Lessons are EXCELLENT! Joel knows his stuff. The lessons are easy to understand. He does a great job of instilling the basic steps into you. Great bootcamp! Looking forward to attending his Level 2 Classes. You wont go wrong with Joel!
A Google User
If you want to have an excellent foundation in fundamentals, leading/following & musicality, this is the place to be. Joel & Maria teach you the fundamentals of dancing Salsa on 2 with patience and they make it fun! In the advance classes, the build upon that knowledge turning you into a dancer that you never thought that you could be. You’ll look good, You’ll feel good & You’ll move well :)
A Google User
Joel & Maria are such talented instructors. The classes are well paced, even for the complete novice. Joel has a unique style of teaching that keeps you interested and makes the classes fun. With Maria’s attention to detail she will guide you making sure your steps are perfect. Together they are the perfect team that are there for you and make you feel confident and comfortable in class and on the dancefloor. Highly recommend taking their classes!!
A Google User
I had gone through a few instructors and really started to think: I just don’t have it in me. After starting with Joel & Maria I really began dancing. They promote a very comfortable environment in which to learn and are very quick to learn about their students’ individual needs to help them improve. I am actually dancing, thanks to Joel and Maria. Highly recommend!
A Google User
JoelSalsa is the best teacher in New York City. I have taken classes from other salsa teachers but there is no comparison to Joel. Even if you feel clumsy, he is so patient and makes it fun that after a awhile you begin to believe that you can do any dance steps. Joel is a professional dancer but he never makes you feel that you are a novice. Joel sends out video tutorials of what you learned in class so you can practice at home. This is an added benefit to your reasonably priced salsa classes. I am a great fan of Joel. Please try out one lesson and you will become a fan, too.
A Google User
I love Daniela’s Zumba class! Not only is it a great workout but most importantly it’s fun! The choreography is easy to follow, yet challenging and keeps you on your toes. Daniela changes the routine often so it never gets boring but gives you time to learn the steps. I’ve been taking Daniela’s zumba class for over a year and hope to continue with it as it’s a fun way to work out and learn some dance moves!
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you Joel how much the referral to take your class and meet you and, your dancing with me in class how it helped me tremendously by boosting my confididence level way beyond the human imagination. When you teach, you go into the beat of the music teaching us what to listen for while dancing on 2. Then the icing on the cake and what also sets you apart from the rest of the very good instructors out there is that you send daily emails with amazing tips to help us all be better dancers. I’ve taken classes from a few VERY GOOD instructors as well but, you stand out amongst your peers by going the few extra miles to provide us with pertinent information to make us all better dancers. Please keep those e-mails coming with informative information. Your a great instructor.
Sharon Gary, NY
JoelSalsa is the best teacher in New York City.
I have taken classes from other salsa teachers but there is no comparison to Joel. Even if you feel clumsy, he is so patient and makes it fun that after a awhile you begin to believe that you can do any dance steps. Joel is a professional dancer but he never makes you feel that you are a novice. Joel sends out video tutorials of what you learned in class so you can practice at home. This is an added benefit to your reasonably priced salsa classes. I am a great fan of Joel. Please try out one lesson and you will become a fan, too.
Therese Wilder, CT
Salsa Bootcamp with Joel I took the Salsa Boot Camp.
Joel is an excellent teacher, very patient and he really gets the best out of his students. I would totally recommend take his classes especially if you are a beginner or intermediate salsa dancer.
Kathir Kuppan, NY
Joel is AWESOME!!!
I first met Joel in a social when I had no idea what “on 2″ was. When I saw him dance, I was like wow, he’s such a great dancer! Then after seeing him many many times, I worked up the courage to ask him if he taught classes and he gave me more information about it. I went to class and he actually encourages people who don’t know how to dance to dance. He breaks down the steps and goes over anything you don’t understand. I’ve learned so much from him that I’ve had people at socials think I am a professional dancer, even an instructor! Which I’m not but I learned from the best! And that is JOEL! Thanks Joel for everything and see you all on the dance floor! =)
Linda Santana, NY
Like many, I was intimidated about going to a salsa class. I look at myself and wonder where that person is now. Thanks to Joe! He is an excellent and patient teacher who can respond to your every Salsa need. The atmosphere is great and with the help of his sidekick, Maria you are better assisted if you are a slow learner…no regrets.
Joel Edmonson, NY
Joel is an excellent Salsa instructor. He is beautiful dancer with a deep understanding of the music. And he is able to communicate that to the student clearly. I would recommend him to the complete beginner as well as the most advanced dancer; he has something to offer to each of us and he makes the learning process not only interesting but also so much fun!
Jeni Breen, NY
I highly recommend taking salsa courses with Joel and Maria. I’ve never taken dance classes before, so a welcoming environment was extremely important to me. Joel and Maria not only made me feel completely comfortable, but they make learning salsa fun. I participated first with a partner and then decided to continue the next course on my own. Both experiences have not only been extremely rewarding, but I can see a huge difference in my confidence on the dance floor. Some people are born with a gift to teach – Joel and Maria are those people.
Daniella Douglas, NY