With Live Drumming
Celebrate the rich diversity of Afro-Cuban dance in this very special class with beloved teacher Danys ‘La Mora’ Perez. Explore an exciting range of traditional folkloric dances with origins in West and Central Africa – some via Haiti. Featured cultures include Yoruba (Orisha dances), Congo (e.g. Palo) and Dahomey (e.g. Arará). The class will also delve into Rumba and popular styles such as comparsa and merengue. Some sessions will be taught by guest teachers selected personally by La Mora for their artistry and knowledge of Cuban dance. Join us as we light up the dance floor on fire with Cuban heat!
In this Dance for Us! series, students will take a 6-week dive into Afro-Haitian (Mondays 6:30-8pm), Afro-Cuban (Wednesdays 6:30-8pm) and West African dance (Tuesdays 6-7:30pm) which will culminate in a performance for students to share what they learned. The workshop classes will be donation-based ($5 – $30) and we will offer free childcare so that as many people as possible, regardless of income, can participate.
*Dance for Us! is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.