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With Live Drumming. Learn the fun and playful dances of Guinea, including the yankadi and macru dances of seduction, which alternate according to the beat of the drums. The yankadi is slow and mellow (a time to check out your prospects), and the macru is fast and furious, joyfully danced with the partner of your choosing. Traditional Guinean dance

$15
+150 pts
Su.   Aug 24th, 6pm
Intermediate
Sunday August 24 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday August 31 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 7 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 14 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 21 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 28 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 5 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 12 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 19 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 26 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
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From the French word, “to shake,” Soukouss is all about moving your hips and having fun. It originated in the Congo in the 1960’s as an African version of the Cuban Rumba, and spread across Africa and to Europe over time. Now popular in dance clubs, Soukouss shares elements with hip hop, dancehall, and Afrobeat.

$15
+150 pts
Su.   Aug 24th, 4:30pm
All levels
Sunday August 24 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday August 31 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 7 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 14 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 21 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 28 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 5 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 12 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 19 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 26 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
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With live drumming. Express yourself with the fun, energetic movements of this upbeat dance from Senegal that is often performed at celebrations like weddings, baby naming ceremonies, and other happy occasions. The class starts off with a dynamic warm-up that incorporates Sabar technique, and then moves into choreography that will have you popping

$15
+150 pts
Su.   Aug 24th, 3pm
All levels
Sunday August 24 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday August 29 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday August 31 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday September 5 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 7 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday September 12 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 14 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday September 19 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 21 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday September 26 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 28 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 3 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 5 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 10 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 12 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 17 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 19 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 24 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 26 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 31 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
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The soulful sounds of the Caribbean mix with dynamic moves to create an electrifying, rhythmic, and calorie-blasting cardio dance jam! Kick off the new year by learning this popular style of Jamaica-based dance while burning hundreds of calories and having a blast.

$15
+150 pts
Su.   Aug 24th, 3pm
All levels
Sunday August 24 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday August 31 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 7 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 14 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 21 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 28 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 5 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 12 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 19 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 26 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
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The class will engage students in beginner level dance movement and terminology through core strength training, body conditioning, and mind/spirit building exercises. The class movement style is inspired by African diasporic dances and African rhythms and sounds. Allow your spirit to experience the fullness of space, and your range of movement thro

$15
+150 pts
Sa.   Aug 30th, 11am
All levels
Saturday August 30 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday September 6 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday September 13 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday September 20 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday September 27 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 4 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 11 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 18 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 25 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
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Shakira Marshall, one of the FELA! queens, returns to Cumbe with Afro-Soca! Whine your hips to the upbeat, tropical rhythms of Soca music and learn other popular Caribbean dances in this workshop that fuses both African and Caribbean dance styles. Dance movements take their inspiration from various forms: traditional West African, Congolese, Caribb

$15
+150 pts
F.   Aug 29th, 7:30pm
All levels
Friday August 29 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday September 5 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday September 12 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday September 19 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday September 26 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 3 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 10 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 17 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 24 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 31 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
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With Live Drumming. Learn the fun and playful dances of Guinea, including the yankadi and macru dances of seduction, which alternate according to the beat of the drums. The yankadi is slow and mellow (a time to check out your prospects), and the macru is fast and furious, joyfully danced with the partner of your choosing. Traditional Guinean dance

$15
+150 pts
T.   Aug 26th, 7:30pm
All levels
Tuesday August 26 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday August 29 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday September 2 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday September 5 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday September 9 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday September 12 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday September 16 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday September 19 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday September 23 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday September 26 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday September 30 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 3 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday October 7 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 10 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday October 14 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 17 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday October 21 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 24 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday October 28 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 31 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
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With Live Drumming. Go deeper into your core with the healing movements of Congolese Dance, called a “medicine dance” for its therapeutic properties. Dance moves include slow and funky grooves, and also fast footwork and intense body isolations. Congolese dance is at the root of many dances we know today, such as hip hop, salsa, merengue, regga

$15
+150 pts
T.   Aug 26th, 7:30pm
All levels
Tuesday August 26 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday September 2 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday September 9 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday September 16 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday September 23 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday September 30 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday October 7 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday October 14 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday October 21 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday October 28 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
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With Live Drumming. Energize your body and spirit with Afro-Brazilian dance styles from northern Brazil such as Samba, Samba de Roda, Axé, Sambareggae, Afoxé and the dances of the Orixas. Learn about the rich Brazilian culture while developing fluidity and freedom in your body. Students will be led through a series of warm-up exercises that will

$15
+150 pts
W.   Aug 27th, 6:30pm
All levels
Wednesday August 27 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $15
Saturday August 30 5pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday September 3 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $15
Saturday September 6 5pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday September 10 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $15
Saturday September 13 5pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday September 17 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $15
Saturday September 20 5pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday September 24 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $15
Saturday September 27 5pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 1 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 4 5pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 8 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 11 5pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 15 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 18 5pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 22 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 25 5pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 29 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $15
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With Live Drumming. Journey to the nanm (“soul” in Haitian Kreyol) of Afro-Haitian dance and become acquainted with the different Iwa (gods) in the Vodou religion through their dances, songs, rhythms, and rituals. You’ll explore the undulating movements of Yanvalu, the powerful precision of Nago, and the grace and beauty of the Kongo dance

$15
+150 pts
W.   Aug 27th, 7:30pm
All levels
Wednesday August 27 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Saturday August 30 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday September 3 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Thursday September 4 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Saturday September 6 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday September 10 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Thursday September 11 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Saturday September 13 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday September 17 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Thursday September 18 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Saturday September 20 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday September 24 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Thursday September 25 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Saturday September 27 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 1 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 2 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 4 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 8 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 9 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 11 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 15 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 16 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 18 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 22 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 23 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 25 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 29 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 30 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
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With Live Drumming. In this class, you will explore Afro-Cuban rhythms, as well as the symbolic movements associated with the Orishas (African Deities of the Yoruba/Lucumi tradition.) Students will gain an understanding of these ancient Orisha expressions through movement, song, rhythm, and their representations.

