kicked off its grand opening this weekend, offering a bevy of lively classes for the entire community of Central Brooklyn, for free!
Cumbe, located at 558 Fulton St. in Fort Greene, off of Flatbush Avenue, was humming with excitement on Saturday and Sunday, as hundreds of people of all ages stopped into the brand-new studio to take part in its wide variety of classes.
From Congocise, to Brazilian Cumba drumming, to hip hop, to Zumba, modern and tap, virtually every form of rhythmic movement was featured in a series of back-to-back high-energy workshops.
The bright and airy studios and friendly staff provide a welcoming atmosphere for children, first-time dancers and even longtime veteran dancers looking for a local option in Brooklyn.
But what’s most impressive about Cumbe is its lineup of master dance instructor’s—the studio has managed to attract some of New York City’s best: Jamie Philbert of Creative Movement, West African dance instructors Vado Diomande and Youssouf Koumbassa, Funmilayo Chesney who teaches Congolese, Baba Richard Gonzales who teaches Afro Caribbean and Daniel Fetecua who teaches Cumbia and Colombian, amongst many others.
Cumbe offers classes for children, ages 2 and older, as well as yoga and cultural drumming classes.
Single classes at Cumbe are $15, with discounts offered for packages of 5 or 10. There are also reduced price offerings for seniors, as well as discounted early morning and lunch hour classes.