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

Tango Followers Extreme w/Luz (Class)

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 (includes the practica)

Rhythm & Milonga w/Luz

A progressive class for encompassing speed and energy in each movement that creates an excellent cardio workout. We'll practice milonga drills, and patterns tuning in with tempo and variations on the music. Come to dance and have fun!

Fridays, 1-2pm Drop-in: $12

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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, 7-8pm (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

Cardio Hip Hop w/Angel

A lover of the old school genre, she's no stranger to today's music and artistry. You can expect a regenerating warm up, energizing cardio workout, and a soothing cool down with every session. 
 Tuesdays, 6-7pm
$12 drop-in

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
(Take 5 Lunchtime)
$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 First class FREE,
Walk-ins: $13,
10-class card: $110,
1-month unlimited: $120

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Lindy Hop

Level 1 Beginning Lindy Hop
Lindy Hop is an African American dance that evolved in New York City in 1927. It is a fusion of many dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston. Lindy Hop co-evolved with jazz music and is a member of the swing dance family. It is frequently described as a jazz or street dance.In its development, Lindy Hop combined elements of both solo and partner dancing by using the movements and improvisation of black dances along with the formal eight-count structure of European partner dances. (Wikipedia)

Our Lindy Hop course is a progressive learning style. You will master fun 6 and 8 count basics, that also focuses on technique. You will learn snappy dance patterns which will help you out on the social Lindy Hop dance floor; and dancing with the rest of the Lindy Hop community!
Drop-ins: $12,
4-class series: $40

West Coast Swing 

This class will be a beginning West Coast Swing class with basic moves as well as challenging steps to bump up your dancing. With a mix of fast-paced music and lyrical acoustics, you will learn how to interpret music and express yourself within the "structure" of this dance.
Wednesdays, 12-12:45pm
(Take 5 Lunchtime)
$12 w/o lunch
$18 w/lunch

Zumba w/Jackie

Jackie's Zumba class is a unique blend of salsa, African, and bhangra rhythms that provide a great workout in a fun and friendly environment. One action-packed hour will leave you sweating and coming back for more!
To purchase Jackie’s Zumba Pass at Studio 1924, visit www.fitBodywithJackie.com.
Mondays, 6-7pm
Thursdays, 6-7pm
Saturdays, 9-10am

First class FREE,
$5-$8/class with monthly pass,
$15 drop-in;
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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!!!
Sundays, 2-3:30pm;

NEW CLASS for Beginners on Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm (starting 7/29)

Sunday: Drop-in for $15 or $52 for 4 classes

Tuesday: Drop-in for $12 or package of 4 classes for $44 or package of 8 classes for $80

Intro to Modern Belly Dance w/Mo

Shake off your day, and shimmy into a good mood! We will drill universal Belly Dance elements - with Jazz feet and Flamenco arms included - building toward a solid choreography. Increase your core stability, balance, and muscular endurance while swinging those hips. Please wear yoga-style gear, with bare feet or soft-soled dance shoes. Prepare to amaze yourself!

Thursdays, 6-7pm
Drop-in for $12

Urban Latin Cardio w/Mela

A fresh blend of Reggaeton, Cuban Salsa, Belly dance, Chakra integration and Dancehall... this class will make you feel great! Have fun, feel sexy and empowered... & work it out!!! Mondays, 12-12:45pm
(Take 5 Lunchtime)
$12 w/o lunch
$18 w/lunch

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