Dance Brigade's Dance Mission Theater



***Please note there are no refunds/exchanged for workshops.

Bollywood Performance Workshop

Bollywood Performance Workshop
Get your Sexy On! with Manpreet Komal
July 22 - August 19
Saturdays, 12:30-2pm

$100 for workshop
$20 drop-in (students allowed to drop-in first two classes only)

You may register in advance by calling 415-826-4441 or signing up online at

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There is a performance on August 26 at 1pm as part of "Teeyan Da Mela," an event that raises awareness around women's issues, both young and adult, in India.

Perform and dance to Bollywood's Latest Hit Songs and have a lot of fun learning contemporary "The Humma Song," sexy "Laila mai Laila", and "Kala Chashma."

Manpreet is an energetic, charismatic and fun dance instructor-writer-coach who will bring the best out of you in 6 weeks and help you overcome your fears of learning and performing Bollywood. Manpreet is fluent in Latin (salsa), Bhangra, and Bollywood dance. She enjoys applying these to choreograph Bollywood and has taught Bollywood and won many awards for performances among World Salsa Congress and Global Indian Awards. All Levels are Welcome.

For example of class:
Laila by Rang De Bollywood

Dance Hall Video Workshop with Aimee Z of TropiCali Dancehall

Dance Hall Video Workshop with Aimee Z of TropiCali Dancehall
August 3-September 7, 2017
Thursdays, 6:15-7:30 pm. Video Date - Sunday September 10

$150 for entire workshop
$25 drop-in (allowed first two classes only)

You may register in advance by calling 415-826-4441 or signing up online (click on workshop tab) at

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In this workshop students will learn old skool, new skool, and sexy style dancehall steps which will be incorporated into a final video choreography to the Sean Paul ft. Chi Ching Ching song Crick Neck. Check out the track here. Our final video will be posted to Youtube and Vimeo for you to endlessly enjoy and share with all of your friends and family.

Dancehall is a culture born in the ghettos of Jamaica encompassing music, dance, language, and fashion. The dances generally reflect what is happening the in the streets.

Old Skool dancehall is all about the flow and groove with the music. These steps are not complicated but catching the feeling and the groove is the challenge. In our workshop we be learning many Old Skool dances created by the originator of dancehall, Gerald "Bogle" Levy. Some of his better known dances are Row di Boat, Willie Bounce, and Wacky Dip. As for New Skool many individuals and teams of dancers create steps which can be very simple to very complex - almost like small combinations of choreography. We will learn steps created by Latonya Style, Kimiko Versatile, Stacia Fyah, Dancing Rebel, Outshine girls, Jack Hammer girls, Boisey Black Roses, Kriptic Klique, Black Eagles, Overload Skankaz, and many more.  

We hope during this workshop you will deepen your knowledge of dancehall as well as have a blast learning and filming the routine. 

Afrobeats Dance Workshop with LydRock

Afrobeats Dance Workshop with LydRock
August 24, 2017
Thursday August 24:  6:15-7:45pm

Open to All Levels
$20 Pre-Reg | $25 at the Door

You may register in advance by calling 415-826-4441 or signing up online (click on workshop tab) at

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For the first time in the BAY AREA phenomenal Ghanaian performer & choreographer LydRock presents the most action-packed Afrobeats choreo workshop in the Bay this season. Get introduced to LydRock's  'AfriRock', an Afrobeats choreography workshop which includes various urban African and Hiphop.

Lydia 'LydRock' Rockson is a dancer and choreographer with a passion for contemporary and cultural African dance. Born in Tema, Ghana, raised in New York and Fort Worth, Texas and currently living in Houson, Texas, Lydia has been dancing all her life. A psychology graduate of University of Houston, she started professionally dancing in her freshman year and since then has developed her signature 'AfriRock' style, a mix of hip hop and new African dance. She currently teaches classes to all ages, and also performs with top names in the industry including Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Dbanj and Tekno to name a few.

