Upcoming

Classes

 
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Tuesday
Weekly In-Person 
Afro-Cuban Dance Class by La Mora
at The Ailey Extension

6:45 pm - 8:00 pm @ The Ailey Extension, 405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

 

This class is intended to create a movement environment that explores the various forms of Afro-Cuban dance tradition. While practicing different movements representing the Orisha (deities from the African traditions brought to Cuba), we 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.

How In-Studio Classes Work:

1. Sign up for class in advance, no on-site sign-ups will be permitted. Registration opens 5 days before class.

2. Upload vaccine card (must show full vaccination) before your first class to your MindBody account here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=851&stype=-2&subTab=files

3. Download the HealthCheck app and complete Ailey's health screening questionnaire on the day of class (www.alvinailey.org/extension/healthcheck).

4. Arrive at the Ailey Studios with your mask and dance clothes on. Locker rooms are currently unavailable.

5. Dance!

Please note that failure to provide health screening information prior to arriving at the Ailey Studios will result in the cancellation of your class and you will not be permitted into the building.

Class registration is currently limited to 18 students to abide by social distancing guidelines and available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Pricing:
New Students: $20
Single Class Card: $24
5 Class Card: $110 ($10 in savings)
10 Class Card: $200 ($40 in savings)

 
Wednesdays 
Weekly In-Person and Live Online

Afro-Cuban Dance Class by La Mora
at Djoniba Dance Centre
@ Peridance

8:00 pm - 9:30 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).

REGISTRATION:  Registration will still be online only through MindBody and will open 5 days in advance of  the class to 1 hour before the class and will close at the class start time.

Fee:
Normal: In-Studio classes - $23, Online classes -$15. 

Location:
Peridance Center
126 East 13th Street & 3rd Av
Union Square, NY 10003
N,R,Q,4,5,6,L to 14th/UnionSq

io 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.

https://www.peridance.com/openclasses.cfm

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Monthly Workshop
Orisha Femininity Flow 
by Liethis Hechavarria

This is a class inspired by feminine power and energy. It is a space for every woman who seeks spirituality, changes, and healing, integrating the soul, mental, physical matters. Through movements, music, songs, and storytelling of the Afro-Cuban Orishas. Connecting the culture, history and science of the orishas and how they help us to heal, to unite with the universe, with our ancestors and with ourselves.

 

For more information visit Afrocusoul website

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. 

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$25 at the door

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