Each class is 30 minutes long, starting at 1pm and 1:30pm, free to attend, and takes place on the Ferry Building’s South Plaza along the Embarcadero. Register here for free!
Classes will be done without a partner, so feel free to come alone or with a friend.
Open to all, regardless of experience.
About Dance Mission Theater
Dance Mission Theater is an artist driven space dedicated to inclusiveness, fairness, and justice. Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District, we create, produce, present, and teach feminist and multicultural dance/theater, engaging a diverse group of Bay Area artists, audiences, and students. Many female, queer, racially mixed, and culturally specific ensembles consider Dance Mission Theater their artistic home, creating a thriving inter-generational community. Classes range from Hip Hop to Haitian, Samba to Salsa. Dance Mission Theater is also the home to Krissy Keefer’s Dance Brigade, San Francisco’s groundbreaking, social-change dance company and Grrrl Brigade, Dance Brigade’s youth leadership dance company. www.dancemissiontheater.org
Susana Arenas Pedroso / Arenas Dance Company
Susana Arenas Pedroso is an internationally recognized Cuban Folkloric and popular dancer. Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, Ms. Pedroso began her career in dance at age twelve, studying at La Casa de Cultura de Matanzas and at Cojunto Folklorico Nacional in Havana. She danced professionally for seventeen years in Cuba with popular, folkloric and theatrical performing groups. Since her arrival in the United States in 1998, Ms. Pedroso has performed and choreographed numerous pieces that have been exhibited throughout the United States, Mexico, Cuba and Hong Kong.
Pedroso founded her dance company, Arenas Dance Company, in 2004, a company that has expertise in both folkloric and popular Cuban traditions. Arenas Dance Company has experienced much success under Pedroso’s direction and frequently appears in festivals such as the SF Ethnic Dance Festival, Stanford Jazz Festival, CubaCaribe Festival, and Black Choreographers Festival, to name a few. In June 2022, Arenas Dance Company will present “Ada Ara: She Who Is Queen” at Z-Space in SF.
Susana Arenas Pedroso teaches throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including at Dance Mission Theater. For her full teaching schedule, visit https://arenasdancecompany.com/.