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

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.
“Dancing with Micaya you get to learn new things and learning is fun because Micaya teaches us great new dances and super fun dance games! ”
Casey Murray (age 8)
“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
“Micaya’s class is not only crazy fun, but it will shrink your ass as it expands your soul.”
Kristin Slye
“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 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’s class is fun, high energy, comfortable, and never boring!”
Justine Gordon
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
“There is definitely not a shortage of beautiful women that know how to move their bodies”
Yesuah Bell
Hip-Hop Instructor and Choreographer Extraordinaire
San Francisco Examiner Magazine1999
“What, you’ve never gone, where have you been at?”
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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