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January 23, 2015

Dear Cumbe Family,

We know you’re anxiously awaiting news of where Cumbe will be moving and thank you for your patience as the final details get worked out! Please know we will communicate any new information as soon as we have it.

Here is what we know so far:


After January 31, we will be holding classes in a few interim locations (mostly in Brooklyn, one in lower Manhattan). We are happy to say that we’ll be able to continue many (though not all) of our classes. We hope to finalize a location for Tuesday and Thursday classes next week.

The following is confirmed:

  1. Starting February 2nd: On Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays, we will be at Brooklyn Friends School.
    On Mondays and Fridays (6:00-9:00pm) and Saturdays (10:00am-4:00pm), we will have classes at Brooklyn Friends School (375 Pearl St., near Willoughby). We will announce the class schedule soon.
  2. Starting February 4th: On Wednesdays and Sundays, we will be at Long Island University.
    On Wednesdays (6:00-9:00pm) and Sundays (from 3:00-7:30pm), we will be at Long Island University (DeKalb and Flatbush Ave).  We will announce the class schedule soon.
  3. Starting February 2nd: Jamie Philbert’s Classes for Children are at Brooklyn Ballet.
    Jamie Philbert will teach Uhuru (Creative Movement) classes at Brooklyn Ballet (160 Schermerhorn between Hoyt & Smith St.):
    Mondays from 10:30-11:15am (ages 1 to 2)
    Tuesdays from 3:45- 4:30pm (ages 2 to 4)
    Fridays from 10:30-11:15am (ages 2 to 4)
    Jamie will also teach a Saturday class at Brooklyn Friends, most likely at 10:00am (time to be confirmed later).
  4. Starting February 3rd: Julio Jean starts a new class on Tuesdays!
    Julio Jean will teach Afro-Haitian on Tuesdays from 8:00-9:45pm at Gibney Dance’s Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center (280 Broadway, near Chambers St. in Manhattan).  This class is part of a new partnership between Cumbe and Gibney Dance.  You may register for this class at

Cumbe extends a huge Thank You to the Brooklyn Friends School, Long Island University, Brooklyn Ballet, and Gibney Dance for supporting us while we search for our new home!


We are in serious negotiations with two locations (one across the street from us, and one in Crown Heights).  We are very hopeful that one of these two spaces will become our next home!  Once the deal is sealed, we will start renovating the space and have a better idea of how long it will take before we can move in.

November 12, 2014

Dear Students,

For those wanting to donate and support re-creating our beautiful studios, you can donate online. Your donation will help us with critical aspects of our renovation, including floating floors and sound-proofing.

Donate Here (note: donations are not tax-deductible)

You can also support us when you shop online. Just click the “Shop and Support Cumbe” button below and start shopping as usual at your favorite online retailer. Stores will donate a percentage of each sale to us, at no extra cost to you.

Thank you again for your continued support!

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