Dance is seen as a cultural expression of a nation. By visiting Peru, a country full of history and multi culture, you will begin to understand how dance has developed through centuries and how it became to be considered the National Heritage of the Peruvian Nation.
“Marinera” is a dance which is said to have originated with the Mochica and Inca Cultures. With the arrival of the Spanish conquerors it became influenced by the Hispanic, Moorish and African cultures.
To know Peru is to know how Peruvians convey their history and feelings through this graceful dance.
With Inca’s Discovery, you will learn how to dance Marinera with renowned dancers here in Cusco. They are national and international champions of Marinera.
We also extend our dance lessons to other types of folk dances such as Huaylas and Tondero to name just two.
Come and join us to discover our history and dances whilst having a great time.
To book this tour you will need to have half a day available.
Our Champions can also teach you Salsa.
About some of our champions:
Daniel Cordero Loaiza:
Daniel is studying at Fine Arts University in Cusco.
He is a National and International champion of Marinera dance.
His skills extend to ballet and contemporary dances.
He is passionate about art, dance and music.
Fernanda Cornejo Sueros:
Fernanda is also a national champion of Marinera and Tondero.
She started to dance at a professional level from the age of 6.
Now at 18 years of age she has developed a love of traditional folk dances.
She is passionate about the arts of her country.
“I love to express my deepest feelings through dancing” She says.
History of Marinera
Marinera has been declared as Peru’s National Cultural Heritage.
It is considered the “Queen and mistress of all folk dances in Peru”
Marinera is a mixed couple’s dance; it is an elegant and stylized re-enactment of a courtship where grace and sensuality are expressed with every step.