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 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 dance classes is the best form of therapy!
Joanna Haas
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
Best instructor, hottest choreography and funnest classes and workshops ever!!! No matter what state of mind I am in when entering her class, I always leave feeling happy, grounded, inspired, and confident. So much more than an instructor, she has been a mentor and role model to me and everyone she has touched within the dance community. With a hilarious sense of humor and a genuine passion for what she does, she has a way of making you feel comfortable at any level of experience. Come dance your heart out and laugh your booty off with the one and only Micaya and see for yourself!
Lily Allen
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
Creativity takes courage! Thank You Micaya for always inspiring me to be brave, teach, learn, and grow. Micaya provides great Dance Education for pre-professional artists. You can see for yourself the way her students build connections in the studio but don’t require them when it is time to dance.
Ashley Foston
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 makes hip hop approachable, ‘what you can do in the club’ . . . but I find myself doing it in my bathroom mirror because I’m still not over it after class.”
Miko Laube
“People go to her class in part for the hip hop but in part for Micaya herself.”
Miko Laube
“Even in a class of a hundred, Micaya has a way of teaching that makes you feel like she’s talking directly to you. Every person feels included and important and no one gets left behind.”
Miko Laube

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