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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 5th, 6pm
Intermediate
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
Su.   Oct 5th, 4:30pm
All levels
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
F.   Oct 3rd, 7:30pm
All levels
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
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 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 5th, 3pm
All levels
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
Sa.   Oct 4th, 11am
All levels
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
F.   Oct 3rd, 7:30pm
All levels
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
T.   Oct 7th, 7:30pm
All levels
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
Friday October 3 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 10 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 17 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 24 6pm - 7:30pm 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
T.   Oct 7th, 7:30pm
All levels
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
W.   Oct 1st, 6:30pm
All levels
Wednesday October 1 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 8 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 15 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 22 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 29 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 4 5pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 11 5pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 18 5pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 25 5pm - 6:30pm 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
Sa.   Oct 4th, 12:30pm
All levels
Saturday October 4 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 11 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 18 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 25 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 1 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 8 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 15 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 22 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 29 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 2 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 9 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 16 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 23 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
W.   Oct 1st, 8pm
All levels
Wednesday October 1 8pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 8 8pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 15 8pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 22 8pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday October 29 8pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 3 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 10 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 17 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday October 24 6pm - 7:30pm 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 7th, 6pm
All levels
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
F.   Oct 3rd, 7:30pm
All levels
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
Th.   Oct 2nd, 6pm
Beginner
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
Saturday October 4 3:30pm - 5pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 11 3:30pm - 5pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 18 3:30pm - 5pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 25 3:30pm - 5pm 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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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 2nd, 6pm
All levels
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
M.   Oct 6th, 6pm
All levels
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
Sa.   Oct 4th, 2:30pm
All levels
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.   Oct 5th, 6pm
Beginner
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
W.   Oct 1st, 5:30pm
All levels
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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Learn old school and new school Caribbean Dancehall Reggae moves in this fun, high energy class taught by professional dancer Yaminah Legohn. Classes are held every Sunday at the Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance at a cost of $15 and every Thursday at PMT Dance Center at a cost of $17.

$15
Su.   Oct 5th, 3pm
Beginner
Sunday October 5 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday October 12 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday October 2 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $17
Thursday October 9 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $17
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