AFRO CUBAN DANCE CLASSES

LOS ANGELES...

KATI HERNÁNDEZ

KATI HERNÁNDEZ

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 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 @ DOWNTOWN DANCE & MOVEMNT, 1144 So Hope, L.A. 90015.  $20/class. For more info, happyhappykati@gmail.com 

TUESDAYS, 8-9:14 PM: AFRO CUBAN RUMBA with KATI HERNÁNDEZ!  
This series of classes is a comprehensive and systematic program designed for learning the basics of authtentic Afro-Cuban RUMBA! 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. For more info contact Kati at happyhappykati@gmail.com

 

SAN DIEGO...

SATURDAYS, 3:30-5 PM: AFRO CUBAN DANCE with JUAN CARLOS BLANCO, former soloist with CUBA's esteemed folkloric company RAÍCES PROFUNDAS, and presently director of OMO ACHÉ, Afro Cuban folkloric group based in San Diego. The workshops are held @ STAGE 7 SCHOOL of DANCE, 3090 30th St., North Park, San Diego. $15/class. $12-students.   For other class & performance info, plus videos, visit omoachecubanculture.org .

 
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SUNDAYS, 11:30 AM-1 PM: AFRO CUBAN DANCE with SILFREDO LA O, former dancer with San Francisco's ODC Modern Dance Company, and BALLET FOLKLÓRICO CUTUMBA de SANTIAGO de CUBA. $13. At ENCINITAS DANCE STUDIOS 535 Encinitas Blvd #100, Encinitas 92024.

 
JUAN CARLOS BLANCO

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.

 

TUESDAYS, 7-8 PM: AFRO CUBAN DANCE with WILFREDO GUILBIAC, at DANCING UNLIMITED, 4569 30th St., San Diego 92116.

 
JUAN CARLOS BLANCO

THURSDAYS: JUAN CARLOS BLANCO teaches AFRO CUBAN ORISHA SONG (5-6 PM), BEGINNING AFRO CUBAN DANCE (6-7:15 PM) with LIVE DRUMMING ACCOMPANIMENT at CENTRO de la RAZA, 2004 Park Blvd. (Balboa Park), San Diego 92101. $10/class (each class can be taken separately).

 
SILFREDO LA O

THURSDAYS, 7:30-8:30 PM: RUMBA w SILFREDO LA O, former dancer with CUTUMBA BALLET FOLKLÓRICO de SANTIAGO de CUBA, at A TIME TO DANCE, 3982 30th St., San Diego, 92104. $15.

 

CASINO (CUBAN SALSA)

& RUEDA DE CASINO CLASSES

For a comprehensive listing of CASINO & RUEDA de CASINO, both classes and festivals, in and out of California, be sure to visit  MARITZA BAÍDA's SanDiegoRuedaBlogspot.com

LOS ANGELES ...

SATURDAYs, 3:30 PM -5 PM: CUBAN SALSA (CASINO) DANCE CLASS w KATI HERNÁNDEZ at CAMERA OBSCURA ART LAB, 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica 90401. Prepay $12 on line at http://bit.ly/2qeZAZt; Drop in $15 (exact change please!); or pre register by calling (310) 458-2239.  Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica

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.

SUNDAYS (second and fourth of the month) RUEDA in the PARK offers classes of RUEDA de CASINO @ MEDIA PARK: Join Reva for 2 classes, beginners at 1:30 pm. intermediate at 2:30 pm. FREE. Donations are welcome. If raining by noon class is canceled. MEDIA PARK 9070 Venice Boulevard. Surrounded by Venice, Canfield and Culver Blvd. In front of Traders Joe's Downtown Culver City. For more info: Rueda in the Park - Culver City on FaceBooK


ORANGE COUNTY ...

SATURDAYS, RUEDA in THE PARK-SANTA ANA offers classes of RUEDA de CASINO: Beginning Level 11:30 AM-12:30 PM; Intermediate Level 12:30 PM-1:30 PM. CENTENNIAL REGIONAL PARK, 3000 W Edinger Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704. Check RUEDA in THE PARK SANTA ANA on FACEBOOK for more info.

SAN DIEGO
(check San Diego Blogspot for the latest on classes and SD happenings) ...

TUESDAYS, 6-7:30 PM: RUEDA de CASINO LEVEL SERIES w MARITZA BAÍDA-  For info and to register: sandiegorueda.blogspot.com 

TUESDAYS, 8-9 PM: CASINO with PARTNERS with WILFREDO GUILBIAC at DANCING UNLIMITED, 4569 30th St., San Diego 92116.

THURSDAYS, 7-8 PM: BEGINNER RUEDA de CASINO with WILFREDO GUILBIAC at DANCING UNLIMITED, 4569 30th St., San Diego 92116.

THURSDAYS, 8-9 PM: INTERMEDIATE RUEDA de CASINO with WILFREDO GUILBIAC  at DANCING UNLIMITED, 4569 30th St., San Diego 92116.

SATURDAYS, 1-2 PM: BEGINNER RUEDA de CASINO with WILFREDO GUILBIAC at DANCING UNLIMITED, 4569 30th St., San Diego 92116.

SATURDAYS, 1-2 PM: INTERMEDIATE RUEDA de CASINO with WILFREDO GUILBIAC at DANCING UNLIMITED, 4569 30th St., San Diego 92116.

Starting MAY 1: SUNDAYS, 2-3:30 PM: BEGINNING LEVEL CASINO & RUEDA de CASINO, 5-WEEK SERIES with VIDAL CORDOVA. $30 for series if you register before May 1; $40 after. Class to be held at A TIME TO DANCE SAN DIEGO. More in: salsacasinosandiego@gmail.com. Registration: eventbrite.com.

 

AFRO BRAZILIAN DANCE CLASSES

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

SUNDAYS, 3-4:15 PM: RACHEL HERNÁNDEZ teaches AFRO BRAZILIAN DANCE at BRASIL BRASIL CULTURAL CENTER, 11928 Washington Blvd., LA 90066. More info: capoeirabatuque.org

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 classLive drumming.  $3-$5 donation basket for the drummers to keep drumming alive!  (323) 465-4762 for more class info. www.viverbrasil.com.

TUESDAYS, 8-9:30 PM: SAMBA! with ANA LAIDLEY! BRASIL BRASIL CULTURAL CENTER, 11928 Washington Blvd., LA 90066. More info: capoeirabatuque.org

WEDNESDAYS, 7:30-8:30 PM: AFRO BRAZILIAN DANCE w AMEN SANTOS at BRASIL BRASIL CULTURAL CENTER, 11928 Washington Blvd., LA 90066. More info: 

WEDNESDAYS, 8-9 PM: AFRO BRAZILIAN DANCE w RACHEL HERNÁNDEZ at YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD STUDIO, 3625 Hayden Ave., LA 90232

SATURDAYS, 4-5:15 PM: ANA LAIDLEY teaches SAMBA! BRASIL BRASIL CULTURAL CENTER, 11928 Washington Blvd., LA 90066. More info: capoeirabatuque.or