Soca dance class at Cumbe
A high-energy dance class with a cultural experience that blends Caribbean dancing with African and jazz dance technique.
This class starts with a group stretching session to calypso music then progresses into the explanation and practice of foundational Caribbean dance steps and movement then followed with occasional choreography.
Many Caribbean movement from the West Indies derived from Africa, isolating the body to compliment the rhythm and the bass of the music. These movements are most performed in social settings, carnivals and fetes. Soca class will bring that energy and in the studio while also extending your movement vocabulary with African and jazz dance technique. This is an open-level class suitable for all age groups and learning abilities.
Careitha Davis is a Brooklyn Native representing the twin island of Trinidad and Tobago. She has trained and worked with numerous choreographers and dance educators in New York while also keeping in touch with her cultural roots under the guidance of Shakira Marshall. Recently, Careitha received her MA degree in Dance Education Teaching Grades K-12 and teaching dance at Success Charter Academy, Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn and now Cumbe!