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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
F.   May 29th, 6pm
All levels
(22)
Friday May 29 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday June 5 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday June 12 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday June 19 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday June 26 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
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Explore the rich folklore and energetic dances of the Wolof, Mandinka, Djola, and Bambara people of Senegal. You’ll be guided through the different styles of song and dance and inspired with a holistic knowledge of this beautiful and spiritual art.

$15
Sa.   May 30th, 2:30pm
All levels
(22)
Saturday May 30 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
Saturday June 6 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
Saturday June 13 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
Saturday June 20 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
Saturday June 27 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
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Orishas are deities in the Yoruba religion (brought to Cuba by enslaved Africans from Nigeria, Benin, and Togo) and each is guardian over different aspects of life (sweetness, water, thunder, motherhood, crossroads, health, etc.) Gilset will teach the dances associated with the different Orishas (Oshun, Ogun, Chango, Yemanja, Ochosi, and more), emphasizing...

$18
Sa.   May 30th, 2:30pm
All levels
(22)
Saturday May 30 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $18
Saturday June 6 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $18
Saturday June 6 2:30pm - 4pm 4 Sessions $60
Saturday June 13 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $18
Saturday June 20 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $18
Saturday June 27 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $18
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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.   May 29th, 7:30pm
All levels
(22)

With Live Drumming. Learn the playful, energetic dances of Guinea from M'Bemba Bangoura. M'Bemba Bangoura has traveled throughout the world as a performer and teacher of African drum and dance and is revered worldwide for his high level of mastery. A native of Guinea, West Africa, M'Bemba was acclaimed as a master drummer by the age of 21 and was invited...

$15
F.   May 29th, 6pm
All levels
(22)
Friday May 29 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday May 31 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
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With Live Drumming. Delve into the roots of Afro-Cuban folkloric dance in this class led by internationally renowned master dancer Danys "La Mora" Pérez. La Mora will offer a comprehensive introduction to Afro-Cuban dance, teaching the movements and technique, as well as the history and evolution of the dances as they traveled from Africa to Cuba....

$15
M.   Jun 1st, 6pm
All levels
(22)
Monday June 1 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday June 7 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday June 8 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday June 14 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday June 15 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday June 21 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday June 22 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday June 28 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday June 29 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday July 5 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday July 6 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday July 12 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday July 13 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday July 19 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday July 20 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday July 26 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday July 27 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
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Afro-Fusion House is a mix of traditional African, Salsa, Merengue, Samba, and Rumba dances, mixed with the contemporary styles of House and Hip-Hop. Different musical rhythms and vocabulary will inspire your body to move fluidly and energetically, and you'll explore cultures through dance - from the Old Malian empire to the Southern Hemisphere. You'll...

$15
Sa.   May 30th, 2:30pm
All levels
(22)
Saturday May 30 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
Saturday June 6 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
Saturday June 13 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
Saturday June 20 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
Saturday June 27 2:30pm - 4pm 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.   May 31st, 4:30pm
All levels
(22)
Sunday May 31 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday June 7 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday June 14 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday June 21 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday June 28 4:30pm - 6pm 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.   May 30th, 12:30pm
All levels
(22)
Saturday May 30 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday June 3 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Saturday June 6 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday June 10 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Saturday June 13 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday June 17 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Saturday June 20 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday June 24 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Saturday June 27 12:30pm - 2:30pm 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 through...

$15
Sa.   May 30th, 11am
All levels
(22)
Saturday May 30 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday June 6 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday June 13 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday June 20 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday June 27 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
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Great for beginners, this class breaks down basic steps (like jacking, skating, chase, salsa hop, shuffle step, farmers step) to build a solid foundation that will allow you to move, groove, and freestyle to the music. You’ll learn to dance in both free-flowing and syncopated movements to African, Techno, and Latin-infused rhythms from Salsa and...

