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Cuicacalli (House of Culture) is a year-round youth training program, based at Brava Theater in the heart of “La Misión”. Founded in 2008 by renowned international performer Jesus “Jacoh” Cortes. It is an international, cross-cultural, dance-arts educational institution, providing Indigenous, Ballet Folklórico, and Contemporary Dance programs.


Cuicacalli values its mission to serve the diverse community of San Francisco with dedication towards excellent instruction, performances and community programs, for intergenerational students, artists and audiences of all backgrounds and continues to build communities through dance - expanding, exploring and celebrating the cultural traditions of the Americas.

Self expression, confidence enthusiasm, discipline, focus, cooperation, teamwork and positive attitude are amongst the life qualities encouraged in all Cuicacalli classes.

The offering of versatile dance styles give students a well-rounded curriculum of body awareness, movement dynamics, strength, flexibility, spatial composition, and the appreciation for the vibrant cultural rhythms that are the pulse of Latino/Indio life.

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