Physical Classes & Pricing

Our return to the CAC to teach physical classes will be dependent upon a number of factors of which we are evaluating on a monthly basis:

Open Group Classes


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

Cha Cha
No longer a limited intensive, Cha Cha now joins our schedule full-time! Attention will be placed on: cha cha music timing, partner connection, footwork & partnerwork repertoire building.

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.

Movement Technique
This class will focus on footwork technique, weight placement, and musical awareness. Build up stronger, faster footwork while learning to build more rhythmic connections.

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

Salsa
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.

Qigong & Meditation
Cultivate peace of mind and tranquility by learning some basic techniques of meditative practices for aligning mind, body and soul with Joel Massicot.




Intensives & 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/February.
Salsa Footwork/Movement performance classes start in September/October.
Both of these groups train on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30pm-10:30pm.

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. This group trains on Mondays from 7:30pm-10pm.




Open Group Class Schedule (Tuesdays & Thursdays)


Our Salsa program open group classes operate in monthly formats and begin during the first Tuesday or Thursday of each month.

Description: Masacote teaches Salsa NY Style On2 classes. This style focuses on the Tumbao rhythm of the congas, which creates a unique swing with the music. We want to share our love for Salsa Music & Dance with you!

Clothing: Your choice of sweat pants, dress pants, leggings, leotards, skirts, wraps and/or sarongs. Shoes: Heels, Jazz Shoes, or Dress shoes.

Salsa Stage 1 Intro
Schedule: Tues & Thurs 7:30-8:30pm
Coach: Tana Ruegamer

Class Description: This class is set up to cover Salsa On2 history & fundamental basics to get you dancing immediately! Learn music & dance foundations over the month.

Registration: Contact us ahead of time if you're interested in taking this class. New students (without prior dance training/experience) are welcome in Stage 1 up to the second day of class. Beyond that point, we recommend starting on the following month. It is highly encouraged that these students take classes twice per week. If you have prior Salsa On2 dance training/experience, and you'd like to begin after the second day of classes, email us at info@masacote.com.

Salsa Stage 1+ Partnering
Schedule: Tues & Thurs 7:30-8:30pm
Coaches: Dave White & Natalia Rakhmanova

Class Description: This is a transitional class specifically designed to prepare students with previous Stage 1 experience to solidify material and prep for advancement to Stage 2 Partnering. Don't know your stage? If you know basics of Salsa On2 (cross body lead, inside turn, outside turn & footwork), start at Stage 1+, and let the coach know beforehand.

Registration: Students who have previously taken the Salsa Stage 1 Intro classes will need to receive approval from their coach prior to taking this class. It is highly encouraged that these students take classes twice per week. New students with Salsa On2 experience may drop-in at any time by contacting us at info@masacote.com ahead of time.

Salsa Stage 1/1+ Footwork
Schedule: Tues & Thurs 8:30-9:30pm
Coaches: Audrey Guerrero

Class Description: This is a transitional class specifically designed to prepare students with previous Stage 1 experience to solidify material and prep for advancement to Stage 2 Footwork. Don't know your stage? If you know basics Salsa On2 (cross body lead, inside turn, outside turn & footwork), start at Stage 1+, and let the coach know beforehand.

Registration: Contact us ahead of time if you're interested in taking this class. New students (without prior dance training/experience) are welcome in Stage 1 up to the second day of class. Beyond that point, we recommend starting on the following month. It is highly encouraged that these students take classes twice per week. New students with Salsa On2 experience may drop-in at any time.

Salsa Stage 2 Partnering
Schedule: Tues & Thurs 8:30-9:30pm
Coaches: G Rossignol & Natalia Rakhmanova

Description: Stages 2-4 require approval. Don't know your stage? If you know the basics of Salsa On2 (cross body lead, inside turn, outside turn & footwork), start at Stage 1+ and let the coach know before class. Click HERE for the complete Masacote Salsa Syllabus.