$15
M.   Jun 1st, 7:30pm
Beginner
(22)
Monday June 1 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Monday June 8 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Monday June 15 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Monday June 22 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Monday June 29 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.   Jun 1st, 6pm
All levels
(22)
Monday June 1 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday June 8 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday June 15 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday June 22 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday June 29 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday July 6 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday July 13 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday July 20 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday July 27 6pm - 7:30pm 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.   Jun 3rd, 6pm
All levels
(22)
Wednesday June 3 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday June 10 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday June 17 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday June 24 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
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This class exposes you to the cultural diversity of Africa through the rhythms and movements of various Afro dance styles. This is a high impact cardio dance class that incorporates strength & toning movements. You will be utilizing every part of your body from head, arms, back, abs, hips and legs.Attire:We suggest that customers wear clothes...

$17.99
W.   Jun 3rd, 10am
All levels
(4)
Wednesday June 3 10am - 11am 1 Session $17.99
Wednesday June 10 10am - 11am 1 Session $17.99
Wednesday June 17 10am - 11am 1 Session $17.99
Wednesday June 24 10am - 11am 1 Session $17.99
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Are you ready to wine your waist, juk down and sweat while you fete? Come, Learn and Enjoy.50-60 minutes mix of the carnival aerobic experience.

$15
Th.   May 28th, 8:30pm
All levels
Thursday May 28 8:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday June 4 8:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday June 11 8:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday June 18 8:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday June 25 8:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday July 2 8:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday July 9 8:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday July 16 8:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday July 23 8:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday July 30 8:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $15
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Are you ready to wine your waist, juk down and sweat while you fete? Come, Learn and Enjoy.Our class is a 50-60 minutes mix of the carnival aerobic experience with calisthenics, resistance & flexibility training.Single or multiple classes are available for this class.

$15
Sa.   May 30th, 7:30am
All levels
Saturday May 30 7:30am - 8:30am 1 Session $15
Saturday May 30 7:30am - 8:30am 6 Sessions $75
Saturday June 6 7:30am - 8:30am 1 Session $15
Saturday June 6 7:30am - 8:30am 6 Sessions $75
Saturday June 13 7:30am - 8:30am 1 Session $15
Saturday June 20 7:30am - 8:30am 1 Session $15
Saturday June 27 7:30am - 8:30am 1 Session $15
Saturday July 4 7:30am - 8:30am 1 Session $15
Saturday July 11 7:30am - 8:30am 1 Session $15
Saturday July 18 7:30am - 8:30am 1 Session $15
Saturday July 25 7:30am - 8:30am 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, Camille...

$15
F.   May 29th, 7:30pm
All levels
(22)

Hip Hop focuses on rhythm, syncopation and stage presence. Derived from a combination of jazz funk and street jazz, this style of dance requires high energy, attention to detail and an understanding of complex rhythms.Each week we will feature a new focus and various reoccurring or new instructors from all around the plant. African, Popping, Locking,...

$10
W.   Jun 3rd, 7pm
All levels
(17)
Wednesday June 3 7pm - 8:15pm 1 Session $10
Wednesday June 10 7pm - 8:15pm 1 Session $10
Wednesday June 17 7pm - 8:15pm 1 Session $10
Wednesday June 24 7pm - 8:15pm 1 Session $10
Wednesday July 1 7pm - 8:15pm 1 Session $10
Wednesday July 8 7pm - 8:15pm 1 Session $10
Wednesday July 15 7pm - 8:15pm 1 Session $10
Wednesday July 22 7pm - 8:15pm 1 Session $10
Wednesday July 29 7pm - 8:15pm 1 Session $10
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Open Work is the broad term given to Mambo without a partner. This type of training consists of a short warm up to music, utilizing pre-arranged combinations of footwork, movements and gestures called shines. Shines are a training tool used to introduce and refine the basic principles of body mechanics, the possibilities of movement and footwork, and...

$80
Sa.   Jun 6th, 3pm
Beginner
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Open Work is the broad term given to Mambo without a partner. This type of training consists of a short warm up to music, utilizing pre-arranged combinations of footwork, movements and gestures called Shines. Shines are a training tool used to introduce and refine the basic principles of body mechanics, the possibilities of movement and footwork, and...

$80
T.   Jun 2nd, 7pm
Intermediate
(2)
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