ABOUT OUR STUDIO
Home to one of the largest hardwood dance floors in Brooklyn, at 4,000 sq. ft., and its state-of-the-art sound system, Balmir Latin Dance Studio invites you to be pulled in from Flatbush Avenue and experience a dance school like no other.
With a group of highly talented and motivated, world-class instructors, Balmir offers a wide variety of classes for students of all ages and all levels including Salsa On2, Bachata, Kizomba, Hustle, Merengue, Cha Cha, and much more. Our international & local instructors offer professional and performance level training. Students range from absolute beginners, to advanced, to competition-ready performers.
Founder Eric Balmir places as much importance on teaching Brooklynites the fundamentals of Salsa as he does the serenity of the studio, ensuring dancers always have a haven to unwind, escape daily stresses, and get their heartbeat up.
The studio’s community-focus represents the diversity of New York, encouraging people from all walks of life to learn to dance and feel the difference.
ABOUT OUR STUDENTS
Balmir's students range from absolute beginner to advanced and adults to children. We always have first-time students, who have never experienced a dance class before, attend our group classes and we find they enjoy the combination of fun and stimulating processes to help them learn. Our regular students can always expect to learn something new to take out on the dance floor outside the studio. For those looking for something more challenging we suggest joining our student performance classes.
Some of our students even become so motivated they decide to participate in competitions held nationally and even internationally. Contact us for more information regarding entering competitions.
ABOUT OUR CLASSES
Our group classes vary in size (anywhere from 10 to 20 students on average) and are categorized by levels to accommodate each student's comfort. Salsa classes are typically 1.5 hours long which consist of a shines warm-up followed by partnerwork, while our focused classes (Kizomba, Hustle, Bachata, Ladies Styling, Body Conditioning, etc.) are typically 1 hour long. You never have to worry about bringing a partner to our classes. We have designed our classes to improve your body movement and most importantly- your confidence!
We also offer private lessons for students who desire more detailed attention.
Balmir also hosts a monthly dance social open to all our students and the public so you can show off all the moves you've learned in class. Check out our upcoming events and join us for a great time!
Balmir Latin Dance Company
Founded in May of 2011 by director Eric Balmir, Balmir Latin Dance Studio (BLDS) is home of World Dance Champions and ever-evolving artists. Comprised of performers and world-class instructors from varying dance backgrounds and ethnicities, they have come together to form some of the most recognizable teams in NYC and around the world. Balmir Latin Dance Company is internationally acclaimed as one of NYC’s top dance schools. The studio encompasses two dance companies (Balmir Latin Dance Co. and Mambo Tirado) that have participated in Salsa Congresses and dance festivals in Rome, Peru, Punta Cana, Toronto, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, just to name a few, and many others across the United States. Their goal is to continue being global ambassadors for this art form they love, Latin Dance!
In 2016, Balmir Latin Dance Company was featured on award winning news program, PIX11 morning news, and at the People En Español Festival, representing the New York International Salsa Congress, New York City's largest and longest-running Latin dance and music event. In May of 2017, BLDC dancers were honored to be part of Robin Hood’s Annual Benefit in NYC, by entertaining its crowd, among many other exclusive artists.
Inside Balmir Latin Dance
S T A F F
Eric Manuel Balmir, Founder | Director| Instructor
Anya Katsevman, Rehearsal Director | Coach (Pro Team)
Nina Tirado, Rehearsal Director | Coach (Semi Pro Team)
Maggie Isdith, Studio Manager
Ximena Salgado, Advising Manager
Marlene Veras, Asst. Rehearsal Director | Social Media
Jessica Silva, Website Administrator | Marketing Consultant
Photo Credits: Franklin Liranzo