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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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    Freestyle House Dance

    Have you always had a knack for freestyling and creating your own choreography routines? Have you never had a knack for either of those things but wished you did? Whichever it is, this class is perfect for your needs! You’ll work in a loving, supportive atmosphere to indulge your creative side as you try your hand at the art of freestyling and create new choreography routines to your favorite songs! Don’t worry -- you’ll get plenty of inspiration from the hip-hop-house-and-waacking routines you’ll practice in class! You’ll also have the opportunity to explore other urban and social dance traditions to add to your knowledge.
    Freestyle House Dance

    3316 24th St, San Francisco

    • Master foundational and rhythm-based footwork, strengthening, stretching, and more
    • Indulge in the craft of free-styling and learn how to create choreography based on your artistic preferences
    • Indulge in all-encompassing choreo -- including hip-hop, house, waacking, and more
    • Surrender to the beat in a supportive, professional atmosphere dedicated to your personal growth as a dancer
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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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    SexiTude Dance

    If you’re looking to change up your workout routine with an all-encompassing, all-around-positive dance experience, look no further than this SexiTude class! Your professional and encouraging teacher will make sure you feel the body-positive, age-positive, and sex-positive vibes as you pick up sick moves to add to your dance repertoire. You’ll try your hand at the world famous dance styles of jazz, funk, hip-hop, video dance and the classic bump-n-grind moves! Listen to a high-energy soundtrack of your favorite beats while you master different dance steps. Begin your lesson with a warm up and then progress to a step-by-step breakdown, choreographed routine, and finally a cool down! You’ll feel totally energized and ready for Round 2!
    SexiTude Dance

    3316 24th St, San Francisco

    • Enjoy a body-positive, age-positive, sex-positive dance experience
    • Try your hand at the popular genres of jazz, funk, hip-hop, and more
    • Change up your boring workout routine with this fun, blood-pumping dance class that doubles as a great cardio workout
    • Discover new ways to move your body to catchy beats that you’ll love
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    Vogue and Tone

    Let’s be real… You’ve perfected your catwalk in the privacy of your bedroom and mastered different runway poses in the shower. No shame! Especially not in this Vogue Tone dance class! Believe it or not, “vogue-ing” is actually a dance style that can provide you with an intense body workout. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? You’ll practice the six elements of vogue-ing, including hands, spins, catwalk, duckwalk, dips, and floor performance on your journey to a better-toned body! This class will begin with a 15-minute warm up during which you’ll partake in core work and isolation exercises. Afterwards, you’ll learn some of the extensive history of Vogue as you master the different elements, each strengthening different parts of your body. The choreography you’ll learn will be infused with other forms of dances such as jazz, modern, ballet, hip-hop, and Afro-Haitian! You’ll see it takes much more than just killer genes to make it in the modeling industry!
    Vogue and Tone

    3316 24th St, San Francisco

    • Channel your inner wannabe-model with a fun dance class inspired by Vogue Magazine posing
    • Try your hand at a “performance” dance style that incorporates jazz, modern, ballet, hip-hop, and Afro-Haitian into its choreography
    • Learn the six elements of vogue-ing, including the famous catwalk, while toning different parts of your body
    • Discover what it feels like to strut your stuff down the runway at Fashion Week
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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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    Bhangra Dance Style

    You’ve watched one or two (or every existing) Bollywood films and fell into a trance during the inevitable wedding scene. You watched the attendees bust out killer moves on the dance floor without breaking a sweat. And ever since, you’ve dreamed of being invited to an Indian wedding to experience the thrill for yourself. Why don’t you prep for that special day with a blood-pumping bhangra workout? At Dance Mission, you’ll work alongside professional artists and diverse Bay Area community members to learn this exhilarating dance style. You’ll learn the basics of the style while getting a great workout. This is a fantastic way to meet new people as well!
    Bhangra Dance Style

    3316 24th St, San Francisco

    • Spice up your workout regimen with an upbeat dance class on the world-famous Indian dance, Bhangra
    • Engage in a culturally enriching and personally rewarding lesson in an encouraging and professional environment
    • Beginners are welcome, as are all skill levels
    • Prep yourself for the Indian wedding you’ve always dreamed of attending and get an awesome workout while you’re at it
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    Beginner Cuban Salsa

    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 a Round 2! In this class, you’ll work alongside like-minded students and a talented instructor, Alvaro, to learn the basic footwork, style, and musicality of Salsa. You’ll develop a strong foundation so that your transition to more complex turns and patterns will seem effortless! And, of course, you’ll learn the role requirements of the leader and the follower. Slip on your heels or jazz shoes -- whichever you’re more comfortable strutting your stuff in!
    Beginner Cuban Salsa

    3316 24th St, San Francisco

    • Change up your workout regimen with an upbeat class on Cuban Salsa
    • Learn the basic footwork, style, and musicality of Salsa before moving onto complicated moves
    • Participate in this exhilarating style, characterized as a combination of Rumba and Son
    • Experience a culturally-enriching and personally rewarding artistic adventure
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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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