ARGENTINE TANGO

As a native of Argentina, it is Nora’s mission to share the Argentine culture through tango, one of the most romantic and elegant of the social dances. You’ll learn not only the steps, but also the history, music and etiquette of the dance form, and even some lumfardo (Argentine slang). The technique classes focus on exercises that will improve your balance, posture and style of Tango walking. Men and women will separate for one-hour, followed by half an hour of mixed dancing. You will learn everything from the very basics to the newest colgadas, volcadas and changes of direction. Please bring your dancing shoes: high heels with straps suggested for women, tango or character shoes with a leather sole for men. Dance sneakers are ok. No tennis shoes please. No partner required.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Argentine Tango (beginner and intermediate)
with Nora Dinzelbacher on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Exploring Art for Children &
Creative Growth through Art

We’ll be working with multimedia creative art methods using a variety of materials i.e. paints, textiles, paper, clay, flour (for paper machete), paper-cuts, flower making, and other type of art forms.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Exploring Art for Children and Creative Growth through Art
with Dora Luz Sanabria on Saturdays

BASIC LATIN PERCUSSION

Basic Latin percussion is a class based on the fundamentals of playing congas, bongos, timbales, maracas, claves and guiro. Students must bring his or her own instruments to class.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Basic Latin Percusion
with Louis Romero on Thursdays

BELLY DANCE FOR FITNESS AND FUN!

“Belly Dance with a Latin flavor / Danza Del Vientre” is not only a celebration of Arabic music and dance but also a call to the dancing spirit of each individual. The class focuses on muscle control through body rolls, hips thrusts, shimmies and turns, while simultaneously building self-confidence and relieving physical and mental stress. The class is bilingual (Spanish and English) and previous experience in any other type of dance is not required. Students are required tp bring comfortable clothes suitable for working out and a scarf to be worm around the hips. Shoes are not recommended, however, ballet slippers are acceptable.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Belly Dance for Fitness and Fun!
with Dannhae

BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL DANCE PERCUSSION

Students of all ages and levels are invited to learn the many varieties of Brazilian dance.
Accompanied by live percussion, you will dance to the rhythms of Samba Reggae, Samba, Freno, Afro-Bloco and Afro-Brazilian musical forms.
Students will learn the fundamentals through warm-up, progressions and exciting Carnaval choreographies.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Brazilian Carnaval Dance & Percussion
with Metzi Henirquez

Brazilian Carnaval Dance & Drum
with Jose Rivera

BRAZILIAN SAMBA

In this class, students will combine the fundamentals of the traditional Brazilian dance with a full body workout. Students need only exercises clothes and jazz shoes.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Brazilian Samba
with Maisa Duke

ETCHING & MONO PRINTING

In this class, students may learn a variety of printmaking techniques including mono-print, etching, and linocut. Printmakers of all levels are welcome. No prior printmaking experience is necessary. Participants work independently at their own pace with individual instruction. All participants will receive basic studio and press safety instructions prior to printing.
For monoprint, students are required to bring suitable cotton rag printmaking paper For etching and linocut, in addition to printmaking paper, students are required to bring a zinc or copper plate to etch, or a piece of regular or battleship linoleum. If the linoleum hasn't been carved yet, personal tools must be brought to work with.

List of materials needed:
• Cooper or zinc plates
• Paper (BFK, Rives, Arches, Stongehenge, etc)
• Ink
• Newsprint Pad

We provide the instructors, space and equipment for printing.
Unfortunately we do not provide or sell any materials.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Etching & Mono Printing
with Russel Pachman

BEGINNING FLAMENCO DANCE

Beginning Flamenco dance class is designed to instruct basic techniques including footwork, brazeo, postures, and marking steps. Students will learn about different flamenco styles (palos) as well as rhythm (compas). Heeled shoes required (flamenco shoes, character shoes or low heeled street shoes - check with the instructor if you have questions.)

