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’s class makes you feel sexy, cool, fierce, joyous, and part of a family! Anyone who has ever – or never – contemplated taking a dance class should go check her out immediately!
Hope Kaye
“I love Micaya’s class! It is filled with people from all walks of life who just want to dance. The best part, Micaya accepts us all and encourages us to leave our egos at the door and dance. And, we do.”
Irene Holvik
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
“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
“My son has been in Micaya’s class since he was 5 years old–it was his very first dance experience and has stayed with Micaya for 4 straight years now! Every Wednesday morning, Casey wakes up and is eager for the afternoon to be able to dance with Micaya. Her class has given him a sense of pride and opened his world to the love of dancing which has been AMAZING for his self esteem, strength, creativity and also improved his skills in his other sports. We are very grateful and appreciative …
Claudine Murray(8 yr. old Casey’s mom)
“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
Dance classes can feel like a contest. It’s not often that you find yourself in a place where you can feel the movement, get into it and love yourself. You get that here.
Miko Laube
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
“What, you’ve never gone, where have you been at?”
Yesuah Bell
“People go to her class in part for the hip hop but in part for Micaya herself.”
Miko Laube

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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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