Dance

Youth Dance Lessons

Let's dance! Register now for our dance classes. These classes meet on Saturday mornings in the Aerobics Studio at the New Britain YMCA.

Fall: November 18 - December 30, 2017

  • Tiny Tots (Ages 3-4) 10:00 a.m. -10:45 a.m.
    Introducing young dancers to transitional movement to help with dance and sports.
  • Beginners (Ages 5-7) 10:45 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
    Dancers that want to learn fundamentals and build a foundation of proper dance technique.
  • Intermediate (Ages 8+) 11:30 a.m. -12:15 a.m.
    Dancers that want to explore their movement quality through the foundations and many techniques of dance.
  • Fees:
    Full Member $35
    Program Member: $40
    Non-Member: $45
  • Location: 50 High Street, New Britain, CT 06051
  • Contact: Ashley Jordan with any questions at 860.229.3787 x145 or ajordan@nbbymca.org

Adult Dance Lessons- Salsa and Bachata Lessons

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!

Salsa

  • September 18 -October 30, 2017
  • Monday evenings 7:20PM-8:20PM
  • Individual Member $30 
  • Individual Non-Member $40 
  • Member Couple $65
  • Non-Member Couple $75 

Bachata

  • September 21 - November 2, 2017
  • Thursday evenings 7:40 PM-8:40 PM
  • Individual Member $30
  • Individual Non-Member $40
  • Member Couple $65
  • Non-Member Couple $75

Salsa/Bachata Individual Combo $50 (For everyone)

Salsa/Bachata Couple Combo $65 (For everyone) 

  • Register: At the New Britain YMCA

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!


The YMCA also offers dance lessons in Meriden at the Meriden YMCA Dance Academy. To learn more, click here. 

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