AFRO CUBAN DANCE CLASSES

In Los Angeles:

SUNDAYS, 11-12:30 : AFRO CUBAN DANCE CLASS with KATI
HERNÁNDEZ! KATI is a dancer/choreographer, and graduate of CUBA's NATIONAL SCHOOL of the ARTS (ENA) in La Habana. She has performed with MERCEDITA VALDEZ, MANOLITO y su TRABUCO, and has taught AFRO CUBAN folkloric dance, popular dance, and modern dance in Spain, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, and throughout the U.S. Her classes are held @ the CRENSHAW YOGA CENTER, 5426 Crenshaw Blvd  Los Angeles, 90043 $20/class. For more info, happyhappykati@gmail.com
TUESDAYS,  8-9:30 PM: AFRO CUBAN RUMBA for MEN & WOMEN
with KATI HERNÁNDEZ! This series of classes is a comprehensive and systematic  program designed for learning the basics of authtentic Afro-Cuban RUMBA! Consistent attendance is recommended, as lessons will be progressive. Women participants should bring long scarves, or long, full skirts.  $15/class. UNIVERSAL DANCE DESIGN 6009 W Olympic Blvd. (just east of where Olympic, San Vicente & Fairfax intersect), Los Angeles, 90036 Tel. 323.938.6508. For prepayments or more info, please contact Kati at happyhappykati@gmail.com or 310-488-2844.


WEDNESDAYS, 7:30-9 PM: AFROCARIBE, KIMBERLY MULLEN teaches dances from CUBA, PUERTO RICO and TRINIDAD & TOBAGO w LIVE DRUMMING ACCOMPANIMENT @ DANCE ARTS ACADEMY, 731 S. La Brea Ave., LA 90036. $20.

SATURDAYS, 10:30 AM: AFROCARIBE, dance classes taught by
KIMBERLY MIGUEL MULLEN, presenting dance material from her travels to CUBA, PUERTO RICO and TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. The class includes information on the musical, cultural, historical, and social content of the dances, video observations. All dance levels are welcome. The classes are held at The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave. Venice, CA. 90291. $20/class. For more information, contact 310 259-5300, and/or kimmipeli@hotmail.com.


In San Diego:

SATURDAYS, 11 AM-12:30 PM:  AFRO CUBAN DANCE w/ SILFREDO LA O, former dancer w/ CUTUMBA BALLET FOLKLÓRICO de SANTIAGO de CUBA, and the Bay Area’s ODC modern dance company. $10, 8589 Aero Dr. San Diego CA 92123.

SATURDAYS, 3:30-5 PM: IN SAN DIEGO: AFROCUBAN D
ANCE with JUAN CARLOS BLANCO former soloist with CUBA's esteemed folkloric company, RAÍCES PROFUNDAS, and presently director of OMO ACHÉ, the Afrocuban folkloric group based in San Diego. The workshops are being held @ STAGE 7 SCHOOL of DANCE, 3980 30th St., North Park, San Diego (between University and Lincoln Ave.) Cost: $15/class, $12-students. For more information please contact: omoache@earthlink.net . For other class & performance info, plus videos, visit omoachecubanculture.org
SUNDAYS, 12-1 PM: AFRO CUBAN PERCUSSION w/ JUAN CARLOS BLANCO, director of OMO ACHÉ , San Diego based AFRO CUBAN folkloric company.  WORLD BEAT CENTER, 2100 Park Blvd., San Diego 92101. All levels welcome! World Beat Center has drums to rent ($5) in case you don’t have one! $5/class.

SUNDAYS, 1-2 PM: CHANCLETA CUBANA DANCE CLASS! CARNIVAL COMPARSA & CONGA DANCE CLASSES of EASTERN CUBA! JUAN CARLOS BLANCO, director of OMO ACHÉ , San Diego based AFRO CUBAN folkloric company, and former lead dancer of Cuba’s esteemed RAÍCES PROFUNDAS. WORLD BEAT CENTER, 2100 Park Blvd., San Diego 92101. $5/class. 


TUESDAYS, 7-8 PM: RUEDA de CASINO w/ SILFREDO LA O, former dancer w/ CUTUMBA BALLET FOLKLÓRICO de SANTIAGO de CUBA, and the Bay Area’s ODC modern
dance company. $10. The WOOD ROOM PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO, 3800 30th St., San Diego 92104. (619) 255.9663, or (619) 358.5117.
TUESDAYS, 8-9 PM: AFRO CUBAN DANCE w/ SILFREDO LA O, former dancer w/ CUTUMBA BALLET FOLKLÓRICO de SANTIAGO de CUBA, and the Bay Area’s ODC modern dance company. $10. The WOOD ROOM PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO, 3
800 30th St., San Diego 92104. (619) 255.9663, or (619) 358.5117.

