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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
Su.   Oct 26th, 6pm
Intermediate
(9)

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
Su.   Oct 26th, 4:30pm
All levels
(9)

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
W.   Oct 29th, 8pm
All levels
(9)
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
T.   Oct 28th, 6pm
All levels
(9)

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
Su.   Oct 26th, 3pm
All levels
(9)
Sunday October 26 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 31 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday November 2 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday November 7 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday November 9 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday November 14 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday November 16 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday November 21 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday November 23 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday November 28 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday November 30 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday December 5 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday December 7 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday December 12 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday December 14 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday December 19 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday December 21 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday December 26 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday December 28 3pm - 4:30pm 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
Su.   Oct 26th, 3pm
All levels
(9)
Sunday October 26 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday November 2 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday November 9 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday November 16 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday November 23 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday November 30 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday December 7 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday December 14 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday December 21 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday December 28 3pm - 4:30pm 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
F.   Oct 31st, 7:30pm
All levels
(9)

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
Sa.   Nov 1st, 11am
All levels
(9)
Saturday November 1 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday November 8 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday November 15 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday November 22 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday November 29 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday December 6 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday December 13 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday December 20 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday December 27 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
F.   Oct 31st, 7:30pm
All levels
(9)

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
T.   Oct 28th, 7:30pm
All levels
(9)
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. 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
Su.   Oct 26th, 4:30pm
Beginner
(9)
Sunday October 26 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 30 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
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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
Th.   Oct 30th, 6pm
All levels
(9)

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
T.   Oct 28th, 7:30pm
All levels
(9)

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
W.   Oct 29th, 6:30pm
All levels
(9)

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
W.   Oct 29th, 7:30pm
All levels
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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. 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
M.   Oct 27th, 6pm
All levels
(9)

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
W.   Oct 29th, 5:30pm
All levels
(9)

Create beautiful and dynamic movement to the eclectic, syncopated rhythms of Haitian Folkoric music and learn the techniques and structures behind the dances. Haitian master teacher Peniel Guerrier makes a special effort to give all of his students individual attention, and systematically builds dance combinations that challenge students at all le

$18
Th.   Oct 30th, 7:30pm
All levels
(9)
Thursday October 30 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $18
Saturday November 1 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $18
Thursday November 6 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $18
Saturday November 8 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $18
Thursday November 13 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $18
Saturday November 15 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $18
Thursday November 20 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $18
Saturday November 22 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $18
Thursday November 27 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $18
Saturday November 29 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $18
Thursday December 4 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $18
Saturday December 6 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $18
Thursday December 11 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $18
Saturday December 13 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $18
Thursday December 18 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $18
Saturday December 20 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $18
Saturday December 27 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $18
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Explore the rich folklore and energetic dances of the Wolof, Mandinka, Djola, and Bambara people of Senegal with a dance company that is devoted to preserving West African history and culture. You will be guided through the different styles of song and dance and also inspired with a holistic knowledge of this beautiful and spiritual art. Master tea

$15
W.   Oct 29th, 11:30am
All levels
(9)
Wednesday October 29 11:30am - 1pm 1 Session $15
Thursday November 6 11:30am - 1pm 1 Session $15
Thursday November 13 11:30am - 1pm 1 Session $15
Thursday November 20 11:30am - 1pm 1 Session $15
Thursday November 27 11:30am - 1pm 1 Session $15
Thursday December 4 11:30am - 1pm 1 Session $15
Thursday December 11 11:30am - 1pm 1 Session $15
Thursday December 18 11:30am - 1pm 1 Session $15
Thursday December 25 11:30am - 1pm 1 Session $15
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