September 22, 2017

Dear Cumbe Community,

We have to postpone tonorrow’s Community Dance Day celebration, along with the start date of our toddler and adult classes (originally scheduled for 9/25).  While our new home at RestorationART is close to completion, it will take a little more time to put the finishing touches on the newly renovated dance studios.

We’ll announce new dates for Community Dance Day and the start of our classes soon – stay tuned!

However, Cumbe staff (including me) will be in Restoration Plaza this Saturday (9/23) from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. offering refreshments, $5 Cumbe t-shirts and tote bags, and an opportunity to win free classes at Cumbe. Come out and say hi!

We are also working with Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE to gather donations and goods for those affected by the recent hurricanes. We appreciate any donations of money, canned goods and sanitary and personal care products which will be delivered directly to families in the Caribbean.

Cumbe is excited to be in the final stages of our journey to re-establish a Brooklyn home for African and Diaspora Dance. We look forward to welcoming everyone to celebrate and dance with us in this important new dance space very soon.  We are grateful to our teachers and students for their unwavering support, and to RestorationART for their untiring efforts to create spaces for arts and culture in Bedford Stuyvesant and surrounding Brooklyn communities.

And remember – Lamine Thiam’s West African class and Stevie Insua’s Rumba classes continue at Gibney!  (Note that there is no Rumba class this Saturday, 9/23, but Stevie will be back on 9/30.)