Learn How to Dance Salsa from NYC’s Top Instructors

UPDATE: We have a new workshop for absolute beginners on Tuesdays at Peridance, starting in August! If you’ve been wanting to get a structured introduction to salsa, this is your opportunity! We will take it step-by-step over 5 weeks. Check out the description below, and sign up here.

Please note we are now teaching at two different studios, and our intermediate classes are held at Pearl Studios.

In accordance with NYC’s COVID-19 policies, both Peridance & Pearl Studios no longer require proof of vaccine or mask-wearing in the studio. Please continue to be mindful of each other and don’t come to class if you are experiencing symptoms or have recently been exposed to COVID-19.

Whether you’re learning your first basic 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 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!

  • Salsa classes for all levels

  • Meet new people

  • No partner required

  • No more excuses!

BAILA Society New York Salsa Class Schedule

Mondays, 8:00p – 9:30p 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 (August only), 7:45p – 9:15p at Peridance

Absolute Beginner Salsa Workshop

This is our most comprehensive beginner salsa class. Over the course of 5 weeks in August, we will learn the fundamental steps, figures, and techniques of New York Style salsa, using a structured and time-tested curriculum. At the end of the course, we will celebrate together with a night of dancing at one of NYC’s hottest salsa parties!

Location:

Peridance Center

126 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

Price: $105 for the full course (5 classes) or $23/class

Level: Intro

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

Tuesdays, 7:30p – 8:30p at Pearl

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:
Pearl Studios – 4th floor, Room 406
500 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Price: $20 for one class; $36 for both Salsa & Latin Hustle in one evening; $15 online

Levels: Intermediate and higher

Format: In-person and online. Register here.

Tuesdays, 8:30p – 9:30p at Pearl

Latin Hustle with Ahtoy & Edwin

Latin Hustle was created in the disco era and has patterns and techniques that are similar to salsa. The goal of this class is to build on the fundamentals of Latin Hustle by creating new patterns and applying salsa complexity to the partnerwork. We will learn how to effectively social dance to a wide variety of musical genres, including beats that are popular today.

Location:
Pearl Studios – 4th floor, Room 406
500 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Price: $20 for one class; $36 for both Salsa & Latin Hustle in one evening; $15 online

Levels: Open (all levels welcome)

Format: In-person and online. Register here.

Fridays, 7:40p – 9:10p

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

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.