So you think you can dance? Or would like to dance? I have just the tour operation for you. Led by a professional dancer, these tours take you around the world so you can learn to clog dance in Ireland or tango in Brazil.
The company is called Travel Bare Feet. Its run by Mikela Mallozi, a classically trained dancer whose travels around the world developed her interest in folk dance. Which is how she came to lead small groups of similar-mined people on trips to learn local dances.
This March, she’ll lead a tour to Puerto Rico where participants will learn salsa and bomba dance. Bali, Indonesia, is April’s trip, and Ireland is in September.
It’s not all dance. Travelers enjoy sightseeing, as well. Mikela curates a rich blog that includes videos of sightseeing trips she’s taken in Italy, the Caribbean, and elsewhere. Of course, dance is part of the videos—I like the one of her this past July in Uzbekistan at the Annual Asrlar Sadosi Festival in the town of Navoi.
Her videos are of professional quality, and if you’re a dancer, you’ll want to hit the dance floor with her.