Upcoming

Classes

 
Tuesdays (weekly)
Afro-Cuban Dance Class
at The Ailey Studios
by La Mora

6:30 pm @ The Ailey Studios, 405 West 55th St., NY 10019

This class intends to create a movement environment that explores the various forms of Afro-Cuban dance tradition. While practicing different movements representing the Orishas (deities from the African traditions brought to Cuba), we will discuss the form’s history and its importance to each movement. Based on the dancer’s skill, knowledge and experience, the class allows participants to embrace an accessible path to understanding dance through the quality of movement and cultural context.

 
Wednesdays (weekly)
Afro-Cuban Dance Class
at CUMBE by La Mora (Substitute by Liethis)

6:30 pm @ Cumbe, 1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn NY 11216

Celebrate the rich diversity of Afro-Cuban dance in this very special class with beloved teacher Danys “La Mora” Perez. Explore an exciting range of traditional folkloric dances with origins in West and Central Africa – some via Haiti. Featured cultures include Yoruba (Orisha dances), Congo (e.g. Palo) and Dahomey (e.g. Arará). The class delves into Rumba and popular styles such as comparsa and merengue. Some sessions will be taught by guest teachers selected personally by La Mora for their artistry and knowledge of Cuban dance. Join us as we light the dance floor on fire with Cuban heat!

 
Thursdays (weekly)
Afro-Cuban Dance Class
at Djoniba Dance Centre
@ Peridance by La Mora

6:00 pm @ Peridance Capezio Center, 126 East 13th Street New York, NY 10003

This class introduces the authentic Afro Cuban traditions, ranging from the folkloric dances from Cuba with the origins in West and Central Africa (Orisha dances from Yoruba, Palo from Congo, Arará from Dahomey) to the popular dance styles of Latin Caribbean (merengue, comparsa and rumba).

Monthly Workshop
Orisha Feminine Flow 
by Liethis Hechavarria
Mondays (weekly)
Rumba class by Liethis

7:30 pm @ The Ailey Studios, 405 West 55th St., NY 10019

Rumba class with live drumming will provide a meeting space for students to learn the history, shines and style in Guaguanco, Yambu, and Columbia (for ladies). Students will tap into their body movement and relationship between the dance and the music; this way they have the ability to infuse traditional and popular cuban dance style and more. Allowing them to improvise by themselves and with a partner.

Sundays (weekly)
Afro-Cuban Modern Technique Class
with Isabel Estrada - Jamison

11 am to 12:30  pm @ Rod Rodgers Studios, 62 E. 4th Street, New York, NY   

This class is an introduction to the technique developed in Cuba to physically and mentally prepare modern, folkloric and popular dancers.  It is a rooted, intense and powerful technique.  The class will focus on body awareness, alignment and strengthening. 

$20 at the door

Monthly Workshop
Orisha Femininity Flow 
by Liethis Hechavarria

@ Alpha Omega dance studio, 70 East 4th St., NY 10003

“Orisha Femininity Flow” is more than a dance workshop to enjoy the feminine movements and expressions. It's a connection through your body to your emotions and to your spirituality in life.

Next workshop: Sun, February 23rd, 12 pm to 2 pm

$25 in advance / $30 at the door

https://venmo.com/afrocusoul

Special Workshop
Timba-Rumba Fusion
Men's Afro-Casino Styling 
with Alexander La Rosa

11 am to 1:00  pm @Ripley-Grier Studios

520 8th Avenue, Suite 16 J, New York, NY 10018

 

"Men's Afro-Casino styling" class to help develop your "Socials" as well as to learn dancing solo and with a partner. The styles include: Yoruba, Abakua, Palo, Rumba, Chachacha, Mambo and the Afro diaspora flavor. The students also will gain explicit knowledge and understanding of musical genres and their instruments. 

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$25 at the door

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