$15
+150 pts
W.   Aug 27th, 8pm
All levels
Wednesday August 27 8pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday August 29 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday September 3 8pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday September 5 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday September 10 8pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday September 12 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday September 17 8pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday September 19 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday September 24 8pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday September 26 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 1 8pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 3 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 8 8pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 10 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 15 8pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 17 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 22 8pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 24 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 29 8pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 31 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
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With Live Drumming. Learn the playful, energetic dances of Guinea and West Africa from Nima Camara. An internationally recognized master of West African dance traditions, Nima will teach you these traditions with warmth and encouragement. Nima held the prestigious and extremely competitive position of Premier Danseur (First Dancer) in the National

$15
+150 pts
T.   Aug 26th, 6pm
All levels
Tuesday August 26 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday September 2 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday September 9 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday September 16 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday September 23 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday September 30 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday October 7 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday October 14 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday October 21 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday October 28 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
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Come Get Your AfroBeat Body On! Join Iris Wilson From Broadway’s FELA! in this high energy aerobic dance workout. Inspired by the undulating hip movements in the show Fela!, AfroBeat Body is a fun fusion of West African, aerobic and funk dance designed to give you a total body dance workout. Come work out and groove to the fusion sound of AfroBea

$12
+120 pts
F.   Aug 29th, 7:30pm
All levels
Friday August 29 7:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $12
Friday September 5 7:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $12
Friday September 12 7:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $12
Friday September 19 7:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $12
Friday September 26 7:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $12
Friday October 3 7:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $12
Friday October 10 7:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $12
Friday October 17 7:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $12
Friday October 24 7:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $12
Friday October 31 7:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $12
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With Live Drumming. Learn the fun and playful dances of Guinea, including the yankadi and macru dances of seduction, which alternate according to the beat of the drums. The yankadi is slow and mellow (a time to check out your prospects), and the macru is fast and furious, joyfully danced with the partner of your choosing. Traditional Guinean dance

$15
+150 pts
Su.   Aug 24th, 4:30pm
Beginner
Sunday August 24 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Thursday August 28 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday August 30 3:30pm - 5pm 1 Session $15
Sunday August 31 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Thursday September 4 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday September 6 3:30pm - 5pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 7 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Thursday September 11 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday September 13 3:30pm - 5pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 14 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Thursday September 18 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday September 20 3:30pm - 5pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 21 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Thursday September 25 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday September 27 3:30pm - 5pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 28 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 2 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 4 3:30pm - 5pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 5 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 9 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 11 3:30pm - 5pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 12 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 16 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 18 3:30pm - 5pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 19 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 23 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 25 3:30pm - 5pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 26 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 30 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
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Learn the basics of Afro-Soca in these introductory classes designed to make the shyest new dancers feel welcome, have fun, and build the confidence to get on the dance floor. If you’ve always wanted to start dancing but felt intimidated, these are for you! Or if you want to get back to basics and learn the footwork from the ground up, this is al

$10
+100 pts
M.   Aug 25th, 6:30pm
Beginner
Monday August 25 6:30pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $10
Saturday August 30 4pm - 5pm 1 Session $10
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Afro-Latin Funk is a term developed to describe a style of street salsa/mambo dancing. It incorporates movements and feelings from its African and Afro-Cuban roots. Bring out the Latin "sabor" in your body to go with your footwork, and your dancing will never look the same. This class will train you to isolate and control every part of your body fr

$15
+150 pts
Th.   Aug 28th, 6pm
All levels
Thursday August 28 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday September 4 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday September 11 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday September 18 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday September 25 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 2 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 9 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 16 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 23 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 30 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
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With Live Drumming. Sheila Anozier begins this class with a gentle warm-up to awaken the body and senses, and moves into a vigorous warm-up focused on building strength, coordination and flexibility. You’ll then be led through a series of movements, culminating in a combination across the floor. At the end, you’ll be invited into a conversation

$15
+150 pts
M.   Sep 1st, 6pm
All levels
Monday September 1 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday September 8 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday September 15 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday September 22 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday September 29 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday October 6 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday October 13 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday October 20 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday October 27 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
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A spiritual hybrid of hip hop, house, modern, and African dance. Francine Ott creates an organic fusion of these diverse styles of dance to create a constant flow of movement, while unfolding a universal story of loss, redemption and healing. Francine's choreography has been showcased at SummerStage Dance 2011, BAM: Black Brooklyn Renaissance, Cami

$15
+150 pts
Sa.   Aug 30th, 2:30pm
All levels
Saturday August 30 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
Saturday September 6 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
Saturday September 13 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
Saturday September 20 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
Saturday September 27 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 4 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 11 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 18 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 25 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
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Su.   Aug 24th, 6pm
Beginner
Sunday August 24 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday August 31 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 7 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 14 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 21 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday September 28 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 5 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 12 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 19 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 26 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
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Come shake it like you’ve got nothing to lose! Maria will get you dancing and sweating to an energetic mix of African, Hip Hop, House, Salsa, and Merengue dance styles (to name a few), and give you that special dance mojo to power you through the rest of your week.

$12
+120 pts
W.   Aug 27th, 5:30pm
All levels
Wednesday August 27 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $12
Wednesday September 3 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $12
Wednesday September 10 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $12
Wednesday September 17 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $12
Wednesday September 24 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $12
Wednesday October 1 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $12
Wednesday October 8 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $12
Wednesday October 15 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $12
Wednesday October 22 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $12
Wednesday October 29 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $12
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