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Beginning Flamenco
with Kerensa DeMars

FLAMENCO

Study the basic technique of castenuelas working with the rhythm of sevillanas, or traditional songs originating in Seville, Spain. Please wear flamenco shoes and boots; women please wear skirts. Students must purchase their own castenuelas.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Flamenco
with Danica "La Mora" Sena

GUITAR

I will be teaching a beginner/intermediate guitar class geared towards learning basic music theory, guitar technique, and interpretation of classical and popular songs. Students must bring their own guitar and handouts will be regularly given to supplement aspiring guitarists’ development. The minimum age requirement is 10+. Younger students must audition. We will learn 5 songs which will be presented and played at the End of the Semester Show.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Beginner/Intermediate guitar
with Manolo Davila

Hip Hop Performance Workshop with Momo!

I teach a high energy class that challenges students with choreography while making hip hop fun. The class begins with a set warm-up to increase blood flow, gain knowledge of basic steps and body alignment, and to increase strength and flexibility. We then move into a dynamic routine which is continuously broken down throughout the class. As class winds down, we wrap up with a cool down and stretching.
I’m known for my passionate teaching style which makes my classes very popular and my goal is to teach in a non-intimidating way so that all levels of dance abilities can relate and enjoy my class. I also incorporate performance techniques and tips on most effective ways to engage an audience in my curriculum. I not only teach the dance steps, but also the art of performance itself.
My hope is that students will learn fresh technique involving the most current dance trends and popular hip-hop music and to ensure the experience makes a positive impact in their lives.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Hip Hop Performance Workshop
with Momo

LATIN DANCE GROOVES

Immerse yourself in an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary Latin dance and music certain to stir your soul! Experience a variety of exhilarating Latin Dance generes including Brazilian Samba, Afro-Cuban, Salsa, Timba, Reggaeton, Mambo, Cha Cha, Meringue, Jazz and more, all in a fun and supportive atmosphere! Classes begin with a juicy warm-up, that includes core abdominal work and stretching to prepare the body to move. The class continues with luscious center floor combinations and rhythmic isolations which eventually build into sizzling sequences drawing from a variety of spicy Latin dance styles. The class concludes with a yoga-inspired cool-down. All students are welcome to this multi-level, Spanish bi-lingual class.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Latin Dance Grooves
with Elizabeth Soberanes

LIFE DRAWING

Life Drawing is for beginning to advanced students who want to sharpen their abilities to see and draw through an artist’s perspective. The creative and challenging poses of live models will allow students to improve and perfect their drawing skills. Each drawing session begins with several one-minute and two minute gesture poses followed by a break to view work and stretch. Next we will work with 5 minute and 10 minute poses, followed by another break which should be utilized as an opportunity to criticize one’s own work. The remaining time will be filled with twenty-minute poses. While students generally direct their own exploration of drawing, the teacher provides advice upon request.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Life Drawing
with Norm Rosenberger

MEXICAN FOLK DANCE

Folkloric dance, like its equivalent English term “folk dance” means dances of the people. It is dance that reflects the traditions, customs, legends, beliefs and lifestyles of people in particular countries or regions. Folkloric dance expresses the life and spirit of people though its movement and music, and with a vitality and immediacy that instantly transport the viewer to the heart of that culture. It is both historical and current, preserving tradition yet shifting with the present times

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Mexican Folk Dance
with Zenon Barron

Nicaraguan FOLK DANCE

This class is for the beginner and intermediate dancer alike. It focuses on all the traditional dances of the many Nicaraguan regions. From Marimba, which is the main style, to the Atlantic Afro-Caribbean rhythms to the northern Mazurca and the lively Polka Styles.

The class will start with Marimba and move on from there. The student will not only learn the dance, but also the history and the roots behind each dance.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Nicaraguan folk dance
with Moises Antonio Mora

SALSA MERENGUE POPULAR

COME AND LEARN THE HOTTEST DANCE CRAZE THIS SIDE OF THE BORDER!!
A Lot of Salsa with a touch of Merengue. This fun-filled class is sure to get your feet moving. It is for all ages and it covers basic steps and a little more. No Partner needed! Come join the fun!

