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    Samba Dance and Drum Class

    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.
    Samba Dance and Drum Class

    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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    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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    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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    Reggaeton Fusion

    It’s amazing how many people forget that there are inspiring and engaging ways to get in a good workout! This calorie-burning dance class will have you energized and craving Round 2! You’ll work alongside like minded students and Tika Morgan, your talented, encouraging instructor. Tika is dedicated to making sure your experience is authentic, culturally enriching. and nothing short of amazing. In this high-energy class, you’ll learn how to move your body to the wildly popular genre of Reggaeton while exploring the other styles that inspire this fiery Latin Dance. As part of the all-encompassing adventure, you’ll get to try your hand at Dancehall, Cuban Salsa, Latin Hip Hop Reggae, and Samba! Begin with a warm up, stretches, body isolation, a breakdown of the specific steps, and finally progress to the best part -- full-on, exhilarating choreorography! Get ready to stretch yourself -- physically and mentally!
    Reggaeton Fusion

    3316 24th St, San Francisco

    • Learn to move to the popular, upbeat Reggaeton
    • Try your hand at Dancehall, Cuban Salsa, Latin Hip Hop Reggae, and Samba by returning to their West African origins
    • Begin your lesson with a warm up, stretch and body isolation exercises -- then proceed to step breakdowns and routines
    • Explore the movement styles that inspired this hot and spicy Latin dance expression
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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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    Samba Dance Style

    If you want a calorie-burning workout that’ll leave you craving Round 2, look no further than this upbeat Samba dance class! At Dance Mission, you’ll work alongside professional artists and diverse Bay Area community members to learn this exhilarating dance style that has gained worldwide popularity. This class is perfect if you’ve been meaning to break into the field of dance or if you’re interested in samba music. You’ll master sick choreography alongside like minded students in a positive environment! Get ready to break a sweat!
    Samba Dance Style

    3316 24th St, San Francisco

    • Spice up your workout regimen with Samba, an upbeat Brazilian dance style with roots in Africa
    • Engage in a rewarding dance lesson in an encouraging and professional environment
    • All skill levels are welcome
    • Learn exciting choreography to blood-pumping Brazilian beats
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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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    Samba & Carnaval Dance

    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.
    Samba & Carnaval Dance

    672 S Van Ness, 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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