Registration: Students who have previously taken the Salsa Stage 1+ Partnering classes will need to receive approval from their coach prior to taking this class. New students with Salsa On2 experience may drop-in at any time by contacting us at info@masacote.com ahead of time. It is possible to take classes only one day per week; however, students who are new to this stage are highly encouraged to take classes twice per week.

Salsa Stage 3-4 Partnering
Schedule: Tues & Thurs 8:30-9:30pm
Coaches: Angie Egea & Joel Massicot

Description: Stages 2-4 require approval. Don't know your stage? If you know the basics of Salsa On2 (cross body lead, inside turn, outside turn & footwork), start at Stage 1+ and let the coach know before class. Click HERE for the complete Masacote Salsa Syllabus.

Registration: Students who have previously taken the Salsa Stage 2 Partnering classes will need to receive approval from their coach prior to taking this class.

Salsa Stage 2 Footwork
Schedule: Tues & Thurs 9:30-10:30pm
Coach: Angie Egea

Description: Stages 2-4 require approval. Don't know your stage? If you know basics on 2 (cross body lead, inside turn, outside turn & footwork), start at Stage 1/1+ and let the coach know before class. Click HERE for the complete Masacote Salsa Syllabus.

Registration: Students who have previously taken the Salsa Stage 1/1+ Footwork classes will need to receive approval from their coach prior to taking this class. New students with Salsa On2 experience may drop-in at any time by contacting us at info@masacote.com ahead of time. It is possible to take classes only one day per week; however, students who are new to this stage are highly encouraged to take classes twice per week.




Open Group Class Schedule (Wednesdays & Fridays)


Our open group classes for Movement Technique & Cha Cha operate in monthly formats, once per week, and begin during the first Wednesday of each month. Qigong & Meditation take place on Fridays.
Movement Technique
Schedule: Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm
Coaches: Angie Egea

Class Description: This class will focus on body movement drills, isolation techniques, and most importantly, finding your groove!

Through Afro-Cuban and Rumba fundamentals, students will find different ways to connect to music, as well as the quality and execution of the movement. Every month you will work on a specific combination that focuses on putting it all together!

Work on a series of movement & body isolation techniques to get your body moving more fluidly. Stretches will be introduced. These will be stationary (NO footwork). For both Men & Women looking to gain more awareness in body isolations.

All stages welcomed. Drop-ins welcomed at any time.

Clothing: Your choice of sweat pants, dress pants, leggings, leotards, skirts, wraps and/or sarongs. Shoes: Heels, Jazz Shoes, or Dress shoes.

Cha Cha
Schedule: Wednesdays 8:30-9:30pm
Coach: Angie Egea & Audrey Guerrero

Class Description: Open to Men & Women. Learn footwork and partnering designed to teach you the fundamentals of Cha Cha!

Clothing: Your choice of sweat pants, dress pants, leggings, leotards, skirts, wraps and/or sarongs. Shoes: Heels, Jazz Shoes, or Dress shoes.

Registration: New students (without prior dance training/experience) are welcome to start prior to the second day of class. Beyond that point, we recommend starting on the following month. If you understand the basics of Cha Cha, you may begin at any time.

Qigong & Meditation
Schedule: Fridays 7:30pm
Coach - Joel Massicot

Description: Cultivate peace of mind and tranquility by learning some basic techniques of meditative practices for aligning mind, body and soul with Joel Massicot.

The class starts off with a Chinese practice called Qigong, an internal system that helps a person become one with their life force energy. Many physical issues stem from mental and emotional stress that create imbalances within the energy centers of the body. Qigong practice helps us nurture self-healing by managing the stressful emotions that prey on the mind when our chi is not regulated or balanced. Through it, you can build a deeper awareness and efficiency of breath to support and help build stamina around the respiratory system.

We then end the class with mindful meditation to help the practice solidify a more grounded experience creating momentum and inspiration in a person’s daily routine. Class is open to all students. New students are welcome any time.

