Sistas-Wit-Style & Associates

Providing You The Ultimate Carnival Experience in the Bay Area

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Sistas-Wit-Style is a Caribbean Folk Performing Dance Company founded by three young ladies; Merissa Lyons(CEO), Valencia Newton (COO), Kianna Rachal (CFO) and managed by Annabelle Goodridge in the year 2000. We are Oakland based and plan to teach, promote, and spread the Caribbean culture through dance in schools, community centers, and youth organizations to fight obesity and offer alternatives to avoid disruptive behavior by the youth in our dance workshops. SWS has performed throughout the Bay Area, the United States, and Trinidad capturing first-place awards in many dance competitions. In December 2006, we received Commendations from Congress woman Barbara Lee, the State of California Board of Directors, and the City of Oakland for our achievements in promoting pride, dignity, self-esteem, and leadership to youth children and adults in our community for over ten years.


  • 03/11/2018 03:00 PM
  • 341 13th Street, Oakland, CA, USA

Come view the costumes for Majestic Roots Carnival 2018

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  • 03/10/2018 12:00 PM - 05/20/2018 12:00 PM
  • 1408 Webster Street, Oakland, CA, USA

FREE Caribbean Dance Classes to prepare for Carnival in San Franciso and Hollywood. Dance Classes are optional and available to all ages and dance skills

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About Carnival with SWS

About Carnival with Sistas-Wit-Style And Associates
Modern day Carnival with Sistas-Wit-Style And Associate is an explosion of culture, colors, and unity. We try to encompass the spirit of the Caribbean within our all-inclusive Carnival band. We parade in the streets of San Francisco Carnival with two giant music trucks pumping sweet Soca music. Our Award winning contingent includes all ages with minors behind our first music truck and adults behind our second music truck parading down the road 300 masqueraders strong. We feed all our masqueraders breakfast and lunch as well as various refreshments along the parade route. There’s a spirit of love and unity in the air as we palance and free up down the road celebrating all of our work leading up to Carnival in true Caribbean fashion. In the months leading up to the Carnival parade we exercise together and practice traditional folk dances with a modern flair across the floor. We end each dance session learning a rigorous Caribbean dance routine which we showcase in the streets and on various stages in costume during Carnival season. We also open a mas camp in which we make all costumes from scratch from arm and leg pieces to our king and queen costumes which can reach up to 10 ft high! Many of our masqueraders stop by to volunteer with helping to make costumes and complete various administrative tasks. We participate in various events leading up to the Carnival parade i.e. King and Queen Competition, dance performances at the SF Giants stadium, Exploratorium, Nightclub showcases as well as Band launches. Sistas-Wit-Style And Associates also participates in Hollywood Carnival. We travel down to Los Angeles in a bus (some masqueraders meet us down there by plane). For four days we sightsee, party, and parade in the city of Los Angeles before returning back to the Bay Area. There are many ways to participate during Carnival season. In the end the fact remains that Carnival is truly a time to connect with culture, friends and, family. Sign up to play San Francisco and/or Hollywood Carnival with us today you can view our 2018 costumes below!
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Carnival 2018 Application

Majestic Roots Carnival Registration 2018

Fill out the form to register for Carnival 2018 with Sistas-Wit-Style and Associates. Please note that your registration is not valid without a 50% deposit and approval from an SWS representative.

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  • P.0. Box 5476 Oakland, California, United States

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