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Our vision at Salsa Underground is to bring the Tri-State area salsa dancing to a higher level. We perform at different local events and offer salsa work-out classes, giving you the opportunity to master the basics and learn plenty of shines (salsa free-style). We bring world-famous professional performers and instructors to many of our salsa events and workshops. Our Salsa Underground Dance Team is practicing to be an Elite Team, who will perform not only locally, but nationally and internationally as well. Our commitment and efforts are to enrich the Tri-State area's salsa dance scene, and have lots of fun doing it. See you on the dance floor!


Angel Ortiz

Angel Ortiz specializes in teaching Salsa On1 and On2. He travels world-wide as an International guest instructor. Quality instruction, style with technique and precision footwork define his career in Salsa. With two major motion pictures (as an extra), several salsa music videos (beginning in 1992), traveling the globe (Asia, Europe, U.S.) and introducing innovative salsa courses, Angel has solidified himself as an International guest Salsa Instructor. Angel has been consistently teaching at International Salsa Congresses and Festivals since 1997; his first being the original World Salsa Congress in August 1997 , San Juan, Puerto Rico. For five consecutive years (1997-2001), Angel served as a featured Instructor at this event.

Doreen Beatrice

Doreen has been Director of the Step-N-Out Dance Studio for 11 years. She has been teaching Ballroom Dancing (all levels) for 16 years. The styles include International Standard and Latin, American Rhythm and Smooth, Country and Western and Social Dance. She has competed nationally and internationally in the Professional International Standard Division.. She also competes nationally in all styles with her students in the Pro-Am Divisions. Her favorite dance is Waltz!.


Herman Recalde

Herman Recalde, founder of Salsa Underground Dance Company, and director of Salsa Underground dance team has been dancing for approximately 8 years and has been teaching for 5 years. His love & passion for salsa inspired him to start the Salsa Underground Dance Team,  and free style, partners, and salsa workout Classes, all to help the local area take their salsa dancing to another level. A contractor by trade, he finds enough time to get involved in many salsa events and performances, locally, nationally, and internationally; bringing to the local scene what's being taught and performed around the world.


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