Salsa and Bachata
Virtual Dance Demos
We are all missing our Salsa and Bachata lessons. Here are some videos from our instructor Ed Trueheart to keep you dancing while you are at home while we are temporarily closed.
The New Britain YMCA is offering Salsa Lessons and Bachata Lessons for anyone ages 18 and over. Sign up on your own or sign up as a couple. Dance is great to work on flexibility, posture and coordination. It is also a fun and exciting way to keep in shape!
The New Britain YMCA is offering Salsa and Bachata lessons for anyone ages 18 and over! Sign up on your own or sign up as a couple! Dance is great to work on flexibility, posture and coordination. It is also a fun and exciting way to keep in shape!
- Monday evenings
Level 2 students 7:20PM-9PM
February 24th - April 6th
- Thursday evenings
Beginner I students 6pm-7pm
Beginner II students 7pm-8:15pm
Lower Level Yoga Studio
February 27th- April 6th
- Please note Monday April 6th will be a combined class of all of the students.
- Fee: Individual Member $35
Individual Non-Member $45
Member Couple $70
Non-Member Couple $80
- Register: At the New Britain YMCA, 50 High Street, New Britain
Meet our Salsa and Bachata Dance Instructor Edward Trueheart
My name is Edward Trueheart and I've been a YMCA member for nearly thirteen years. About 10 years ago I took my first salsa dance lesson. I've been dancing ever since.
The technical and timing components of dancing became challenging to me. Throughout the years I have had the pleasure of being professionally trained by various instructors from CT to NY. I'm currently working on my fifth style called "kizomba".
About four years ago I decided to share my passion and dancing experiences with others. I began teaching basic concepts of salsa on 1, salsa on 2, infused bachata (modern + Dominican) merengue/cha-cha styles.
Bachata, a dance originating in the Dominican Republic, is one of the hottest dances around and has become increasingly popular worldwide. I will be teaching an infusion of traditional, modern and sensual styles of bachata. You will learn various components of this dance which includes partner work, turn patterns and fancy footwork called shines. This class will be designed for all levels of dance. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned dancer this class will be fun as well as challenging. So come join us with or without a partner.
Dancing is such a great physical, social, emotional activity that can relieve a ton of stress. I promise this journey will be very fun and challenging. I'll be there to help guide you every dance step along the way so let's dance!Contact the New Britain - Berlin YMCA ›