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Programs: Community Class: Salsa and Urban Latin Class $10
Summer Arts Academy: 4 week summer program where students learn salsa, samba, tap, jazz, afro-cuban, percussion, art and theater. Ages: 5-13
Residency Programs: Our arts education programs are found in various school's throughout Los Angeles where we use Salsa as metapor for respect, cooperation, develop self-esteem and become more comfortable in their bodies.

Mission:
CONTRA-TIEMPO is dedicated to transforming the world through dance. Their unique Urban Latin dance theater brings to life voices not traditionally heard on the concert stage. The company builds community, facilitates dialogue and moves youth to imagine what is possible in the world.
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Much of our energy in 2012 has been focused on fundraising for our dynamic Arts Education Programing that we offer in Los Angeles and Nationwide. With your support we can deliver this life-changing experience to over 25,000 youth,

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06/25/13
CONTRA-TIEMPO has been a life-changing organization. Their dedication to community building is immediately relevant in their dance performances and arts education programming, but is also apparent in how the staff and company members live their own lives. Every last member is compassionate, ... more »
01/02/13
Contra-tiempo is a fine example of the work that needs to be coming out of all arts community. They tackle issues head on that need to be talked about. They are constantly growing their arts curriculum in schools by learning new methods and strategies and being consistently active on-stage with new ... more »
12/28/12
CONTRA-TIEMPO is in their 5th year working with my high school in the Bronx (NYC) as teaching artists and they have not only taught so many students to dance, but have also raised their levels of social awareness and artistic appreciation. I have known the company since it began, worked with them in... more »
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