About Micaya

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

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

Intermediate Hip Hop

Dance Mission

tuesdays
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

City Dance

wednesdays
7:00 pm - 8:15 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.
“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)
“People go to her class in part for the hip hop but in part for Micaya herself.”
Miko Laube
“Micaya combines great choreography with fun music and a teaching style that makes everyone feel welcome and talented!”
Karen Greenwood Henke
“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
“Micaya’s class is fun, high energy, comfortable, and never boring!”
Justine Gordon
“Micaya’s class is crackin! She cracks the choreographer’s whip and her personality will crack you up”
Sammy Go
“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
Best of the Bay 2012 Readers’ Poll: BEST DANCE INSTRUCTOR
SF Bay Guardian
“All the natural beauty in the world doesn’t replace the feeling I get from taking her class.”
Martin Mass
“Learn how to do it in the club TONITE!”
Yesuah Bell

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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