Virtual event
60 minutes

June 5, 2021

Part of the 2021 Flint Hills Family Festival

Dancing Familias

Join dancer, choreographer, and mama extraordinaire Ana Maria Alvarez from CONTRA-TIEMPO for her full-body dance class. Designed for caretakers and their kiddos, she'll guide the group in Salsa dance and grooving to build connection and work that radical joy muscle. This class is best for ages 3 and up, and all levels are welcome!


CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold, multilingual dance company based in Los Angeles. Founded and directed by Ana Maria Alvarez in 2005, the company's work is rooted in Salsa and Afro-Cuban dance and draws from Hip-Hop, urban and contemporary dance-theater. Called "the new face of Los Angeles dance" by the Los Angeles Times, the company brings to life voices that are not traditionally heard on the concert stage. CONTRA-TIEMPO's rich tapestry of professional performers, many with immigrant or first generation backgrounds, work directly with the company's dance training programs for youth, pre-professional summer intensives, training arts educators and community engagement in art making. Their repertory has been presented in the United States and Latin America. As a part of DanceMotion USA, CONTRA-TIEMPO members toured to South America as Dance Ambassadors in 2014.

How to access the event

First, click on Register and follow the instructions. (You will need to do this well in advance of the class time, and it can be done prior to the date of the class.)

You will receive an email invitation to “Join Zoom Meeting” with a link. On the morning of the event, please click on the link and follow the prompts to join the Zoom Meeting. We ask that you join the class five minutes early so that everyone is connected and ready to dance at the 11am start time.

For a video demonstration of how to join a meeting, view this short Zoom tutorial. Please note that participants will need to use the Zoom desktop client or mobile app. They will not be able to join using the web client.

Zoom access information will be sent to the email address you submitted with your RSVP. If you don't receive the email, please contact our Ticket Office via for assistance.