What you will work on:
– Pranayama Meditation
– Movement Exercises (Tai Chi)
– Controlled Breathing
– Body Alignment
– Qi (Chi) Awareness





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Open Group Classes


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

Cha Cha
No longer a limited intensive, Cha Cha now joins our schedule full-time! Attention will be placed on: cha cha music timing, partner connection, footwork & partnerwork repertoire building.

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.

Movement Technique
This class will focus on footwork technique, weight placement, and musical awareness. Build up stronger, faster footwork while learning to build more rhythmic connections.

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

Salsa
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.

Qigong & Meditation
Cultivate peace of mind and tranquility by learning some basic techniques of meditative practices for aligning mind, body and soul with Joel Massicot.




Intensives & 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/February.
Salsa Footwork/Movement performance classes start in September/October.
Both of these groups train on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30pm-10:30pm.

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. This group trains on Mondays from 7:30pm-10pm.




Open Group Class Schedule (Tuesdays & Thursdays)


Our Salsa program open group classes operate in monthly formats and begin during the first Tuesday or Thursday of each month.

Description: Masacote teaches Salsa NY Style On2 classes. This style focuses on the Tumbao rhythm of the congas, which creates a unique swing with the music. We want to share our love for Salsa Music & Dance with you!

Clothing: Your choice of sweat pants, dress pants, leggings, leotards, skirts, wraps and/or sarongs. Shoes: Heels, Jazz Shoes, or Dress shoes.

Salsa Stage 1 Intro
Schedule: Tues & Thurs 7:30-8:30pm
Coach: Tana Ruegamer

Class Description: This class is set up to cover Salsa On2 history & fundamental basics to get you dancing immediately! Learn music & dance foundations over the month.

Registration: Contact us ahead of time if you're interested in taking this class. New students (without prior dance training/experience) are welcome in Stage 1 up to the second day of class. Beyond that point, we recommend starting on the following month. It is highly encouraged that these students take classes twice per week. If you have prior Salsa On2 dance training/experience, and you'd like to begin after the second day of classes, email us at info@masacote.com.

Salsa Stage 1+ Partnering
Schedule: Tues & Thurs 7:30-8:30pm
Coaches: Dave White & Natalia Rakhmanova

Class Description: This is a transitional class specifically designed to prepare students with previous Stage 1 experience to solidify material and prep for advancement to Stage 2 Partnering. Don't know your stage? If you know basics of Salsa On2 (cross body lead, inside turn, outside turn & footwork), start at Stage 1+, and let the coach know beforehand.

Registration: Students who have previously taken the Salsa Stage 1 Intro classes will need to receive approval from their coach prior to taking this class. It is highly encouraged that these students take classes twice per week. New students with Salsa On2 experience may drop-in at any time by contacting us at info@masacote.com ahead of time.

Salsa Stage 1/1+ Footwork
Schedule: Tues & Thurs 8:30-9:30pm
Coaches: Audrey Guerrero

Class Description: This is a transitional class specifically designed to prepare students with previous Stage 1 experience to solidify material and prep for advancement to Stage 2 Footwork. Don't know your stage? If you know basics Salsa On2 (cross body lead, inside turn, outside turn & footwork), start at Stage 1+, and let the coach know beforehand.

Registration: Contact us ahead of time if you're interested in taking this class. New students (without prior dance training/experience) are welcome in Stage 1 up to the second day of class. Beyond that point, we recommend starting on the following month. It is highly encouraged that these students take classes twice per week. New students with Salsa On2 experience may drop-in at any time.

Salsa Stage 2 Partnering
Schedule: Tues & Thurs 8:30-9:30pm
Coaches: G Rossignol & Natalia Rakhmanova

Description: Stages 2-4 require approval. Don't know your stage? If you know the basics of Salsa On2 (cross body lead, inside turn, outside turn & footwork), start at Stage 1+ and let the coach know before class. Click HERE for the complete Masacote Salsa Syllabus.

