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La Peña Cultural Center

3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
510-849-2568

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September 2017

Kizomba Dance Class

September 19 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermediate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Son Jarocho

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa For more information: mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels…

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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays at 4pm $15 Drop-in class  / $12 per class for trimester (13-15 classes) / Sibling discount available! Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history,…

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Capoeira Angola

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on , repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

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Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Monthly Salsa Party and Dance Class

September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until November 27, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Door cover: $5 (Cash Only.) Attention Aspiring Salsa Dancers (beginners encouraged)! Come brush up on your salsa dancing skills at Orquesta La Peña's Monthly Salsa Party and Dance Class the last Monday of every month! (Beginners Encouraged! All levels welcome!) The evening starts off with a FREE beginners salsa dance class from 8pm-9pm! Followed by TWO sets of LIVE SALSA MUSIC by Orquesta La Peña - directed by Josh Jones - from 9pm-11pm! The band will perform songs from your…

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Kizomba Dance Class

September 26 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermediate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Son Jarocho

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa For more information: mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels…

Find out more »

Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays at 4pm $15 Drop-in class  / $12 per class for trimester (13-15 classes) / Sibling discount available! Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history,…

Find out more »

Capoeira Angola

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
+ Google Map

Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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October 2017

Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on , repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

Find out more »

Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

Find out more »

Kizomba Dance Class

October 3 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermediate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Son Jarocho

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa For more information: mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels…

Find out more »

Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays at 4pm $15 Drop-in class  / $12 per class for trimester (13-15 classes) / Sibling discount available! Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history,…

Find out more »

Capoeira Angola

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on , repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

Find out more »

Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

Find out more »

Kizomba Dance Class

October 10 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermediate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

Find out more »

Capoeira Angola

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Son Jarocho

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa For more information: mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels…

Find out more »

Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

October 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays at 4pm $15 Drop-in class  / $12 per class for trimester (13-15 classes) / Sibling discount available! Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history,…

Find out more »

Capoeira Angola

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

Find out more »

Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on , repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

Find out more »

Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

Find out more »

Kizomba Dance Class

October 17 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermediate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

Find out more »

Capoeira Angola

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Son Jarocho

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa For more information: mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels…

Find out more »

Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays at 4pm $15 Drop-in class  / $12 per class for trimester (13-15 classes) / Sibling discount available! Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history,…

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Fandango Jarocho – Son Jarocho Jam Session

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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FREE - Donations of any size are welcome and greatly appreciated! Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance! There is no entrance fee, but any monetary donations are accepted in support of programming at La Peña.Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.It is a lyrical…

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Capoeira Angola

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on , repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

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Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Kizomba Dance Class

October 24 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermediate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Son Jarocho

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa For more information: mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels…

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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays at 4pm $15 Drop-in class  / $12 per class for trimester (13-15 classes) / Sibling discount available! Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history,…

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Capoeira Angola

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on , repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

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Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Monthly Salsa Party and Dance Class

October 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until November 27, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Door cover: $5 (Cash Only.) Attention Aspiring Salsa Dancers (beginners encouraged)! Come brush up on your salsa dancing skills at Orquesta La Peña's Monthly Salsa Party and Dance Class the last Monday of every month! (Beginners Encouraged! All levels welcome!) The evening starts off with a FREE beginners salsa dance class from 8pm-9pm! Followed by TWO sets of LIVE SALSA MUSIC by Orquesta La Peña - directed by Josh Jones - from 9pm-11pm! The band will perform songs from your…

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Kizomba Dance Class

October 31 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermediate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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November 2017

Son Jarocho

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa For more information: mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels…

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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

November 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays at 4pm $15 Drop-in class  / $12 per class for trimester (13-15 classes) / Sibling discount available! Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history,…

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Capoeira Angola

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on , repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

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Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Kizomba Dance Class

November 7 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermediate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Son Jarocho

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa For more information: mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels…

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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

November 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays at 4pm $15 Drop-in class  / $12 per class for trimester (13-15 classes) / Sibling discount available! Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history,…

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Capoeira Angola

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on , repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

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Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Kizomba Dance Class

November 14 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermediate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Son Jarocho

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa For more information: mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels…

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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays at 4pm $15 Drop-in class  / $12 per class for trimester (13-15 classes) / Sibling discount available! Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history,…

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Fandango Jarocho – Son Jarocho Jam Session

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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FREE - Donations of any size are welcome and greatly appreciated! Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance! There is no entrance fee, but any monetary donations are accepted in support of programming at La Peña.Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.It is a lyrical…

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Capoeira Angola

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on , repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

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Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

Find out more »

Kizomba Dance Class

November 21 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermediate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Son Jarocho

November 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa For more information: mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels…

Find out more »

Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays at 4pm $15 Drop-in class  / $12 per class for trimester (13-15 classes) / Sibling discount available! Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history,…

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Capoeira Angola

November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

November 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

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Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Monthly Salsa Party and Dance Class

November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Door cover: $5 (Cash Only.) Attention Aspiring Salsa Dancers (beginners encouraged)! Come brush up on your salsa dancing skills at Orquesta La Peña's Monthly Salsa Party and Dance Class the last Monday of every month! (Beginners Encouraged! All levels welcome!) The evening starts off with a FREE beginners salsa dance class from 8pm-9pm! Followed by TWO sets of LIVE SALSA MUSIC by Orquesta La Peña - directed by Josh Jones - from 9pm-11pm! The band will perform songs from your…

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Kizomba Dance Class

November 28 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermediate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Son Jarocho

November 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa For more information: mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels…

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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

November 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays at 4pm $15 Drop-in class  / $12 per class for trimester (13-15 classes) / Sibling discount available! Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history,…

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December 2017

Capoeira Angola

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

December 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on , repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

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Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Kizomba Dance Class

December 5 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermediate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Son Jarocho

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa For more information: mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels…

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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

December 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays at 4pm $15 Drop-in class  / $12 per class for trimester (13-15 classes) / Sibling discount available! Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history,…

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Capoeira Angola

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on , repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

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Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Kizomba Dance Class

December 12 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermediate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Son Jarocho

December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa For more information: mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels…

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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

December 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays at 4pm $15 Drop-in class  / $12 per class for trimester (13-15 classes) / Sibling discount available! Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history,…

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Fandango Jarocho – Son Jarocho Jam Session

December 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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FREE - Donations of any size are welcome and greatly appreciated! Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance! There is no entrance fee, but any monetary donations are accepted in support of programming at La Peña.Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.It is a lyrical…

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Capoeira Angola

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on , repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

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Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

December 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Kizomba Dance Class

December 19 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermediate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Instructor: Sergio Bitencourt For more information: sergiobitencourt81@gmail.com Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and…

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Son Jarocho

December 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa For more information: mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels…

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