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San Francisco Carnaval 2024

The Carnaval San Francisco theme for 2024 is Honor Indigenous Roots.

CubaCaribe will participate in the grande parade on May 26th, 2024 as a united Cuban contingent!

Choreography and live music by

Susana Arenas Pedroso

Ramon Ramos Alayo

Manuel Suarez of CultuCuba

Yoel Mulen of Herencia Guantanamera


When: Sundays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (March 3 - May 19, 2024)

Where: Dance Mission Theater - 3316 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Cost: $200 for entire series. Last day to register: April 7, 2024

Costume additional cost TBA

$25 drop in class - cash at door

All ages and all levels are welcome to participate. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by parent during class and parade.


Want to walk with us or participate in another way?

More info coming soon.


Children will work on choreography in Sunday Moving Juntos classes. Info and registration coming soon!

San Francisco Carnaval 2023

May 28th, 2023 - CubaCaribe performed in the grande parade (featuring choreography by Susana Pedroso) plus the Moving Juntos kids participants.

San Francisco Carnaval 2022

On May 29th, 2022 CubaCaribe and Ramon Ramos Alayo performed at the SF Carnaval parade! 

San Francisco Carnaval 2020

May 16th, 2020 CubaCaribe participated in the first ever virutal San Francisco Carnaval. 

In partnership with CubaCaribe, Susana Arenas Pedroso presented a free dance class for the Carnaval SF's Online Celebration! 

San Francisco Carnaval 2019

2019 CubaCaribe teams up with Dance Mission Grrrl Brigade to present

Conga Santiaguera! Conga is Afro-Cuban in origin and has ceremonial and ritualistic origins. During festivals throughout Cuba, large ensembles of musicians and dancers called comparsas dress in colorful costumes and perform in the streets. 

San Francisco Carnaval 2008

2008 Ramon and Tania Santiago teamed up to choreograph a stunning Carnaval Contingent "Renacimiento Carnaval Contingent". Drawing upon Afro-Cuban-Brazilian traditional and popular salsa and samba musical rhythms and dance moves, the team created a Cuban and Brazilian contingent for SF Carnaval. 

Cuban and Brazilian contingent for SF Carnaval

San Francisco Carnaval 2006

Our Mission Housing Contingent in the Caribbean category won second prize in dance, 2nd in overall appearance, 2nd in Carnaval spirit, and tied for 2nd in creativity & authenticity.  For the first-time ever, popular Cuban dance instructor and choreographer Ramon Ramos Alayo will be leading a Carnaval contingent in this year's annual extravaganza taking place Sunday, May 28 in San Francisco's Mission District.

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