Getting Started with Dance Manhattan Productions
@ You Should Be Dancing...! studios NYC

Dance Lessons, Classes, One-day Intensives in NYC @ 412 8th Ave, 4th flr
212-807-0802 . . 212-244-0011

How do I register for a class and Get Started?

Registration is a simple process that takes just a few minutes once you have chosen your class(es). Stop by the You Should Be Dancing...! Studios at 412 8th Ave (near 31st)/4th floor; OR register online at; OR CALL 212-244-0011 and we'll have you registered and ready to go in no time. Feel free to CLICK HERE TO EMAIL US if you have any questions and we'll help!

Latin and Hustle dance lessons NYC with Audrey, Jason, Sophie, Ricardo & Frankie at Dance Manhattan & You Should Be Dancing...! Ballroom Swing Latin dance studios NYC.

For information on policies, registration costs, etc, look on the Pricing and Policies page, which can also be accessed from the navigation bar on your left.

What class and level should I take?

Simply browse through our online Class Schedule to find the topics and levels that interest you. Classes are almost exclusively level based, so, a beginner class in any style, regardless of topic, is for beginners. That means simply, no experience with the dance is necessary.

If you are not a beginner in your dance, but have some experience or have previously studied elsewhere, consider:
. Scheduling an Intro Special, where an instructor will help you define your level
. Auditing the last 15 minutes of a class to see if it's suitable
. Taking a "refresher course" that is slightly below your assumed level to ease you into our class culture

If you do sign up for a class and it is not the appropriate level, simply ask the instructor's advise.

What if I'm not sure what dance I want to learn?

One way to get a sense of the various social dances is to visit the STYLES section of this website for descriptions and lots of videos of the various styles ... you can also take a quick look at some of the videos below:

Swing dance lessons and classes NYC at Dance Manhattan and You Should Be Dancing...! studios NYC. Argentine Tango-Jennifer Wesnousky & partner

Argentine Vals-Audrey Martinez & partner

Swing / Lindy Hop Charleston-Paolo Lanna, Adrienne Weidert and the Rhythm Stompers

West Coast Swing-Instructors Sophie Cazeneuve & Julien Bec

Salsa-Jason Myra & partner

Balboa-Lainey Silver & partner

Cha Cha & Hustle-Instructors Stephanie Shapiro & Ricardo Torres

Viennese Waltz-Suzanne Temple & partner

What's the best way for me to learn?

Once you are ready to dance, there are many ways to learn -- private lessons (study exclusively with an instructor at your own pace), group classes (classes in a group setting which typically rotate partners unless noted as COUPLES ONLY/WELCOME), or One-Day crash courses and workshops (intensive one-day trainings). Your approach should be what suits your learning style and schedule best. Many students often end up taking a combination of all three. In fact, we offer very attractive "Get It Right" Packages which combine group classes and private lessons at prices that are NOT TO BE BELIEVED!

Weekly practice sessions and parties will help you practice what you are learning and solidify the movements. Join your friends, old and new, to practice new skills, share what you are learning, and have fun! There are practice sessions and parties in all dance styles: Salsa Fridays, Swing/Lindy Tuesdays, Balboa Tuesdays, Hustle and Ballroom Fridays & Saturdays, Tango Mondays & Wednesdays, and WC Swing Wednesdays.

In addition to our varied selection of group classes, we offer many different opportunities to learn and practice. To see the schedule for upcoming events (tango salons, crash courses, practice sessions, dance parties, and one-time workshops) click here, Event Calendar.

Argentine Tango dance lessons NYC. Group and private lessons in Tango, Ballroom, Swing and Salsa NYC.

Should I register with a partner?

Bringing a partner is not required. All classes, except those specifically denoted in the class description as "Couples Only or Welcome", will rotate partners. If you would like to dance exclusively with your partner, private lessons, and "Couples Only" One Day Crash Courses are the way to, make a date and join us for a dance!

How long will it take to learn one of these styles?

Each person has their own learning curve. We recommend you feel very comfortable at one level before proceeding to a higher level. Check the prerequisites for next level classes and ask your teacher if they think it's time for you to move up a level. Obviously, your success will depend greatly on your dedication to the style. The more you practice what you learn, the faster you will become comfortable with your style. And, somewhere along the way, branch out to other dances! Social dancing, and its music, is infectious and there is significant crossover! So put some swing in your tango, or foxtrot in your swing, or tango in your salsa....

Ready to Get Started?

Contact us NOW @ 212-244-0011; stop by and see us at 412 8th Ave (near 31st)/4th floor!;
or register online at


Call 212-807-0802 or 212-244-0011; or (Click Here to Email Us!)