About Micaya

Micaya is a dance instructor, choreographer and producer extraordinaire.
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Bio

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

Hips, Lips & Dips

Diverse style dance class for sexy girls and boys- Heels strongly encouraged

City Dance

wednesdays
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Intermediate Hip Hop

Dance Mission

tuesdays
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

ODC

thursdays
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

testimonial

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.
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
“Micaya is more than a great dance teacher. She is a great combination of experience, motivation, energy, and silliness all wrapped into one extremely unique and wonderful instructor. When you take one of her classes you get the entertainment and a good work-out!”
Heidi Law
“I have taken Micaya’s classes for 5 years in a row and I look forward to them every single time. She is fun, entertaining and very talented. For as long as she is willing to teach, I will be there in her class!”
Heidi Law
“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
“What I love about Micaya in not only does she have the hottest hip hop action going on, but the manner in which she teaches is a fun, witty, sexy, yet concise way that gets people to really open up and move their bodies to the beat. She is a super awesome choreographer and teacher!! “
Heidi Segedin
“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
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 class is not only crazy fun, but it will shrink your ass as it expands your soul.”
Kristin Slye
“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
“All the natural beauty in the world doesn’t replace the feeling I get from taking her class.”
Martin Mass

News

Hips Lips and Dips Class Starting in September

YAAASSS its TRUE! Starting in September, I will be teaching Hips Lips and Dips, A dance class for sexy girls and boys (heels strongly encouraged)

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