Class Stages


Open Group Classes

Group classes at Masacote are organized in stages. Each stage focuses on developing specific skills necessary for later complexity. We place particular importance on fundamentals during the initial stages and thus recommend students always start at Stage 1.

$99 Introductory Rate for unlimited package available for new clients.

Afro Cuban Fusion

Afro Cuban dance classes explore a fusion of the movements & culture of folkloric Cuban dance. One stage for all skills offered.


Bachata originates from the Dominican Republic. Our classes focus on musical groove and partner connection. Two stages are offered.

Cuban Son

Son is a dance and music style that originated in the eastern part of Cuba. Son spread across the island, Caribbean, and later to New York to become the root of what we now call Salsa. Son also provides the structural base for Casino, commonly known as Cuban Salsa. In this weekly class we begin to develop basic concepts and musicality for Son social dancing.


Kizomba/Semba are popular dances from Angola danced in the clubs today, with slow sensual movements and quick, lively tempos. Two stages are offered.


Rumba is a Cuban folkloric, secular dance. Our classes focus on individual movement isolation and dance fusion. One stage for all skills offered.


Masacote teaches NY Style Salsa On 2, centered around the Tumbao rhythm of the congas. Classes are separated into four stages of partnering and footwork.

Masacote newcomers with prior Salsa On 2 experience may begin in Salsa 1+. All others must start in Salsa 1. Higher stages require coach approval, and students are moved up as they become proficient in the skills at each stage.

Intensives and Performance Classes

Intensives and performance classes are organized in 3-12 month blocks and are not included in the memberships. Full session is required to participate, and spots are limited. Contact us for information on upcoming classes.

Latin Music Percussion Intensives

Offered every 3 months. Students learn about the music and how to play the instruments. No prior music experience necessary. Instruments are provided.

Dance Intensives

Offered every season. Dance intensives take a deeper dive into technique vs. repertoire. Past intensives include styling and salsa technique.

Student Performance Classes

Offered spring and fall. Students drill technique and learn choreography.

Salsa Partnering performance classes start in January.
Salsa Styling performance classes start in October.

MASA2: Professional Track Program

MASA2 is a one-year coaching program that launches every February. It is designed for men and women seeking to train with Masacote in a direct, challenging setting for staff and dancer development. Application required.

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What People Say

“Thank you for everything you’ve done, and for how you will continue to gift me in my life. I’m sure you’ve heard this plenty, but what you and the Masacote team has constructed is a truly unique force of life.”

David Lombino

“I’m always so moved by the way you speak to your students (with kindness), how mindful and articulate you are with what and how you teach, and just blown away with how BRILLIANT the entire Masacote team is.”

Jamie Koo-Kepka

“Dancing and taking classes with you … has such a powerful healing effect …. It is the one thing in my life that has centered me, always.”

Tana Ruegamer

“What a fun night last night! I wanted to thank you for the private lesson you gave me last week- it made me feel like there is hope for me after all! :)”

Rebeccah Sonn

“Thank you for 13+ months of great salsa, great people, and great memories, and thank you for many timeless nights–timeless! I swear–of dancing, both past and to come, and for the joy I feel right now.”

Nicholas Chammas

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Marvin Jones