MARIO LUIS ALABI

Biography:Mario Luis has been teaching the "Popular Salsa-Merengue" class at Mission Cultural center for several years. Born in Santa Ana, El Salvador, Mario Luis went on to receive his Bachelor degree from University of Illinois at Carbondale. As a talented singer/author he offers melodies of Salsa, Meringue, Cumbia, Ballads, Pop and other rhythms on his 2 self-produced albums, "Un Poco de Todo" and "Fusion Total". Mario Luis maintain a huge performance repertoire and is currently the stage manager for Community Festivals sponsored by SAFEWAY. Mario Luis is the proud Father of National and International Salsa Dance Champions Junior and Emily.

Class Description:Come and learn the hottest dance craze on this side of the border. A whole lot of Salsa with a touch of Meringue, this fun-filled class will teach you the basic steps needed to get you dancing. The instructor will provide guidance and handouts. Students of all ages need to bring enthusiasm and a desire to learn and have fun!

Class Schedule:
Class: Salsa-Merengue Popular
Day: Fridays
Time: 7:30 - 9:00pm
Studio: A
Age: All
Price: $10

Website: www.MarioLuis.com


BEN BAKER

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Biography: Ben holds an MA in Drama from San Francisco State and an MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University. He is a Performance Artist that assumes many roles in theatre as Actor, Director, Dancer, Choreographer, and Writer. He specializes in creating inter-media work; integrating Poetry, Dance, Acting, Circus, Video/Projection, Visual Art and Installation.

Ben tiene una Maestría en Artes Dramáticas de San Francisco State y una Maestría de las artes Finas en Teatro Contemporáneo de la Universidad de Naropa. Él es un artista de Teatro que asume muchos papeles como Actor, Director, Bailarín, Coreógrafo, Escritor. Se especializa en la creación de trabajo inter-disciplinaria utilizando la integración de la Poesía, Danza, Actuación, Circo, Video / Proyección, Artes Visuales e Instalación.

Class Description: Acting, Improvisation, and Devised Theatre This Class focuses on Ensemble Based Training and Devised Theatre Method. Training includes Improvisation and Sketch comedy, Psycho-Physical Acting, Extended Range/Ecstatic Voice Method, Viewpoints Space Awareness, Developmental Movement and Somatic Training, Commedia dell' Arte, and Performance Composition. Emphasis will be placed on developing original performance based on personal stories, interests, questions, passions and ideas.

Class Description: Actuación, Improvisación, y Teatro Ideado Esta clase se centra en Método de Teatro Ideado. El entrenamiento incluye la Improvisación, Actuación Psico-Física, Método de voz Eufórico, Puntos-de-Vista de la Conciencia del Espacio, Movimiento del Desarrollo Somático, Comedía dell 'Arte, y Composición.


Class Schedule:
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Theater
Age: 18+
Price: FREE CLASS


BAY AREA BEATSHOP

Biography: Ko Wong-Horiuchi was born and raised in the Excelsior district of San Francisco. Together with Noah Frank they have a combined experience of 20+ years playing and producing music. After both Noah and Ko attended San Francisco School of the Arts High School they went on to study music in Boston at Berklee College of Music studying "Contemporary Production and Writing" and "Electronic Production and Design" respectively. Becoming immersed in creating and using alternative musical instruments/controllers to play music, designing custom software for music production, and programming synthesizers gave them a new outlook on production and music in general. After being awarded a grant and a sponsorship from software company Propellerhead in 2010, Ko started a music class for youth at the Community Music Center of Boston.

Class Description: In this 8-week workshop, you will learn how to compose music by playing with Reason 6, Ableton Live, keyboards, samplers, synthesizers and computers. We also spend a lot of time playing together. Here are some things you can expect to learn from the workshops:
• Improvising and recording ideas; building rhythm, bass, harmony and melody tracks
• Programming patterns and relating these to musical bars and beats
• Learning to play to a metronome
• Traditional music theory concepts: Scales, major and minor triads, beats and bars
• Exploring sounds and textures, using a range of supplied sounds
• Creating form and structure
• “Musical” editing to create contrast and variation
• Creative work with loops
• Using effects for composing and production
• Shaping sound using the controls on realistic synths, samplers and other devices
• An introduction to mixing – balance, EQ, panning
• Automating mixer and device parameters for additional production ideas
• Using technology to develop musical concepts and ideas
• Applying techniques in a creative context through project work
• Compiling a CD portfolio of coursework


Class Schedule:
Class: Digital Recording Music Workshop
Day: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm
Studio: Digital Recording Studio (DRS), 3rd Floor
Price: $64 paid in full ages 12-17yrs / $80 paid in full 18+

Website: www.beatshoplabs.com/signup./


ZENON BARRON

Biography:Was born and raised in Guanajuato, Mexico where he began his training and love of dance at the age of 12. He studied dance with America Balbuena at the Universidad Autonoma de Guanajuato in 1976. He was honored with being selected to participate in the Cultural Exchange program with Casa Cultural Florencia Italia in 1980. He later became a member of the Ballet Folklorico de la Universidad de Guadalajara under the direction of Carlos Ochoa before deciding to expand his professional dance training by moving to Mexico City. He attended summer classes at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in 1984 while a earning a degree as a Dancer, then auditioned and accepted to the world famous Ballet Folklorico de Mexico of Amalia Hernandez. He became a member of the resident company in September 1983 and later was promoted to the fist company in January 1984 where he performed throughout Europe, South America and United States of America. In 1992 Mr. Barron moved to San Francisco and the same year he founded and ensemble the Ballet Folklorico of San Francisco.

Class Description: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.

