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Susana Arenas

instructor

san francisco, berkeley

MY STYLES
Salsa Rueda
Afro-Cuban
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MY STORY

Susana Arenas Pedroso is an internationally recognized Cuban Folkloric and popular dancer. Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, Ms Pedroso began her career in dance at age twelve, studying at La Casa de Cultura de Matanzas and at Cojunto Folklorico Nacional in Havana. She danced professionally for seventeen years in Cuba with popular, folkloric and theatrical performing groups, including Tierra Virgen, Alafia Ire, Oche Olorun, Oriki, Clave y Guaguancó, Oba Wemilere, Rumberos de Cuba, and Raíces Profundas. Since her arrival in the United States in 1998, Ms Pedroso has performed and choreographed numerous pieces that have been exhibited throughout the United States, Mexico, Cuba and Hong Kong with companies such as Omo Ache, Omo Oddara, Ban Rarra, Ire Ile, Alayo Dance Company, Las Que Son Son and Obini Ashe. In 1999, Ms Pedroso founded her own dance companies, Saudunga Cubana, which specialized in Cuban Popular dance, and Olorun, which specialized in Cuban Folkloric dance. In 2004 Ms Pedroso decided to join the two troupes, establishing Arenas Dance Company, a company that has expertise in both folkloric and popular Cuban traditions. Arenas Dance Company has experienced much success under Ms Pedroso’s direction and has performed at venues such as Dance Mission Theater, ODC, Palace of Fine Arts, Chico State, Yerba Buena, Herbst Theater, Stanford University, San Jose Jazz Festival, Laney Theater, The Great American Music Hall and La Peña Cultural Center, to name just a few. In 2005, Arenas Dance Company produced the evening length show, Yo Soy Cuba (I am Cuba) in San Francisco. This performance was enthusiastically received and sold-out all four performances. By the request of the community, the music and dance extravaganza was remounted in 2006 for four encore performances. Dancer José Barroso even received an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for his performance in the 2006 production. Other celebrated works include Arenas Dance Company’s Dos Aguas, which received an award for Best Choreography from the SF Ethnic Dance Festival. In 2012 alone, the company has performed original works in the Black Choreographers Festival, CubaCaribe Festival, SF Salsa/Rueda Festival, Yemanja Festival, Stanford Jazz Festival and collaborated with Alayo Dance Company to create the visual dance sensation, Yemaya.

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Afro-Cuban Folkloric with Susana Arenas Pedroso

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MY STYLES
Salsa Rueda
Afro-Cuban
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CLASSES
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Salsa Suelta - Online

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Register at dancemissiontheater.org. $10-$16 sliding scale (DMT class packs accepted). Sign up via Dance Mission's Mindbody account at least 15 minutes prior to the start of class. Zoom link will be sent via email 10 minutes prior to the start of class.

wednesday

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

All Levels

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wednesday

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

All Levels

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Salsa Suelta - Outdoors

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Salsa suelta is a type of salsa that is done WITHOUT partners. You will not be touching anyone and physical distancing will be observed.

thursday

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

All Levels

Dance Mission Theater
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thursday

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

All Levels

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Afro-Cuban Folkloric - In Studio

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Often accompanied by live drumming! This class is geared towards those with little experience in Cuban Folkloric dance, as well as those who would like to review the basics. Those with no experience should take this class before taking the regularly scheduled Thursday evening class.

saturday

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

All Levels

Dance Mission Theater
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saturday

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

All Levels

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Afro Cuban - Outdoors

saturday

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

All Levels

The Beat
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saturday

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

All Levels

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*Please confirm schedules with studio

EXPERIENCE

Dance Companies / Groups

current - present

current - present

Arenas Dance Company

Founder, Artistic Director

2004 - present

Arenas Dance Company

Founder, Artistic Director

2004 - present

MY STORY

Susana Arenas Pedroso is an internationally recognized Cuban Folkloric and popular dancer. Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, Ms Pedroso began her career in dance at age twelve, studying at La Casa de Cultura de Matanzas and at Cojunto Folklorico Nacional in Havana. She danced professionally for seventeen years in Cuba with popular, folkloric and theatrical performing groups, including Tierra Virgen, Alafia Ire, Oche Olorun, Oriki, Clave y Guaguancó, Oba Wemilere, Rumberos de Cuba, and Raíces Profundas. Since her arrival in the United States in 1998, Ms Pedroso has performed and choreographed numerous pieces that have been exhibited throughout the United States, Mexico, Cuba and Hong Kong with companies such as Omo Ache, Omo Oddara, Ban Rarra, Ire Ile, Alayo Dance Company, Las Que Son Son and Obini Ashe. In 1999, Ms Pedroso founded her own dance companies, Saudunga Cubana, which specialized in Cuban Popular dance, and Olorun, which specialized in Cuban Folkloric dance. In 2004 Ms Pedroso decided to join the two troupes, establishing Arenas Dance Company, a company that has expertise in both folkloric and popular Cuban traditions. Arenas Dance Company has experienced much success under Ms Pedroso’s direction and has performed at venues such as Dance Mission Theater, ODC, Palace of Fine Arts, Chico State, Yerba Buena, Herbst Theater, Stanford University, San Jose Jazz Festival, Laney Theater, The Great American Music Hall and La Peña Cultural Center, to name just a few. In 2005, Arenas Dance Company produced the evening length show, Yo Soy Cuba (I am Cuba) in San Francisco. This performance was enthusiastically received and sold-out all four performances. By the request of the community, the music and dance extravaganza was remounted in 2006 for four encore performances. Dancer José Barroso even received an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for his performance in the 2006 production. Other celebrated works include Arenas Dance Company’s Dos Aguas, which received an award for Best Choreography from the SF Ethnic Dance Festival. In 2012 alone, the company has performed original works in the Black Choreographers Festival, CubaCaribe Festival, SF Salsa/Rueda Festival, Yemanja Festival, Stanford Jazz Festival and collaborated with Alayo Dance Company to create the visual dance sensation, Yemaya.

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