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About Us

La Familia de la Salsa began in 2004 as a Salsa/Rueda demo team comprised of 26 dancers from around the world. By advancing our mission statement of, "bridging cultures through dance...one step at a time", la Familia has has grown to become one of the largest Latin dance organizations in Upstate New York with over 3000 dancers on our member roster! We bring Latin dances to our community every Fri & Sat nights (see "Where to Dance") with live Latin orchestra dances throughout the year. Our dance school teaches 150-200 students per week, offering classes in: Salsa, Cardio Salsa, Ladies Styling and Cuban styles of Salsa known as "Casino" & "Rueda de Casino" (the "Wheel") (see "Dance Classes"). Our dance ensembles and our Afro-Cuban Band, "La Rumba Cubana", have opened for and/or performed with such luminaries as, living Salsa legend, Larry Harlow & the Fania All-Stars; Salsa mega-star, Tito Nieves; Tito Puente, Jr. and his orchestra and international icon, "Charo"! Our new 12-piece Latin Orchestra, "Salsa-Son-Timba" performs throughout Upstate New York and has been featured artists at the New York State Fair, the N.E. Jazz & Wine Fest, the Syracuse Latin Festival and the Syracuse International Film Festival.

We also spearhead fundraising efforts for local youths of the Spanish Action League's "La Joven Guardia Teatro y la Danza Latina" and for disadvantaged children at the "Baobab Children's Foundation" in Ghana, West Africa (see "Our Adopted Children"). Most recently, la Familia was awarded the FLACNY "Friends of Foreign Language" award for making the greatest contribution to foreign languages in Central New York (see "Conversational Spanish").

Please peruse our website and then come to our "Salsa Survival Lesson for Beginners" on Friday Nights at Ballybay Pub/Nightclub (see "Dance Classes") and experience, firsthand, the joy, excitement and community of Latin dancing! You'll LOVE it......es una PROMESA (...that's a PROMISE)!

Que viva la Salsa!

Brian A Bromka - Founder / Artistic Director 
Roberto Perez - Co-founder / Executive Director
315-447-6287