Flavas Movement-for Women is a high energy dance and aerobics class using a variety of musical Flavas from the African Diaspora and around the world. This class will have you moving, building endurance and having Fun! Release some energy and start your week off right. Each session features a different collection of Flavas. All dance levels welcome! Wear comfortable shoes/sneakers, and flexible clothing. Bring a water bottle! Share with a friend! Bring something to wave and whine!!
Flavas Movement for Women [Dance & Aerobics]
Sundays | 10:00am-11:00am
4/15- 6/17 | 7/8- 9/9 | 9/13- 12/2 | Dec 9 & 16 Intro to World Flavas w/ special guests
Studio Grand: 3234 Grand Ave, Oakland
$100 Full Session (10 weeks) | $55- 5 Class Pass | $33- 3 Class Pass | $15- Drop-In
New session starts today, 4/15/18.
Apr 15-June 17 Caribbean Flavas
Music from the Caribbean Islands (Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent, the Grenadines, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican et). | Music: Soca, Punta, Reggaeton, Salsa, Merengue, Reggae, Zouk & more.
July 8- Sep 9 American Flavas
Sep 13- Dec 2 Afro Flavas
Dec 9 & 16 Intro to World Flavas
American Flavas: Music from North & South America (United States, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, & Peru). | New Jack Swing, Cumbia, Line Dance, Samba Reggae, Soulful House, Funk & more
Afro Flavas: Music from the African continent (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Angola, Somalia & More). | Afrobeats, Gurage, Eskista, Azonto, Afrohouse & more.
World Flavas: features all the above musical styles including Bhangra, Dabkeh & more
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Nekeya Iyanna is an Oakland native dancer with an extensive love and experience for Afro-diasporic dancing specifically Hip hop, Caribbean, and East African (Ethiopian/Eritrean) traditional dance styles. With over 20 years of cultural study and performance she began teaching and now focuses on dance classes for women. In addition to dance, Nekeya currently works in the Oakland public school system as a special education teacher’s assistant and is very passionate about using dance to celebrate culture, learn history and sustain physical health.
Afro Urban Society is a creative community committed to sustaining the resiliency, interconnection and unique artistic and cultural expressions and contributions of people of African descent in urban settings around the world. Through original and curated arts & event production, popular arts education and community engagement we create spaces for people of African descent all over the world to tell their own stories. We celebrate the reality that Africans are of many cultures and nations. www.afrourbansociety.com