Class Schedule:
Class: Mexican Folk Dance
Day: Tuesday
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Studio: E
Age: 12-17
Price: $10

Class: Mexican Folk Dance
Day: Saturday
Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm
Studio: E
Age: 11+
Price: $10


TEMISTOCLES FUENTES BETANCOURT

Biography:Temistocles Fuentes Betancourt (Temi) has over 35 years’ experience as a principal dancer, regisseur, professor and choreographer with the Ballet Folklorico de Oriente. This company is the oldest folkloric company in Cuba. In Santiago de Cuba, he also served as regisseur for Ballet Folkloric Cutumba, Director of Conjunto Folklorico Kazumbi, Professor of Salsa at Ateneo Cultural Antonio Bravo Correoso and Choreographer of the youth Carnaval group, “Los Chicos Alegres de Veguita de Galos.” Since coming to the US, he has appeared in “Oyuoro” a folkloric performance in New York City and choreographed for the Cuba Caribe Festival in San Francisco. He currently teaches at Dance Mission, the San Francisco Park & Recreation Department, and the YMCA.

Class Description:This class will cover many of the Afro/Haitian/Cuban dance forms found in the Orient Province in Cuba. These distinctive forms are the result of the cross pollination of Afro-Haitian and Afro-Cuban styles. After the Haitian revolution, many French colonists left with their slaves for the eastern part of Cuba. The Haitians brought their beliefs, customs, music and dance, as well as the fundamentals of their Voodoo religion. These influences were assimilated by the Cubans who lived in that area and created an exciting cultural hybrid. These styles are rarely seen outside of Cuba and this workshop provides a unique opportunity to study these exciting dance forms.

Class Schedule:
Class: Afro-Cuban-Haitian Folkloric
Day: Monday
Time: 7:30-8:45pm
Studio: B
Age: All
Price: $12


BIANCA COLEMAN

Biography: Bianca Coleman has been dancing since the age of 7 when she began studying classical ballet at the SF Academy of Ballet. By the age of 9 she began studying and performing Brazilian dance and since then discovered that dance was her true passion. She participated in SF Carnaval for 11 years beginning in 1987 and performed and choreographed with various Brazilian dance companies in the Bay Area. She has been a choreographer for Latin Dance Grooves' award winning Carnaval contingent since 2009. For 14 years, Bianca has been studying Afro-Cuban dance and is a founding member of Emese: MOTAD, an Oakland based dance collective founded 1998. Bianca has 20 years of teaching experience and has been teaching Latin Dance Grooves at the MCCLA since fall 2008.

Class Description: 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, Merengue, 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 center floor combinations and sequences moving across the floor, drawing from a variety of spicy Latin dance styles. Ladies are encouraged to bring a folkloric dance skirt. All students and levels are welcome.

Class Schedule:
Class: Latin Dance Grooves
Days: Monday
Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm
Studio: B
Age: All
Price: $12


SUZANNE CORTEZ

Biography:Suzanne Cortez, Music Instructor, has performed with World Renowned musicians such as Ritchie Ray and Bobby Cruz, Karl Perrazo (Santana). Chepito Areas (formerly with Santana, Latin Rock Hall of Fame, and Michael Carabello (formerly with Santana). She has also played with Pharaoh Sanders who's performed with (John Coltrane) she has also performed with Francisco Aquabella of (Malo) and has played with Pete and Sheila Escovedo. She is known "To keep the music going." She leads her own Orquesta Adelante, the Mission District's own.

She brings her 30 years of music experience to the MCCLA. Suzanne has led choirs and ensembles and has taught many youths and adults to sing and play instruments that have not had any musical knowledge or experience.

Class Description:Students will learn to sing and play Caribbean and Latin America music. Instrumentation will consist of Congas, Timbales, Bongos, Maracas, Clave, Guiro, basic piano, basic guitar, Bass guitar and Singing instruction. (No experience required). Note: For students playing woodwinds, Brass, or String instruments, basic knowledge of instruments are required. Come and join this ongoing ensemble and learn how to play the music of Latin America. Students of this ensemble will be required to perform at Local Community and Bay Area Events.

Bring your voice & instrument! Instruments not provided.

Class Schedule:
Class: MCCLA YOUTH LATIN ENSEMBLE
Days: Wednesday
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Studio: Theatre
Age: 10-18 yrs
Price: $10


DANNHAE

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Biography:Dannhae (Dance Instructor) has been studying and practicing Egyptian-style belly dance since 1994. She has studied and performed in various settings under the mentorship of Bay Area professional belly dance performer and instructor Amina Goodyear. In order to expand her knowledge and appreciation of this art form Dannhae has also attended numerous workshops and lectures given by many other nationally and internationally known professional belly dance instructors. Some of these have included Magaña Baptiste, Dr. Mo Geddawi Jillina, Sahra Saeeda, Tamalyn Dallal, Jacques Al-Asmar, Amani, Beata & Horacio Cifuentes, Tito, and Karim Nagi from Egypt; she has also collaborated professionally with the renowned Bay Area middle-eastern musician and band leader Georges Lammam. Before falling in love with Arabic music and dance she studied other ethnic dance styles such as Afro-Cuban, Samba, Javanese, Flamenco and Ballroom. She continues to deepen her understanding of Middle Eastern dance and music by traveling to the Middle East and learning the Arabic language.

Belly Dance for Fitness and Fun! is both a celebration of Middle Eastern dance and music and a call to the dancing spirit of each individual in the class. In this class students will learn the basics of belly dancing, from slow and gentle undulations to fast pulsating rhythms accompanied by live drumming. Through good posture, muscle control, body rolls, hip thrusts, shimmies and turns, students, both youth and adults get to experience a holistic way of keeping fit both physically and mentally!

Class instruction is bilingual (Spanish and English) (Spanish and English) and previous experience in any other type of dance is not required. The class is structured in three parts based on the speed of the rhythms -- Slow, Medium and Fast -- and the total duration of the class is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Students should wear comfortable clothes suitable for workout and a scarf to be worn around the hips. Shoes are not recommended, however ballet slippers are acceptable.

Class Schedule:
Class: Belly Dance for Fitness and Fun!
Day: Friday
Time: 6:15 - 7:30pm
Studio: A
Age: All
Price: $10


MANOLO DAVILA

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Biography: Manolo has been a musician in San Francisco for over ten years. His youth was spent in the Mission District, listening to his parents play Bomba, Plena, and musica Jibara from Puerto Rico. From then on he picked up on the Guitar and Percussion along with a whole other set of stringed instruments. He has performed with various groups in the Bay Area scene, such as Mara Reggae (Brazilian), The Next Level, Loco Bloco Percussion Ensemble, Rara Tou Limen, and continues to teach music to urban youth.

