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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.   Dec 28th, 6pm
Intermediate
(11)
Sunday December 28 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday January 4 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday January 11 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday January 18 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Sunday January 25 6pm - 7:30pm 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.   Dec 26th, 7:30pm
All levels
(11)
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.   Dec 28th, 3pm
All levels
(11)

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.   Dec 22nd, 6pm
All levels
(11)
Monday December 22 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday December 29 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday January 5 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday January 12 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday January 19 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Monday January 26 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
T.   Dec 23rd, 7:30pm
All levels
(11)
Tuesday December 23 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday December 26 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday December 30 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday January 2 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday January 6 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday January 9 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday January 13 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday January 16 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday January 20 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday January 23 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday January 27 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Friday January 30 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.   Dec 23rd, 6pm
All levels
(11)
Tuesday December 23 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday December 30 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday January 6 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday January 13 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday January 20 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday January 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.   Dec 26th, 6pm
All levels
(11)

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, Caribbean...

$15
F.   Dec 26th, 7:30pm
All levels
(11)

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.   Dec 27th, 12:30pm
All levels
(11)
Saturday December 27 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $18
Wednesday December 31 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $18
Wednesday January 7 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $18
Wednesday January 14 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $18
Wednesday January 21 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $18
Wednesday January 28 7:30pm - 9pm 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.   Dec 27th, 11am
All levels
(11)

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.   Dec 28th, 4:30pm
All levels
(11)
Sunday December 28 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday January 4 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday January 11 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday January 18 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $15
Sunday January 25 4:30pm - 6pm 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
Sa.   Dec 27th, 3:30pm
Beginner
(11)
Saturday December 27 3:30pm - 5pm 1 Session $15
Thursday January 1 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday January 3 3:30pm - 5pm 1 Session $15
Thursday January 8 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday January 10 3:30pm - 5pm 1 Session $15
Thursday January 15 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday January 17 3:30pm - 5pm 1 Session $15
Thursday January 22 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday January 24 3:30pm - 5pm 1 Session $15
Thursday January 29 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday January 31 3:30pm - 5pm 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, reggae,...

$15
T.   Dec 30th, 7:30pm
All levels
(11)
Tuesday December 30 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday January 6 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday January 13 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday January 20 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Tuesday January 27 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.   Dec 31st, 6:30pm
All levels
(11)
Wednesday December 31 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday January 7 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday January 14 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $15
Wednesday January 21 6:30pm - 8pm 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 AfroBeat...

$12
Th.   Jan 1st, 7:30pm
All levels
(11)
Thursday January 1 7:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $12
Thursday January 8 7:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $12
Thursday January 15 7:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $12
Thursday January 22 7:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $12
Thursday January 29 7:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $12
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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 from...

$15
Th.   Jan 1st, 6pm
All levels
(11)
Thursday January 1 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday January 8 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday January 15 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday January 22 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $15
Thursday January 29 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.   Dec 31st, 5:30pm
All levels
(11)
Wednesday December 31 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $12
Wednesday January 7 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $12
Wednesday January 14 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $12
Wednesday January 21 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $12
Wednesday January 28 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $12
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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.   Jan 5th, 7:30pm
All levels
(11)
Monday January 5 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Monday January 12 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Monday January 19 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
Monday January 26 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $15
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In this class we will learn steps and variations of this fast paced dance. Rhythmically driven and playful, some basic Milonga will improve anyone's Tango, and is a fantastically fun addition to your Tango dance repertoire. Milonga is the joyful dance that is at the heart of Argentine Tango and is a part of any evening of social Tango dancing. Originally...

$25
Th.   Jan 8th, 8:30pm
All levels
(1)
Thursday January 8 8:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $25
Thursday January 15 8:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $25
Thursday January 22 8:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $25
Thursday January 29 8:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $25
Thursday February 5 8:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $25
Thursday February 12 8:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $25
Thursday February 19 8:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $25
Thursday February 26 8:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $25
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Experience joyous movements and intoxicating rhythms from Brazil, Cuba and Haiti with live drumming accompaniment. Classes include a strengthening barre and center floor warm-up and movement combinations traveling across the floor. 

$175
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