On summer evenings, the High Line transforms from a park to an open-air dance floor. This year, we are bringing it back! New Yorkers are invited to come together to enjoy the sounds of local legends and learn dance moves from the masters. Whether you’re an experienced salsa dancer or just excited to learn, join us for ¡Arriba! and see why it’s the High Line’s longest-running community program.
On July 14, ¡Arriba! will officially return with salsa lessons brought to you by Antonio Doza & Doza Dance Company (6:30 – 7pm), followed by a live Afro-Cuban rumba performance by New York’s own La Rumba de La MUSA (7 – 8pm) and an international cross section of dance music played by DJ Mickey Pérez for the rest of the evening.
Advance registration is encouraged. Walk-ups are welcome.RSVP
6–6:30pm | International dance music set by DJ Mickey Pérez
6:30–7pm | Salsa lessons by Antonio Doza & Doza Dance Company
7–8pm | Live Afro-Cuban rumba performance by La Rumba de La MUSA
8–9pm | International dance music set by DJ Mickey Pérez
DJ Mickey Pérez
Chicago-born and Miami-raised, Mickey Pérez is a first-generation American of Cuban and Ecuadorian descent who’s been putting down the funkiest rhythms on New York City dance floors since 2008. A Brooklyn resident since 2002, Mickey represents and presents a non-commercial, diasporic sound irrespective of national borders, spanning many different styles of dance music across Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Brasil, and Black America. Mickey currently has a regular monthly show on NYC’s The Lot Radio titled Bebop Porú which runs concurrently as a monthly to bi-monthly dance party in Brooklyn, Miami, and Mexico City. He also recently launched a community-based summer music series for all ages called Public Service that runs monthly in neighborhood parks in Bed-Stuy and Bushwick in Brooklyn.
La Rumba de la MUSA
La Rumba de la MUSA is a diasporic collective of artists who gather around the voice of the Caribbean drum. The multi-generational group counts members from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Chile, Panama, Colombia, and the US, and performs traditional Afro-Cuban rumba, a musical form with roots in the African and European musical traditions that coalesced in Cuba sometime around the end of the 19th century. Though there are strict rules that govern the structure of rumba, it is a highly improvisatory and nuanced musical form in which the singers, drummers, and dancers co-create each musical moment.
Antonio Doza & Doza Dance Company
Antonio Doza is a dancer, actor, and model based in New York City. Known for his captivating performance presence and clear precise technique, Antonio brings so much heat to the stage that he guarantees all eyes are on him.
As an educator, he brings an intriguing style with his amazing spinning, isolation, body movement, styling, lead and following skills, and exquisite technique to his workshops and classes. He co-stars in the hit movie “SHINE” and is featured in numerous music videos by many top-name Latin commercial artists. Antonio has traveled throughout the world teaching, performing, and showing off his talents.
Antonio Doza is the principal founder of Doza Dance Co., bringing his knowledge of the business and professional dance experience to students around the globe. “Doza Dance” features over 80 dancers worldwide, including but not limited to an All Women Team (Lindas De Doza), All Men Team (Team HÈLLO), and CoEd Teams (DDC). His teams are based on presence, elegance, technical development, and self-growth. Doza provides an all-around lifestyle for his teams.
Guardian is the Lead Wellness Sponsor of the High Line.
High Line Programs and accessibility are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.
Major support for High Line Community Engagement Programs is provided by Denise Littlefield Sobel, Sarah Min and Matt Pincus, and Susan and Stephen Scherr.