Our specialty is Fusion! We love combining different dance styles from around the world and making them accessible to all levels of movers. We are your home for urban, cultural, and expressive dance. Our styles include: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Creative Movement, Improvisation, West African, Egyptian, Afro-Brazilian, Latin, and more!
Our Mission and Vision
Sol Vida Dance! is devoted to creating local and worldly dance, performing arts, cultural arts and educational experiences for youth and adults. We provide a safe space for youth and adults of all abilities the opportunity to express themselves authentically through offerings of dance classes, workshops and special events. We are committed to preserving ancient dance traditions, enhancing progressive dance communities, in addition to youth empowerment and advocacy through the study of the performing arts.
We believe that every person is inherently capable of dancing. No matter how old you are, where you’ve come from, what you’ve been through, we trust that we can bring out the dancer in you! We often say, “We are not your typical dance studio.” We dance because we need to, because it is a part of who we are as human beings. We recognize that our bodies are sacred and accept everyone where they are in their journey. We believe in nurturing self-esteem, self-love, and appreciation, and proper use of our bodies. We want you to feel at home in your body, in the studio, and in the world. Most importantly we want to encourage you and yours to live your passions. Sol Vida is a place where you can be you.
What We Do
We offer classes, workshops, intensives, and special events for youth and adults. We provide choreographic services, team-building, workshops, and are available for guest artist appearances and residencies for schools, businesses, and individuals. The Youth Tribe Company and Sol Vida Dance Ensemble are available for special appearances and performances.
Where did it all begin? Meet April (Axé ) Charmaine