New Britain – Berlin YMCA

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!  

  • Instructor: Edward Trueheart
  • Location: Aerobics studio
  • Day/Dates: Mondays February 26 - April 8, 2024 ( no class March 11)
  • Salsa:  7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Dance experience required)
  • Bachata:  8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (No experience or partner required)

Fee per 6 week session:

  • Couple Salsa or Bachata - Member or Program Member $85, Non-Member $95
  • Couple Salsa & Bachata Combo - Member or Program Member $105, Non-Member $105
  • Individual Salsa or Bachata - Member or Program Member $60, Non-Member $70
  • Individual Salsa & Bachata Combo - Member or Program Member $80, Non-Member $80

For questions, contact Ashley Jordan at 860-229-3787 or ajordan@nbbymca.org.

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How To Register for Programs:

1. If you already have an up-to-date membership you can register online, by phone at 860.229.3787, or in-person at the New Britain YMCA at 50 High Street.

2. If you do not have a membership yet or need to update your membership, register in-person at the New Britain YMCA at 50 High Street.


Meet Our Salsa & Bachata Dance Instructor, Edward Trueheart

My name is Edward Trueheart and I've been a YMCA member for many years. I took my first salsa dance lesson over a decade ago and 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.