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Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance

Theater, Performing arts space Fort Greene
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The Bed-Stuy center for African and diaspora dance, Cumbe is unique for its focus on the rhythms derived from African traditions, which later spread across the globe. Classes—some of which feature live drumming—cover the resulting cultural blends, like Afro-Caribbean, where you’ll learn to move like a Carnival dancer, and Soukoss, a hip-shaking style that began in the Congo and later caught on in France. Classes are open to everyone, so students range from beginners to experts.

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Venue name: Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance
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Address: 1237 Fulton St
Brooklyn

Cross street: between Bedford Ave and Arlington Pl
Transport: Subway: A, C to Nostrand Av
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June 16, 2012 - Salsabor 3rd Saturdays Social "A Salsa Fling & Latin Dance Affair" at Cumbe Dance - performances by Essence by Candy (Ladies Styling team), Franck Muhel (Solo), Tropical Image Dancers (featuring Angel Navarro) & more... Details: * Salsa Lesson 7:30pm (Beginner Partnerwork) * Social dancing & live percussion 8:30pm - 12am * 10:30pm All-Stars Dance Performances * Music by "Mr. ATACA" J.Antonio, DJ Bayamon & guest spinning the best * Salsa, Cha Cha, Bachata, Merengue & Latin mix Door Admission: $15 (includes Salsa lesson at 7:30pm) $12 (after 8:30pm, no Salsa lesson) Early-bird Special & Group Discounts: $13 (includes Salsa lesson at 7:30pm) $10 (after 8:30pm, no Salsa lesson) Advance tickets at Cumbe Dance 718-935-9700 >>> Organize your group of 10 to receive your FREE admission. Celebrate your birthday, anniversary or special events with us. We'll make your special day more spectacular with our Salsabor trimmings (cake, candles & dance circle)! Cumbe Dance, located in the heart of BROOKLYN, has over 2000 sq. ft of space, equipped with sound-proved sprung wood floor & 2 rooms for dancing to Salsa, Cha Cha, Bachata and Merengue spun by "Mr. Ataca" JAntonio & DJ Bayamon. Come early for 7:30pm beginner Salsa lesson, followed by social dancing & live percussion at 8:30pm. Don't miss the all-stars dance performance at 10:30pm featuring some of Cumbe's dance artists & Salsa teams from all boros of NYC! Location: CUMBE 558 Fulton Street, 2/Fl (off Flatbush Ave), Brooklyn * 2000 sq. ft, high-tech sound system * Water fountain, beverages, snacks * Bathrooms, showers & lockers * 2/3/4/5 (Nevins St), B/D/Q( Atlantic/Pacific St) * Plenty of street & meter parking * 2 rooms of sprung wood floor for dancing pleasure Hope you can join us for a inspiring night of learning and dancing fun! Whether you come for the class or just to dance, our music selection and spectacular dance shows will blow you away like no other! We'll see you on the dance floor! This event is listed on SalsaNewYork.com, hosted by Cynthia La China & Hector el Guajiro (www.NYSalsababy.com), in conjunction with Cumbe Dance, and Weapons of Mambo Dance Productions (WMB).