Salsa. Swing. Samba. Spinning. The array of top-level adult dance classes in Jersey City is making us want to get out of the gym (or off the couch) and into the studio! It’s never too late to learn to dance and the instruction opportunities in JC are first-rate yet friendly and accessible to all levels of students. Check ‘em out!
Jersey City Ballroom
This friendly studio offers private and group instruction in Latin, ballroom, salsa, swing and tango. No partner? No worries. The instructors rotate during classes so that everyone gets a chance to dance with each other. They also offer wedding dance lessons for couples looking to kill it on the dance floor on their big day, and will help you pull out all the stops, selecting music and choreographing a number just for you and yours! For you competitive dancers out there looking to polish your moves, the world-class instructors will train with you and connect you to competitive and showcase opportunities in the area.
189 Brunswick St., 3rd Floor 201-969-6260
Salsa Fever On2 Dance Academy
Timing is everything. That’s the motto of Salsa Fever’s Artistic Director Mario J. Gonzales and his talented team of professional dance instructors. SFOn2’s accessible yet highly structured dance environment will teach you to become a bona-fide “On2” dancer – trained in both dance and musicality (“On 2” style refers to NY-style salsa, where the music you dance to is counted in 2 four-beat measures). Those of us completely new to Salsa begin with a Pre-Beginner class, and then work up to six-week cycles of progressive instruction, from Beginner to Progressive Intermediate. There’s also Weekly and Monthly Specialty Classes and Workshops on timing, musicality, leading and following, advanced foot work and much more.
83 Franklin St., 201-792-1616
Adult Breakin’ Classes at BboyBGirl Lifestyle
Who hasn’t secretly wished they could breakdance – the American made cultural dance embraced and admired around the world. Well, you can, while becoming educated and inspired by hip hop culture and the healthy lifestyle choices it encompasses. Learn the awe-inspiring moves and motivations of authentic Bboys and BGirls via the four primary elements of breakin’- toprock, downrock, power moves and freezes. Intimidated? Don’t be. Classes are open to all ages and levels. As Founder and hip-hop culture pioneer Henry Vijande aka “RIVAL” simply and succinctly states, “Be in tune with yourself. That will connect you to the beat that matters.” Adult classes are held on Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm and 7:30 – 9:00 pm. You can also start by checking out the Open Community Class, for Ages 8+ to Adults, on Saturdays from 12pm – 2pm.
505 Newark Ave., 201-696-2121