About Micaya

Micaya is a dance instructor, choreographer and producer extraordinaire.
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Micaya is a dance instructor, choreographer and producer extraordinaire. Formally trained in many diverse dance forms, she incorporates a wide range of diversity in her choreography and teaching styles.

Micaya’s classes are LOVED by many students of all ages and backgrounds due to her exceptional teaching skills and the non-intimidating atmosphere she creates in her classes. In 2012, she was awarded "Best Dance Teacher" by the the SF Bay Guardian Readers Poll.

In 1993, Micaya began producing high energy, grassroots, sold-out hip-hop dance shows in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. Those shows led up to the creation of the First Annual San Francisco Hip Hop DanceFest in 1999 at Theatre Artaud. Now in its 20th year and presented at the historic Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, the critically acclaimed San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest has grown to be THE event that has put San Francisco on the map for presenting hip hop dance.

Acknowledged as the FIRST festival dedicated specifically to hip hop dance, the Internationally recognized, award winning SF International Hip Hop DanceFest is a groundbreaking event, hosting companies from all over the globe.

Micaya is also the founder, director and choreographer of SoulForce Dance Company. Micaya’s choreography and SoulForce dancers have been in music videos, commercials, touring productions, festivals, corporate events and more.

Micaya also produces “Mission in the Mix” every June. Mission in the Mix is a multidisciplinary show that features SoulForce and up and coming local talent and students.

Short Documentary Featuring Micaya by Kevin Morrison

This is a short documentary created by Micaya's student Kevin Morrison about his experience taking her annual performance workshop.

Classes

All Micaya’s classes are drop-in basis and everyone is welcome to come by anytime.

Beginning Hip Hop

City Dance

tuesdays
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Dance Mission

thursdays
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

ODC

saturdays
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Intermediate Hip Hop

Dance Mission

tuesdays
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

ODC

thursdays
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

testimonials

Micaya’s classes are LOVED by many students of all ages and backgrounds due to her exceptional teaching skills and the non-intimidating atmosphere she creates in her classes.
Micaya offers that classic, Bay Area style hip hop that everybody loves. She is an exceptional dance teacher and really makes her classes adaptable to all levels. Micaya’s love and passion for her art is truly something special and she spreads that love to each and every one of her dance students.
Sara Solomon
“I keep telling my friends over and over how much I love Micaya’s classes. She is able to break her choreography down into smaller pieces and guide her students through it in a way that truly separates her from other choreographers. And no matter how I am feeling when I walk into her class, I know I will leave feeling fantastic! She truly inspires me like no one else!”
Sam Roemer
“For beginners and novices alike, Micaya makes you instantly feel like you’re a member of the hip-hop dance community. She breaks every step down so you can rip it up! “
Micheline Duterte Luwick
Micaya’s classes are so inspiring! Whether you’re new to dance or wanting to take your dance skills to the next level, she teaches a broad range of classes to get you there. Just take a class and you’ll be hooked!
Lisa Doran Schnitzer
“Micaya’s class goes from 0 to 60 in 3.5 and it never stops- enough booty bouncing and gyrating to give an earthquake a run for its money”
Sammy Go
“Learn how to do it in the club TONITE!”
Yesuah Bell
“I’ve been taking Micaya’s class on and off now for about 3 years. I love Micaya’s class, because of the diverse amount of people in her class. She has company members, first timers and committed regulars who work it out in every class. She breaks down her routines in a fun, but no nonsense kind of way. She wants people in her class to have a good time, but also expects them to work hard to achieve her choreography’s potential. Micaya also keeps her students on their toes by mixing a v…
Elena Ruggiero
“Micaya’s class is crackin! She cracks the choreographer’s whip and her personality will crack you up”
Sammy Go
Hip-Hop Instructor and Choreographer Extraordinaire
San Francisco Examiner Magazine1999
“Micaya’s boundless energy and sass is GREAT for all ages !! My 8-year-old boy LOVES her! My teenage daughter and I (yup, mommy of 3) have also been able to JAM in her classes! Micaya ROCKS- she is unique and talented and keeps you feeling young and vivacious !!”
Claudine Murray(8 yr. old Casey’s mom)

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DANCE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS WITH MICAYA

3 Dance Performance Workshops- Choose One Enroll to Perform in Mission in the Mix for 2 Weekends! **ATTENDANCE OF ALL REHEARSALS FOR YOUR WORKSHOP IS

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