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NYSalsababy Dance Space offers more than just dance steps for beginners and beyond! We provide the knowledge for you to learn, the skills to grow, the means to experiment and the confidence to play! Whether you choose to enhance your social life with partner dancing or to maintain your physiques with dance fitness, we're here to expand your social circles meeting new dance friends and to broaden your musical and cultural experiences through music, history & dance movements.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

   
       

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  Cynthia La China, Founder, NYSalsababy Dance Space. An art director & designer by day, dance instructor by evening and performer by night. Cynthia has been teaching, dancing, performing and choreographing dance routines as alternative outlets for creative thinking and artistic expression.

Cynthia took her first Ballroom social dance in 1999 and was swept up by the rhythmic flow of the Waltz and the sensual feel of Rhumba. However it was the flirtatious and exuberant side of Salsa/Mambo that got her hooked, and she has been dedicating her pastimes to the art of Salsa dancing, and spending her energy promoting her love of Afro-Cuban rhythms and Latin music since 2000.

Having excelled in Salsa within the first year, Cynthia was invited to join a ladies' styling team "Ritmo Caliente Dancers" and had a taste of performance at various communities and Salsa events. Since then she has danced and performed for numerous dance companies, including Duplessey Latin Dance Factory (Duplessey Walker), ENIXE Dance Company, Mambo2ChaCha Dance Company (Claudine Curry), Revelation Dance Company (CeCe Williams), Michael Fielder's Latin Jazz Team, The Rhythm Divas (Jami Josephson) and more.

In 2004, Cynthia started a Salsa Kids & Latin Youth Dance Program at St. Ephrem's Church, sharing her love of Latin rhythms and movements with youths of Brooklyn. After showcasing her talented young students in local community & cultural events, she was invited to teach Salsa & Latin Dance Movements for after-school enrichment programs at various public schools in 5 boroughs of NYC.

Cynthia is now Dance Director & Artistic Choreographer for LSD Projects & Latin Soul Dance Entertainment Company. Co-founded in 2007 with her dance partner, Hector 'El Guajiro' Peña. With a passion to capture the heart and soul of 70s Salsa Dura & Afro Latin Funk music, together they created some spellbinding dance productions that dazzle audiences in a soulful Latin musical journey through high-lifting and jaw dropping Cabaret-style dance choreographies.

Cynthia & Hector have also taught all-level dance workshops at various salsa congresses, dance festivals and had graced many stages & concerts with top musicians and professional dancers. Contact them for private lessons, group workshops and entertainment bookings at nysalsababy@gmail.com

 

CYNTHIA LA CHINA
Founder & DVIDA Certified Dance Instructor
NYSalsababy Dance Space

Co-
Founder & Artistic Director
LSD Projects &
Experiments
Latin Soul Dance Entertainment & Productions

Artistic Choreographer &
Dance Director  
SOY Caliente Dance Company
NYSalsababy Dance Entertainment
NYSalsababy Dance Dreams

ASSOCIATES & MEMBERSHIPS
International Hustle Dance Association, 2011
Josie International School of Dance, 2010
The Rhythm Divas by Jami Josephson, 2010
LSD Experiments by Hector & Cynthia, 2010
Lation Nation Dancers, 2009

LSD Projects, 2009
Soy Caliente Dance Company, 2008
Mambo2ChaCha Dance Company, 2008
Michael Fielder Latin Jazz Team, 2008
Revelations Dance Company, 2007
ENIXE Dance Company, 2006
Duplessey's Latin Dance Factory, 2005
Ritmo Caliente Dancers, 2000

CHOREOGRAPHY & PRODUCTIONS
NYSalsababy DreamGirls @ American Diabetes Gala
NYSalsababy Dance Dreams @ Darfur fundraiser party
Triple Essence Salsa Youth Recital @ Bishop Ford HS
PS186, IS227, IS96 Salsa Youth Winter and Spring shows

IS96 Inter-Generation Latin Dance & Variety show
Soy Caliente D'Lite @ NYSalsaFiesta Social
Soy Caliente Dancers @ LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
LSD Experiments @ Brooklyn for Peace fundraiser party
LSD Projects @ Salsa Congresses: NY, NJ, DC, CT, Boston, Hawaii, Montreal, Ottawa, Punta Cana, Puerto Rico.

DANCE SCHOOL INSTRUCTIONS
Alvin Ailey Dance Extension, NYC
Albee School of Dance, Brooklyn

Champions Dance Studio, NYC
Manhattan Ballroom Dance Studio, NYC
Ripley Grier Studio, NYC
Shambhala Yoga Dance Center, Brooklyn
SOHO Dance Studio, NYC
Triple Essence Dance Studio,
Brooklyn

ENTERTAINMENT & CLUB LESSONS
Aji Lounge, Park Slope Brooklyn
Amber Lounge, downtown NYC
Brooklyn Bowl, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Club Cache, midtown NYC
Gonzales & Gonzales, SOHO NYC
Havana Central, Times Square NYC
Iguana VIP Lounge, midtown NYC
Lafayette Grill and Bar, Tribeca NYC
Pacific Grill @ Pier 17, NYC
Retreat Lounge, Flatiron district NYC
Session 73, upper eastside NYC
Swing 46 Jazz Club, midtown NYC
Skippers Cafe, South St Seaport NYC
Sounds of Brazil (SOBs), downtown NYC
Spiegelworld @ Pier 17, NYC

PRIVATE EVENTS & CORPORATE WORKSHOPS
Aviator Sports & Recreations, Brooklyn
Big Brothers & Big Sisters Mentoring, NYC
Brooklyn Sports Club, Brooklyn
CCNY Latino Alumni Group, NYC
Columbia University Social Club, NYC
Internal Revenue Service (IRS), NYC
J. W. Thompson, NYC
Kraft Food, NY & NJ
New Life Fellowship Church, Queens
North Shore Jewish Center, Brooklyn
New York University, NY
Ossining Public Library, Ossining NY

Pricewaterhouse Cooper, NYC
Spotco, NYC
Women's Temple of Brooklyn & Bronx, NYC
World Heritage Cultural Center, NJ

VOLUNTEER & NON-PROFIT CHARITY CLASSES
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn
Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn
Brooklyn for Peace Organization, Brooklyn
Federation of Italian-American Association, Brooklyn
FIAO Community Center, Brooklyn
Help Darfur Now Organization, NYC
Regina Pacis NIA Association, Brooklyn
St. Ephrem School, Brooklyn
St. Ephrem Youth Organization, Brooklyn
World Organization for Positive Action, NJ

SALSA CONGRESSES & FESTIVALS WORKSHOPS
International Hustle & Salsa Festival - "Converting on1 Salsa to NYon2 Mambo Footwork & Partnerwork"
NJ International Salsa Congress - "Guajira Cha Footwork & Styling"
Hawaii Salsa Congress - "Styling & Shines in Partnerwork"

TV PERFORMANCES & ONLINE WEB FOOTAGES
NY1 News - Multi-Cultural Dance Festival @ Pier 17
NY1 News - SOHO Dance Studio
Fox 5 - Brooklyn Children's Museum
BCAT - Salsa Groove Salsa Social
MamboNYC.com

PRESS JOURNALS & WEB BLOGS
The Home Reporter - "Salsa Shakes Brooklyn"
Courier Life - "Live Dancing at Brooklyn Children's Museum"
 

 



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