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Midtown Dance

Free weekly summer dance classes
Dancers in Greeley Square Plaza
Angelito Jusay

On Wednesdays and Friday evenings through September 22, enjoy free outdoor dance classes in the heart of Midtown. Whether dancing solo or with a partner, sticking to salsa or branching out into a brand-new style, there’s something for all interests and abilities! Hosted and produced by Talia Castro Pozo.

Afro Dance
Wednesdays, 6pm – 7pm
May 24 – June 28
Herald Square Plaza
This new 6-week series gets the season started, featuring dances of African the diaspora including Bomba, Afro Cuban and Afro Brazilian, as well as a special nod to the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop.
  • 5/24: Afro Cuban
  • 5/31: African Social Dances
  • 6/7: Hip Hop
  • 6/14: Afro Dance
  • 6/21: Bomba
  • 6/28: Afro Brazilian
Mucho(s) Estilo(s)
Wednesdays, 6pm – 7pm
July 5 – September 20
Herald Square Plaza

Learn a new dance style, in style from New York City’s most eclectic instructors. From Swing to Salsa, Mambo to Afro and many more!

  • 7/5: Colombian Salsa with Jorge Riascos
  • 7/12: Latin Arm Styling with Anya Katsevman
  • 7/19: Swing Dance with Gaby Cook
  • 7/26: Festejo with Cynthia Paniagua
  • 8/2: Disco with Laurie Brizzi
  • 8/9: Latin Fusion with Ashley Dawson
  • 8/16: Pachanga with Baudilio Rivera
  • 8/23: West Coast Swing with Marlon Mills
  • 8/30: Caribbean Dance with Edwin Ferreras
  • 9/6: Hip Hop with Kelly Peters
  • 9/13: Bachata Sensual with Vuk & Rebecca
  • 9/20: Season Finale!
Social Salsa
Fridays, 6pm – 8pm
August 4 – September 22
Herald Square Plaza
Learn new moves from New York City’s finest salsa instructors, then show off your style on the dance floor with a full hour of social dancing! Participants are welcome to bring their own partner, continue to dance solo, or dance with someone new!
Featuring a rotating cast of instructors and DJs, plus live bands on September 15 and 22 to close out the season in style!

8/4: Jorge Riascos with DJ John John
8/11: Hunter Houde with DJ Franklin Ayala
8/18: Sekou McMiller with DJ Jimmy Anton
8/25: Celia and David with DJ Woody
9/1: Franck Muhel with DJ Alex el Maestro
9/8: Adriel Flete
9/15: Midtown Dance Party featuring Gerardo Contino
9/22: Midtown Dance Party featuring Santiago y la Orquesta