partner dance for the New Dancer

4 week class series

4 week series: $45 // OR Class DropIn: $15

Class starts Monday, March 16

7:15 - 8:15pm

Gateway Dance Theatre


Latin partner dance for the New Dancer

A fabulous introduction class that will prepare you for Salsa or Bachata dance classes! This class is for adults and youth who are NEW to dancing and excited to get started!

We’ll cover the fundamentals of dancing on the beat to Salsa and other Latin partner dance styles…plus foundational partner dance steps.

If you’re looking for a fun & uplifting Latin partner dance class, where it’s ok to be a complete beginner with Dancing—you will LOVE this class!

The truth of the matter is that you have to build a mind-muscle connection to ask your body to learn new dance moves…and if you’re new (or new again) to Dancing, this can take patience, practices and learning it by having FUN. Enjoy learning something new with out *new* Latin partner dance for the New Dancer class series.

No partner necessary, but be prepared to lead or follow based on class balance. No drop-ins allowed after WEEK 1.

Class Dates:


March 16, 2020 to April 6, 2020

7:15 - 8:15pm

Class Location:

Gateway Dance Theatre (in the East Village)

315 East 5th. St. Suite 12

Des Moines IA, 50309

Special items to bring:

Water bottle & Indoor dancing shoes with a smooth sole or socks

Please plan ahead: there's an Indoor Shoe policy at Gateway Dance Theatre:

Please either bring a pair of shoes from home that you have already wiped clean (just the soles) and removed any pebbles or rocks from the tread…or do this before class begins. OR, you can dance in socks.

Latin partner dance for

the New Dancer

DropIn Class: $15

Latin partner dance for

the New Dancer

4 Week Series: $45

About the Instructor, Joel Reyes

Joel originally hails from Mexico, and has danced Latin partner dance in Houston, Minnesota and Des Moines. He’s studied with Melanie Gella, Karen Rose and Monolo from Mambo Soul.


Joel enjoys dancing Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia and Zouk…and mixing the styles to create a seamless flow! 

He brings his love and passion for dance—plus his desire to help students have the tools and skills they ned to feel confident interacting in a social dance setting—while having fun and moving fluidly to the music.

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