Class Description: 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.

Class Schedule:
Days: Saturday
Time: 10:00-11:00am (Sat) Guitar Beginners
11:00am – 12:00pm (Sat) Intermediate/Advance
Ages: All
12:00 – 1:00pm (Sat) Rock/Electric Guitar
Ages: 12+
Studio: C
Price: $15


FERNANDO DESANJINES

Biography: Fernando DeSanjines, has been playing drums professionally for over 40 years. His first Brazilian teacher was; Master Percussionist Paulo Farias in his native La Paz -Bolivia. In 1986 Fernando joined the Bay Area "Escola Nova de Samba" where he studied and performed for several years with the extraordinary percussionist Chalo Eduardo, as well as other amazing Bay Area musicians such as Dennis Brougton, Michael Spiro, Claudio Amaral, Eddy Soleta, Kim Atkinson, Carolyn Brandy, Carlos Aceituno and the Great Brazilian Master George Rum Alabe.

  In 1991 Fernando paraded in Salvador da Bahia's Carnaval as a follower with the amazing Group "Olodum". Everything was "Olodum" that year in Salvador Brazil, while they were getting ready for their first USA tour.
Fernando also studied with the Group "Raices do Pelo" and in 1994; he took some workshops in San Francisco with "Neguinho de Samba" one of the main figures of "Olodum"

  In 1991 coming back from Brazil Fernando co-founded his own "Samba do Coracao", awarded best Brazilian Samba School in S F Carnaval 1997 and 1998. The group also performed extensively, including the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival 1996 and 2000, Alaska State Fair, New Orleans by the Bay Festivals and the International Music Carnival 2005 in Shanghai China among many other events.

Class Description:"Sambadum" Brazilian Percussion Class.
The class is for beginners and intermediate players. It focuses on the Samba feel and groove as much as possible. You will learn basic drumming techniques and the fundamentals of Samba, Olodum and Afro Samba 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.

Instruments: Beginners: ganza, ago go bell and tamborim. Intermediate: surdos, caixa, reco-reco, repinique, timbau congas and triangle. Some instruments are available. Intermediate students are encouraged to bring their own instrument. The class has been performing for the MCCLA end of semester shows for the last five years. Everyone welcome!

Class Schedule:
Class: "Sambadum" Brazilian Percussion
Day: Wednesday
Time: 7:15 - 9:00pm
Studio: C
Age: 15+
Price: $10



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Contact: fernandinho13@aol.com


KERENSA DEMARS

Biography: Kerensa DeMars was captivated by the art of Flamenco while earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the San Francisco Art Institute. With a background in Tribal Style and Butoh dance, her passion for Flamenco led her to Madrid in 1997 where she caught the eye of the renowned world music group Radio Tarifa and toured with them as a featured dancer through 2003. In those six years she continued intensive Flamenco studies with some of Spain's foremost Flamenco artists including the great maestro Toni ‘El Pelao’. Upon returning to San Francisco in 2004 Kerensa became artistic director of the Flamenco Room, a weekly Flamenco show now in its eighth year. Kerensa has performed with Bay Area Flamenco companies including: Theatre Flamenco, Caminos Flamencos, Flamenco Live, Dance Ensemble, and she performed in the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. In 2010 Kerensa received a grant from the Azahar Dance Foundation to present ZAHARA, a fusion of Flamenco and Moroccan music and dance at the Cowell Theater and the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts. Click here to view her website.

Class Description: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.)

Class: Flamenco - Int/Adv
Day: Thursday
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Studio: E
Age: 15+
Price: $12


AMY DIAZ-INFANTE

Biography: A native of Salinas, California, Amy Díaz-Infante received her BA in Art, with a concentration in Printmaking from Yale University, and her MFA in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She also received a collegiate teaching certificate from Brown University. She has taught at RISD, with Opera Piccola, and at Out of Site Youth Arts Center. An experienced printmaker, she learned how to screen print at the Mission Gráfica with Juan Fuentes where she would spend her free time volunteering. Amy is excited to be back teaching at Mission Grafica. Amy exhibits her work locally and nationally, and has been a resident artist at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program. Amy is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Class Description: This class is open to beginner and advanced printmakers working on paper and textiles. Students will learn all the aspects of screen printing from preparation of positives, to screen preparation, burning of images, registration and printing of one or multicolor images.

Class Schedule:
Class: Screenprinting
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Studio: Mission Grafica
Age: 14 years +
Price: $15

Materials:
Your image on acetate (2 copies of each image)
Screen (limit of 3)
Emulsion
Newsprint pad
Water base screen ink
*What your printing on:
t-shirts, cloth, paper (limit 25 items per person)
Clear packaging tape and masking tape
Unfortunately we do not provide or sell any materials.
We encourage all new students to come and visit before taking the class.


NORA DINZELBACHER

Biography:Nora Dinzelbacher received her Master of Dance degree at the National School of Dance, Buenos Aires. Upon graduation in 1973 she joined the Argentina Folk Ballet and was invited to form a dance partnership with the company's Artistic Director, Raul Dinzelbacher from whom she learned Tango and later married.
Nora teaches extensively at universities, colleges and tango associations throughout the United States and Europe and in 1999 was invited to Japan and Germany. She is the co-founder of the Bay Area Tango Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the traditions of Argentine culture.
In 1998, following the termination of Stanford University's Tango Week, Nora teamed up with Bob Moretti as business partners and launched their first Nora's Tango Week. After co-founding Nora's Tango Week — and five years of production — Bob retired from Nora's Tango Week.

Class Description: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.

