Classes & Courses


LADIES STYLING WORKSHOP @ La Nueva Salsa de Hoy Studio Brooklyn, NY 2/15

Styling, movement and spinning are the topics that will be covered in this 1 hour workshop.  We will first start of with some arm technique as well as delve into the basic step.   We will then  work our way into a small combo which will focus on movement and styling all while applying technique.

Where: La Nueva Salsa De Hoy, 504 46th st  Brooklyn, NY
Time: 1-2pm
When: Saturday, Feb 15th
Register at the door




When: Spring 2020

Where: City Island Community Center





YES!!! The moment we have all been waiting for!! My first ever pachanga online DVD IMG_0801(Volume 1) has finally been released and it now available!!  All the basics you ever wanted to know is broken down segmentally in this course .  Furthermore,  how it applies to shines and partner work is demonstrated.  AND what’s even better, for a limited time only, receive $20 OFF the original price of $67!! Just use code MELI20! For a complete description, check out the store link on my website.

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Check out Melissa at one of the following events: 

LCL Anniversary @ Copacabana  2/16/2020 – On this Sunday,  I will performing with the one and only Eddie Torres, The Mambo King.


Check out my choreography course, PACHANGA ALEGRE, and yours truly performing in NYC over the next couple of weeks in various NYC salsa socials. This team has worked over 8 weeks to learn a pachanga choreography and have worked so hard to do so. I am super proud of them all and want you to see why. Check out where we will be performing below:

Candela 6th Anniversary @ Stepping out Studios–  Sat 11/23

La Clave @ Iguana’s Nightclub- Wed, 11/27

LCL @ Copacabana- Sun 12/15



Children Classes



FullSizeRenderYes!! If you are looking to enroll your children something new and fun? Then come join me this fall as we embark on a new dance school year with lots of salsa and more at DREAM MAKERS PERFORMING ARTS-Home of the grand national champions!  I will be teaching salsa starting from ages 5 and up as well as a jazz/hip-hop & ballet/tap classes for ages 5-12 and a jazz/hip-hop/tumblebugs for the little ones 2.5-4 years old.   Classes begin Mon. Sept 9th so hurry and register today before classes are filled! Check below for my schedule:

Tuesdays                                                                                              Fridays

4:30-5:30 Jazz/Hip-hop Ages 5-8                                               4:30-5:30  Salsa Ages 5-8

5:30-6:30 Children’s Salsa Ages 5-8                                          5:30-6:30  Jazz,Hip-hop  Ages 2.5-4

6:30-7:30  Salsa Ages 9-12                                                            6:30-7:30 Ballet/tap ages 5-8

7:30-8:30 Teen Salsa                                                                       7:30-8:30 Teen Salsa

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Solana Martinez of Petite Royale performing “Mambo Rage”

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