34th Street


DanceSport to Return to Broadway Boulevard

Zumba, Salsa, and Swing lessons free and open to the public.

Caroline Mardok Photography

Free exercise and dance instruction returns to Broadway Boulevard in May as 34th Street Partnership and Paul Pellicoro’s DanceSport present Zumba, Swing, and Salsa classes for all.   

On Mondays, dance classes will alternate between Zumba and Swing, beginning May 5 and continuing through August 25. Zumba, the full-body workout pairing Latin and pop music with targeted muscle-sculpting movements, will be taught by Wilson who is known to teach a heart-pumping, fast-paced class.

Instructors Milo and Laura step in time to the live tunes of Jessie Bunting and the Hot Shim Sham Orchestra for Swing dance classes. The Shim Sham Orchestra made their 34th Street debut last summer, when they performed as part of our Live Swing Band Mondays event. Due to popular demand, the band and the lessons are back on a bi-weekly schedule! Jump in and join – no prior dance experience needed.

DanceSport will keep us dancing throughout the week by hosting Salsa classes on Tuesdays beginning May 6 and continuing through August 26. In 2013, these free hour-long classes drew an average of 55 dancers per week.

Zumba and Swing (on alternating Mondays) will start at 5pm and last until 6pm. Salsa (Tuesdays) classes with DanceSport begin at 5:30pm and last one hour. You can continue practicing your skills at the DanceSport Manhattan Studio, located at 22 West 34th Street. Mention “34th Street Partnership” and get a free group course plus a half-hour private lesson for only $20 (regular price is $49).

Last week, we introduced The Warrior workout with Jodi DeCrenza. The Warrior will meet at Broadway Boulevard between 34th and 35th Streets every Thursday, 6:30 – 7:30pm beginning May 22. The class on the third Thursday of each month will be an Extended Yoga Edition lasting until 8:00pm.

There’s no excuse for not getting into shape this summer! Every exercise and dance program presented by 34th Street Partnership is free and open to all, regardless of skill or fitness level.

*This article was updated on May 19, 2014.

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