Drum, dance & dine with us under our beautiful thatch palapa at Warasa!
Please note:This is an activity for larger groups only (10 guests or more). For smaller groups, we recommend one of our other activities, such as a drumming lesson, or half-day package.
Enjoy an evening with us at Warasa. Your activity begins with a short history of the Garifuna history and culture. Then we will move onto a 30 minute professional group performance followed by a short dance lesson where you will learn some of the traditional dances like paranda, punta and jonkunu. Finally, sit back and relax and enjoy a traditional Garifuna meal of “Hudut” – fresh fish fillet sauteed in coconut milk with mild spices and served with mashed plantain.
Price per person:
Groups of 10 -13 people: $17.50USD/$35BZD per person
Groups of 14+ people: $15USD/$30BZD per person
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According to Ray, I dance to everything the same way. I admit I’m not the world’s greatest dancer, but I know for a fact that I definitely do not dance to Teenage Kicks the same way I dance to Ray’s drumming. Living in Belize for several years has a strange affect on your dancing style though. Instead of tapping your foot or bopping your head along to music, you end up shaking your arse. Even while sitting down. Even to The Proclaimers. Ray is a good dancer, and thanks to me, has even mastered the Gay Gordons and Military Two Step. We had a mini-ceilidh at our wedding, which was definitely the highlight of the reception, as Belizeans love to dance, and so we had a room of people in hysterics as they all attempted to keep up with the old heel-toe-heel-toe in the tropical heat of Belize. Sadly all my official and unofficial photographers also joined in, so I have no photographs of this epic moment, but we may repeat the event annually since everyone enjoyed it so much! Ray will get his ceilidh skills tested to the max this New Year’s however, as we joining in on the Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Keilidh – he’ll have to dance or he’ll freeze! Now if only I could persuade him to don a kilt…