• Salsa Bachata and Merengue Dance Classes

    Salsa, Bachata & Merengue Dance Classes (6 Week Series)


    April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2 & 9, 2019
    Thursdays from 7 PM to 8 PM
    Studio A (2nd Floor)
    $80 for 6 Weeks • Drop-in for $20

    This is a 6-week series designed for beginner-intermediate students to learn and enjoy three popular Latin dance styles: Salsa, Bachata and Merengue! Explore the possibilities of your body and how to communicate with others through dance, rhythm, and flavor! Partners not necessary.

    This class is taught by Venezuelan dance instructor Juliana Mendonca. Juliana’s teaching style is not a traditional ballroom style latin dance class. She first teaches her students to connect to their body and to connect to the rhythms before getting to the steps and turns.

    This foundation will help you loosen up your hips, knees, shoulders and arms to allow each student to get their own authentic feel for each genre and its unique rhythm.

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  • Mask Making Workshop

    Carnaval Mask Making Workshop


    Saturdays, May 4 & 11, 2019
    From 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Studio D (3rd Floor)
    $15 for Students & Seniors
    $20 General Admission

    Diego Marcial Rios returns to the MCCLA for this special Spring Mask Making Workshop, just in time for SF Carnaval! Rios will give students a brief history of the origins of Carnaval, from its origins in Italy to its renowned popularity in South America, the Caribbean and beyond. Students will then be able to create their own Carnaval Mask.

    Materials included. Space is limited.

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