Join us for three super fun, family-oriented classes for dancers of all ages and ability.

Stay connected and keep moving with your Miami City Ballet family, as we begin our new online classes led by famed Miami-based dancer and MCB School resident faculty instructor, Herman Payne.

Each Sunday Family Funday class will premiere at 1:00pm EST on MCB’s Facebook page and run for approximately 30 – 40 minutes.

Sunday Family Fundays with Herman Payne Calendar:

*Classes Eastern Standard Time

Sunday, May 31 at 1:00pm: HIP HOP
Move and groove in a class that celebrates the sights and sounds that make Miami the vibrant, colorful, and wonderfully diverse city of Magic.

Sunday, June 7 at 1:00pm: JAZZ
Get ready for some fun, some laughs and a good time in this jazz class inspired by legendary choreographer Bob Fosse. As Fosse famously said, “Dance expresses joy better than anything else.”

Sunday, June 14 at 1:00pm: BALLET
This class puts the “all” in ballet. We encourage all to join in on this family-friendly ballet class. People sometimes think ballet is intimidating. This class aims to squarely put that myth to rest.

Classes will consist of warm-up exercises followed by easy to follow choreography. Learn the routine then host your very own dance party. This is fun for the whole family, so parents, leave your workweek woes behind, gather the kids, clear some space, and get ready to feel the joy of dance!

Be sure to set a calendar reminder and follow us on Facebook.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in class!

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Spotify Playlists

Listen to our Hip Hop playlist below or add the playlist on Spotify here.


About Herman Payne

A beloved resident faculty member at MCB School in both the Pre-Professional and Community Class divisions, Herman has been seen on stages across the globe. His long list of accolades include the touring production of the hit Tony Award winning show Fosse, New York City Centre Encores! production of The Wiz, 9 to 5: The Musical choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler, Hinton Battles’ acclaimed The Id of Bob, and a 13 year run (2000- 2013) with the world famous Radio City Christmas Spectacular. He danced in Michael Jackson’s 30th Anniversary Special and has shared the stage with pop music’s biggest stars, including Mariah Carey, Deborah Cox, Whitney Houston, Usher, Destiny’s Child and countless others. His formal dance education includes a BFA from Julliard, Interlochen School of the Arts, Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, Alvin Ailey, and more. He is an Adjunct Professor at New World School of Arts.

At MCB School you’ll find him teaching Contemporary and Jazz as well as igniting a passion for dance in children and adults as part of the organization’s Community Engagement programs.