Ever wanted to learn those slick Salsa moves on the dance floor? Want to do something fun afterwork and get a little exercise in at the same time? Well here's a great opportunity to do so - for FREE. Join us for Junior Belone's Salsa Class at the renowned Harlem Children's Zone.
Junior Belone and his team are great, patient instructors who hold a fun 2-hour class for all levels of Salsa dancers - those that are trying a formal lesson for the first time ever (beginners), to intermediates that already are solid "on 2" dancers and are looking to improve turns & spins, to advanced dancers learning extended Salsa moves. Junior has been teaching the class at Harlem Children's Zone since 2009.
To get an idea what Junior's class is like, check out the video below:
About Harlem Children's Zone The Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) is a non-profit organization for poverty-stricken children and families living in Harlem, providing free support for the children and families in the form of parenting workshops, a pre-school program, three public charter schools, and child-oriented health programs for thousands of children and families. HCZ is nationally and internationally recognized for their "whatever it takes" approach to childhood education. Under the visionary leadership of its President and CEO, Geoffrey Canada, HCZ continues to offer innovative, efficiently run programs that are aimed at doing nothing less than breaking the cycle of generational poverty for the thousands of children and families it serves.
To Participate In The Free Salsa Class When you arrive, let the woman at the check-in desk that you're with the HarlemGo Meetup Group. She'll then hand you a registration form to fill out. The class officially starts at 7:00pm, but we'll meetup at 6:30pm to allow time to register. You'll only need to fill out the form this one time, which will allow you to continue to sign up for the class on your own, or with our Meetup group, for up to one year there after! Feel free to bring along a friend or two, and the class ends at 9pm.
Directions to HCZ
HCZ is located at 35 East 125th Street, between Madison Avenue & Fifth Avenue. Please use the Gynasium & Cafeteria entrance (across from Little Ceasars on 125th Street) and not the main entrance on Madison Avenue. The nearest subways to HCZ are the #4, #5, & #6 trains to 125th Street, and walk 2.5 avenues west, or you can also take the #2 or #3 trains to 125th Street and walk 1.5 avenues east. The #M1, #M101, #M100, BX#15, & M#60 bus lines also stop very close to HCZ.
As always, feel free to call/text[masked] if you have any questions, running late, need additional directions, etc...
Do you live, work, play or volunteer in the Harlem area? Maybe curious to find out what social and community activities are taking place uptown? The HarlemGo Meetup Group is dedicated to getting together offline to take in some of the social options available in Greater Harlem (East, Central, West), as well as to participate in the various volunteer opportunities in the community.
If you're new in town, new to the city, looking to meet new friends or people, or just curious about the things to do in Harlem, consider joining us! Even if you're not so new - you used to live or work here, come back and visit! This is a fun, diverse, and progressive group. We'll visit bars, restaurants, lounges, art exhibits, museums, parades, have board / card game parties, attend outdoor & sporting events, concerts, nightlife and many cultural events taking place. The subdistricts (villages) of Greater Harlem include Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, Hamilton Heights, Sugar Hill, Spanish Harlem (East Harlem), Striver's Row, Astor's Row, and Central Harlem.