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’s class is crackin! She cracks the choreographer’s whip and her personality will crack you up”
Sammy Go
“I keep telling my friends over and over how much I love Micaya’s classes. She is able to break her choreography down into smaller pieces and guide her students through it in a way that truly separates her from other choreographers. And no matter how I am feeling when I walk into her class, I know I will leave feeling fantastic! She truly inspires me like no one else!”
Sam Roemer
“I love Micaya’s class! It is filled with people from all walks of life who just want to dance. The best part, Micaya accepts us all and encourages us to leave our egos at the door and dance. And, we do.”
Irene Holvik
“What, you’ve never gone, where have you been at?”
Yesuah Bell
“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)
“Micaya’s class is not only crazy fun, but it will shrink your ass as it expands your soul.”
Kristin Slye
“Micaya’s class is for sexy people.”
Megan Monsalvatge
“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
“Better than sex…..well almost”
Yesuah Bell
“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)

News

DANCE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS WITH MICAYA

3 Dance Performance Workshops- Choose One Enroll to Perform in Mission in the Mix for 2 Weekends! **ATTENDANCE OF ALL REHEARSALS FOR YOUR WORKSHOP IS

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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