Bienvenid@s to CUBAN☆FUSION, Wellington's Cuban Salsa Specialist and New Zealand's leading Cuban dance and music company.

From Rumba to Reggaetón, Cuban dancer and choreographer Rafael Ferrer Noel performs and teaches a range of Afro-Cuban dance styles including Rumba, Son, Mambo, Cha Cha Chá, Cuban Salsa/Casino and Reggaetón, as well as Afro-Cuban Contemporary dance. Rafael also sings and plays percussion in a number of Wellington-based bands including his very own Afro-Cuban eight and five piece jazz bands MafereFUN Yemayá and AfroKan, as well the Cuban Duo Madera Fina and the Son de Cuba Quartet.

For more information about group or private dance and percussion classes, performances, private or corporate events, or to book a band or Latin DJ call or email us now.

CUBAN EVERYTHING as @ 19 April 2024.. WHAT A WEEK!

 We welcomed Niki B back after teaching at the inaugural Ritmo Caribeño Festival of Cuban and Dominican Dance Monday
☆ We officially welcomed Lauren, who has been dancing with us for almost 10 years and dancing more widely around the world for over 20 years, to our teaching team Tuesday

Between us, we now have over 200 years of dancing under our belts literally!  You can read all about her and the rest of the team here.

 And this Friday (tonight) we are holding our second New Monthlyish "FREE" Cuban Night @ El Barrio for 2024, including a FREE introductory Salsa Class @ 8pm, followed by DJ Timba Cubana from 9pm till midnight, followed by DJ Buzzti till much later.

When I say "FREE" - entry, including to the class is FREE if you arrive between 8pm and 9pm.  An $8 cover charge applies after 9pm and a $10 cover charge applies after midnight.  Find out more about the event, including how to register for the class here NOW!  Please feel FREE to share this invite with your "networks".


 CUBAN Salsa Classes for Beginners and Beyond in Wellington CBD with Rafael, Niki B and Lauren - Cycle 3 start Tuesday 30 April.  All levels, please register here.
 CUBAN Dance & Fitness Classes with Rafael in Island Bay on Wednesdays @ 11am restart 1 May. NB: no class 24 April. Please register here. 
 CUBAN Octeto Ke Lo Ke, featuring Rafael on his Cuban Congas, plays The Ponsonby Social Club Friday 26 April
 CUBAN Quinteto Ke Lo Ke, featuring Rafeel on his Cuban Congas, plays Botticelli on The North Shore Saturday 27 April
 CUBAN Salsa Classes with Rogelio on the Kapiti Coast - Cycle 5 start Thursday 9 May. All levels, please register here.
  CUBAN Night is back @ El Barrio for FREE Fridays 10 May
  CUBAN Trio Madera Fina plays Napier Saturday 11 May
  CUBAN Septeto Son de Cuba, including the invisible member Rosina, play at We Are Fiesta's 15th Birthday @ Eva Beva Saturday 18 May
  CUBAN Choreography Congress Bootcamp with Felipe Tapia Friday 31 May. Register here 
  CUBAN Dance Floor.finally @ Congress Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 June
  CUBAN Development Weekend Workshops to follow Congress
  CUBANFUSION's 19th Big Birthday Celebrations Friday 11 October
  CUBANFUSION's Breast Cancer Fundraiser Street Party @ Cuba Mall Friday 1 November
  CUBAN Salsa Tumbao Festival @ Auckland Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 November
and last, but not least..

  CUBANFUSION's trip(s) to CUBA in 2026 - Carnival with CF in Cuba for 3 months - June to August 2026!

See our website's Class & Event Calendar Page or Facebook Page Event Tab for details and updates as they come to hand.

A bailar, a gozar, a l@ cuban@!

Rosina on behalf of Team CUBAN☆FUSION - Wellington's Cuban Salsa Specialists & NZ's leading Cuban Dance & Music Company