We are located at 1924 Franklin St, Oakland, CA
Our Classes
Class Description Day & Time Price

Tango Followers Extreme w/Luz

An energetic, fun and rhythmical class that develops technique & dance conditioning. We'll dance with traditional & non-traditional tango music. All levels are welcome. Short practica follows class. Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm Drop-in: $15; 5-Class Pass: $65 

Tango Barre Class w/Luz

In this class, we'll develop and explore an intensive tango workout. Each session offers an invitation to strengthen the body through drills, repetitions, barre + stretching exercises, and musicality.  Thursdays, 6-7:30pm
Drop-in: $15; 5-Class Pass: $65 

Rhythm & Milonga Class w/Luz

Learn milonga moves and train your speed and musicality. This class is fun to come solo or with a partner.We'll dance energetically through drills and patterns, tuning in with milonga music. Come dance and have fun! Saturdays, 2-3:30pm Drop-in: $15; 5-Class Pass: $65 

Tango (Beginners) w/Count

Learn or improve your walk. The class will be tailored around the requests and needs of the students in the class. This class is meant for beginners or students in the early stages of learning tango. No partner is necessary to attend.
12-12:45pm (beginners)
Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm (beginners)
Fridays: $12 w/o lunch,
$18 w/lunch
Mondays: $12

Tango w/Lisette

Bring romance and fun into your life with Argentine tango classes at Studio 1924 with Lisette Perelle. This is a beginner class that will cover the FUNdamentals of tango. Learn new ways to communicate without saying a word with the embrace, walking, turning and so much more. Come and explore the beauty of tango.
Thursdays, 12-12:45pm (intermediate)
$12 w/o lunch
$18 w/lunch

Hip Hop w/Jenya

Jenya teaches an upbeat, high-energy aerobic hip hop class in a friendly, supportive environment. Her classes allow you to build skills, get a good workout, and most importantly, have fun! Classes are open to dancers of all levels.
 Thursdays, 7-8pm
$12 drop-in, $44 for 4 classes, $80 for 8 classes

Cuban Salsa w/Miguel (Beginner & Intermediate)

In this Cuban style salsa class we will focus on flexibility, style, partnering, and connecting movements to the music. You are guaranteed to have a good time, so come on out and join us. No partner necessary. 
Mondays: 7:30-8:30pm (beginners), Mondays: 8:30-9:30pm (intermediate)  

  Wednesdays: 8:30-9:30pm (all levels)
$12 for class, $17 for both Monday classes, $80 for 8 classes


Salsa w/Garry

Come take a fun salsa class! No partner necessary. This class is just the ticket for both beginners and intermediate dancers alike. 
Tuesdays, 12-12:45pm
$12 w/o lunch
$18 w/lunch

Kizomba w/Emile & Nika (Beginners & Improvers)

Kizomba is a sensual partner dance developed in African countries such as Angola and Cape Verde. It is a fusion of Semba (the predecessor of Samba) and French Carribean Zouk music. Kizomba songs, mostly sung in Portuguese, are generally a romantic genre mixed with African rhythm. For both dancers and non-dancers alike, Kizomba is easily accessible. The basics are easy enough for beginners to pick up quickly, yet, the dance is challenging enough to keep you dancing it for years to come. Kizomba's popularity is growing rapidly worldwide.
We are happy to be involved in introducing it here. 
To learn more about Kizomba, visit us on the web at cartara.com, or on Facebook at facebook.com/cartarapro (don't forget to "Like" our page for future updates).
Thursdays, 8-9pm (Improvers), 9-10pm (Beginners) $12, including practice time

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Capoeira for Kids w/Chipa

(Boys and Girls ages 6-10 years old)
This is a fun, high-energy class that introduces kids to the culture of capoeira! The class involves martial arts movements, acrobatics, music and rhythm.  Instructor Chipa has been teaching children capoeira for the past 11 years in  his native Salvador, Bahia Brazil and is excited to bring his culture here to Oakland, California! Capoeira builds confidence, discipline, and teamwork among youth and Chipa incorporates fun games and activities, creating an exciting environment!  Come and enjoy capoeira with Instructor Chipa!
Saturdays, 12:30-1:30pm (except last Saturdays of the month)
$15 drop-in rate or
$50.00 4-Consecutive Class Card ($12.50/class)

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Capoeira w/Chipa

Adult Capoeira Class for All-Levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced): This class is for all levels of experience and athleticism.  

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines the elements of combat, rhythm, music, and dance.  This exciting and high-energy class will facilitate improvement with coordination, core strength and flexibility. Capoeira is a fun and unique way to explore your body’s abilities.
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm and Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm

Mondays 6:30-7:30pm (beginners)
First class FREE,
Walk-ins: $13,
10-class card: $110,
1-month unlimited: $120

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Samba class w/Maisa

In this class, students will combine the fundamentals of the traditional Brazilian Samba dance with a full body workout.
Students need only exercise clothes and jazz shoes.
If you want to burn a ridiculous number of calories while learning how to dance Samba like the fit girls in Brazil, come to Maisa's dance class and she will teach you the real Brazilian Samba "no pe" technique and authentic Samba choreography. Samba no pé (literally "samba on your feet") is a high-energy dance style that is the most common Samba style in Brazil. It is a solo dance that moves with the beat of the bateria drums. This is sure to be the most fun you will have ever experienced. Just come and try it out and get a great workout!!!

Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Drop-in for $13

Mommy & Me Dance Class w/Margot

This is a class designed for new moms looking for a dance-oriented fitness class, while remaining close and connected to their newborn. The weight of the child strapped to your mid section is an excellent way to center your back and core muscles, giving you proper stabilization while building much-needed ‘mommy strength!’  This class is a great way to have fun working out, while interacting and introducing your young love to the art of dance. 
Wednesdays, 11am-12pm
Drop-in for $12

Fitness Dance and Stretch Class w/Margot

This is a simple, dance-based cardio workout class. There will be a series of choreographed dance phrases, easy enough for a ‘non-dancer’ to feel comfortable. There will be intermittent stretch and strengthening. Unlike an average fitness class, there will be a strong dance emphasis, challenging your grace, coordination, and mobility. Dance makes for an excellent workout, and will leave members feeling toned and energized.  Wednesdays, 12pm-12:45pm $12 w/o lunch
$18 w/lunch

Dance For All Levels & Ages
Tango        Salsa             Kids & Teens     
Hip Hop
     Kizomba       Capoeira      
For information on dance and performing arts classes for kids (ages 1.5 and up), please see Lyric Performing Arts Academy