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Mario Luis Alabi
with Moises Antonio Mora

SALSA & MERENGUE

Learn dance steps while you get in shape! Jaime’s salsa beginners class will teach students the basic salsa steps while maintaining an aerobic workout. Students will leave the class more confident in their step and ready to hit the San Francisco salsa scene.

SAMBA JAM BRAZILIAN PERCUSSION

Class Description: Beginning to Intermediate.
The class focuses on the Samba feel and groove as much as possible. You will learn basic drumming techniques and the fundamentals of Samba and other Brazilian Rhythms. This knowledge with time and dedication will aloud you to develop on your own.
You will also learn the clave concept and some Brazilian songs that make the classes even more interesting and fun.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Samba Jam Brazilian Percussion
with Fernando de Sanjines

SCREEN PRINTING

This workshop will introduce students to the stencil printmaking method of screen-printing. Students will learn various image making methods including paper stencils, monotype techniques, drawing fluid techniques, screen filler, frottage and direct emulsions photographic stencils. Students will work with color in multi-run editions and become familiar with the mark-making possibilities of screen-printing, while expressing and expanding on their personal style and conceptual concerns. This class will include printing on paper and textiles. Beginning and advanced students are welcomed.

List of materials needed:
• Your image on acetate (2 copies of each image)
• SCREEN
• EMULSION
• Water base screen ink
• What your printing on: t-shirts, cloth, paper, etc. limit 25 items per person
• TAPES: masking or clear

We provide the instructors, space and equipment for printing.
Unfortunately we do not provide or sell any materials.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Beginning Screen-Printing
with Camilla Gurun

Screen-Printing - Textile/Paper
with Calixto Robles

Screen-Printing - Paper
with Calixto Robles

Screen-Printing - Textile/Paper
with Marsha Shaw

Tribal Belly Dance “Al Andalus”

Tribal “Al Andalus” is a Tribal Style Belly Dance with a Flamenco Flair. This basic belly dance class focuses on Tribal Style technique incorporating Flamenco elements like turns, arm work and posture. A sensual and fun style, this class is a great workout that combines technique with combinations that will culminate in a full choreography.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Tribal Belly Dance “Al Andalus”
with Kerensa Demars

ZUMBA

I love teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple: every class feels like a party! Come join me and you’ll see what I mean. You don’t even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and follow my lead. It’s easy! Check out my class, you’ll have a blast!

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Zumba with Neo
with Neo Garcia

MIX ZUMBA

Zumba is a dance fitness program. The class combines a fusion of Latin and International music that creates a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness system. The Zumba workout provides fitness benefits because its routines feature interval training sessions with fast and slow rhythms in addition to resistance training: intended to tone and sculpt the body while burning fat. Music is the key ingredient to Zumba classes. The score, created with specific beats and tempo changes, transitions the workout from one toning, strengthening or cardio move to another, thus targeting every major muscle group in the body. The Zumba program borrows Latin flavor from dance styles such as, Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue, Mambo, Reggaeton, Samba, and Hip hop music, it is offered through a licensed instructor. There is no material requirement for this class. Students only need exercise clothing and tennis shoes.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Mix Zumba
with Sergio Rangel

ZUMBA FOR FITNESS AND FUN

Zumba class integrates Latin and internationally inspired music and dance movements, creating an exciting, truly universal fitness routine. Zumba fitness combines fast and slow rhythms that tones, sculpts the body, and burns calories and fat using an aerobic/fitness approach to achieve a unique blended balance of cardio and muscle-toning benefits. Adults/Couples/ Families (mature youth 10+) serious about having fun, getting your body, mind, and souls back to health are welcome. Cross training or dance tennis shoes, water, and a towel/wash cloth recommended!

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Zumba for Fitness & Fun
with Brenda Perdue