Details: Leon Jimenez Cultural Center and Cigar Factory visit
The cultural centre houses four exhibition rooms, a media library, an auditorium, multipurpose lounges, a Caribbean menu cafeteria sand a shop where you can buy selected products, related to and prepared by national art crafters and from the Great Caribbean. In the gardens, there's a collection of sculptures, native and endemic plants, with birds and reptiles that make an aviary their home. Besides meeting the standards set by the International Council of Museums and the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization, Centro León carries out a vary of programs and projects related to art, culture and environmental topics, that benefit community development throughout the strengthening of three central focuses: creativity, identity and habitability.
Details: Traditional Dominican dance lesson
In the Dominican Republic, dance and music are an integral part of everyday life. Merengue is the most popular form of Dominican dance, and dominates the musical life too. Developed in the mid-19th century, and adapted from European dances, with Afro-Caribbean flavors and lively rhythms. It is considered the music of the Dominican people- and truly reflects society. Merengue forms the base of most traditional Dominican songs and has a huge presence in bars, streets, businesses and homes.
Bachata is also another form of Dominican music and dance that has grown in popularity. It originates from rural areas and has more of a melancholic beat to it. Its subjects are often focused on life in the country and romances.