Class Schedule:
Class: Argentine Tango - Beginner
Days: Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30pm
Saturday 10:30 – 11:30am
Studio: B
Age: 15+
Price: $12

Class: Argentine Tango - Intermediate
Days:Wednesday 7:30 – 9:00pm
Saturday 11:30 – 1:00pm
Studio: B
Age: 15+
Price: $12


JAMIL DIOP

Biography:Jamil Diop is a master Doun Doun, Djembe, and Sabar drummer from Senegal, West Africa. He comes from a long line of Sabar Griots, who have passed down his people’s traditions and history through the language of the Sabar drums. The sixth in a family of seven internationally recognized musicians, he began his musical education from the time he could walk under the tutorial of his older brother, Badou, who studied with the Djembe greats and toured Europe as the lead drummer for the Senegalese National Ballet. In Senegal, Jamil performed with several Senegalese National Ballets and recorded melodies for Senegal’s most renowned musicians. Stateside he has performed across the country with various traditional West African, Reggae and Fusion bands at festivals, school assemblies, and shows (like the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival and the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival). Jamil is a patient teacher and has instructed students of all ages from around the world. Visit www.dioppercu.com/int/en/videos for a taste.

Class Description:The traditional West African rhythms were passed down to Jamil Diop from his parents and grandparents before them. You can learn to play the Djembe, Doun Doun, or Sabar drums. Everyone is welcome in the class, from those who have never played to those who have years of experience. Beginners can start by learning the beat and melody, and experienced players can learn the breaks Jamil’s family created. If you do not have an instrument, call Jamil at least 30 minutes before class at 415.410.6854 or email him at jamildiop@gmail.com
Photo credit: http://idyll.com/

Class Schedule:
Class: Traditional West African Drumming with Jamil Diop
Days: Monday 7:00 – 8:00pm
Studio: C
Age: All
Price: $15


MAISA DUKE

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Biography:Born in the America's capital of the African Diaspora, Salvador, Bahia Brazil and as far as she can remember, dancing is what she enjoyed most. She started entering and winning dance contests when her was 10 years old. she immigrated to the U.S. in 1998. she has been teaching dance for over 10 years at MCCLA and in USA. In 2000, she founded Energia do Samba Dance Company. and was crowned the Queen of S.F Carnaval in 2002. Her dream is to share Samba with the world.
She has performed at many celebrity functions, including Robin Williams' 50th birthday and events for the late Christopher Reeves, and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown at City Hall, Warriors basketball team, San Francisco Giants games, Academy of Sciences in S.F., California Music World in Oakland, Ethnic Dance Festival, The Queen Mary in L.A, for Pele, The Most Famous Soccer Player in The World, and many, many other events. and today many people and friends all call her The Samba Queen Maisa Duke.

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

The Brazilian Samba Dance Workout technique, requires coordination of many body parts, plus it is rather fast. Yes Samba does require as much coordination of you body parts as posible. So here are some tips for brazilian samba basic technique.

1) Bouncing action is the key for samba basic characterization. Bouncing action is created from bending and straightening of the knees (and compression of ankles) and also raising and lowering of the heel in between the whole counts!

If you want to burn a ridiculous amount of calories while learning how to dance samba like the fit girls in Brazil? Just in time for Carnaval S.F. So come to my Dance Classes in San.Francisco/Oakland and l will be teach you the real Brazilian Samba "no pe" technique and authentic Samba choreography. Samba no pé (literally "samba on your feet") is a high energy dance style that is the most common samba style in Brazil. It is a solo dance that moves with the beat of the bateria drums. This is sure to be the most fun you will have ever experience. Just come a try it out! a great workout!!

Class Schedule:
Class: Brazilian Samba
Day: Friday
Time: 6:30 - 8:00
Studio: B
Ages: All
Price: $12

Class Schedule:
Class: Brazilian Samba Workout
Day: Wednesday
Time: 6:30 - 8:00
Studio: A
Ages: All
Price: $12

Class instruction is trilingual (Portugues, English and Spanish)

Website: www.energiadosamba.com


JULIA RIVERA

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Biography: She has more than 20 years of experience in the floral industry. She graduated from in the floristry department with honors for excellence from City College of San Francisco in May of 2014. She received her post grad certificate in handcraft cultural arts and she is also the owner of her very own floral business Julies Flower Designs. She has volunteered at the San Francisco Garden Club, CCSF Floristry department Greenhouse, and at the San Francisco Flower Conservatory. Through her voluntary experiences she created flower arrangements and decorations for many social events. She previously worked 10 years for the San Francisco Flower Market. Her passion is work with natural and artificial flowers.

Class Description: Students will learn: Body flowers-corsages & boutonnieres (care and handling of cut flowers and styles of plant materials); Vertical, Symmetrical, Asymmetrical, Horizontal, Round, and Vases arrangements; Hand tied bouquets; Wedding cascades; Orientals arrangements; and Sympathy arrangements.

Materials needed: Scissors, floral tape, floral glue, flower vases, ribbon, small pocket knife, floral foam.

Class Schedule:
Class: Flower Arrangements / Arreglos de Flores
Day: Saturday
Time: 1:00 - 3:00
Studio: B
Ages: 15+
Price: $15


METZI HENRIQUEZ

Biography:Ms. Henriquez is a graduate of San Francisco’s School of the Arts Dance Department with extensive training in Modern Jazz Blues, Ballet, Jazz,Modern, Pilates and Dance Kinesiology. After years of formal and classical training, Metzi found inspiration in Afro-Latin dances and began training in Afro-Brasilian dance and folklore with Mestre Carlos Aceituno at Mission Cultural Center and performing with Fogo Na Roupa performing company. Currently she is co-artistic director and choreographer of Fogo Na Roupa Grupo Carn avalesco and teaches weekly classes at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.

Class Description: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.

