Dance On 2 Studio 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’ Stlying, Shines, Performance Classes and Bachata. 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” classes; at all levels, provides students the flexibility to choose the classes that best fits their schedule. With over 20 years of experience in the Salsa world we are confident that Dance On 2 will be your “best step” towards all of your Salsa and Latin needs.
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. (Read more)
Gabriel Perez was born and raised in the Washington Heights section of New York City. Gabriel was introduced to Salsa classes at the tender age of 14 by his cousin. (Read more)
Mitch was born in Newark, NJ and grew up in a neighboring suburb, South Orange. He was first introduced to dance at the young age of 3 when his parents enrolled him in tap classes. (Read more)