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.
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
“All the natural beauty in the world doesn’t replace the feeling I get from taking her class.”
Martin Mass
“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
“Micaya’s class is for sexy people.”
Megan Monsalvatge
“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
“If not for Micaya’s hip hop classes, I would be embarrassing myself by dancing in the car a lot more than I do now!”
Heidi Law
“Micaya combines great choreography with fun music and a teaching style that makes everyone feel welcome and talented!”
Karen Greenwood Henke
“Micaya’s class is fun, high energy, comfortable, and never boring!”
Justine Gordon
“Micaya’s class is not only crazy fun, but it will shrink your ass as it expands your soul.”
Kristin Slye
“Better than sex…..well almost”
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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