The Masacote Dance School
The Masacote Dance School is directed by acclaimed dance and music professionals. It offers authentic Afro-Latin dance and music instruction for people of all ages, levels, and abilities, and is based in Cambridge, MA.
To us, salsa is more than a dance or music style – it’s a way of life. Our devoted team of coaches utilizes a mindfulness-based approach, building strong foundations and developing students’ technique, musical connection, and body awareness skills.
As a small company with a big vision, we realize we can’t do it alone. We also offer a work-study program, where students provide practical help for the team in exchange for discounted classes.
The Masacote Beginners' Guide
What to wear
Dress comfortably! Sweat pants, dress pants, leggings, leotards, skirts, wraps and/or sarongs are all welcome. If you do not have dance shoes, we’d recommend heels or dress shoes with a slick bottom that do not give traction when spinning.
Ages of Participants
Students’ ages range anywhere from 16-60, although average falls between 25-40.
No partners needed! We rotate often during classes. Advance registration required.
When to Start
New students are accepted on the 1st of every month. If you have prior On 2 experience and understand basics well, contact us in advance to see if it is ok to start later in the month.
Salsa Stage 1 Registration
If you’re interested in taking our Salsa Stage 1/1+ classes specifically, email us ahead of time to register: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 with the Stage 1 classes.
Our coaches (instructors) help provide guidance on your dance and music journey.
We offer private lessons for individually tailored instruction and online classes for training at home.