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Our curriculum is designed to teach theory and physical application. Courses are divided into different levels with a 85% comfortability of material requirement to be eligible to advance to the next level; Student skill and theory assessment and evaluations are conducted on a regular basis and at the end of each level to ensure their readiness for advancement.

FYI - Tropical Image Inc. has a curriculum of instruction that has been effective for over 18 years, it has taught many of the great dancers, competitors and performers the Salsa Community enjoys today.

We guarantee you will see a change in your dance skills provided you practice as an individual and as generally suggested by your instructors AND as long as you follow the techniques and instructions as they are taught in the classes.

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BEGINNER LEVEL - No Previous Dance Experience required. (Level progresses in 3 sessions - Level 1, 2 & 3)

INTERMEDIATE - Previous Dance Experience/ Knowledge of the Basic steps and Turns in Salsa On2. (Level progresses in 3 sessions - Level 1, 2 & 3)

ADVANCED. - Understanding and knowledge of fundamentals, lead/follow techniques, Basic Right/Left/ Inside/Outside/ Copa turns; both male and female should be able to Double Spin at minimum, proper weight transfer and knowledge of Salsa On2 Terminology. (This level is open to experienced dancers and those who have completed Beginner and Intermediate levels)

OPEN LEVEL - SALSA - requires previous dance experience/ Knowledge of the Basic steps, terminology and Turns in Salsa On2

Ability to maintain proper balance, speed, timing and execution.

BACHATA - requires knowledge of the three (3) main basic steps, and Turns


Level 1: Covers Lead & Follow, Fundamentals and execution of the Basic steps and Turns within the level.

Level 2: Teaches Variations to the fundamentals, combinations, movement, comfortability and style.

Level 3: This level connects techniques into combinations that can be used while social dancing, it will allow room for creativity and own expression on the dance floor. Timing, Rhythm, Breaks, Body movement, Styling, Weight transfer, Improvisation, Creativity and fun while dancing are the focus of this Level.


CLASSES: Our class cycles/levels run on a 12-week cycle and work on a progressive manner to ensure advancement and proper learning technique. In these levels Balance, posture, foundation of a strong basic and turns as well as dance terminology are learned and drilled into being mastered

WORKSHOPS/SERIES: Vary on covering fundamentals of the focused dance, to teaching a concentrated portion of the dance. The level advertised determines material to be covered and who should attend. These require a strong foundation of basic turns, the basic step, balance, posture and timing as well as understanding of Dance On2 Terminology.

BOOTCAMPS/SERIES: are a concentrated class of a certain amount of time that will challenge your skills and push you out of your comfort zone.

These require a strong foundation of basic turns, the basic step, balance, posture and timing as well as understanding of Dance On2 Terminology.

INTRO: Focuses on the Main fundamentals and Basic skills needed to advance into a Level 1/ Beginner class with comfort and confidence in execution (this class is a Fundamentals Bootcamp)


At end of Bootcamp you may be assigned a level for your next recommended Class Cycle/level, based on your Instructor's observations throughout the cycle and evaluation day.

To advance, you MUST be able to execute 85% of the material taught with comfort and have knowledge of the material when quizzed.


All sales are final, There are no refunds
There are no make ups, refunds, Transfers, substitutions, credits for classes you miss.
We review material each week, practicing on your own helps you keep your progress, in the event of an absence.

Only registered individuals are allowed in the studio while Class is in session

There is no Video Taping of the classes (Any requests to record are up to the instructor's discretion/approval)

We reserve the right to move a class start date due to enrollment minimum not met. Please read your emails/ check text messages for changes, notifications and studio updates

Classes are always in session unless otherwise stated (Closings will be updated via your class group's message, and on the website CALENDAR ) If in doubt, TEXT us 718-704-9443

Out of respect to instructor and other students, Please refrain from using your cell phones during class, this also helps not to miss material or miss information being provided

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