I am taking private lessons with Marcus and I am very happy with my progress! Excellent instructor. Clear communication and attentiveness. Comfortable yet challenging learning curve. Liked a lot the idea of recording the moves for home review!
90 Elwood AveNewark, NJ 07104
In just under a year I went from not knowing basics to performing on stage, and what a journey its been! More than just fun, its a salsa family. Forget running on a treadmill this is all the cardio you need. So addicting!
Mdn is definetly the best studio in NJ! Once you begin dancing at mdn there is no turning back you will immediatly fall in love with the studio and Marcus just as i did. I have been dancing at Mdn since I was about 8 years old and it has become like a second home. Marcus really does lighten up the room and motivates you to do your very best which is something really great. I guarantee its a memorable fun experience
This is by far the best Dance studio I have been to and I have attended classes in both New York and New Jersey. The level of instruction, energy, consistency and professionalism is unparalleled. The studio space is one of the largest and extremely well kept. Parking lot is very convenient. The welcoming atmosphere makes it easy to walk in as a beginner and impossible to leave once you are hooked!
MDN Latin Dance Studio is the best place to learn salsa in NJ, hands down. Besides being conveniently located by Rt. 21, 3 and 7 there is also plenty of parking. At this studio not only have i learned how to dance but I have also made friends that I now consider family. The instructors Marcus and Diana really have their students' best interest at heart and it is a treat to learn from them. Marcus pushes his students to be the very best they can so be prepared to work. You will not be disappointed by this experience. This place will absolutely change your life, I guarantee it.
Simply the best salsa instructor ive seen. A Puerto Rican Fred Astaire. Not only does he teach with perfection but also has a great system to teach anyone not just to dance but to dance and be great! Don't think about it, just go!!!! FUN FUN FUN ,!!!! THe BEST! !!!!!!!
When I joined MDN I did it as a way to keep myself busy and work out and I got just that! It is a fun environment and I had the opportunity to meet a lot of great people. I enjoy the classes because I am constantly challenged. Not going to lie, sometimes I am lost with some of the foot work but mostly is due to me not being mentally focused or having missed class. Overall I recommend the studio, is a nice cardio work out and there are tons of opportunities to showcase your newly learned moves at many of their studio sponsored activities. Just with everything you will get out of it what you put into it, if you only want to become a nice social dancer with some dedication and a few months you will get that, if you want to be a great dancer/performer you will of course need more. I say give it a try, if it is not for you then find another place. But it is worth a try for sure, I tried it a year ago...still there :)
I have no hesitation in saying that MDN is the BEST Latin Dance Studio in the tri-state! Its not even close. If there's any fault that I could find is that there's only 1! Marcus, Diana, and the entire team are very professional, personable, and create an enviroment that's awesome for dancers of all levels. From the true novice to the true professional and everybody in between, just try them. You won't be sorry!Ric R.
3 years ago, I knew nothing about salsa. I couldn't even dance "old school" style like most Hispanics usually can (much to my mother's horror). I came to MDN Latin Dance Studio on the pretense that I'd take a few classes so I could enjoy a salsa here and there at the club with my friends and that would be that. Yea right....The morning after my FIRST salsa class, I woke up singing 123,567! I knew something had changed, I was hooked. When I started the beginner's cycle, I was in grad school so I was only able to make it twice a week. Remarkably, I was able to keep up. Marcus has a unique ability to speak to people in a way that makes them completely understand how to move and how to listen to the music. He designs his courses so that you can learn from scratch and evolve into an experienced salsa dancer. He's not bad to look at either! I know all the girls wanna know LOL ;) I have tried other studios, other instructors and I haven't found anything else that compares. I HIGHLY recommend this studio to anyone who wants to learn how to dance.Today, my life is completely different. Not only can I dance, but I also teach and perform. I have lost 55 POUNDS! 55 POUNDS people!!!! It's crazy. That wasn't even my goal or my purpose. IT WAS JUST A BONUS. I have met hundreds of wonderful people at the studio. Some of those people have become like a 2nd family to me. I am completely and forever changed :) If you want to learn from the best, look no further. All you have to do is show up, Marcus will show you the rest .... It will change your life, TRUST ME. Things you should know about MDN Latin Dance Studio in a nutshell:- Right off Rt 21!- PLENTY of FREE parking!- Classes are only $15 a pop, pay as you go.... no annoying contracts or other fees.- AN AMAZING CARDIO WORKOUT!!!!!!- Friendly students and staff!- Monthly socials so you can party and show off what you know in a safe space!- A new cycle begins every 3 months, but you can join at any time.- 3 levels offered (beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate) so you can join at any level.- Good for ages 5 and up! You can bring your kids to learn how to dance with you!
Bottom line up front - there is no better Latin Dance Studio that even comes close to MDN Latin Dance Studio in the entire state of New Jersey - and Marcus Nieves and Diana Osorio are extraordinary people and they are magnificent instructors.MDN Latin Dance Studio is located next to Rte-21 on Main Street in Belleville, NJ.Classes are top notch at only $15 a class - you will not find better instruction for that same price. I have been to every salsa dance studio in Northern and Central NJ, and they don't even come close. Trust me.Marcus is the only "Eddie Torres" certified NJ instructor! That alone says it all.Diana is amazing and is a complete natural on the dance floor and is an even better at teaching the ladies of the studio what they should be doing. There is no instructor in this entire area except for the Mambo King himself that can match Marcus' footwork skills and creative partnerwork combinations. His passion for teaching and dedication to his students supersedes all expectations - you will be challenged every step of the way - regardless of your skill level.They are both completely dedicated to making their students the best that they can be. I have been going for just over one year and they have both pushed me to become so much better in that short time period.Be ready for a challenge - but they both make salsa fun and easy to learn. It will change your life - for the better - and it is also a great work out. Dress comfortably and see you at MDN Latin Dance Studio - the best studio in the entire state of NJ!