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    Cumbe:Center for African and Diaspora Dance
    (718) 935-9700
    Cumbe offers classes for children during the school year and a popular Dance, Drum, & Imagination Summer Camp! Get details on everything at: www.cumbedance.com/youth-classes-camps/
    Now you can register for Fall 2016 classes in two Brooklyn locations: downtown Brooklyn and Williamsburg!
    Uhuru with Olatunji Ojore (Free and Creative Movement) at Brooklyn Ballet (downtown Brooklyn)
    For ages 1-2: Mondays from 10:30-11:15am
    For ages 2-4: Fridays from 10:30-11:15am
    Uhuru (the Kiswahili word for “freedom”) is a series of creative movement classes featuring a combination of song, dance, and play – designed to ignite children’s creative voices and nurture their freedom of expression. Olatunji is proud to continue Jamie Philbert’s signature pedagogy and help build a foundation for a life-long creative practice.
    This is a lively class for toddlers who are comfortable on their feet, featuring games, interactive stories, and dance, drum, and song sequences. Parent/guardian participation is required.
    For ages 1-2, class includes 35 minutes of instruction and 10 minutes of free play.
    DATES: September 19 – December 16
    (Make-Up Week is December 19-23)
    There is no class on these holidays:
    Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day)
    Friday, November 25 (Thanksgiving Week)
    PRICE: $195 for the entire semester
    Drop-in rate: $17 per class (we recommend registering in advance to save your spot).
    To see details and register for Uhuru classes at Edamama Cute Cuts & More at 568 Union Ave. (btw Frost & Richardson) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, go to: www.cumbedance.com/youth-classes-camps
    Feel free to contact us with any questions at: info@cumbedance.com or (718) 935-9700.
    We look forward to seeing you and your little ones!

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 07-Oct-2012
    Comment:  On Wednesday, my daughter and I went to Cumbe on Fulton Street for a preview class. It was awesome!September 2012
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 07-Oct-2012
    Subject:  ISO space rental for first birthday
    Comment:  CUMBE has beautiful light filled rooms that can be rented for parties.September 2012
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 21-Sep-2012
    Subject:  Thumbs up to CUMBE playspace.
    Comment:  I have no affiliation with them just really loved it.They don't have any "physical" toys such as a slide like some of the other spaces but they have a tunnel, legos, drums, small table for crafts, scarves, balls, They also have an AWESOME playspace operator that does movement games and art project. My 3.5 year old son was alone there today (they say they typically have 5-7 kids, perhaps when it's not as gorgeous out as today) and she kept him busy and happy. Two nice things that they have: 1.They have a small kitchen area outside the playspace room and a big screen that broadcasts whatever is happening at the playspace to the kitchen area. You can sit outside, drink something (they sell soft drinks and maybe tea too) and still keep track of you kid. 2. They have a class for adults (zumba) that you can take while your child play.The playspace operates on Friday mornings and it's worth calling ahead because they change the times. It's sudjected $10 (I payed $10 for both kids)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 11-Jun-2012
    Comment:  great teachers. and reasonable prices. (April 2012)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 22-Apr-2012
    Comment:  We recently had my daughter's 3rd birthday at a new dance studio in downtown Brooklyn called Cumbe. It was wonderful, and I just wanted to give a shout out for this new business. They have really affordable kids classes as well you can check out at http://www.cumbedance.com/cumbe-news/The space is just gorgeous and we were so happy with how the staff took care of us and the teacher who led a little drum/dance session, Jamie Philbert, was great!(March 2012)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 21-Feb-2012
    Subject:  Dec 2011
    Comment:  My kids just took a great dance class from Lisa-Hazina Green at Cumbe, the new dance center that opened yesterday on Fulton and Flatbush. She taught them lots of moves and incorporated their ideas into the final routine they developed together. They left happy, tired, and proud of themselves. I wanted to let people know because I'm friends with the owners, and I know how hard they've worked to create a beautiful space and to hire amazing teachers.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 25-Jan-2012
    Comment:  My son just started a dance class (for 2-4 year olds on Wed. AMs) at the brand new Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance on Fulton/Flatbush aves. http://www.cumbedance.com/ As a parent who is constantly searching for interesting movement (non ballet) classes for my active 3.5 year old boy, this place is great. Two brand new huge studios with giant windows, a nicely renovated space, conveniently located (right near Nevins 2/3/4/5 and Flatbush buses). My son has a professional choreographer for a teacher and he came home after the first class singing an African welcome song and "practicing" his dancing. They have classes for all ages (including adults) and are making it a welcoming place for parents/kids (such as offering a discount yoga class to sync up with the kids classes so the kids can get dropped off and a parent can do yoga at the same time! and providing a little playspace for kids to color while they wait for their class). If you are looking for an activity for the winter/spring, check out their schedule. Since it's new to the nabe I wanted to share my experience since so far my son is the only kid signed up for his class which is great to get a private lesson but he wants "more kids" to join in the fun.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 25-Jan-2012
    Comment:  Re: Pay as you go dance classesYou might want to check out Cumbe, on Fulton near Flatbush: http://www.cumbedance.com/. They have drop-in classes for all age levels.