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    SAMBAFUNK! SUNDAYS W/ LIVE DRUMS

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    Carnaval is now a year round celebration! Get into the hip shaking groove with a soulful samba. You'll learn different variations of samba, like reggae, funk, and various Latin and Caribbean Carnaval dances. Through these dances, you'll pick up movement and technique, build your physical stamina and body control, and improve your flexibility. Live drummers will be there to accompany you, getting your energy pumping and giving the whole class an authentic, celebratory flair. This class even gives you the chance to take your new moves to the streets, where they belong. You'll be able to dance in all kinds of community events, like 201 San Francisco Carnaval, Oakland Carnaval Family Day, and San Diego Brasilian Day.
    SAMBAFUNK! SUNDAYS W/ LIVE DRUMS

    1428 Alice St, Oakland

    • Learn the fundamentals of authentic Caribbean and Latin sambas
    • Master your moves to reggae and funk, and discover lesser known Carnaval dance styles
    • Build your stamina, improve your body control, and expand your flexibility
    • Dance in real Carnaval celebrations around the Bay Area
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    Sambafunk Basics

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    Carnaval is now a year round celebration! Get into the hip shaking groove with a soulful samba. You'll learn different variations of samba, like reggae, funk, and various Latin and Caribbean Carnaval dances. Through these dances, you'll pick up movement and technique, build your physical stamina and body control, and improve your flexibility. Live drummers will be there to accompany you, getting your energy pumping and giving the whole class an authentic, celebratory flair. You'll get comfortable dancing in a group, and even taking your own solos. Community building is at the heart of this class, and after you've worked up a sweat, you're welcome to come hang out and mingle at a cool bar/restaurant downtown.
    Sambafunk Basics

    762 Fulton St, San Francisco

    • Learn the fundamentals of authentic Caribbean and Latin sambas
    • Master your moves to reggae and funk, and discover lesser known Carnaval dance styles
    • Build your stamina, improve your body control, and expand your flexibility
    • All skill levels are welcome
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    Latin Dance Rhythms

    2, 4, 6, 8. This class promises a rhythm you can really ... appreciate. You'll be exploring a variety of dance moves and motions based on the iconic styles of Cuba, as well as some general Latin dance elements. Using these fundamentals, you'll learn to develop innovative and dynamic choreography, all while working out in an energetic, social dance environment. In addition to exploring one of the world's most expressive dance cultures, you'll be building motor coordination, getting a great workout, and having an awesome time!
    Latin Dance Rhythms

    2560 9th St, Berkeley

    • Learn the fundamentals of Latin dance in an uptempo and social dance studio
    • Master unique choreography designed to teach you the basics
    • Get a great cardiovascular workout while developing your motor control and rhythm
    • Explore dance as vehicle for cultural communication and artistic expression
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    Afro Cuban Folkloric Dance

    Do you find you walk to a different beat? That's not a bad way to dance! This high energy dance class will introduce you to the heart-thumping beats of Cuban dance. You'll explore its diverse roots, which include substantial influence from African dance styles, and discover more contemporary forms like Timba. You'll grasp the basic movements and motions of these engrossing forms by dancing to vigorous choreographed routines, and with your instructor pushing you and your fellow dancers to the next level of expression. This class is a great way to learn the forms, develop your ability to improvise, expand your understanding of musicality, and just plain have fun. Now if you just had a drummer to follow you around all day!
    Afro Cuban Folkloric Dance

    2560 9th St, Berkeley

    • Learn the fundamentals of Afro-Cuban folkloric dance in an uptempo and social dance studio
    • Master unique choreography designed to teach you the basics
    • Get a great cardiovascular workout while developing your motor control and rhythm
    • Use dance as vehicle for cultural communication and artistic expression
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    Soulful Samba Mondays

    Know what would make working out so much more fun? More dancing. And live drums. That just happens to be the modus operandi at Soulful Samba Mondays. In this hybrid fitness and dance class, you'll learn basic and intermediate samba techniques, while dancing in an uplifting studio atmosphere where the fun is bolstered by live beats. That makes it a great way to stay in shape, while developing performance technique and confidence at the same time. Dancing is a great way to shred calories without actually realizing how hard you're working, making this a fitness routine you can look forward to. Try running on a treadmill in time to a live drum. Doesn't work so well.
    Soulful Samba Mondays

    762 Fulton St, San Francisco

    • Join a lively fitness class build around samba dance and featuring live drums
    • Master the essential techniques of samba dance under a professional dancer and fitness guru
    • Build core strength, stamina, tone the body, and develop motor coordination
    • Dance your face off, develop confidence, and get invigorated in an uptempo atmosphere
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    Brazilian Dance

    Some like it hot, and some like it Samba...which is considerably hotter than hot. This dance class will teach you the fundamentals of dancing Brazil's most iconic dances. And while Samba will be the primary focus, you'll also learn steps from some of the country's other popular styles, including Maracatu, Afoxé, Blocos Afro, and Cabocloé Orixá. You'll learn the moves and motions of these dances while working out in a social, upbeat environment set to a variety of Brazilian music. This is a great way to explore the culture of one of the world's most spirited peoples, and treat yourself to an energetic charge. Cool, huh?
    Brazilian Dance

