Published On: Fri, Aug 1st, 2008

Urban Jibaro enlists in a “Salsa Boot Camp”

CollageOk Mi Gente…so here is an update to my post entitled I am trading my bowl of tortilla chips and salsa dip for dipping chicks to the beat of Salsa…”

I am happy to announce that I found the school of choice and the best thing about this is that it is in my old stomping grounds…the neighborhood I claim, Cypress Hills.

I did not only pick this school because they are very good at what they do…but because of their deep connection with the community that surrounds them…many of our Sofrito and Capicu supporters emailed me almost immediately after I posted the blog to pitch this school to me…I did not see the same passion from people recommending other schools.

 I will be sharing more about my Salsa Bootcamp experience with Melody, founder of Dance Atlantic…she is so down to earth and I thank her sincerley for allowing us to document this experience.

Stay tuned as I take you through an experience that you too can share with us..find out how you can sign up for classes at Dance Atlantic.

Here is a description of Dance Atlantic from their MySpace page…

Dance Atlantic officially opened it’s doors in March of  2007.

The idea behind Dance Atlantic was to be able to offer affordable and quality dance instruction to adults and children within the immediate areas of Cypress Hills, East New York and the neighboring South Ozone Park, Howard Beach, and Richmond Hill, Queens communities.  Dance Atlantic is currently open in the evenings and on Saturdays and Sundays offering everything from classes in salsa (on2), ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop,  fitness and conga lessons (with Chembo Corniel).  For 2008, we’re looking at adding new classes to our schedule including; belly dance, hustle, yoga/fitness, expand on music lessons, etc.

Our goal is to be able to touch people’s lives through the power of dance, music and/or art and be able to uplift and contribute to a community that we live in and love.

On behalf of myself and the Dance Atlantic team, I would like to thank many of you for your genuine love and support and helping us spread the word about Dance Atlantic within our community.

Peace and blessings to you and yours…



Urban Jibaro enlists in a “Salsa Boot Camp”