Monthly Live Online and On-Demand
Afro-Cuban Dance Class
from The Ailey Extension
by La Mora

Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. @ The Ailey Extension, 

 405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

Afro-Cuban Dance with La MoraThis class is intended to create a movement environment that explores the various forms of Afro-Cuban dance tradition. While practicing different movements representing the Orisahas (dieties from the African traditions brought to Cuba), La Mora will discuss the form’s history and its importance to each movement. Based on each 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.



New Students: $20

Single Class Card: $24

5 Class Card: $110 ($10 in savings)

10 Class Card: $200 ($40 in savings)

About Extension On-Demand:

Each On-Demand class is available for purchase Wednesday-Friday. To watch an On-Demand class, simply purchase an On-Demand class package when you are ready to take class and enjoy! Classes will not be available to watch after Friday at 11:59 pm EDT. If you have any questions or concerns, email aileyextension@alvinailey.org.

Live Online and On-Demand: $14

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

Postponed until further notice

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

Both In-Person and Virtual

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).

We are back in the studio! La Mora offers a Hybrid class (both in-person and online) at the Djoniba Dance Centre in Manhattan.

Online pre-registration is still required and it will become available on the July 5th. The space is limited and is first-come first-served.

REGISTRATION: Registration will still be online only through MindBody and will open 5 days in advance of the class and will close at the class start time.

In-Studio classes: $23 Online classes: $15.

Please review the details on the Djoniba's website about the registration and the studio rules including the Covid 19 protocols.


Monthly Workshop
Orisha Feminine Flow 
by Liethis Hechavarria
Maikel Castillano with Liethis Hechavarr
Mondays (weekly)
Rumba class by Liethis

Postponed until further notice

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

Postponed until further notice @ 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

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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: To be announced soon.

$25 in advance / $30 at the door


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

Postponed until further notice @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. 


$25 at the door