*In San Diego: THURSDAYS, 5:15-6:45 PM: JUAN CARLOS BLANCO teaches BEGINNING AFRO CUBAN DANCE with LIVE DRUMMING ACCOMPANIMENT STARTING MARCH 6 at CENTRO de la RAZA, 2004 Park Blvd. (Balboa Park), San Diego 92101. $10.


CUBAN STYLE SALSA & RUEDA de CASINO

SATURDAYS (first & third of the month) RUEDA in the PARK offers
classes of RUEDA de CASINO @ MEDIA PARK: 2 classes, beginners at 11am. intermediate at 12 noon. 1st and 3rd saturdays of the month. FREE. Donations are welcome. If raining by 10:00am class is canceled. MEDIA PARK 9070 Venice Boulevard. Corner of Canfield and Culver Blvd. In front of Traders Joe's Downtown Culver City. For more info: Rueda in the Park on FaceBook, or ruedainthepark@yahoo.com
SUNDAYS (first & third of month): RUEDA in the PARK offers a FREE RUEDA de CASINO CLASS in GRIFFITH PARK near the Merry-Go-Round (rear parking area). Beginners 11-12 noon, intermediate 12-1 PM w/ TANIA. ((take Crystal Springs Rd. east off of Los Feliz and look for Merry-Go-Round signs). For more info: Rueda in the Park on FaceBook, or ruedainthepark@yahoo.com


AFRO BRAZILIAN DANCE

SUNDAYS, 10:30 AM: AFRO BRAZILIAN DANCE with VIDA VIERA at The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave. Venice, CA. 90291.

TUESDAYS, 7:30-8:45, SAMBA CLASS with ANA LAIDLEY!. $15/class at the BRASIL BRASIL CULTURAL CENTER, 11928 Washington Blvd., LA 90066. More info: www.capoeirabatuque.org, sambanmotion.com.

TUESDAYS, 8-9:30 pm: AFRO BRAZILIAN DANCE: AFRO CUBAN DANCE with Luiz BADARO, artistic director of VIVER BRASIL, at  DANCE ARTS ACADEMY, 731 S. La Brea Ave., LA 90036, (323) 932-6230. $15/single class  Live drumming.  $3-$5 donation basket for the drummers to keep drumming alive!  (323) 465-4762 for more class info. www.viverbrasil.com.

WEDNESDAYS, 7:30 PM: SAMBA SPEAKS with DANI LUNN at The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave. Venice, CA. 90291.

WEDNESDAYS, 8-9 PM: SAMBA with GISELLA. Classes explore the diverse dances and rhythms of Brazil. Students will learn technique in diverse dance styles such as: Samba from Rio, Samba from Bahia, Maracatu, and Orixa dances. All levels are welcome. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD STUDIO, 4625 Hayden Ave. Culver City 90230. For more info, www.gisellasambista.com.

THURSDAYS, 8-9:30 PM: SILVESTRE TECHNIQUE & ORIXA SYMBOLS taught by SAMANTHA GOODMAN @ the ELECTRIC LODGE, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice 90291. Live drumming accompaniment. $15 drop in, $110 for 8 classes. For more info email silvestretechniquela@gmail.com or
(310)926-7999.

SATURDAYS, 8:30-9:30 PM: BRAZILIAN SAMBA WORKOUT w/ JEANE JULY! LIVE DRUMMING! $15/class, $40/1 month package. Varieties International, 2523 17th, Santa Monica  90405. For more info: jtriple3@gmail.com.

SATURDAYS: SAMBA w/ CAROL BACH-y-RITA! Beginning Samba: 12 noon; Advanced Beginner: 1:30 PM. Private studio in Hollywood near Sunset & La Brea.. $20/class. Email cbachyrita@gmail.com to reserve your space. Reserve your spot now for the new series since it is a small class format (6 students). You can send your check to Carol Bach-y-Rita, 7510 Sunset Blvd., # 541, LA, CA 90046.

SATURDAYS, 4 PM: AFRO BRAZILIAN DANCE/SAMBA w/ GISELLA FERREIRA @ Brasil Brasil Cultural Center 11928 Washington Blvd. LA 90066. $15 per class. All levels welcome! Come learn the rich cultural dances of Brazil. Live drumming with Dana Maman & Co. For more info, www.gisellasambista.com.


*Denotes new classes or special workshops.





 

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