We can't wait to see you and share our love and passion for Puerto Rico! A new year to celebrate and uplift each other sharing in the arts and culture!
Learn Afro-Puerto Rican drum and dance, beats and moves with Segunda Quimbamba! We've been teaching the rich cultural folkloric music known as la Bomba and la Plena for over 25 years in Jersey City. Fun, energetic and engaging! This program culminates with Parrandas with Segunda Quimbamba on Dec19.
Classes at the Nimbus Arts Center in Downtown Jersey City will be offered in-person. Open Enrollment for students to register through October 12.
Please read health protocols information listed below for in studio facility safety measures. The new building is ADA compliant and accessible. Accommodation accessibility contact Nanette Hernandez at bmhlcm5hbmRlejg5IHwgZ21haWwgISBjb20= or call/text 201-463-4814.
Dance classes begin with a warm up then the learning of Bomba rhythms, steps and choreography: Sica, Yuba, Cuembe, Holandes and Seis Corrido. We also teach the dance steps to Plena. In addition, you will learn about singing and chorus, call-and-response methods in the Spanish language and the beloved traditions of Parrandas,(mobile holiday party similar to caroling serenading house to house).
Students are introduced to Bomba and Plena drums - all major and minor percussion elements.
We offer beginners and advanced learning to students. Families and returning students discounts available. Adults and Children 7 or older. Family friendly.
Opportunity to attend biweekly midweek Zoom meetings for additional practice, discussions of cultural history, the instruments, the rhythms, the diaspora or whatever is on YOUR mind, community building together in a continuing shared learning space.
Fall Parrandas with Segunda Quimbamba: December 19, 2021
Join Us! Sunday afternoons: October 10 - December 19
Dance Class: 2 - 3 PM
Drum Class: 3 - 4 PM
Standard program fees-
Drum or Dance: 11 Class Package plus Parrandas Celebration
New students: $185
Returning Students Disc: $165
COMBO Drum plus Dance Classes Special Offer: $290 get all 22 classes!
Segunda Quimbamba is excited to share that our friends at Nimbus Dance Works Company have partnered with Segunda Quimbamba Folkloric Center through a Resident Partnership at the Nimbus Arts Center at the Lively. We're working with Nimbus to help extend community outreach and impact.
This program is made possible in part by the generous support of the Nimbus Arts Center Resident Partnership and individual donors.
PLEASE READ FAQs and the detailed COVID 19 Protocols listed below.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Nimbus Arts Center •329 Warren St. • Jersey City, NJ 07302 www.nimbusdanceworks.org • Phone/fax (201) 377-0718
Trains: Take PATH to Grove Street STOP, then a short walk east towards the water on Columbus turning left onto Warren Street, venue at 329 Warren Street. Or Exchange Place STOP walk west on Columbus away from the water to Warren street turn right for venue.
Car: Limited street or paid parking available in the area of Downtown Jersey City.
What can I bring into the studio?
For dance, dress comfortably with soft shoes/sneakers; a limited number of dance skirts and drums are available in class. If you own a dance skirt or drum please bring it with you. Bring your own water, personal hand sanitizer and mask.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Segunda Quimbamba contact is Nanette Hernandez, bmhlcm5hbmRlejg5IHwgZ21haWwgISBjb20= or call or text 201-463-4814
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
If you easily can, yes.
Can I update my registration information?
Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?
Yes with limitations due to health precautions
Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes with advance notice and approval
To keep our staff, artists, students, and patrons healthy, everyone must wear a mask over their nose and mouth while in the facility (Note: Gaiters, Masks with Exhalation Valves or Vents, and Bandanas are not acceptable and will be asked to wear a disposable mask.) Attendee temperatures will be taken upon entry. Students and patrons with temperatures between 98.9-100.2 will be given an oximeter test, students and patrons with temperatures over 100.3 will be asked to kindly return home. **
Please be aware of your own exposure: If you can answer yes to any of the following questions, we ask that you consider staying home**:
- I am experiencing any of the following symptoms: (Cough, Sore throat, Shortness of Breath, Loss of Smell or Taste.)
- I have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
-I live with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
-I live with someone who has been required to self-isolate in the last 14 days.
**In the event that a student is asked to remain or return home, the student will be able to tune into class by watching the live-stream online.**
Nimbus Staff are regularly tested for COVID-19 and are required to wear masks at all times within the facility.
Nimbus has implemented the following cleaning schedule:
- Frequent cleaning will be done on high touch areas
- Daily cleaning of all bathrooms and full facility
- Deep cleaning every other day of entire facility
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Tickets for 2Q Classes Bomba and Plena: Learn Puerto Rico's Drum and Dance Traditions can be booked here.
|Ticket Information||Ticket Price|
|General Admission Dance Classes 11||USD 185|
|General Admission Drum Classes 11||USD 185|
|General Admission Combo Package D/D Classes 22||USD 290|
|Return Dance Student Discount||USD 165|
|Return Drum Student Discount||USD 165|
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