Tenenfig Dioubate

Tenenfig Dioubate is one of a celebrated group of women teaching West African dance in the United States today. She sat down with M. Soledad Sklate and shared the stories behind how she came to dance, and how she made her way here from Guinea.  Tenenfig teaches West African dance on Fridays from 6:00-7:30pm and Sundays from 3:00-4:30pm. [...]

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Francine Ott

  Francine Ott shares the personal stories behind how she become a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She teaches Contemporary Hip Hop Fusion for adults on Saturdays from 2:00-3:00pm, and Absolute Beginner Workshops in Hip Hop during the Month of May on Saturdays from 3:30-4:30pm (except for May 25) .  Article by M. Soledad Sklate. Q: How and [...]

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Sheila Anozier

M. Soledad Sklate interviewed teacher Sheila Anozier about her teaching philosophy and what teaching at Cumbe means to her. Sheila teaches Afro-Caribbean Dance and Movement every Monday from 6:00-7:30pm. Article by M. Soledad Sklate. Q: What is your teaching philosophy? A: Dance is spiritual.  It's a place to celebrate, to question, to surrender, and if you allow [...]

First Anniversary & Full Moon Celebration

Our first birthday was a blast! M. Soledad Sklate was one of the many partygoers at Cumbe's First Anniversary Party & Full Moon Celebration on January 26, 2013, and recaps this special night. Article by M. Soledad Sklate Cumbe’s First Anniversary & Full Moon Celebration on January 26, 2013 began with a studio packed with [...]

Baba Richard Gonzalez

October 21,2012   M. Soledad Sklate interviewed award-winning dancer, choreographer, and highly sought-after teacher Baba Richard Gonzalez about his newest project at Cumbe: the "Meet the Artist" Choreography and Performance Workshop. The workshop is a unique opportunity for emerging choreographers to develop dance pieces with a group of students under the guidance of a seasoned professional. The workshop [...]