Havana Hop

HAVANA HOP: a children’s tale of culture and confidence!

Young Yeila dreams of being a superstar but her lack of confidence gives her awful stage fright. With advice from her mother and mentors, Yeila begins her journey to find her roots, get confidence and be amazing! Travel with Yeila who visits her grandmother in Cuba to add a salsa flavor to her own hip-hop style! The audience gets to dance along in this dynamic participation play where one actress creates three generations of lively women. Journey with Yeila as she discovers the fun of her multi-cultural heritage.

Created by Paige Hernandez from Baltimore, MD

Best for Grades Pre-K – 3 and Family Programming 
45 Minutes – No Intermission
Sensory Friendly or Relaxed performances available

Photo credit: Eric P. Mull


  • Hip-Hop Culture
  • Cuban Culture
  • Multi-generational Relationships
  • Overcoming Fear
  • Building Confidence
  • Rhyme
  • Dance and Movement
  • Counting
  • Bi-lingual Storytelling (English/Spanish) 



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