Class Schedule:
Class: Brazilian Carnaval Dance & Percussion
Days: Saturday
Time: 1:15 – 3:00pm
Studio: B
Age: All
Price: $10


GUSTAVO MORA

Biography:Gustavo Mora was born in Mexico. He studied Studio Arts at the Institute of Visual Arts in Puebla, Mexico. His work is based on his drawing practice and is applied to different techniques in intaglio, relief and painting. His latest series of prints include Luz Transeúnte (2009) and Halógeno (2011), made in woodcut with color. Gustavo’s work has been exhibited in Mexico, the United States, and Japan among other places. In 2009, he won honorary mention in the First Biennial of Mexican Contemporary Prints at the National Museum of the Stamp in Mexico City. He has been a member of the California Society of Printmakers since 2008. More information about his work can be found on his website www.gustavomora.weebly.com

Class Description:In this class students learn how to use proper carving tecniques to manipulate black and white space in order to generate images with volume and depth. In addition, students will learn how to properly register their imagery and paper in preparation for printing, as well as, how to print with an etching press. All skill levels are welcome.

Class Schedule:
Class: Relief Printmaking
Days: Thursday
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Studio: MG
Age: 14+
Price: $15

Materials:
Pencil
Drawing paper
A piece of linoleum and a wood block
Printing paper
Gouges and printing inks


RAUL NEVAREZ

Class Description:This class focuses on an introduction to Capoeira through movement and traditional rhythmic steps. The first 40 minutes will be spent learning the basics and fundamentals. The next hour is spent exercising and practicing the movements and kicks, the most important aspects of this art form. Students will learn a series of attack sequences and improve self-defense. Each class will conclude with a group circle where students clap, sing, play music and rehearse the movements they have just learned.

Class Schedule:
Class: Capoeira
Days: Tuesday
Time: 5:00 - 6:30pm
Studio: B
Age: 7-13
Price: $8

Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Studio: B
Age: 17+
Price: $10

Days: Thursday
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Studio: B
Age: 14-18
Price: $10


ALFONSO OCHOA

Class Description:This class aims to teach piano basics. With an emphasis on rhythm, harmony and note-reading, students will gain a grasp on the musical beauty of the piano. Students will learn techniques for playing both alone or in groups or orquestras. The class focuses on both classic and contemporary music.

Class Schedule:
Class: Keyboard / Piano
Days: Friday
Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm
Studio: C
Age: All
Price: $8



BRENDA PERDUE

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Biography: Brenda Perdue has a long history of cultural and community dancing including instruction from Malonga (African Dance Experience) and Alberta Rose (Afro-Haitian) while completing her Bachelors of Art in Criminal Justice at San Francisco State University. She is currently President and Chief Administrative Officer of her own company and has over thirty (30) years of experience dancing. With a Latina, Spanish and French heritage, her expertise is in the dance styles of Cumbia, Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton, Reggae/Dancehall, Soca, Bachata, Quebradita, Flamenco, Axe and Samba – together, these form the basis of the dance exercise programs now known as “Zumba.” Zumba classes are taught in English & Spanish. She has experience with and welcomes all people from diverse multicultural backgrounds and/or sexual orientations. Instruction is offered for beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels to match the different types of endurance and fitness abilities of her clients. A component of further body - core - stretching and strengthening exercises that are Yoga, Pilates, and Boot Camp inspired is included in the last five to ten minutes of her class because she realizes clients need to be further prepared to maintain & increase physical abilities. She now specializing bringing her business to your business if interested for employee wellness. Please contact for further information and schedules 415-756-1640. Ms. Perdue is a participant of the Zumba Instructor Network and is certified in the following specialties: • Zumba Fitness • Zumba Toning (light hand weights-light resistance training) • Zumba in the Circuit • Zumba Core • Zumba Sentao (combines strength & resistance with chair as fitness props to activate core) • Zumbatomic (for children)

Class Description: Zumba with Brenda & Total Body Fitness ARE YOU SERIOUS ABOUT HAVING FUN, GETTING YOUR BODY, MIND, AND SOUL BACK TO HEALTH? Enjoy a little spice and add that pep into your workout!

Zumba Fitness is a global lifestyle brand that fuses fitness, entertainment and culture into an exhilarating dance-fitness sensation! Zumba® exercise classes are “fitness-parties " that blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a celebration.
What you need to bring to class: Cross training or dance tennis shoes, water, and a towel/yoga mat recommended.

¿HABLA EN SERIO ACERCA DE DIVERTIRSE, CON SU CUERPO, MENTE, Y QUE SU ALMA REGRESE A SER SALUDABLE? Disfrute de un poco de sabor picante y agregue eso a su ejercicio!

Zumba Fitness es un estilo de vida y un ejercicio global que fusiona la aptitud, entretenimiento y cultura en una estimulante sensación de baile-ejercicio. Clases de Zumba ® son como una “fiesta" que mezclan ritmos del mundo con coreografía fácil de seguir con harmonías que son como una celebración para su cuerpo.
Lo que necesita para clase: Recomiendo cruz de entrenamiento o baile zapatos tenis, el agua y una estera de yoga o toalla.

Class Description: Brenda’s ZumbAtomic Party 4Kids ZumbAtomic follows the same basic teaching methods and rhythms of my adult Zumba classes; however the children are educated in what the rhythms are classed and their origins/countries. Also, music is stopped so that the instructor can teach the kids how to move to the different rhythms as well as the different routines. This class is also a great way for your child to develop a healthy life style through socialization, individuality, confidence, leadership, respect, teamwork, and overall fitness through dance. ZumbAtomic also improves learning capabilities according to research experts. The children are also invited to perform throughout the year for events such as Sunday Streets, MCCLA End of Semester Show, SFPD and school fundraisers, etc.


Class Schedule:
Class: Zumba con Sabor, Ritmo y Energia - Toning
Day: Tuesday
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am
Studio: B
Age: 15+
Price: $10

Class: Zumba con Sabor, Ritmo y Energia
Day: Thursday
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am
Studio: B
Age: 15+
Price: $10

Class: Zumba 4 Kids, Latino & World Rhythms
Day: Saturday
Time: 1:30-2:00
Studio: A
Age: 4-7
Price: $8

Class: Zumba 4 Kids, Latino & World Rhythms
Day: Saturday
Time: 2:00-2:45
Studio: A
Age: 8-12
Price: $8

Materials:
Cross training or dance tennis shoes, water, and a towel/cloth wash is recommended for all classes.
10% off zumba.com for clothing/accessories with code 20131.


