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

6:30 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.

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

Wednesday Afro Cuban
Wednesdays 
Weekly In-Person and Live Online

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

7:30 pm - 9:00 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).

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.

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Black History Dance Series: Afro-Cuban Dance and the Diaspora
by La Mora at The Ailey Extension

Saturday, February 25, 2023 |  3:30pm - 5:00pm

In-Studio Workshop Fee: $25 Online Workshop Fee: $20

African culture is deeply interwoven into the history of Cuba and integral to its culture.

Derived from the African religion Yoruba, Afro-Cuban dance is linked to enslaved West Africans in Cuba who used music and dance as a form of self-expression. Practitioners of Yoruba believe in many different deities called orishas. Each orisha symbolizes a different part of our lives and each has a characteristic movement style represented in Afro-Cuban dance.

Join expert dancer, teacher, choreographer, dance ethnologist, and activist Danys “La Mora” Pérez and immerse yourself in Afro-Cuban culture and history.

Originally from Santiago de Cuba, Danys "La Mora" Pérez Prades is an internationally renowned master of Afro-Cuban folkloric dance. La Mora specializes in all the unique styles of Afro-Cuban culture and of her native region of the Oriente province in Eastern Cuba, a region whose cultural richness is attributable to its infusion of Afro- Haitian influences to an already vibrant Afro-Cuban context.

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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