The Brooklyn Paper A Fort Greene dance studio is not ready to let the beat drop. The Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance on Fulton Street is getting the boot to make way for a luxury residential tower. The departure will end three years in the space above a bagel shop between Flatbush Avenue and [...]
Tell us your story about Cumbe for a chance to win a free class! Performance Showcase on Sat., Dec. 1 La Rumba de Julio CD Party on Fri., Dec. 7 Harambee! Kwanzaa Celebration on Sat., Dec. 8 Afro-Cuban Dance & Percussion Workshops on Dec. 9 & Jan. 13 Cumbia y Fandangos Workshops with Daniel Fetecua on Dec. 15 & 16 Playspace every Friday 11:00am-2:00pm (Pay What You Wish) To sign up for "Cumbe in Dumbo" (at EGG), click on "Special Workshops and Events!"
Shakira Marshall returns to teach another Fela! Master Class this Sunday, August 5 from 3 - 5pm! ($18) Rujeko Dumbutshena teaches Neo-Traditional Zimbabwean on Wednesdays at 6pm (all August)! Click the picture at left for details. Introduction to the Orishas with Tony Domenech starts this Saturday, July 28 (2:00-3:30pm) JourneyDance with Jeanine on Thursday, August 2 from 6:30-8:30pm ($20) Dunham Workshop with Penny Godboldo on Saturday, August 4 from 12:30-2:30pm ($18) All Summer: Dance & Get Fit for Only $10/Class! Zumba with Bethina Sayegh: Mon, 12:30-1:30 Bahzookah Danze with Will Villegas: Mon, 6:30-7:30; Sat, 10:00-11:00 Congocise with Funmilayo: Tue, 12-1; Wed, 5:30-6:30 and Sun, 12:30-1:30 Zumba with Monica Rossi Ortiz: Fri, 12-12:45 El Hadji, from one of Sabar's leading families, is now teaching Sabar on Sundays, 1:30-3:00.
Saturday, July 14: Oyu Oro presents a special Afro-Cuban Dance Workshop & Party! Click the slideshow at left for details. Saturday, July 21 is the next SalSabor Saturday! Come celebrate Colombia's Independence Day with an extra dose of cumbia and Colombian salsa this month. Guest Artists are teaching Wednesdays at 6pm! 7/18 & 25: Germaul Barnes, August: Rujeko Dumbutshena New Offerings: Samba and Afro-Brazilian Percussion with Carlos de Oliveira on Sundays, Waacking Session with Miki & Miss Bibi on Tuesdays All Summer: Dance & Get Fit for Only $10/Class: Bahzookah Danze with Will Villegas: Mon, 6:30-7:30; Sat, 10:00-11:00 Congocise with Funmilayo: Tue, 12-1; Wed, 5:30-6:30 and Sun, 12:30-1:30 Zumba with Monica Rossi Ortiz: Fri, 12-12:45 We are delighted to announce that El Hadji, from one of Sabar's leading families, will teach Sabar on Sundays, 1:30-3:00. Tenenfig Dioubate, former lead with Les Ballets Africains de Guinea, will teach West African on Tuesday, July 10 (6-7:30pm) and Thursday, July 12th (6-7:30pm)! Join Danielle Lima’s Samba Student Showcase! Rehearsals every Monday in class.
Join Danielle Lima's Samba Student Showcase! Rehearsals start in class Monday, June 18. Performance day is August 4. Tuesdays at 7:30pm in June: Afro-Cuban with Noibis Licea Friday, June 29 from 10pm-3am: House Dance Conference - Friday Night Dance Party! ($15) Friday, June 29, 6-7:30pm: West African Dance from Conakry, Guinea with Ismael Kouyate Sunday, July 1 @ 8:00pm: Zimbabwe Marimba Dance Party! Get ready for a soul- inspiring dance party with the Polyphony Marimba band. $15. Saturday, July 21: Mark your calendars for the next SalSabor Saturday!
Tuesday, June 5 @ 7:30pm: Afro-Cuban Dance Technique with Noibis Licea (every Tuesday in June) Thursday, June 7 @ 7:30pm: Isolations & Body Movement with Lori Ana Perez Saturday, June 16: SalSabor Saturday returns! 7:30pm-12midnight. Join us for our monthly salsa social, every 3rd Saturday of the month. $15 with lesson, $12 without. Sunday, July 1 @ 8:00pm: Zimbabwe Marimba Dance Party! Get ready for an inspiring, booty-shaking dance party with the Polyphony Marimba band! $15. More details coming soon... Click "Read More" for more information.
Chuck Davis’ 35th annual celebration of African and Diaspora Dance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music takes place this Memorial Day Weekend! Stop by Cumbe's table at the DanceAfrica Bazaar for free dance and drum demonstrations and enter drawings for free goodies. Our dance studio is also open all weekend and we have an exciting schedule of special classes, including West African dance with Ismael Koumate from Fela! See the schedule at left. For M'Bemba's DunDun Drum & Dance workshop, make sure to bring your own drums & sticks.
Chuck Davis' 35th annual celebration of African and Diaspora Dance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music takes place on Memorial Day Weekend. Cumbe will have a table at the DanceAfrica Bazaar - be sure to stop by for dance and drum demonstrations! This Saturday, May 19: Check out a HOT new class: Agua! Afro-Caribbean Dance with Franck Muhel, Saturdays 4:30-6:00 Please note that two classes will be cancelled on Saturday, May 19 because the instructors will be in the New York Dance Parade: Afro-Colombian (formerly 3-4:30, starting next week at a new time: 2-3:30) and West African (3-4:30). Daniel Fetecua will be teaching his Afro-Colombian class for free at the New York Dance Parade Dance Fest in Tompkins Square Park at 3:00 pm.