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Frequently Asked Questions2017-03-06T15:53:12+00:00

We know that starting New York Salsa classes can be a bit intimidating.  We pride ourselves on creating a fun, stress-free environment for students of all levels.  Below we’ve included answers to the most frequently asked questions.  If you have any additional questions don’t be afraid to ask any of our professors or students when arriving.  We’re all happy to help!

What clothes should I wear to class?2017-09-24T17:38:16+00:00

Above all, we recommend wearing something comfortable.  This means something that you can sweat in.  Even though we enjoy high ceilings and air conditiong, the studio can get a little hot with 20+ students dancing.

For shoes we recommend leather or suede soles.  We DO NOT rubber soles because of the friction and stress it can place on your knees when executing turns.  Over time you’ll find what works for you.  If you have any questions don’t be afraid of asking our instructors or other students.

Do I have to register for the class beforehand?2017-03-06T15:48:12+00:00

No, you don’t have to register for classes beforehand.  All classes, with the exception of our performance class cycles, are designed as drop-in classes.  This means you can jump in whenever it’s convenient for you.  We do recommended that you arrive 15 minutes early for your first class so you can register with the dance studio.

How much do classes cost?2017-03-06T15:49:32+00:00

Our classes are $20/class at both Peridance and Alvin Ailey Studios.  Both locations do offer discounts on class cards but you should be sure to review their usage guidelines.

Peridance Class Prices | Alvin Ailey Class Prices

Do I need a partner?2017-09-22T15:33:13+00:00

No, you do not need a partner for any of our Salsa classes.  Come as you are and we’ll find someone for you to dance with 🙂

What’s the difference between on2 and on1 Salsa?2017-03-06T15:38:56+00:00

This video will briefly describe the difference between dancing salsa on on1 timing compared to dancing salsa on2 timing. The main difference is on which step do you ‘break’ when doing the basic salsa dance step. This is one of the most common questions we get, and we decided to answer it in video form. See more videos at