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Cuban dance lessons in Vancouver, with Julio Montero's Dance Umbrella

If you can't dance, we can help you!  Sign up below to know when our next classes start.

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2024

Dance Classes

From beginners to advanced, our classes await you.

Enroll now and experience the thrill of Cuban dance with us!

UPCOMING

Events & Workshops

  • Julio Avila Cuban Band - Live in Concert
    Julio Avila Cuban Band - Live in Concert
    Sat, Aug 17
    Vancouver
    Aug 17, 2024, 9:00 p.m.
    Vancouver, 154 E 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1Z4, Canada
    Aug 17, 2024, 9:00 p.m.
    Vancouver, 154 E 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1Z4, Canada
    The hottest Afro-Latin music concert of the Summer!
  • KELOKE - Bachata Adventures in the Dominican Republic
    KELOKE - Bachata Adventures in the Dominican Republic
    Mon, Jan 27
    Bonao, Dominican Republic
    Jan 27, 2025, 12:00 a.m. – Feb 06, 2025, 12:00 p.m.
    Bonao, Dominican Republic, Calle Duarte, 42000 Bonao, Dominican Republic
    Jan 27, 2025, 12:00 a.m. – Feb 06, 2025, 12:00 p.m.
    Bonao, Dominican Republic, Calle Duarte, 42000 Bonao, Dominican Republic
    Welcome to a unique and unforgettable bachata adventure in paradise!
Havana Fridays
Invitation to Havana Fridays featuring authentic Cuban salsa instruments

Havana Fridays

You can find Julio every Friday at Mangos Kitchen Bar, teaching the complimentary dance lesson at Havana Fridays, the most entertaining Latin night in downtown Vancouver. The evening is a whole experience that starts by tasting the delicious Latin American cuisine menu, followed by the dance lesson at 9:30 pm and ending with a long night of dancing to Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Reggaetón and classic Latin hits, with 3 DJs. Located at 1180 Howe Street, Mangos Kitchen Bar with its Havana Fridays concept is the perfect place to celebrate your birthday, do a friends gathering, throw a bachelorette party, go on a lively date, and the like. 

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Dance Videos

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Students taking a group photo at the end of Julio Montero's class at Ukrainian Hall
Students in Julio Montero's dance class at Ukrainian Hall forming a circle and dancing the Rueda de Casino

This students’ section is your dedicated portal with personalized access to audiovisuals and material I’ve created to help you learn faster. Why wait for a whole week till your next class? Enter this space whenever it’s convenient for you, so you can study your dance class content, review and practise.

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DIRECTED BY JULIO MONTERO

Sharing the Wealth

A small group of Cubans enrich their Vancouver home doing what they love most. We follow Yula, Toto, DJ Kubanito, Julio Montero and the Julio Avila Cuban Band, as they show us how their passions impact our community.

Julio Montero, a Cuban-born dance instructor now based in Vancouver, shares the vibrant energy of the Cuban Casino dance, also known as "Cuban Salsa." Raised in the historic city of Santiago de Cuba, Julio carries the rich musical and dance traditions of his homeland. His profound connection to Afro-Latin-Caribbean culture is evident in his teaching, extending beyond dance steps to convey positive cultural values. Julio's methodology, shaped through years of study and experience, creates an immersive and joyful learning experience. Learn more about Julio, a dedicated ambassador of Cuban dance.

Smiling and professional, Julio Montero completes a dance move with finesse
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