    2560 9th St, Berkeley

    • Learn the fundamentals of Brazilian dance in an uptempo and social dance studio
    • Master unique choreography designed to teach you the basics
    • Get a great cardiovascular workout while developing your motor control and rhythm
    • Use dance as vehicle for cultural communication and artistic expression
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    Latin Dance Fusion

    In Latin Fusion classes by the talented Tika Morgan, you don't just indulge in calorie-burning fitness. You also get authentic dance instruction, cultural insight, amazing music, and the opportunity to stretch yourself... literally AND figuratively! Embark on an enriching and rewarding dance experience in this high-energy class, surrounded by like-minded students and experienced professionals. You'll discover catchy Latin beats while mastering basic steps of many Brazilian Dances, Salsa Suelta, Reggaeton, and more! Experience the depth and power of these historically rich styles that originated in the African Diaspora while getting an engaging full-body workout. You'll begin the class with body alignment, isolation, and stretching exercises before diving into awesome choreography that's sure to make you the star of any dance party! P.S. YOU WILL SWEAT!
    Latin Dance Fusion

    3316 24th St, San Francisco

    • Dance to catchy Latin beats while you learn the basic steps of many Brazilian Dances, Salsa Suelta, Reggaeton, and more!
    • Begin your class with body alignment, isolation, and stretching exercises
    • Indulge in a high-energy class that qualifies as a workout for both the body and SOUL
    • Experience the depth, beauty, and power of these culturally rich styles founded in the African Diaspora
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    Cuban Rumba Dance

    If you're looking for an upbeat, calorie-burning workout that's simultaneously culturally enriching... look no further! This class is perfect for you if you're big into hands-on, exotic adventures! In this class, you'll work alongside like minded students and dance professionals to learn the exhilarating dance style of Cuban Rumba, which is VERY different from ballroom rumba! Fun fact: This dance style was once condemned by the Cuban elite for being "overly erotic"; today it's proudly Cuba's first and foremost national dance! You'll try your hand at the three different, equally engaging rumba styles! From the slow and seductive beats of Yambu to the complex, masculine steps of Guaguanco to the flamenco-inspired Columbia, you're sure to have an absolute blast!
    Cuban Rumba Dance

    3316 24th St, San Francisco

    • Try your hand at Cuba's foremost national dance, once condemned by the elite for its eroticism
    • Experience the three types of Rumba -- Yambu, Guaguanco, and Columbia
    • Transition from Yambu's slow seductive melodies to Guaguanco's fast-paced, upbeat rhythm
    • Indulge in a culturally enriching workout regimen
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    Beginner Cuban Folkloric

    If you're looking for an upbeat, calorie-burning workout that's simultaneously culturally enriching... look no further! This class is perfect for you if you're big on hands-on, exotic adventures! In this class, you'll work alongside like minded students and encouraging instructors to learn the technique of Cuban Folkloric dance or review the basics of this exhilarating form. Your knowledgeable instructor, Susana Pedroso, studied and trained with some of the most renowned dance institutions in Cuba, so you're in good hands! Get ready for a high-energy adventure, accompanied by live drumming to make your experience all the more memorable and authentic!
    Beginner Cuban Folkloric

    3316 24th St, San Francisco

    • Embark on a cultural adventure as you learn -- or review -- the fundamentals of Cuban Folkloric dance
    • Satisfy your curiosity for countries abroad by investing yourself in this complex, engaging art form
    • Allow your experienced instructor to introduce you to an exotic dance style
    • Experience a thrill you've never felt before in this one-of-a-kind dance class
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    Haitian Live Drumming

    If you want an upbeat, calorie-burning workout that's simultaneously culturally enriching... look no further! This class is perfect for you if you're big on hands-on, exotic adventures! In Dance Mission Theater's Haitian Live Drumming class, you'll work alongside like-minded students and encouraging instructors to learn the technique of Haitian Folkloric dance! You'll find that each dance has its own unique character, choreography, and spirit, representing various nations. You'll experience it all, from the meditative Yanvalou, to the hot rhythms of Petwo and the celebratory dances of Banda and Rara. Get ready for a high-energy adventure, accompanied by live drumming to make your experience all the more memorable and authentic!
    Haitian Live Drumming

    3316 24th St, San Francisco

    • Embark on a cultural adventure as you learn the fundamentals of Haitian Folkloric dance -- live drumming included
    • Indulge in varying styles from Mayi, Ibo, Nago, and more in this high-energy class
    • Satisfy your curiosity for countries abroad by investing yourself in their complex, engaging art forms
    • Experience the meditative Yanvalou, the fiery rhythms of Petwo, and the playful dances of Rara, all while getting a calorie-burning workout
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