JEFF PIERRE

Biography:Jeff Pierre was born and raised in Haiti. He started playing traditional Haitian percussion since the age of three and performed with eminent drummers in Jaka Institute de dance in Haiti. At 15, he became the lead drummer at Madam Fofo’s dance company, Jaka, where he played for dance classes and performances in Haiti and overseas. Since then, he has been traveling with performing art companies. His passion for music is a big part of his life; it’s a way of expressing himself to the world.

Since his arrival to the San Francisco Bay Area, he studied at the California School of Arts and was part of the jazz and Latin band. He became the lead drummer of Afoutayi which is a Haitian traditional Arts, Music and Dance company. Jeff also teaches kids at private schools, summer camps, and now youth and adult workshops.

Class Description:Jeff’s drumming class will focus on traditional percussion music from Haiti, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Students need to provide their own drum, conga, or cajon. The MCCLA may loan congas until students are able to purchase their own.

Music for Jeff is an element of happiness and healing. When he touches the drum he feels alive and harmonious with the universe.

For more information: lastanoteguy@yahoo.fr

Class Schedule:
Class: Drumming
Days: Thursday
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Studio: C
Age: 5-15
Price: $12

Days: Friday
Time: 6:30 - 7:30pm
Studio: C
Age: 16+
Price: $12


JOSE RIVERA

Biography:Jose Rivera began his studies of Afro-Latin music and culture in his native Lima, Peru. He encompasses various forms of folkloric rhythms of Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean. Jose Rivera is currently directing Fogo Na Roupa Grupo Carnavalesco Cultural dedicated to the legacy of founder, Mestre Carlos Aceituno. The award winning Fogo Na Roupa consists of a performing company and a Grupo Carnavalesco (Carnaval Contingent) of upto 200 participants of all ages, and backgrounds.

Class Description:The class will focus on Afro-Brazilian percussion and movement techniques to prepare students for parading. The instructor will provide all instruments. By the end of the term, each student will have an introductory understanding of the various rhythms and dances of Afro-Brazilian culture, with a strong emphasis on the styles from the annual celebration of Brazilian Carnival. All ages and levels welcome!

Class Schedule:
Class: Brazilian Carnaval Dance & Drum
Days: Tuesday
Time: 8:00 - 9:30pm
Studio: B
Age: All
Price: $10

Days: Saturday
Time: 12:15 - 1:15pm
Studio: A
Age: All
Price: $10


CALIXTO ROBLES

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Biography:Calixto Robles was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. He is a painter, printer, and sculptor .. His work, which is inspired by the myths and symbols of the ancient traditions of Mexico, has been exhibited in galleries in Mexico, America, and France. Robles has been a member of the Society of Printmakers of California since 1993 and has taught silk – screen at Mission Grafica since 1992. For more information check, www.calixtorobles.com

Class Description:This class is open to everyone from beginner to advanced screen printer working on paper and textiles. Students will learn all the aspects of screen printing from preparation of positives, to screen preparation, burning of images, registration and printing of one or multicolor images. Studio provides instruction, reclaiming area, screens (used on site), emulsion (for one small screen), exposure unit, and studio space.

Class Schedule:
Class: Screenprinting
Days: Thursday
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Studio: MG
Age: 14+
Price: $15

Class: Screenprinting
Days: Saturday
Time: 11:00 - 2:00pm
Studio: MG
Age: 14+
Price: $15

Materials:
Your image on acetate (2 copies of each image)
Screen (limit of 3)
Emulsion
Newsprint pad
Water base screen ink
*What your printing on:
t-shirts, cloth, paper (limit 25 items per person)
Clear packaging tape and masking tape
Unfortunately we do not provide or sell any materials.
We encourage all new students to come and visit before taking the class.


LOUIE ROMERO

Biography:Latin percussion legend Louie Romero first came to salsa fan’s attention on recordings with Willie Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ruben Blades, Celia Cruz and on dozen’s of other classic Fania record releases. Now living in San Francisco, Romero leads Grupo Mazacote, one of the areas most respected Salsa and Latin Jazz ensembles. He and his group just released an album, Timbalero.
Make sure to bring your own Instruments.

Class Description: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.

Class Schedule:
Class: Basic Latin Percussion
Days: Thursday
Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm
Studio: C
Age: All
Price: $12

Website: www.louieromero.com


NORM ROSENBERGER

Biography:Norm Rosenberger is the instructor for the Friday Night Life Drawing class at MCCLA. Norm’s brief list of interests include the studies of drawing , composition, painting , sculpture, printmaking , Screen print , photography, filmmaking and artistic materials, all of which have provided him with the basics to understand the visual language of art. After working towards a BFA at the University of Oregon , and spending a summer with the Yale Music and Art program, Norm completed his MFA in painting and drawing at Stanford University.

Class Description: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.

Class Schedule:
Class: Figure/Life Drawing
Days: Friday
Time: 6:00 - 8:30pm
Studio: D
Age: 18+
Price: $8


DORA LUZ SANABRIA

Biography: Dora Luz Sanabria M. A. Is a credentialed Creative Arts teacher with the State of California who has taught older adults and adults with disabilities in the Oakland Unified School District and Senior Centers throughout the East Bay. She has also taught children using art, dance, storytelling, music, song and art-therapy for personal growth, use of cognitive skills, joy and healing. She has brought cultural awareness into her classrooms, especially with the art forms of sculpture, paper-cuts and flower making to enhance her students’ understanding and meaning of Altars for the Day of the Dead festivities. As a performing artist, she has used many cultural dance modes to perform in many venues, including MCC cultural parades. She works diligently and creatively with the Spanish speaking community supporting art and music/choral events and currently teaches art at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.

Class Description:
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.