Registration: Students who have previously taken the Salsa Stage 1+ Partnering classes will need to receive approval from their coach prior to taking this class. New students with Salsa On2 experience may drop-in at any time by contacting us at info@masacote.com ahead of time. It is possible to take classes only one day per week; however, students who are new to this stage are highly encouraged to take classes twice per week.

Salsa Stage 3-4 Partnering
Schedule: Tues & Thurs 8:30-9:30pm
Coaches: Angie Egea & Joel Massicot

Description: Stages 2-4 require approval. Don't know your stage? If you know the basics of Salsa On2 (cross body lead, inside turn, outside turn & footwork), start at Stage 1+ and let the coach know before class. Click HERE for the complete Masacote Salsa Syllabus.

Registration: Students who have previously taken the Salsa Stage 2 Partnering classes will need to receive approval from their coach prior to taking this class.

Salsa Stage 2 Footwork
Schedule: Tues & Thurs 9:30-10:30pm
Coach: Angie Egea

Description: Stages 2-4 require approval. Don't know your stage? If you know basics on 2 (cross body lead, inside turn, outside turn & footwork), start at Stage 1/1+ and let the coach know before class. Click HERE for the complete Masacote Salsa Syllabus.

Registration: Students who have previously taken the Salsa Stage 1/1+ Footwork classes will need to receive approval from their coach prior to taking this class. New students with Salsa On2 experience may drop-in at any time by contacting us at info@masacote.com ahead of time. It is possible to take classes only one day per week; however, students who are new to this stage are highly encouraged to take classes twice per week.




Open Group Class Schedule (Wednesdays & Fridays)


Our open group classes for Movement Technique & Cha Cha operate in monthly formats, once per week, and begin during the first Wednesday of each month. Qigong & Meditation take place on Fridays.
Movement Technique
Schedule: Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm
Coaches: Angie Egea

Class Description: This class will focus on body movement drills, isolation techniques, and most importantly, finding your groove!

Through Afro-Cuban and Rumba fundamentals, students will find different ways to connect to music, as well as the quality and execution of the movement. Every month you will work on a specific combination that focuses on putting it all together!

Work on a series of movement & body isolation techniques to get your body moving more fluidly. Stretches will be introduced. These will be stationary (NO footwork). For both Men & Women looking to gain more awareness in body isolations.

All stages welcomed. Drop-ins welcomed at any time.

Clothing: Your choice of sweat pants, dress pants, leggings, leotards, skirts, wraps and/or sarongs. Shoes: Heels, Jazz Shoes, or Dress shoes.

Cha Cha
Schedule: Wednesdays 8:30-9:30pm
Coach: Angie Egea & Audrey Guerrero

Class Description: Open to Men & Women. Learn footwork and partnering designed to teach you the fundamentals of Cha Cha!

Clothing: Your choice of sweat pants, dress pants, leggings, leotards, skirts, wraps and/or sarongs. Shoes: Heels, Jazz Shoes, or Dress shoes.

Registration: New students (without prior dance training/experience) are welcome to start prior to the second day of class. Beyond that point, we recommend starting on the following month. If you understand the basics of Cha Cha, you may begin at any time.

Qigong & Meditation
Schedule: Fridays 7:30pm
Coach - Joel Massicot

Description: Cultivate peace of mind and tranquility by learning some basic techniques of meditative practices for aligning mind, body and soul with Joel Massicot.

The class starts off with a Chinese practice called Qigong, an internal system that helps a person become one with their life force energy. Many physical issues stem from mental and emotional stress that create imbalances within the energy centers of the body. Qigong practice helps us nurture self-healing by managing the stressful emotions that prey on the mind when our chi is not regulated or balanced. Through it, you can build a deeper awareness and efficiency of breath to support and help build stamina around the respiratory system.

We then end the class with mindful meditation to help the practice solidify a more grounded experience creating momentum and inspiration in a person’s daily routine. Class is open to all students. New students are welcome any time.

What you will work on:
– Pranayama Meditation
– Movement Exercises (Tai Chi)
– Controlled Breathing
– Body Alignment
– Qi (Chi) Awareness





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 with the Stage 1 classes. 

