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
“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
“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 is like no other! It’s just the right mix of chill, fun, and sexiness. If you haven’t been, you need to go…..NOW. It’s good times and great teaching.”
Natalie (Nae-Nae) Karet
Best of the Bay 2012 Readers’ Poll: BEST DANCE INSTRUCTOR
SF Bay Guardian
Hip-Hop Instructor and Choreographer Extraordinaire
San Francisco Examiner Magazine1999
“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
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 the best I’ve taken. She knows her stuff, but more importantly, she knows how to teach it so anyone can do it.”
Jeremy Templeman
“There is definitely not a shortage of beautiful women that know how to move their bodies”
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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