2Q Bomba y Plena Program for Kids: Learn Afro Puerto Rican Traditions


November 5 - 01:00 pm


December 17 - 02:00 pm

Event Category:

Music Events

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Segunda Quimbamba Folkloric Center, Inc.

Website: Organizer's Website

Nimbus Arts Center

329 Warren Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Jersey City, NJ, US, 07302

Children Learn Afro-Puerto Rican drum & dance in the rich cultural folkloric music of la Bomba y la Plena! Join Us!


We can’t wait to see you and share our love and passion for Puerto Rico! A new season to celebrate and uplift each other sharing in the arts and culture!

Children learn Afro-Puerto Rican drum and dance, beats and moves with Segunda Quimbamba! We’ve been teaching the rich cultural folkloric music known as la Bomba and la Plena for 30 years in Jersey City and beyond. Fun, energetic and engaging! This program will culminate with a beloved Puerto Rican Holiday Tradition: Neighborhood Parrandas on December 17! WEPA!!!

Children’s classes start on November 5 – December 17. Classes are at the Nimbus Arts Center in Downtown Jersey City.

Students can register through November 19. After this date no new students are accepted into the class.

Please read health protocols information listed below for in studio facility safety measures. The building is ADA compliant and accessible. Accommodation and program accessibility contact Nanette Hernandez at nhernandez89@gmail.com or call/text 201-463-4814.

Dance classes begin with a warm up. Exposure to Bomba and Plena learning of rhythms, basic steps and simple choreography done also dancing in pairs. Maximum 15 students per class.

Students learn about singing and chorus, call-and-response methods in the Spanish language and the beloved Plena dancing traditions.

Attend biweekly Zoom meetings for additional practice, discussions of cultural history, the instruments, the rhythms, the diaspora or whatever is on YOUR mind, community building together in a continuing shared learning space.

CHILDREN’s Dance and Drum Exposure Program Fall 2023

November 5 – December 17 – culminates in a community celebration with Neighborhood Parrandas con Segunda Quimbamba!

Program: 1:00 – 2:00 PM Sunday Afternoons~

Dance Program is on Sunday afternoons at 1 :00 – 1:30 PM

Dance: Students (4 – 11 years old ) Focus on Plena, and exposure to Bomba dance

Class 1:00 – 1:30 PM

Drum Program is on Sunday afternoons at 1 :30 – 2:00 PM

Drum Plena: Students (7 – 12 years old)

Class: 1:30 – 2:00 PM

Program Fees:

New students: $125

Returning Students Disc: $105

COMBO Drum plus Dance Classes Special Offer: $220 get all the classes!

Student must be at least 7 years old to register for the combo dance and drum classes.


Segunda Quimbamba Folkloric Center is grateful to the Nimbus Dance Works Company for the Resident Partnership at the Nimbus Arts Center at the Lively which helps extend community outreach and impact.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Department, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs , Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive, and the Board of County Commissioners, and Supported by Public Funds from the Jersey City Arts and Culture Trust Fund, and individual donors.

PLEASE READ FAQs and the detailed COVID 19 Protocols listed below. Masks optional.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Nimbus Arts Center •329 Warren St. • Jersey City, NJ 07302 www.nimbusdanceworks.org • Phone/fax (201) 377-0718

Trains: Take PATH to Grove Street STOP, then a short walk east towards the water on Columbus turning left onto Warren Street, venue at 329 Warren Street. Or Exchange Place STOP walk west on Columbus away from the water to Warren street turn right for venue.

Car: Limited street or paid parking available in the area of Downtown Jersey City.

What can I bring into the studio?

For dance, dress comfortably with soft shoes/sneakers; a limited number of dance skirts and drums are available in class. If you own a dance skirt or drum please bring it with you. Bring your own water, personal hand sanitizer and mask.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Segunda Quimbamba contact is Nanette Hernandez, nhernandez89@gmail.com or call or text 201-463-4814

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

If you easily can, yes.

Can I update my registration information?


Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

Yes with limitations due to health precautions

Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes with advance notice and approval

Nimbus Arts Center •329 Warren St. • Jersey City, NJ 07302 www.nimbusdanceworks.org • Phone/fax (201) 377-0718


NOTE ON NIMBUS ARTS CENTER PROTOCOLS FOR COVID-19 SAFETY: visit nimbusdance.org for updated information

Please be aware of your own exposure: consider staying home. Thank you.

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