Youth Classes and Camps 2018-01-02T17:59:33+00:00

Cumbe Kidz Classes

Song, Dance and Play that Nurtures Freedom of Expression

2018 CLASSES

Our Winter Cumbe Kidz semester is from January 8 – March 31

No classes on Monday, Jan 15 – MLK Day

All classes are held at RestorationART

Try our Cumbe Kidz classes during Pay What You Wish Week, January 8 – 14.

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We recommend registering in advance to save your spot.
We have sibling discounts! Call us at (718) 935-9700 for details and to register.

Journey Through the Diaspora with Goussy Célestin

Mondays (Ages 1-2) 10:30-11:15am

Come take an imaginary journey to Haiti, Cuba, Guinea, the Congo and beyond! Get ready to travel through the African Diaspora with a series of creative movement classes featuring a combination of song, dance, and play – designed to ignite children’s creative voices and nurture their freedom of expression.

This is a lively class for toddlers who are comfortable on their feet, featuring games, interactive stories, dance, drum, and song sequences. Parents and guardians should come ready to play and participate!

$165 for the entire semester
Drop-in rate: $17 per class

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Drum Beats with Fitzgerald Sam

Tuesdays (Ages 3-4) 4:00-4:45pm

Unleash your rhythm from within! This interactive class will engage young people with the power of the drum: they’ll learn to play rhythms from popular songs they know and connect them to traditional African drum rhythms.  Students get to let their creativity soar by creating their own original songs! Instructor Fitz Sam’s fun and focused approach to drumming includes call and response, song, movement, and drumming techniques aimed to teach kids how to work together and build community.  Parents should come ready to play along with their children.

$180 for the entire semester
Drop-in rate: $17 per class

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Capoeira with Pena Verde

Saturdays (Ages 2-3) 9:30-10:15am

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines dance, gymnastics, and music. The movements taught in Capoeira class develop children’s coordination; balance; flexibility; strength; cardio; rhythm; and creative thinking. They also develop a beginning Portuguese vocabulary by learning the movements and the music of Capoeira. Capoeira is extremely active and gives you the opportunity to express yourself in a fun and positive way!
$180 for the entire semester
Drop-in rate: $17 per class

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Conga Kids with Olatunji Ojore

Saturdays (Ages 3-4) 10:15-11:00am

Conga Kids is a fun and interactive West African and Afro Caribbean Drumming class where children will travel on a musical journey, learning traditional drumming from: the Congo, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Haiti, Mali and much more! Come explore the rhythms of the African Diaspora with drum, songs, games, and movement. Don’t miss a Beat! Parents should come ready to play along with their children.

$180 for the entire semester
Drop-in rate: $17 per class

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