SALSA IN THE CITY, Philadelphia

JOE FIGUEROA - 302 494 3835
Joe Figueroa (El Principal)…
Currently one of the most sought after salsa instructors/choreographers in the industry today. A professional dancer since his teens, Joe Figueroa has pushed the boundaries of the dance world with his exciting and innovative style of freestyle salsa. See Video Sample

Joe began his career as a professional dancer for MTV Studios, and his unique style and talent quickly secured his reputation in New York City. Joe's extensive background in Freestyle, Pop and Hip Hop ultimately led him to work with legendary choreographer, Jamie King, who has choreographed for an impressive array of stars including Britney Spears, Shakira and Madonna.

In 2000, this accomplished artist and choreographer transitioned his passion and talent to the art of salsa dancing and quickly became a prominent figure on Philadelphia's bourgeoning salsa scene with his unique body movement and choreography. Known as a premiere instructor and performer, Joe has trained under the guidance of Rogelio Moreno, Jesus Morales, Josie Neglia, world-renowned salsa dancer Alex DaSilva, as well as with master instructors in London, Milan and Australia. Joe has combined his extensive knowledge of dance and creativity to develop distinctive style of salsa dancing known as "Philly Style Salsa", an explosive salsa style that combines smooth moves with sharp, complicated turn patterns. This unique style has earned Joe the reputation of the hottest salsero on the East Coast.

Joe currently teaches salsa classes in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware and can also be seen performing weekly throughout the tri-state area. Thousands of students from all across the country have experienced his captivating style of teaching and instruction. This demand has led Joe to teach at workshops and congresses across the globe, including Puerto Rico, Brazil and even Greece. His amazing creativity and talent for salsa leads students to seek his training from as far away as Hamburg and Seoul.

As the co-founder and artistic director of the Luna Negra dance team, Joe and his team perform their innovative routines at the largest salsa congresses throughout the United States. Joe is also a founding member of Salsa in the City, Philadelphia's largest web-based salsa entertainment and event production group. Featuring Joe's "Stories from the Floor" dance editorials and with over 1,500 hits to the site per month, Joe's reputation and following have placed Philadelphia on the salsa world map, paving the way for other aspiring dancers to follow in his footsteps.

When asked what he thinks his biggest accomplishment is, Joe responds by saying, "I can lead any woman at any level and make her feel like the queen of the dance floor."

La Luna Dance Studio
12:30 PM
SALSA Beginner II 4 / 6

Newtown Athletic Club
(Private lessons only)
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Booked through LIR
Icon Dance Complex
Beg 1 Teens 7:30
Beg 1 Adults 8:30

Newtown Athletic Club
(Private lessons only)
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Booked through LIR

Crystal Dansport
New Castle, Delaware
Private lessons 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Beg 1 7:00PM
Beg 2 8:00PM
Int / Adv 9:00PM

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