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Classes & Workshops

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    Rumba, Yambu, Guaguancó y Columbia

    Temistocles (Temi) Betancourt

    San Francisco, CA

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    Dancehall Fusion

    Marconi Tsui

    Oakland, CA

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    Latin Dance Grooves

    Elizabeth Soberanes

    San Francisco, CA

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    Beginners Salsa Footwork & partnerwork

    Fernanda Cedeno

    San Rafael, CA

Respect the Technique

Samba Reggae

Samba Reggae is a music and dance genre created in Salvador, Bahia by Afro-Brazilians during the 1970s. It arose in the context of the Black Pride Movement (Movimento Negro) in response to Black Brazilians not being allowed to participate in the Rio samba schools and parades. A mixture of Brazilian samba with Jamaican reggae, Samba Reggae music and dance was born.

Samba Reggae
Ndombolo
Mandé Rhythms
Bomba
Kizomba
Umfundalai
Respect the Technique

Samba Reggae

Samba Reggae is a music and dance genre created in Salvador, Bahia by Afro-Brazilians during the 1970s. It arose in the context of the Black Pride Movement (Movimento Negro) in response to Black Brazilians not being allowed to participate in the Rio samba schools and parades. A mixture of Brazilian samba with Jamaican reggae, Samba Reggae music and dance was born.

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Samba Reggae
Ndombolo

Meet the Masters

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    Youssouf Koumbassa

    Traditional West African, Mande Rhythms

    Susana Arenas

    Salsa Rueda, Afro-Cuban

    Tania Santiago

    Afro-Brazilian

    Blanche Brown

    Haitian Folkloric

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    Frankie Malloy

    Traditional West African, Afro-Cuban, Hip Hop, Hip Hop Choreo, House, Afrobeats, Afro-Caribbean, Cuban Folkloric, Afro Contemporary, Urban Jazz, Afro Dance, Afro Fusion, Afro House, Mande Rhythms, Amapiano, Djembe, South African (Zulu), Traditional Guinea, Ballet Style West African Dance

    Dr Eva Silot Bravo

    Afro-Cuban, Hip Hop, Afro-Caribbean, Cuban Folkloric, Urban Jazz, Afro Dance, Zumba, Jazz, Afro-Brazilian, Flamenco, Pilates, Samba de Gafieira, Moving Meditation, Breakdance, Brazilian Modern, Afro-Cuban-Haitian, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Funk, Brazilian, Bolero, Street Jazz, Caribbean Dance, Cuban Modern, Open Style Choreography, Bossa Nova, Timba, Traditional Yoruba, Carioca Funk, mambo

    Mena Ramos

    Salsa Rueda

    Richmond Wiggins

    Traditional West African

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Featured Dance Group

Viver Brasil

los angeles, CA, USA

Viver Brasil, a Los Angeles based company founded in 1997 under the artistic direction of Linda Yudin and Luiz Badaró, captivates audiences with its irrepressible blend of bold Afro-Brazilian dance theater and exuberant physicality, power, and passion drawn from orixa movement and rhythms, samba, forró, dança afro and bloco afro styles.

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Viver Brasil, a Los Angeles based company founded in 1997 under the artistic direction of Linda Yudin and Luiz Badaró, captivates audiences with its irrepressible blend of bold Afro-Brazilian dance theater and exuberant physicality, power, and passion drawn from orixa movement and rhythms, samba, forró, dança afro and bloco afro styles.

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Cunamacué

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Dance Companies

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    Ballet Folklorico de Stanford

    Mexican Folkloric

    Inessence Dance Co.

    Bachata

    Wontanara INC

    Traditional West African, Mande Rhythms, Djembe, Traditional Guinea, Ballet Style West African Dance

    Diamano Coura West African Dance Company

    Traditional West African

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    Jen Hanis

    House, Traditional West African, Ballet Style West African Dance

    Laurel Fanya

    Afro-Cuban, Afrobeats, Cuban Folkloric, House, Afro Dance, Afro Fusion, Afro House, Samba, Brazilian Modern, Caribbean Dance, Haitian Folkloric, Contemporary, Traditional West African, Release Technique, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Peruvian, Salsa Suelta / Loose Salsa, Afro Contemporary, Afro-Cuban-Haitian, Cuban Modern, Traditional Congolese, Tahitian, Ndombolo, Coupé-décalé, Traditional Ivorian, Traditional Ghanaian, Amapiano, Djembe, Sabar-Serer

    Stephanie Lam

    Afrobeats, Hip Hop, House, Jazz, Locking, Afro Dance, Street Jazz, Open Style Choreography, Afro Fusion, Afro House

    Ilana Andujar

    Afro-Cuban

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