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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
Su.   Apr 19th, 3pm
All levels
(19)
Sunday April 19 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday April 20 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday April 26 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday April 27 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday May 3 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday May 4 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday May 10 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday May 11 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday May 17 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday May 18 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday May 24 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday May 25 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday May 31 3pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $15
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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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.   Apr 19th, 4:30pm
All levels
(19)
Sunday April 19 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday April 26 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday May 3 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday May 10 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday May 17 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday May 24 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
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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Urban Roots focuses on implementing influences from Brazilian Capoeira and various African dances into a seamless afro-urban flow. Traditional techniques and fusion drills across the floor will be explored as well as improvisational exercises to help you develop your personal freestyle. Learn how to incorporate graceful floor transitions and fun tricks...

$15
Su.   Apr 19th, 4:30pm
All levels
(19)
Sunday April 19 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday April 26 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
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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
Su.   Apr 19th, 6pm
All levels
(19)
Sunday April 19 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday April 24 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday April 26 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday May 1 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday May 3 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday May 8 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday May 10 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday May 15 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday May 17 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday May 22 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday May 24 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday May 29 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday May 31 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
W.   Apr 22nd, 7:30pm
All levels
(19)
Wednesday April 22 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday April 29 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday May 6 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday May 13 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday May 20 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday May 27 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.   Apr 20th, 6pm
All levels
(19)
Monday April 20 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday April 27 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday May 4 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday May 11 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday May 18 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday May 25 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
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. 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.   Apr 24th, 6pm
All levels
(19)
Friday April 24 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday May 1 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday May 8 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday May 15 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Friday May 22 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
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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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.   Apr 22nd, 6pm
All levels
(19)
Wednesday April 22 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday April 29 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday May 6 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday May 13 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday May 20 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday May 27 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
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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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.   Apr 25th, 2:30pm
All levels
(19)
Saturday April 25 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $18
Saturday May 2 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $18
Saturday May 9 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $18
Saturday May 16 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $18
Saturday May 23 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $18
Saturday May 30 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $18
Saturday June 6 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $18
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.   Apr 24th, 7:30pm
All levels
(19)
Friday April 24 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday May 1 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday May 3 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Friday May 8 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday May 10 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Friday May 15 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday May 17 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Friday May 22 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday May 24 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Friday May 29 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Sunday May 31 4:30pm - 6pm 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.   Apr 25th, 2:30pm
All levels
(19)
Saturday April 25 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
Saturday May 2 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
Saturday May 9 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
Saturday May 16 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
Saturday May 23 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $15
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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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 –...

$18
Sa.   Apr 25th, 12:30pm
All levels
(19)
Saturday April 25 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $18
Saturday May 2 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $18
Saturday May 9 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $18
Saturday May 16 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $18
Saturday May 23 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $18
Saturday May 30 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $18
Saturday June 6 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $18
Saturday June 13 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $18
Saturday June 20 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $18
Saturday June 27 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $18
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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.   Apr 25th, 11am
All levels
(19)
Saturday April 25 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday May 9 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday May 16 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday May 23 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $15
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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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.   Apr 22nd, 10am
All levels
Wednesday April 22 10am - 11am 1 Session $17.99
Wednesday April 22 8pm - 9pm 1 Session $17.99
Wednesday April 29 10am - 11am 1 Session $17.99
Wednesday April 29 8pm - 9pm 1 Session $17.99
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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.   Apr 24th, 7:30pm
All levels
(19)
Friday April 24 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday May 1 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday May 8 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday May 15 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday May 22 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday May 29 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
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With Live Drumming. Spark your energy and awaken your hips with a fusion of traditional Brazilian dances and contemporary styles. You’ll learn samba, samba reggae, samba rock and funk, and pagode from Rio de Janeiro and Bahia, all while getting a dynamic cardiovascular workout. Danielle will lead you through a gentle warm-up at the beginning that...

$15
M.   Apr 20th, 7:30pm
All levels
(19)
Monday April 20 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Monday April 27 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Monday May 4 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Monday May 11 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Monday May 18 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Monday May 25 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
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Stevie Insua, an electrifying performer who is skilled in a wide range of Cuban styles, teaches two Rumba workshops. Stevie will cover different types of rumba, including guaguancó, yambu, columbia, and rumbas mimeticas. Students will be taught to understand the relationship between the dance and the music so that they learn to dance inside the timing.The...

$20
Sa.   Apr 25th, 12:30pm
All levels
(19)
Saturday April 25 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $20
Saturday May 2 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $20
Saturday May 9 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $20
Saturday May 16 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $20
Saturday May 23 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $20
Saturday May 30 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $20
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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
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Intermediate
(19)

Learn the basics of a variety of African influenced dances 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...

$12
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(19)

Learn from one of a handful of artists certified in this contemporary dance technique from Africa, created by Germaine Acogny – the “mother” of modern African dance. Aïda Colmenero Dïaz, visiting for a limited time from Spain, will teach with Papa Sy, former dancer with Germaine Acogny’s company, Jant-Bi. You’ll explore how African...

$18
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(19)
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