Diaspora Dance Info

Diaspora Dance Series

six week dance series that will explore the many dance styles of Africa and the Diaspora with a creative collective of skilled instructors who are knowledgeable of their culture’s dance and music.

Students can sign up for the entire six week series or attend any class for the drop in rate to experience any style of their choosing.

The Winter Series will feature Samba Axe from Brazil, Bomba y Plena from Puerto Rico, Sabar Dance from Senegal West Africa and Afro fusion a fusion of  West African ,Haitian and  Afro-Cuban dance to the sounds of live Drums ,Afro beat, Soca and Dancehall music.

Price: $40 for entire series

Drop in: $8.00 per class

All levels are welcome. Have Fun. Get Fit. Let’s Dance!!!                       

The Winter Series : January 31 – March 14  Fridays at 6:30pm  

January 31st         Samba & Axe

February 7th        Sabar  

February 21st      Bomba y Plena

February 28th        Sabar

March 7th             Bomba y Plena

March 14th          Afro fusion

The Spring Series will begin April 4th

Capoeira Angola workshop this Saturday August 10

We are having a Treinel of Capoeira Angola coming to share expertise and lessons this Weekend!
We will have  Capoeira Music, Angola Movement, Samba Percussion and Samba
Dance workshops this weekend. We are also looking to have a small dance fundraiser on Saturday night.

The Schedule is: 

Saturday 9am:   Capoeira Angola movement

Saturday 1pm: Capoeira Angola Movement

Saturday 5pm: Samba Percussion workshop with Caique Vidal

Satuday 6:30 pm: Samba Dance workshop with Iya Silva

Saturday 9pm: Brazil Dance Party

Sunday 11-1: Capoeira Angola Roda

See the link for more event details: 

Capoeira Angola and Samba Training this Weekend!.

Muito Obrigado!


Youth Capoeira Summer Camp begins June 15th

Come out for a FREE youth summer series of classes, teaching the basics of Capoeira.  We will cover the history, the music, and the movements of Capoeira.  The class is designed for an age range of 11-17.  That is not a hard and fast rule…if you are close to that age range, please feel free to attend and participate.  Adults are welcome to come to one of our regular adult classes.  We currently do not have a program for young children.  This will be a fun, active class, so bring your energy and enthusiasm and come out for a great time.

Vivencia de Capoeira by Formanda Colibri

Formanda Colibri invites everyone to come celebrate Capoeira in New York City with a day full of workshops with berimbaus, samba, capoeira and rodas on September 9th.

  • Mestre Paulinho Sabia
  • Professor Xara
  • Professor Caveira
  • Professor Mataquatro
  • Instructor Mortal

There will be FIVE workshops, two rodas, and lots of friends!  The whole day of fun will cost only $80, which includes a t-shirt and certificate of participation. 

Visit Formanda Colibri’s event page for more information.