Meriden YMCA

Try something spicy here at the Y! Salsa and Bachata lessons are for anyone ages 18 and over. Sign up on your own or as a couple. It’s fun, exciting and a great way to keep in shape.

  • Dates: September 19 - October 24, 2023
  • Salsa: Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Bachata: Tuesday 8:00 - 8:45 p.m.
  • Fees are for the 6 week class
  •  Individual:
    • Full Member $35 Combo $60
    • Program Member $45  Combo $80
    • Non Member $55 Combo $110
  • Couples:
    • Full Member $65 Combo $120
    • Program Member $75 Combo $140
    • Non Member $85 Combo $170
  • Instructor: Edward Trueheart

Meet Our Salsa Dance Instructor, Edward Trueheart

Edward Trueheart Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA Salsa and Bachata Dance InstructorMy name is Edward Trueheart and I've been a YMCA member for many years. I took my first salsa dance lesson over a decade ago and I've been dancing ever since.

The technical and timing components of dancing became challenging to me. Throughout the years I have had the pleasure of being professionally trained by various instructors from CT to NY. I'm currently working on my fifth style called "kizomba".

A few years years ago I decided to share my passion and dancing experiences with others. I began teaching basic concepts of salsa on 1, salsa on 2, infused bachata (modern + Dominican) merengue/cha-cha styles. 

Bachata, a dance originating in the Dominican Republic, is one of the hottest dances around and has become increasingly popular worldwide. I will be teaching an infusion of traditional, modern and sensual styles of bachata. You will learn various components of this dance which includes partner work, turn patterns and fancy footwork called shines. This class will be designed for all levels of dance.  Whether you're a beginner or seasoned dancer this class will be fun as well as challenging.  So come join us with or without a partner. 

Dancing is such a great physical, social, emotional activity that can relieve a ton of stress. I promise this journey will be very fun and challenging. I'll be there to help guide you every dance step along the way so let's dance!