Private Lessons for Individuals


Supplement your dance training with one-on-one private lessons. We highly recommend taking them in conjunction with group classes at least once a month for Customized Planning, Consistent Progress, and Coach Engagement. Private Lessons can cover Salsa On 2, Salsa On 1, Bachata, Cha Cha, Music Percussion, and more. All major credit cards except for American Express are accepted.

Lessons w/ Staff
Single Lesson - $79/person (Exp 2 months from date of purchase)
5-Lesson Series - $359/person (Exp 3 months from date of purchase)
10-Lesson Series - $690/person (BEST DEAL-Exp 4 months from date of purchase)

Lessons w/ Directors
Single Lesson - $100/person (Exp 2 months from date of purchase)
5-Lesson Series - $475/person (Exp 3 months from date of purchase)
10-Lesson Series - $900/person (BEST DEAL-Exp 4 months from date of purchase)




*Private Lessons for Groups


For groups of 3-6 students wanting to share the cost of lessons. Supplement your dance training with one-on-one private lessons. We highly recommend taking them in conjunction with group classes at least once a month for Customized Planning, Consistent Progress, and Coach Engagement. Private Lessons can cover Salsa On 2, Salsa On 1, Bachata, Cha Cha, Music Percussion, and more. All major credit cards except for American Express are accepted.

Lessons w/ Staff
Single Lesson - $39/person (Exp 2 months from date of purchase)
5-Lesson Series - $159/person (Exp 3 months from date of purchase)
10-Lesson Series - $299/person (BEST DEAL-Exp 4 months from date of purchase)

Lessons w/ Directors
Single Lesson - $50/person (Exp 2 months from date of purchase)
5-Lesson Series - $225/person (Exp 3 months from date of purchase)
10-Lesson Series - $400/person (BEST DEAL-Exp 4 months from date of purchase)

*Group lessons need to be confirned via email/phone. Contact us (info@masacote.com) if you're interested in setting up a group lesson for more than six people.




Private Lessons for Two


For couples or two students wanting to share the cost of lessons. Supplement your dance training with one-on-one private lessons. We highly recommend taking them in conjunction with group classes at least once a month for Customized Planning, Consistent Progress, and Coach Engagement. Private Lessons can cover Salsa On 2, Salsa On 1, Bachata, Cha Cha, Music Percussion, and more. All major credit cards except for American Express are accepted.

Lessons w/ Staff
Single Lesson - $89/person (Exp 2 months from date of purchase)
5-Lesson Series - $399/person (Exp 3 months from date of purchase)
10-Lesson Series - $790/person (BEST DEAL-Exp 4 months from date of purchase)

Lessons w/ Directors
Single Lesson - $120/person (Exp 2 months from date of purchase)
5-Lesson Series - $550/person (Exp 3 months from date of purchase)
10-Lesson Series - $1000/person (BEST DEAL-Exp 4 months from date of purchase)




Group Class Memberships


Introductory 1 Month Unlimited - $99 (for first month only)
Register in advance prior to the second day of classes. New students & local residents only. Membership ends on the last day of the month.

Unlimited Membership - $129 (per month)
**INCLUDES MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS**
(e.g. Discounts on Intensives, Performance Teams & Workshops)
Visit us any day of the week and take all of the classes within your stages. Auto-renews on the first of the month until paused or canceled.

Two Days/Week Membership - $99 (per month)
Visit us two days per week and take all of the classes within your stages. May alternate the two days from week to week. Visits made in excess of the two days will be charged as drop-ins. Auto-renews on the first of the month until paused or canceled.

One Day/Week Membership - $59 (per month)
Visit us once per week and take all of the classes within your stages. May alternate the day from week to week. Visits made in excess of the one day will be charged as drop-ins. Auto-renews on the first of the month until paused or canceled.

Drop-In - $15 (per class)
Expires one week from date of purchase.





Memberships & Pricing

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