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On behalf of Rae Studios we want to give a huge thank you to everyone who came out for our Boombox Sunday event at Equinox Sports Club. We are very happy to have had another opportunity to host at Equinox once again. We are continuously grateful for our amazing students who showed up and brought great energy and joy throughout the day. Thank you for your continuous support for our community, classes and instructors. We look forward to bringing you many more events like this in the future.

We would also like to give huge shoutout and a special THANK YOU to our local partners for helping us make this event unbelievably amazing and for giving our dance community such a wonderful experience:


Check out some photos from Sunday's event below. More videos and content shot by Tessa (@thevision.ofher) to come. Keep checking here for updates.

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Boombox Sunday, September, 2023. Held at Equinox Sports Club. Video shot by Tessa Shanley. See more of her content on Instagram @thevision.ofher. See more on our content on our youtube page here.

Ticket Reservations: Eventbrite or purchase on the Mindbody App. 

Event Details:

Event Hosted by:

Featured Instructors:

Date: Sunday, November 12th, 2023

Time: 12:30pm - 5:30pm Class Schedule:

  • Zumba [All Levels] with Annalisa | 12:30pm - 1:25pm

  • BollyX [All Levels] with Shruthi | 1:30pm - 2:25pm

  • Pop Jam [Intermediate] | 2:30pm - 3:25pm

  • Jazz Funk [Int/Adv] with Lydia | 3:30pm - 4:25pm

Ticket Options:

  • $30 Single Class (General Admission)

  • $60 Full Day Pass (General Admission)

Facebook: Coming soon!

Ticket Reservations: Eventbrite or purchase on the Mindbody App.  

Featured Sponsors:

Little Words Project | @littlewordsproject

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Previous Boombox Events
Boombox Sunday, Fall 2017. Held at the W Hotel SF, See more on our youtube page here.

Previous Event at Equinox | Spotlight with Brandi Chun
Spotlight: Hip Hop with Brandi Chun. View past event recap here.


Meet the Team of Amazing Instructors:

Ticket Reservations: Eventbrite or purchase on the Mindbody App. 

Annalisa Brown

Zumba (All Levels)


Annalisa (She/Her) was born in Castro Valley, CA but holds her roots in Hawaiian, Puerto Rican and Japanese culture. She has been dancing since she was 5 years old with specific passion for latin dance, hip hop and jazz with any sassy attitude in the mix! She became an official choreographer -Zumba®️ Jammer for Zumba in 2013 after starting her career in group fitness in 2012 which expanded to working, traveling and sharing her passion around the world to create an experience through music and movement as a Certified Personal Trainer, corrective exercise and performance. She also holds a degree in Advanced Health and Fitness Science studies!

In 2019, Annalisa moved to SF after modeling in the National 24 Hour Fitness Campaign and being signed with a talent agency. She has since built her business Fitness party 101, started a podcast with international reach and found her specialty in teaching pilates, barre and athletic training.

2021 marked the year she joined Rae as an instructor and has since taught Zumba and fitness formats that bring her passion to help move her mission for everyone to connect to their own inner confidence, mind, body and soul in her classes and training while preventing injuries.

You can follow Annalisa on Instagram @annalisarenfit or @fitnessparty101 and listen to her podcast wherever you listen to your favorite podcast!

Zumba (All Levels)

Zumba is a fitness program that involves cardio and Latin-inspired dance founded by Colombian dancer and choreographer Beto Pérez in 2001. Zumba incorporates four basic rhythms including salsa, reggaeton, merengue and cumbia and each basic rhythm has four core steps. In this class you should expect a high energy environment with easy to follow choreography to form the ultimate calorie-burning experience. Music genres may include Latin beats, Reggaeton, Hip Hop, and Pop music.

Ticket Reservations: Eventbrite or purchase on the Mindbody App.  

Shruthi Reddy

BollyX (All Levels)

1:30pm - 2:25pm

Shruthi Reddy started dancing since the age of 3 and has been an athlete almost all her life. Dance workouts bring both her worlds of dance and fitness together. Shruthi is a Bollywood dancer, wedding choreographer, entertainer, and certified BollyX and cardio fitness instructor. She teaches at corporate facilities, Bayclubs, and hosts team building events. She teaches BollyX, a Bollywood inspired dance workout, at Rae Studios. Dance is a way she let’s her soul speak with the community around her.

“I am not sure if the happier I am, the more I dance, or the more I dance, the happier I am. Either way I will be dancing.”

BollyX (All Levels)

A Bollywood cardio dance fitness class inspired and driven by the heart-pumping, energetic rhythms of Bollywood. The class embodies dynamic choreography and easy-to-follow dance aerobics. Learn the origins and vocabulary of traditional Bollywood dance steps in this all-level class. Suggested footwear: Sneakers.

Ticket Reservations: Eventbrite or purchase on the Mindbody App. 

Jessica Rae

Pop Jam (Intermediate)

2:30pm - 3:25pm

Jessica Rae is a Filipino business owner and educator around movement and entrepreneurship. She is the founder and CEO of Rae Model & Talent Agency LLC and Rae Studios, located in downtown San Francisco, California. Jessica graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Speech and Communications and a lifetime advocate of dance and the arts.

She is an energetic certified Group Fitness and Dance Instructor with a strong background in Cardio Dance, Kickboxing, MMA, and dance choreography. She promotes healthy minds and bodies through music and movement while building a strong community motivating people to move outside their comfort zone. Her certifications include: GF, AFAA, CPA and First Aid, Pound Pro, Cize Live, Barre Certified and has been seen coaching for Gap HQ, Athleta, Lorna Jane, Fitbit, William-Sonoma, Airbnb, Eventbrite, Salesforce, Facebook, Marriott, San Francisco Middle School, Dare to Bare amongst other established corporations.

