Why do you dance? Because you live it? To compete, to perform, to express yourself? In the Afro-Cuban folkloric tradition, dance is so deeply entwined with music, storytelling, and religion that almost everyone dances, and there's almost always a reason to be dancing. "In life, there are so many celebrations to dance about," says Noibis Licea, an NYC-based dancer and choreographer from Bayamo, Cuba, who graduated from the National School of Arts in Havana.
Journey through African and Caribbean folkloric dance traditions, and expand your understanding of their integral role in the development of American dance. Classes are available for beginners as well as more experienced students and include Haitian Folkloric, Dunham, and Afro-Cuban techniques.