Youth courses in the practice and performance of traditional Afro-Latino percussion and dance.

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Academia Bembé focuses on practice and performance skills within the cultural context of the Afro-Latino Diaspora through the traditions of

Puerto Rican Bomba, Plena and Salsa | Brazilian Samba and Capoeira | Colombian Cumbia, Bullerengue and Puya | Panamanian Tamborito and Congó | Cuban Son, Rumba, Batá and Salsa | Mexican Son Jarrocho | Dominican Merengue and Bachata | West African Kuku, Sinte, and more

Important Registration Information: * Afro-Latino musical traditions rely on a strong group dynamic. Regular attendance is expected for the progress of the entire group. * Participation in 2-3 public performances is required as a part of these courses. * One month’s tuition is due upon registration and is non-refundable. The following months’ payments will be auto-billed. * Traditional performance apparel and instruments are included in cost of tuition. * Discounts: $25/month sibling discount | $25/month discount for students enrolled in both drum and dance. (*Discount cannot be applied to Teen Dance.)


YOUTH DANCE for Ages 6-12: Saturdays, 11:30-12:30am @ Studio 611 (611 S. Layton Blvd.) REGISTER HERE

YOUTH DRUM for Ages 6-12 - Mondays, 6-7pm @ Escuela Verde (3628 W. Pierce St.) REGISTER HERE

TEEN DRUM for Ages 13-19 - Fridays, 6-7pm @ Escuela Verde (3628 W. Pierce St.) REGISTER HERE

TEEN DANCE, Ages 13-19 - Both Fridays, 6-7:15pm & Saturdays, 12:30-1:45pm @ Studio 611(611 S. Layton Blvd.) REGISTER HERE