LydRock's creative prowess surpasses just the dance floor, she also has an eye for fashion and styling. Guided by the quote "I'll rather try and fail than to not try at all", her goal is to tour the world teaching and empowering dancers and non dancers alike to aspire to be more than their current situation while cultivating and spreading the culture!

Follow her work at IG: _lydrock
YouTube: LydRock | video 1 | video 2

Nascidos da Terra (Born of the Earth) performance workshop series with Rosangela Silvestre

Nascidos da Terra (Born of the Earth)
performance workshop series with Rosangela Silvestre
Aug 24-26 (At Dance Mission Aug 25th only)
$60 full series ($20 per class) or $25 per workshop

Samba de Caboclo is a very old style of dance that appeared in certain candomble houses (afro-brazilian religion) that cultivated these indigenous spirits (caboclos). Unique in its melding of African and Indigenous influences, this samba is inspired on the dance of these entities.

"Nascidos da Terra is inspired by the symbology of the indigenous and african traditions. Experiencing codes of movement through a historical investigation connected to the rhythms and chants that permit us to remember our ancestral memories. Nascidos da Terra opens all the possibilities so that all can participate, bringing your presence and permitting yourself to discover the Essence that inhabits each one of us. All of us are dancers of life, all of us dance." - Rosangela Silvestre

This three day workshop series will include (optional) rehearsals that culminate in a performance at the SF Bay Brazilian Day & Lavagem on Sunday, September 3rd. Note: workshops are open to public, students do not need to perform in order to participate.

August 24th Workshop 7-8:30pm Rehearsal 8:30pm (Location: Brasarte)
August 25th Workshop 6:30-8pm Rehearsal 8-9:30pm (Location: Dance Mission Theatre)
August 26th Workshop 2:30pm-4pm Rehearsal 4-5:30pm (Location: Brasarte)

Absolute Beginning Taiko Workshop with Bruce Ghent

Absolute Beginner Taiko Workshop with Bruce Ghent
September 10-October 15, 2017
Sundays 10:30am - 12pm


To register call 415-826-4441 or email

Or you can register via www.mindbodyonline:

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Learn the ancient art of Japanese Taiko drumming with Sensei Bruce 'Mui' Ghent. The Introductory taiko class will cover basic fundamental skills and history which will prepare students to advance to the next level of classes.

Beginners ages 12-adult, with little or no music experience are welcome. Taiko drumming is a rigorous physical activity. Bring water and wear clothes to exercise in...sweat happens : ) Class is taught with traditional martial arts etiquette and discipline as outlined in the student handbook supplied.

For more information, contact Bruce "Mui" Ghent at or visit

ConfiDance Is Key - A Diva Workshop Series with Shonna Chiles

ConfiDance Is Key - A Diva Workshop Series with Shonna Chiles
September 12 - October 10, 2017
Tuesdays, 7pm - 8pm

$75 - 5 weeks
$20 - drop in

You may register in advance by calling 415-826-4441 or signing up online (click on workshop tab) at

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Join me as we journey through ConfiDance in a workshop designed to to redefine your physical presence, empower yourself through dance, and own your sensuality. This series is all levels and will cover dancing in heels, feminine movement, chair work, floor work, barre work and more. Each week we will learn a new routine set to the tunes of the Queen Diva, Beyoncè. At the end of the series we will shoot a professional video highlighting our inner and outer divas, together. Harness your "sexy", be bold, and discover how to be a more confident you - both on and off of the dance floor.

Week 1 - Heels Basics
Week 2 - Floorwork
Week 3 - Chair Work
Week 4 - Complex Choreography
Week 5 - Series Recap, Freestyling, Video Shoot

Shonna is from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and has over 17 years of dance training in the areas of tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. She has been instructing professionally since 2008 and in 2010 entered the world of professional sports dancing. Her resume includes appearances with two different NBA franchises, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors. She has also worked with the NFL Superbowl Committee as a dancer & choreographer for events during Superbowl XXVIII & Superbowl 50. Since moving to California in 2012, she started ConfiDance Fitness and ConfiDance Kids. Shonna teaches Don't Worry, Be Yonce' SF, Chair Affair, and Totally 90s.

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