For the last two years it has been possible to attend dance classes
in the village of Longo Mai. The tourists, volunteers, Zivis (Austrians
completing the civil service) alike enjoy learning typical dances
such as merengue, salsa and cumbia. The four dance teachers Juan,
Rodolfo, Rolando and Sara decided to undertake a dance course in
San Isidro, to obtain an official qualification that would also
enable them in the future to teach dances such as Bolero, Cha Cha
Cha and Bachata.
As they do not have an official place where they can hold these
classes, Wolfgang and Juan initiated a project to build a Youth
and cultural centre, which could also be used for dance lessons
as well as other activities for young people. A percentage of the
earnings will be used for the maintenance of the centre and another
part to help poor families in the village.