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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.

Partner Requirements

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:


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.

Non-Group Classes

We offer private lessons for individually tailored instruction and online classes for training at home.

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School Programs

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

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