Jessica currently teaches weekly classes at Equinox and Rae Studios.

Pop Jam (Intermediate)

Pop Jam originates from dance-pop, a popular music subgenre that originated in the late 1970s to early 1980s. It is generally uptempo music intended for nightclubs with the intention of being danceable. Pop Jam is influenced by various dance styles including, Jazz Funk, Hip-Hop, and Latin dance. Students are expected to have basic fundamentals of these dance genres. This class moves at a true intermediate pace starting with a full body warm-up, and isolations into choreography. Bring knee pads for those who wish to do floor work. Floorwork and standing options are available.

Ticket Reservations: Eventbrite or purchase on the Mindbody App. 

Lydia Chon

Jazz Funk (Int/Adv)

3:30pm - 4:25pm

Lydia Chon (she/her) is a New Orleans-born dancer and resides in the Bay Area. She has danced for over 15 years and is trained in jazz, jazz funk, contemporary, modern, lyrical, and hip hop.

She started her dance journey when she was 11 years old in a dance team. She trained and danced competitively with her team in pom-dance, kick-dance, jazz, contemporary, modern, lyrical, and hip hop. She was honored to be a member of the American All-Star Team where she performed internationally. She also trained separately from her team and danced competitively as a soloist. Lydia continues her training locally with City Dance SF, RAE Studios, Full Out, The Company, and Alonzo King Lines Ballet. Outside of the Bay Area, she trains at Playground LA. During her competitive dancing career as a soloist, she has placed in the following: 2012 Junior Division Soloist - 5th place, Marching Auxiliary Gulf Coast Regional Competition, 2013 Senior Division Soloist - 2nd place, Marching Auxiliary Gulf Coast Regional Competition, and 2014 Senior Division Soloist - 1st place, Marching Auxiliary Gulf Coast Regional Competition. She started her dance teaching career in 2018 with Uforia Dance Studio. Once the COVID-19 pandemic hit world-wide, she started teaching virtually through RAE Studios for Cardio Fusion and KPOP. Going back to her roots, she began teaching Jazz Funk and Contemporary in 2022.

Lydia has been part of RAE Agency since 2019. She danced in corporate gigs with Apple, Coldwell Banker, Aviator Nation, Samsung, and Pegasus Tech Venture. She also danced in a MV for Vikas Marwaha - RAAHI. She was a NBA Warriors dance team finalist for the 2021-2022 season and 2022-2023 season.

Lydia continues her dance training in different styles and genres. As a teacher, she continues to challenge herself to create authentic choreography and cultivate a safe, healthy, and challenging dance space for her students. Her goal is that her training provides her with more insight and experience that would transfer into her evolving dancing and teaching style.

Jazz Funk (Int/Adv)

Jazz Funk dance, a super-set of Jazz and influenced by the Hip Hop dance style. This style of dance is usually fast-paced pointed gestures and quick movements. In this class, you are expected to have basic knowledge of jazz foundations while learning quick pace combos emphasizing on feminism and intricate movements.

Ticket Reservations: Eventbrite or purchase on the Mindbody App. 

Darian Gemora

Hip Hop (Int/Adv)

4:30pm - 5:25pm

Darian is a Bay Area native growing up in the ‘fog’ since he was born. He started his dance career sophomore year of high school being personally recruited into Funk Beyond Control a hip hop team led by Darnell Carroll. He has trained with So You Think You Can Dance award winning choreographers Phoenix and Pharside Jennings while on the youth team of Academy of Villains. Darian is an avid choreographer for social change and has participated in many Mental Health Awareness performances with Str8jacket for the San Mateo County. During his time in high school he was a lead in his school plays as well as Director of Dance for the rally committee. His training started with Hip Hop but he later dabbled in Contemporary, Lyrical, and Jazz Funk. Darian recently finished back up dancing for the TNT Boys World Tour in 2019 while working on his marketing degree at SF State. His goal is to inspire his students to gain more confidence and help them tell their own stories through dance. If you could sum him up in a few words it would be funny, corky, and creative.


Work Exchange /Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Work Exchange Details:

Available Positions: 2

Hours Needed: Sunday, November 12th | 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Exchange Rate: Complimentary ticket for event and 3-Class Package

Interested in partnering or sponsorship for this event? For ways to get involved and support this event email for more information.


Event Details:

Spotlight Artists: Annalisa Brown | Darian Gemora | Jessica Rae | Lydia Chon | Shruthi Reddy

Location: Equinox on Market | 747 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Class Schedule:

  • Zumba [All Levels] with Annalisa | 12:30pm - 1:25pm

  • BollyX [All Levels] with Shruthi | 1:30pm - 2:25pm

  • Pop Jam [Intermediate] | 2:30pm - 3:25pm

  • Jazz Funk [Int/Adv] with Lydia | 3:30pm - 4:25pm

  • Hip Hop [Int/Adv] with Darian | 4:30pm - 5:25pm

Ticket Options:

  • $30 Single Class

  • $60 Full Day Pass

Registration is required for this event.

Facebook: Coming soon!

Ticket Reservations: Eventbrite or purchase on the Mindbody App.  

Our mission is to merge the ideologies of popular dance culture by bridging fitness gym and traditional dance studio mentality into a place that welcome all levels of dance & fitness in a healthy progressive environment. Our goal is to provide San Francisco dance seekers with community, growth and participation through artistic outlets of music + movement. Our culture is simple; create a space for dance and community to thrive, water the roots of our passion, fuel our dreams by action, and inspire others to do the same.

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