Welcome to Brooklyn's own Balmir Latin Dance Studio, where we live to dance and feel the difference. Come and enjoy a class at our newly renovated studio. Home to one of the largest hardwood dance floors in Brooklyn. We offer an array of classes paired with the most talented instructors in Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha, Hustle, and much more! We strive to offer a friendly and community-oriented environment.


Balmir's students range from beginner to advanced and adults to children. We always have first-time students, who have never taken 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's performance class.


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 as we rotate during our classes. We have designed our classes to improve your body movement and most importantly -your confidence! 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. Join us for a great time!

Balmir Latin Dance Company

Balmir was founded in May of 2011 by director Eric Balmir. Comprised of performers from varying dance backgrounds and ethnicities, they have come together to form some of the most recognizable teams in NYC. The studio sponsors two dance companies (Balmir Latin Dance Co., and Mambo Tirado) that have participated in Salsa Congresses and festivals in Rome, Peru, Punta Cana, Toronto, Mexico, and many venues across the United States. Their goal is to continue being global ambassadors for this art form they love, Latin Dance!

Balmir is home of World Latin Dance Champions!

Internationally acclaimed as one of NYC’s top dance schools, Balmir offers beginner to advanced level classes for kids and adults. Styles taught include Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Hustle, Merengue, Cha Cha and much more!

Our international & local instructors offer professional and performance level training. 

Inside Balmir Latin Dance


Eric Manuel Balmir, Founder

Anya Katsevman, Rehearsal Director (Pro Team)

Nina Tirado, Rehearsal Director (Semi Pro Team)

Maggie Isdith, Studio Manager

Ximena Salgado, Advising Manager

Marlene Veras, Asst. Rehearsal Director

Rosita Dominicci, Community Engagement

Photo Credits: Franklin Liranzo