Learn How to Dance Salsa from NYC’s Top Instructors

Whether you’re new to salsa or have been burning up the dance floor for years, we have something for you! Our team is led by Ahtoy Juliana, who has been teaching and performing New York style salsa professionally for 20 years. We pride ourselves in creating a friendly and supportive environment that fosters genuine connections and great dancing. We believe that salsa is about community, and we work hard to give you the skills you need to participate. Join us!

How to choose a class: First, decide what level you want to take. If you’re new to salsa and don’t have much movement experience in general, you can attend an intro-level class. Our beginner-level classes will move a little bit faster, but are still appropriate for anyone who is new to salsa. Our intermediate class requires a working knowledge of fundamental salsa partnerwork figures, as we will be working on variations of those figures. Once you’ve chosen a class, take note of the location!

  • Salsa classes for all levels

  • Meet new people

  • No partner required

  • No more excuses!

BAILA Society New York Salsa Class Schedule

Mondays, 7:45p – 9:15p at Peridance

BAILA Society Partnerwork Salsa Classes
Beginner Salsa
BAILA Society will provide a thorough and authentic introduction to New York style salsa, also called “mambo” and “salsa on 2”. You don’t have to come with a partner, as you will learn how to communicate with whomever you meet in salsa social settings. We will lay the foundation for salsa, using fundamental footwork, turns, and lead/follow partnering techniques while sharing the rich cultural history behind each move. Our instructors will guide you through the social etiquette of salsa dancing, preparing you for a fun night at the club after just your first class!

Location:
Peridance Center
126 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

Price: $15/class online; $23/class in-person

Levels: Beginner

Format: Online & in-person. Advance registration required. Sign up here.

Tuesdays, 6:00p – 7:00p at Alvin Ailey

Beginner Salsa

BAILA Society will provide a thorough and authentic introduction to New York style salsa, also called “mambo” and “salsa on 2”. You don’t have to come with a partner, as you will learn how to communicate with whomever you meet in salsa social settings. We will lay the foundation for salsa, using fundamental footwork, turns, and lead/follow partnering techniques while sharing the rich cultural history behind each move. Our instructors will guide you through the social etiquette of salsa dancing, preparing you for a fun night at the club after just your first class!

Location:
Ailey Extension
405 W 55th St
New York City, NY 10019-4402

Price: $20

Level: Beginner

Format: In-person. Register here.

Tuesdays, 7:30p – 8:30p, location TBD

Intermediate Salsa with Ahtoy & Edwin

The goal of this class is to create innovative variations and patterns based on a strong salsa foundation. We will learn how to effectively lead and follow in a social dance setting and experiment with styling concepts.

Location:
Changes week to week. Please check here for location updates.

Price: $20

Levels: Intermediate and higher

Format: In-person and online. Register here. Please check our schedule for any class cancellations.

Fridays, 7:00p – 8:30p at Peridance

Fundamentals of Salsa Partnerwork

Although this class is listed as beginner level, knowledge of basic salsa figures is strongly recommended. If you have taken our intro/beginner classes and want to improve your dancing, this class is appropriate for you. We will focus on foundational concepts and techniques for effectively leading and following in salsa partnerwork. Unlike our other partnerwork classes, where we work on specific patterns, this class will provide an in-depth examination of timing, momentum, direction, and connection – concepts that are required for all partnerwork figures. We will also introduce spinning techniques. There is no need to bring a partner.

Location:
Peridance Center
126 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

Price: $23

Levels: Beginner (introductory salsa experience is highly recommended)

Format: In-person only. Advance registration required. Sign up here.

Saturdays; 12:00p – 1:30p & 1:30 – 3:00p at Peridance

Intro & Beginner Salsa

This is our most popular class, and now we are holding two sessions back-to-back, one at 12pm and another at 1:35pm. We will be teaching two levels simultaneously during each session: one for absolute beginners and another for those with some salsa experience looking to review and advance their skill level. You don’t have to come with a partner, as you will learn how to communicate with whomever you meet in salsa social settings. BAILA Society will provide a thorough and authentic introduction to New York style salsa, also called “mambo” and “salsa on 2”. You will learn fundamental footwork, turns, and lead/follow partnering techniques as well as the rich cultural history behind each move. Our instructors will guide you through the social etiquette of salsa dancing, preparing you for a fun night at the club after just your first class!

Location:
Peridance Center
126 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

Price: $23/class

Levels: Intro & Beginner

Format: In-person. Advance registration required. Sign up here.