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Join the Rhythm of Bomba del Sol - Traditional Puerto Rican Dance

Bomba is a traditional music style, of Puerto Rican and African origin, featuring dance and percussion. It is described as a dialogue between dancer and drummer -- as if the drummer were challenging the dancer to a rhythmic duel. La Bomba is much more than dance - it is a musical ritual which acts like the loom in a fine weaving.  It brings communities together and inspires young people to gain knowledge of not only the fundamentals of dance and music, but also the history of the people within their community.

The class is taught by two local artists, Maestro Otoqui and Maestra Naomi. One or more parents of students participating in the class will also be present to help with attendance.

This is a PTA-sponsored program and is taught in Spanish.

Who May Participate?

Bomba is open to boys and girls in grades K-5, with a maximum of 25 students per session.  If the minimum enrollment of 5 students is not met, the class may be canceled.


Class Structure:

  • 3:35-4:00pm:  focused on percussion
  • 4:00-4:30pm: focused on dance (some students may continue with percussion)
  • 1 class per month: focus on designing costumes, instruments, or related art 


How Can I Volunteer?

At least one PTA-member Parent must always be present to take attendance and help supervise. Parent Volunteer receives a 50% discounted registration fee for his/her child.  Please register for the Parent Volunteer discount upon checkout. Only one discounted volunteer registration is available. 


Time and Location:  Fridays, 3:35-4:30pm in the Puesta del Sol Gymnasium

Please have your child meet the instructor and chaperone in the school gym right after school ends. Please supply your child with an after school nut-free snack (the gym has a drinking fountain).


Attire:  Students should wear comfortable clothes and gym-appropriate shoes.


Session dates and cost:

Session 1: October 20, 27, November 3, 17 4 classes, $100 Register by Oct. 27
Session 2: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, March 2, 9 6 classes, $150 Register by Feb. 2
Session 3: March 23, 30, April 6, 20, 27 plus 
     International Festival Dress Rehearsal Wed. May 2
     International Festival Performance Sat. May 5
7 classes, $175 Register by Mar. 30
Session 4: May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15 6 classes, $150 Register by May. 18

 50% discounted tuition for parent volunteer committed to attend full session. Select Parent Volunteer when registering, only one discounted position available. 10% discount for 2nd and subsequent sibling, select Additional Child when registering.


Payment Information:  NEW for 2017-18 **** Tiered Pricing - Self Selected****

We recognize that families have different abilities to pay and have developed this voluntary 4-tier fee structure to better meet everyone’s needs. Simply select the rate appropriate for your family’s budget. This is completely confidential and does not impact your child’s program experience in any way.

  • Tier 4 reflects the full cost of sending a student to the program selected. If you are able to pay this amount, please do. Thank you.
  • Tier 3 is 33% subsidized rate to help families who can't afford the full cost of the program. Choose this rate if your family needs a partial subsidy.
  • Tier 2 is a 66% subsidy for families who need assistance to send a child to the program. Choose this rate if your family needs it.
  • Tier 1 is a full subsidy for families with children who would not attend the program otherwise. Choose this rate if your family needs it, and please also submit the PTA Financial Aid form.

Financial aid may be available for families with financial needs. If you would like to apply for financial aid, please fill out the Financial Aid Form and submit it to the Principal for approval. The Principal will pass the form on to the Deposits treasurer. All requests are kept confidential.

The last day to apply for financial aid for Session 4 is Friday, May 18.   

Our cancellation and refund policies: http://puestadelsolpta.org/Page/AboutPTA/FinancialPolicy

A check fee of $5 per order the will be automatically added to your online order when you opt to "pay by check."  Financial aid co-pays will not be assessed the $5 fee.

 Please note: Registration is not confirmed until payment is received.



Contact the instructor, Otoqui Reyes, bomba@puestadelsolpta.org with questions about the class.

 Contact registrar@puestadelsolpta.org with registration questions.

Session 4 Registration Deadline - Friday, May 18

Register NOW!!!  http://puestadelsolpta.org/Packet/BombadelSol