Class Schedule:
Class: Art & Crafts for Children
Day: Saturday
Time: 10:00 – 11:00
Studio: D
Ages: 5-12
Price: $8

Class: Creative Growth through Art
Day: Saturday
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Studio: D
Ages: All
Price: $8


Black Sanders

Biography: Blake Sanders earned his BFA from the University of Northern Iowa and an MFA from Tulane University. He has taught art and printmaking at universities, as well as workshops at colleges and community-based art organizations around the country. Sanders has participated in over eighty exhibitions including Los Angeles Printmaking Society 20th National Exhibition, The 15th Space International Print Biennial in Seoul, South Korea, and New Prints 2011/Winter at the International Print Center New York. Blake is one half of Orange Barrel Industries, a printmaking and curatorial partnership, along with his wife Hannah. His work supports stewardship by illustrating a bond between people and the natural world.

Class Description:
Lithography has a long relationship with poster art, propaganda, and mass marketing due to its fast, reliable reproducibility. Traditionally drawings are done on heavy limestone slabs and printed after an involved chemical process. But there is an easier, cheaper, more portable way! Create hand-rendered or digitally/photographically composed prints on paper-thin polyester plates you can work on at home! These miraculous matrices can be run through a photocopier or laser printer and/or drawn on with a variety of common pens and markers. Printing experience will be critical to get the hang of the technique, so come with drawing resources and/or files in hand so we can print up a storm!

Class Schedule:
Class: Plate Lithography
Day: Saturday
Date: October 4 and October 11
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Studio: Mision Grafica
Price: $100
Materials: $10


Gabriela Shiroma y Peta Robles

Biography: Gabriela Shiroma: Director of De Rompe y Raja, a cultural association dedicated to preserve afro Peruvian culture since 1995. Gabriela is also a choreographer, producer, dancer, and cultural activist. She has been teaching and producing afro -Peruvian dance and musical events over 20 years in the bay area.

Biography: Peta Robles: Talented Peta Robles is one of the few most amazing female percussionists of Peru. She was born in Lima, Peru in a family of musicians where she began to play Cajon and other instruments since she was a child. As a young adult, she became the national Champion of Female Percussionists in Peru. She has travelled through Europe, North and South America as ambassador of afro Peruvian music. Peta currently teaches in the Bay Area and plays as an active member with De Rompe y Raja cultural Association (afro Peruvian music and dance ensemble 1995). She has an exceptional charisma and patience in teaching. Peta says “I like every minute that I play Cajon; I like to share and give the world what I know.

Class Description: This unique & fun class intends to combine percussion and dance through learning how to play the Cajon, songs, dances and afro-Peruvian footwork “zapateo”. You will learn Peruvian Valses, Festejos, Zamacuecas, Marineras & Landos.

Class Schedule:
Class:Afro Peruvian Percussion & Dance Ensemble*
Day: Monday
Time: 7:30pm -9:00pm
Studio: A
Age: All
Price: $15
*Students need to bring Cajón


HYEYOON SONG

Biography: HeyYoon Song is a Korean born artist who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 with emphasis in Painting and Print-media. Song has taken extensive courses at the SAIC such as art history, philosophy and was accepted to the advanced painting course early 2011 that allows painters to become independent and focus strictly on painting practices. Song's prints and paintings have been shown nationally and internationally.

Class Description: Class Description: This class is open to beginner and advanced artists interested in investigating the technique of etching. Students will learn all aspects of etching including hard and soft ground etching, aquatint, sugar lift, and drypoint.

Class Schedule:
Class: Etching
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Price: $15

Materials:
Etching ink
Paper (Rives BFK, Arches, Stonehenge, etc.)
Newsprint
Studio: Mission Grafica Studio
Zinc or copper plates
Etching needle



JUAN DE DIOS SOTO

Biography: Peruvian dancer, musician, and founder of Tradicion Peruana Cultural Center, Juan de Dios Soto has taught and performed Cajon and Afro-Peruvian percussion since came to the United States in 1991 from Lima, Peru. As part of his cultural traditions Juan was raised playing the Cajon with his family and community. Today he is the musical director of Jaranon y Bochinche dance Performance Company and teaches classes to students and musicians throughout the Bay Area. Juan has led his group to participate in San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Theater Artaud, Encuentro Popular, and at many other Bay Area venues. Juan also created and directed two well received dance and music performances, “Windows to the World” and “Raices Negras”. Juan teaches Cajon classes and workshops to all ages throughout the Bay Area, at schools, Universities, community and cultural centers. His dynamic teaching style and passion for sharing his cultural roots and music comes has inspired students to study with Juan and develop their percussive skills under his direction.

Class Description: The Afro-Peruvian percussion class with Juan de Dios Soto includes learning basic and intermediate rhythms on the Cajon drum and minor percussive instruments. Through use of the Cajon, percussive rhythms, songs and choreography are taught allowing students to begin to embrace the music of Afro-Peru. Students have the opportunity to learn a variety of Afro-Peruvian genres, including Festejo, Lando and Zamacueca. All levels welcome. The class participates in the end of semester performance.

Class Schedule:

Class: Drums/Cajon Afro Peruvian Class
Day: Thursdays
Time: 8:00pm-9:00pm
Studio: A
Age: 15+
Price: $12


LYDIA SOTO

Biography: Lydia Soto is a choreographer a dancer in “Jaranon y Bochinche”, an Afro-Peruvian dance group that belongs to a well-known non-profit organization called Tradicion Peruana Cultural Center.
Lydia was born in Lima, Peru. She was introduced to dance by her older sister at a very young age. She moved to San Francisco, California in 1993 and became the choreographer and co-founder of Tradicion Peruana Cultural Center, a center dedicated to promote Peruvian Culture.
As a choreographer, Ms. Soto has staged most of the genres of Afro Peruvian dance in different theaters. She has performed extensively as a soloist for Jaranon y Bochinche and with other Afro Peruvian dancers and musicians. Lydia has performed at a variety of venues including La Pena Theater in Berkeley, Artaud, San Francisco State University, Black Repertory Theater, ODC Theater, etc.
Lydia has and continues to inspire children, youth and adults at MCCLA and everywhere else she has danced and taught dance.

LATIN RYTHMS FOR KIDS: This class is a combination of salsa, merengue, reggeton, cumbia and other Latin dances. This class begins with some warm-up exercises to develop muscles and technique. It is followed by rhythm exercises and instruction to specific dance choreography to Latin rhythms.

