Annual Memberships starting as low as $50 for students and senior citizens. Benefits of membership include:
The space you learn to dance in is very important. The dance room at New Settlement Community Center allows for each student to keep an eye on their form while following the teachers steps. Partner work is also a lot more productive when you have a 360 degree perspective. This is one of the most popular social dances in New York nowadays, as there are plenty of Latin clubs, and plenty of great Latin dancers! The cutting edge of development for Salsa music is in NYC and Florida, both areas with large Latin communities.Salsa works on the basis of Mambo - a pattern of six steps danced over eight counts of music. At New Settlement Community Center, we call it Salsa if the pattern of steps begins on the "one" beat of the music, and Mambo if it starts on the "two" beat. Salsa is a more contemporary name for the same step pattern, and came about when dancers started mixing up Mambo with Hustle steps.
"Baudilio Rivera is a professional performer, dance instructor and choreographer & Entrepreneur. Well-versed in the versatile areas of Latin rhythms as well as Hip Hop and Latin Jazz. He is based from the world's entertainment capital, New York City! He has been defined by others as an inspirational Instructor, Speaker and transcendental Performer. His positive impact has acclimated this young artist in working with many youth organizations such as, "The Bronx Arts Ensemble", "The House of Dance", and the "GEAR UP program of ST. John's University", "Paul Pellicoro's DanceSport Dance studio", and "Peak Latin Dancing" allowing him the ability to meticulously create a curriculum dedicated to instilling values, learning many of the diversities of the performing arts and most of all building leadership development among his students, overcoming all adversities through sheer discipline and dedication, and commitment.
Classes meet once a week for two months. Beginners class take place Monday's from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Intermediate classes occur Friday's from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Member price is $80 and non-Members $96.