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Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance

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  1. Email us
  2. Phone : (718) 935-9700
  3. Address : 558 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11217 U.S.A.

Welcome to Cumbe, the new home for dance and drumming in Brooklyn, with classes for both children and adults. Our classes are fun and energetic (great way to beat the workout blahs) and we welcome all levels!

Classes for adults range from the traditional (West African, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Brazilian and more) to the contemporary (Modern/Contemporary, Dancehall/Reggae and Hip Hop.). We offer Zumba and other dance fitness classes, as well as percussion classes with world-class musicians. We even have an Absolute Beginner series that introduces first-timers (or those who need a refresh) to a different dance style each month We have live drumming in most of our traditional classes featuring talented musicians who perform regularly in NYC and beyond.

Children love the fun and high-energy world of dance and music whose roots reach back to Africa. Our classes for ages 1 to 5 introduce young ones (from early walkers to chlldren who love to run and jump) to creative movement and rhythm through a combination of movement games, song, story-telling, drumming and tumbling.

Older children (5-14) have their pick of styles: traditional dance and drum, hip hop, acrobatic dance, modern dance with an African diaspora flair, musical theater and capoeira.

We also host amazing camps and birthday parties – for all ages! Contact us to plan a party you won’t forget!

Our beautiful, newly renovated space has 2 large dance studios (with a wall of windows and hardwood sprung floors), music room, a kitchen/lounge area and locker rooms with showers. We offer space rentals for rehearsals, meetings, and special events.

Cumbe is located on Fulton Street right off Flatbush Avenue (near BAM and Barclays) and is very easy to get to – we’re close to most major subway lines.

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