Class Descriptions & Rates
Dance Classes Descriptions !
At our NYC Salsa Training Classes, we are currently offering several levels of instruction.
Customarily, classes are given by a male and a female instructor, so that both perspectives are represented. Take the course witah friends or come alone. Students are instructed as a group with rotating partners. You will meet people like you, who are eager to learn to dance salsa or to improve their dancing skills.
Salsa Bootcamp (Absolute Beginner):
This course extends over eight weeks and is divided into two, four-week segments. The classes are structured and progressive and they are intended to give you the confidence to build your first steps as a salsa dancer.
During the 1st segment you will learn how to listen to the music, so that you can step to salsa timing. This will help you to dance in connection with your partner and to enjoy more of the music, while you learn something new at every class.
With this foundation to build on, the 2nd segment will enable you to incorporate and practice more salsa moves; and whether you lead or follow, you will acquire a better understanding of dancing in sync with your partner.
(we recommend to start at the beginning of the month for Salsa Bootcampers)
Salsa Advanced Beginner
Once you have completed Bootcamp (8 weeks), you will be ready to start learning more complex variations while strengthening your fundamentals, leading and following techniques with the timing.
During each class, a new variation is presented and time is allotted for practicing various steps and turns called combinations. All of this takes place under the instruction and guidance of your expert trainers.
As you master more and more of the skills being taught, you will begin to create fun turns of your own and you will feel more comfortable putting moves together into your own combinations.
(all advance beginner levels are welcome to drop in at anytime)
If you are ready for Intermediate, you are at ease with your timing, have a good understanding of partner connection, and of leading or following techniques. At this point we will introduce more advanced methods, as you are ready to start dancing with more complicated salsa moves without sacrificing your flavor and timing.
To join this level you would have completed at least completed 3 to 6 cycles of Advanced Beginner or already have experience in Salsa Intermediate Level, Drop-in Anytime!
This 8-week course is designed for students to learn the fundamentals of the Modern Style Bachata which has become a huge sensation in Dominican Republic and around the world. The main focus in this course is for the student to build a strong foundation in both footwork and partnerwork as well as leading and following techniques, while gaining a better understanding of the Bachata music. You will also be able to explore and learn different ways to interpret the musical instruments such as the bongo.
This course will get you ready for our more advanced level classes on Wednesday.
No prior training or experience is necessary but beginner students are advised to start the course at beginning of a cycle since its a progressive course and follows an 8 week structure.
No partner required for any of our courses!
This class is designed for the advanced beginner students who want to learn the hottest and latest moves and patterns popular in the night clubs of major bachata cities like NYC, DC, LA, Dallas, and others. Class is designed for a great social dance experience like no other.
The main focus is to build more footwork and partnerwork as well as leading and following techniques, while gaining an in-depth understanding of the evolution of bachata and how it has transcended in major parts of the world. We focus on the musical timing of the bongo, bass, and lyrics. We take all these musical timing and master them to the point where you become more confident and versatile bachata dancers anywhere. We briefly touch on popular modern styles that incorporate all the concepts in this class like Bachatango, Sexy Bachata, Bachata Fusion, and others.
Requirements: Must have a good foundation in Bachata or must have completed our Beginner Bachata Bootcamp.
Music speed – Medium.
This class is our highest level of Bachata. A total burst of dance work out that will challenge everyone from intermediate to semi-professional bachateros including performers. Traditional music straight from D.R. and lots of high energy footwork and partnerwork. In this class we take whatever you know or thought you knew about bachata, to the next level.
The main focus is to explore all bachata instruments timing bongo/guira, bass, guitar, & other instruments as well as lyrics. We also place strong emphasis on the cultural aspects of bachata music and learn history as well as explore rare music and founding father artists still around.
Requirements: Must be an advanced beginner level for at least 3 months or ask Instructors to know if you are ready for this level.
Music speed – Fast.
We offer practice parties twice a month. All students and friends are welcome. Practice what you have been learning in class. Make sure to sign up on our home page to receive updates with information about future salsa parties, classes, workshops, and events. .
General admission for all $5
Prices of Dance Classes and Packages
One Time Trial Class = $18
The one time trial class is perfect for those who don’t want to commit and want to try out one of our Open level classes.
Four-Class Package = $60 ($15 per class)
The four-class package is great if you want to take one class per week for 4 weeks. You can use towards any of our group classes. It expires 30 days from the date of your first class.
Eight-Class Package = $99 ($12.38/class)
The eight-class package is ideal for the student who wants to make a longer commitment and save while doing so! You can use towards any of our group classes. It expires 60 days from the date of your first class.
Sixteen-Class Package = $145 ($9.07/Class)
The sixteen-class package is exclusive for the Absolute Beginner Salsa Bootcamp. This package is ideal for the student who is just starting out and wants to get the extra practice. The student will come twice per week for 8 weeks during the Bootcamp. This package expires at the end of your AB Bootcamp cycle.
Twice A Week Monthly Package = $85
This package is ideal for the student who wants to come twice per week and either wants to learn different styles of dances or get the extra practice of the same dance. This package expires 30 days from the first date of your class.
Unlimited Monthly Package = $119
This package is ideal for the student who wants to have it all! Take any and all of our classes for a very special deal! This is a monthly package and expires 30 days from the date of your first class.