dance and Drum in Burkina Faso

Led by: Olivier Tarpaga, Esther Baker-Tarpaga, and Wilfried Souly of Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project and DAFRA Drum Ensemble

Destination: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (West Africa)

Dates: July 25-Aug. 11

Price: $2,600 single occupancy (airfare not included)

Airfare: Connecting service is offered on Delta, Air France, Royal Air Maroc, Air Algeria and KLM. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $2,928

Accommodations: Private lodge with individual suites

Meals: Three homemade meals per day

Activities included: Ten days of dance and/or percussion classes; batik-making instruction; local transportation and excursions to the Nazinga Game Reserve and villages outside the city

Deposit: $250 (non-refundable) due by April 10

Full payment due by: May 10

For more information:

Travel to Cuba with Contra-Tiempo

Led by: Ana Maria Alvarez of Contra-Tiempo

Destination: Havana and Santiago, Cuba

Dates: First two weeks of January (exact dates TBD)

Price: $3,700 double occupancy (single occupancy $200 to $300 extra); airfare included (roundtrip LAX to Havana as well as air travel within Cuba). Please read carefully the State Department's information on visiting Cuba at

Accommodations: Arranged through Global Exchange,

Meals: Breakfast buffet and dinner at the hotel included

Activities included: Daily master classes in dance, local transportation and excursions to sights and cultural events

Requirements: Application process; artist visa (cost included in package price)

Deposit: $1,000

For more information:

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