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Dance on 2 NJ

Dance On 2 NJ

Dance On 2 NJ was founded in the summer of 2002 by Melanie Torres. Her vision grew from teaching group and private lessons in Salsa On 2, to offering a wide variety of classes.

Today, we offer lessons in Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Ladies’ Styling, Shines, Performance Classes & Bachata.

Teachers: Melanie Torres – Gabriel Perez – Mitchell Burgess – Melissa Rodriguez

As official Copacabana dancers, Melanie Torres and Gabriel Perez share the same teaching philosophy “To teach students how to dance with style and finesse while exuding confidence every step of the way”. Our wide variety of weekly “walk-in” dance classes at all levels provides students the flexibility to choose the classes that best fits their schedule.

Melanie Torres was born and raised in Spanish Harlem. As her mother’s only child, she was encouraged to pursue a career in law or medicine. While she always excelled in school, Melanie’s passion for dance could not be ignored. All throughout high school and college she constantly took dance classes, but she did not discover her true passion, Salsa, until she was a freshman in college. It was an instant connection and I quickly fell in love with this beautiful music and dance”. While pursuing her law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Melanie performed with such Latin legends as Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, El Gran Combo, Ruben Blades and many other noted artists. After passing and being admitted to the New York State Bar Association Melanie practiced law for a little over four years. This was not enough for her. In the Summer of 2002 Melanie opened up her own dance studio, Dance On 2. There she teaches weekly Salsa lessons including Open Shine, Turn Pattern, and her very unique Ladies’ Styling classes. “I never thought that I could affect so many people in a positive way doing something that brings me so much joy”. She is also the Director of the world famous Copa Girls at the legendary Copacabana performing Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights.

With over 20 years of experience in the Salsa world, we are confident that Dance On 2 NJ will be your “best step” towards all of your Salsa and Latin dancing needs.

37-06 Broadway, Fair Lawn, New Jersey 0741

(646) 485-0711

[email protected]