We offer arts and language classes every day of the week for both children and adults. If you want to offer a new class not already on our schedule, please call, email, or come by Tuesday through Friday between 1 and 5pm to share your ideas. We have small, medium, and large spaces available for teaching artists to rent for classes.

Adult Classes

Dance Classes

Interested in Teaching or Taking a Class Here?

E-mail: info@lapena.org


Adult Afro-Peruvian Dance and Cajon Class
Saturdays 12:00-2:00pm |  $10 ea with bundle of 5 or $15 drop-in
Instructors: Gabriela Shiroma (Dance) and Peta Robles (Cajon) | Location: Community Room
For more information: gabriela.shiroma@edd.ca.gov


Argentine Tango Class
Thursdays: 8:00-9:30pm | $12 drop in / $40 class card for 4 classes
Instructors: Gigi & Warren Jensen | Location: Theatre
For more information:  tango@tangoandmore.org

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Blues Dance with Sundance Blues
Wednesdays 7:00-12:00am Sliding scale $6-$16 for practice, drop-in, and social dance
Instructors: Rotating Instructors | Location: Theater
For more information: http://www.sundownblues.com/contact.html


Bomba, Afro-Puerto Rican Dance
Sundays 1:00-3:00pm | $15 per class
Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater
For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com


Capoeira Angola
Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm $10 per class
Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt | Location: Community Room
For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com

WA dance

West African Dance Class with Alhassane Camara
Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm | $15 Adults, $10 Youth
Instructor: Alhassane Camara and Mory Fofana | Location: Theatre
For more information: koromory1@yahoo.com

Language Courses

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Spanish For Everyone with Gigi Jensen
Tuesdays: 7:30-9pm | $135 course
Wednesdays: 10:30-12:00pm | $50 for four class bundle or $15 ea drop in
Instructor: Gigi Jensen | Location: Lounge
For more information: spanish@tangoandmore.org
For purchasing info, visit  www.tangoandmore.org 


Brazilian-Portuguese Lessons
Wednesdays: 6:30pm – 8:00pm $10 ea for 5 class bundle or $15 drop-in
Acacia Woods Chan | Location: Lounge
For more information:

Music/Instrument Lessons


Discover the Guitar
Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm $20 per class or $160 for 9 classes
Instructor: Khalil Abdullah | Location: Back Classroom
For more information: brotherkhalilmusic@gmail.com

Latin American Songbook
Mondays 6:30-8:30pm $350 for 12 week session
Instructor: Maria Marquez| Location: Theater Space
For more information: orinokia@mariamarquez.com


Latin Jazz Orchestra
Mondays 8:30-10:30pm $15 per class
Instructor: Josh Jones | Location: Theater
For more information: joshjonesdrums@yahoo.com


Puerto Rican Rhythms and Songs
7:00-8:30pm | $15 drop in (sliding scale available)
Instructor: Hector Lugo | Location: Lounge
For more information: hectorlugo65@gmail.com


Son Jarocho Workshops
Wednesdays 7:00-9:00pm $15-$20 sliding scale
Instructors: María de la Rosa & guest instructors | Location: Community Room
For more information: mariadlr4@gmail.com


West African Drum Technique with Mory Fofana (Community Room)
Saturdays 6:30-7:30pm | $15 Per class
Instructor: Mory Fofana | Location: Community Room
For more information: kameshafofana@gmail.com

Children’s Classes


Vocals for Kids!
Mondays 6:00-7:15pm $10/class
Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room
For more information: galeygrl@earthlink.net


Bomba Percussion & Dance Youth Workshop
Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm $12/class, discount if trimester paid in full
Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater
For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com


Rockin’ Kids Sing Along
Fridays 10:30-11:30am Sliding scale $10-20 per family/class
Instructors: Stephanie Pepitone | Location: Theater
For more information: stephaniepepitone@gmail.com


Huarangitos Ensemble
Saturdays 1:00-2:00pm Contact instructor for pricing
Instructors: Gabriela Shiroma & Peta Robles | Location: Theater
For more information: gabriela.shiroma@edd.ca.gov


Kid’s Club with Mariela Music Time
Thursdays 10:30-11:15am| $12/class $60/six classes
Instructors: Mariela Herrera | Location: Theater
For more information: mariela.arts@gmail.com