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Learn the Afro Peruvian Dance, FESTEJO

You will learn a piece of Peruvian dance by listening to interesting stories and snippets. Join me to learn choreographies on Festejo songs played by Peruvian authors.

2 Reviews
From Lima
Online Experience
1 Hour
Music and Dance
Upto 6 people
  • Learn the Peruvian traditional dance form of Festejo in a real-time session streamed live from Lima, Peru
  • Get to know about the origins of the dance form, as well as Peruvian culture from your local guide
  • Learn about musical instruments and costumes as you move to a soft version of Festejo

Learn a piece of Peruvian dance with me. We will start with a short introduction of Afro Peruvian history (XVI Century), and how it evolved over time. You will learn how this dance form developed because of the conditions of the time. I will explain the musical instruments and costumes. 

Then, we will start the warm-up while listening to a soft version of Festejo. 

Next, I will teach you the basic steps and we are going to dance to an amazing song by Peruvian performers. As this is a good work out, we are going to end it with a good stretch.

About this experience
What's included
  • An interactive dance session with an experienced Festejo Dancer
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be delivered via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go

You will require the following:

  • Comfortable clothes to practice the dance moves
  • Towel
  • Water bottle
  • You can book this tour either for $14 per screen OR as a private session for $70 for upto 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot.
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Desiree Godefroy

I’ve been a professional tour guide for over 17 years. I have taken lessons in Peruvian folklore since primary school and in college, as part of my curriculum to become a licensed guide. I’ve also been taking lessons in Latin American dances, ballet, and Spanish Folklore for years.

Tour Reviews
  • Blanca Ramirez

    I took my first class with Desi on Festejo and it was great! If you like history and dance, you will love her class. She is really knowledgeable of the history in Peru and a great dancer! I love how she incorporates the history into the dance. She is a great instructor and enjoyable person to dance along with. She puts love and passion on her lesson. She tells you why the dance is the way it is and the history behind it. I highly recommend her class! If you like to move your hips and get a work out at the same time, take join her !

  • Elizabeth Shields

    This was one of the best experiences! Dessie is such a great dance instructor and was a blast to work with! In just one hour, I learned The Afro Peruvian Festejo dance. I highly recommend taking this dance class! It was so much fun and a good workout! I took my first class solo but plan on booking my next one with family and friends. I’m looking forward to working with Dessie again and improving more of my dance moves!

From USD 14 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.