salsa and ballroom dance classes at HPAC

Osorio Dancesport Studio


Salsa is a sexy energetic social dance that brings people together. It is a popular form of social dance originating from Cuban folk dances. The movements of Salsa are a combination of the Afro-Cuban dances Son, cha-cha-cha, Mambo, Rumba, and the Danzón.

Beginner Salsa | 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Learn the basics of Salsa including steps, counting, hand hold, directions, actions, and positions. No prior dance experience or partner is necessary.

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Intermediate Salsa | 8:30 – 9:30 pm
Tighten your turns, begin to make your dance elegant and your partner connection smooth.

Ballroom Dance

Ballroom Dance is a set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world. Learn how to Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Quick Step and more.

Beginner Ballroom | 5:30 – 6:30 pm
An introduction to the foundations of Ballroom. No prior experience or partner necessary.

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Intermediate Ballroom | 9:30 – 10:30 pm
Enhance your technique, increase your confidence, and develop a smooth connection with your partner.

Senior Social Dance Program

Our Senior Social Dance Program is a fun way to stay active and learn some new dance moves in a relaxed and social setting!

During these 60-minute low-impact sessions, you’ll be guided through the basic steps of ballroom and Latin dance styles. Don’t worry if you have no previous dance experience – everyone is welcome! Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Water will be provided.

Most Thursdays from 12:30 – 1:30pm | The Ballroom at HPAC | Tickets: $20

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If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 845-985-4722 or email

Dress Code for Dance Classes: Wear neat, casual attire that is comfortable for movement and shoes with suede soles and heel protectors, such as dress shoes or ballroom dance shoes. Please do not wear jeans, sweatpants, shorts, sneakers, or street shoes.

Private lessons are also available. For information, call Edgar Osorio: 914-841-7934

Edgar Osorio and dancing partner

About Your Instructor

Edgar Osorio is a professional, world-class Ballroom, Latin, American Smooth, and American Rhythm dancer, teacher, choreographer, actor, and dance performer.

Since 1988, his outstanding performances have earned him titles in the most prestigious regional, national, and international competitions, including: US Mambo Championship, Rising Star Champion, and Open American Rhythm Champions Finalist. He has won World Salsa Championships held in Miami, Puerto Rico, and Canada.