AFRO-PERUVIAN CLASS: This class teaches students Afro-Peruvian dance. It begins with warm-up exercises, and continues by teaching basic dance moves of different Afro-Peruvian dances, such as Festejo, Lando, Alcatraz, etc. It also teaches coordination techniques and movements. This class can be for beginners and intermediate Afro-Peruvian dancers.

Class Schedule:
Class: Afro-Peruvian Dance
Day: Thursday
Time: 8:00-9:00pm
Studio: A
Age: All
Price: $12

Class: Latin Rhythms for Kids
Day: Mondays
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Studio: A
Age:3-12
Price: $8


MANUEL SUAREZ

Biography: Manuel Suarez is a performer, teacher, choreographer, and director of Cuban styles of music and dance. He began studying music at the ‘Escuela de Arte’ in Cuba at six years old, at the age of ten, he began to study dance technique via modern dance as well as folkloric and Cuban popular dance. After high school, he continued dance and music studies at the Universidad Pedagógica. It was during this time that he had the opportunity to perform, instruct, and create choreography and music for some of the most renowned national and international festivals held in as well as outside of Cuba. He also had the opportunity to be part of different music and dance troops which resulted in the participation of a myriad of festivals, such as Festival de la Danza Folclórica, Weimilere, and other international festivals in Spain, Italy, Denmark and others.

Manuel was born in Oriente, Cuba. He moved to Havana where he continued his dance education and studied at the Universidad de la Habana. In 1998, he founded his own dance and music company, 7 Potencias where he was the artistic director. Since coming to the USA in 2000, he has continued his art through teaching and performing both nationally and internationally. He has been teaching Cuban styles in numerous universities, cultural centers, schools and dance studios such as University of California at Berkeley, Sacramento State University, San Francisco State University, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Berkeley High School, Alice Arts Center, No Sweat Dance Studio and many others outside of the Bay Area.

Class Schedule:
Class: Cuban Salsa
Days: Thursday
Time: 8:00-9:15pm
Studio: B
Ages: All
Price: $12


ALEXANDRA TEJEDA RIELOFF

Biography: Alexandra Tejeda Rieloff, dancer, actress, teacher, and choreographer has been writing, directing vignettes and composing songs, merging music, drama and dance since she was ten years old. She has toured nationally with Cirque Ingenieux, playing Queen of the Underworld as well as with’ Repertorio Español’ performing the classic works of Federico Garcia Lorca. She produced and choreographed a theatre/dance piece entitled ‘Beatriz the Homeless Dancer’ as part of the International Fringe Festival.

Ms. Tejeda Rieloff has danced and acted in several independent films, television, productions and commercials, and received excellent reviews for her portrayal of Paulina Salas in ‘Death And The Maiden’ at the Danbury Repertory Theater. Other credits include Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, opening for the Monterey Jazz Festival, New Year’s Eve at the Rainbow Room as well as Windows on the World and Bette Midler’s private Birthday Party. Recently she choreographed a theater/dance piece entitled Everlasting Solace Never Ending Murder, which was presented at the Cunningham in New York City. Ms. Tejeda Rieloff has also received the exciting news that the film, ‘The Closet’ a film she shot in New York City, before moving to Los Angeles, has been accepted into the 14th Annual Bogota film Festival and the Evil City Film Festival.

FUSION DANCE: Dance Fusion is an amalgamation of the different genres of dance which Alexandra developed into a dance technique. It has a strong emphasis on Jazz and Brazilian steps, and it brings together more than 25 years of teaching and choreographic experience by Ms. Tejeda Rieloff. The warm-up exercises are very thorough and it prepares the dancer with precision and techniques they need to execute and express themselves with confidence. Dance Fusion focuses on balance, isolation, core strength and timing. It is danced with diverse and world music. Students will develop choreography with a theatrical approach.

More info:
www.sambafollies.blogspot.com/p/philosophy-and-practicality-of-my-class.html
www.imdb.com/name/nm2301606/

Class Schedule:
Class: Dance Fusion
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Studio: A
Age: 16+
Price: $12


OMAR VAZQUEZ

Biography:Professional Ballet Dancer and Choreographer. Graduated of Cuban National Ballet School, in 1978. Grand Prix in the International Ballet Competition, Varna, Bulgaria in 1979.Trained in Saint Petersburg, Russia until 1985. Worked with some many ballet companies of world as soloist and guess Dancer and played some many important rolls. In 1989 get bachelor degree diploma in Ballet and Choreography direction in The Superior Institute of Art, Habana, Cuba. Ballet teacher and ballet Master for some many years.
Joined as Ballet Instructor of MCCLA in 2004 until actually days. He founded owner Ballet Company in 2009 “Omar’s miniature Ballet”. The Ballet Program was divided in four sections: Pre- Ballet Group A for children with 6 and 7 years old Pre – Ballet Group B for children with 4 and 5 years old, Ballet Level I and II for children at 8 to 14 years old and OMBC. The OMBC program was created for student with Ballet Level III and advanced, with exceptional talent for to dance.
For more information visit the webpage: www.omrminballet.com where you can read more about complete OMBC’s program.

Class Description:Classes are divided into two sections. The first consists of physical training which will help the student strengthen the muscle groups necessary for ballet. The second section focuses more on academic technique, or the actual steps and positions of the dance form. The class primarily focuses on positions of the hands, feet, legs and head. In more advanced levels, students will learn turns and jumps through impersonation and other visual instruction. Please bring: a leotard and ballet slippers. For women with long hair: please wear it up and in a tight bun.

Class Schedule:
Class: Pre-Ballet
Days: Thursday
Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm
Studio: A
Age: 4-5
Price: $10

Class: Ballet
Days: Thursday
Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm
Studio: A
Age: 4-14
Price: $10

Class: Pre-Ballet
Days: Saturday
Time: 10:00 - 11:00am
Studio: A
Age: 4-5
Price: $10

Days: Saturday
Time: 11:00 - 12:15am
Studio: A
Age: 6-7
Price: $10