(Updated – Aug 22, 2016)
If you’ve never ventured over the Brooklyn Bridge for some salsa you will be pleasantly surprised by the booming dance scene. From dance schools to socials, from festivals to block parties, this borough offers many opportunities to learn the dance styles brought to this city by Latin American immigrants. Check out this complete list of top dance schools in Brooklyn to help get your hips swinging to the sweet sounds of salsa.
Balmir instructors teaching a free salsa class at The Brooklyn Museum | Balmir Latin Dance via Facebook
With a motto of “Live to dance – feel the difference,” Balmir Latin Dance (Flatbush) will get you dancing to all the popular Latin moves. From salsa and merengue to bachata and cha-cha-cha, Balmir offers beginner to advanced classes as well as opportunities to join their amateur and professional dance teams.
The spacious studio in Park Slope | Dance Fever Studios via Facebook
Dance Fever Studios (Sunset Park)
Looking to learn a few new steps for your special day? Dance Fever Studios specializes in wedding choreography, and can even arrange a professional photo shoot on the big day. They also host a Saturday night party for $15 that includes free dance lessons in salsa, tango, the hustle, and more.
Melissa Rosado performing at a salsa social | La Salsa de Hoy via Facebook
La Nueva Salsa De Hoy (Sunset Park)
Salsa de Hoy dance studio is known for their salsa and bachata classes. They offer classes at $10 per class or you can get a monthly pass for $65. They also host monthly socials to help beginners feel more comfortable in a real social dance scene.
Kids summer dance program | Latin Fever via Facebook
Latin Fever (Kensington)
Latin Fever dance studio prides itself in their ability to teach the classic New York Style: “on 2” salsa and mambo. They offer beginner students a two-hour class focused on fundamentals and techniques, partner work, and fancy foot work for when you’re ready to “shine.” They also have a fantastic kids program for children of all ages.
Nieves Dance Studio via Facebook
Nieves Dance Studio (Williamsburg)
Nieves Dance Studio offers both bachata and salsa dance classes for adults and children. They have a great monthly special worth checking out — only $55 for a beginner dance course.
Salsa Salsa Dance Studio via Facebook
Salsa Salsa Dance Studio (Park Slope)
Located in the heart of Park Slope and around the corner of the Barclays Center, Salsa Salsa Dance Studio is a neighborhood favorite. The teachers are knowledgable and friendly, and beginner and advanced classes include two hours of footwork and partner work. They also host monthly socials with live music and friendly dancers, as well as a yearly Salsa Extravaganza event.
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