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This event took place on July 18, 2021.

Open to all levels, ages 16+.

The initial influences of Afro-Cuban dance can be traced back to the Yoruba people of Western Africa. The ancestral dance traditions evolved into different Cuban rhymes such as Mambo, Cha-cha-cha, and Rumba just to name a few. Join Ballet Hispánico’s Lyvan Verdecia in a celebration of the rich diversity of Afro-Cuban dance forms while moving to the beats of the drums. 

Please wear comfortable clothes to move in. Participants are welcome to dance barefoot or in socks. 

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*Traditionally, community classes accommodated day-of purchases after a pre-registration process. This summer, due to contact tracing and COVID-19 health guidelines compliance, we are asking participants for completed registration and payment prior to the day of class. Payment with a credit card is encouraged online. If you require further assistance or have questions, please contact the Box Office. 

Masks must be worn in The Great Lawn Tent regardless of vaccination status.

All participants will be asked to electronically sign a liability waiver upon registration; participants younger than 18 require parent/guardian agreement. 

Observation and walk-ups are not encouraged due to safety concerns.

If a class is unavailable, we encourage you to continue checking our website for released tickets and call the Community Engagement department at 413.243.9919 x166. If you purchase a ticket and cannot attend class, please contact the Box Office as soon as possible to receive a full refund and allow for spots to be released.

Event Dates

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In-Person Event:
Sunday Workshop:
Ballet Hispánico

At The Great Lawn Tent: Jul 18