Above:  Barb coaching the Georgetown University Latin Dance Team. spring 2013

Above: Barb taught Salsa at Bowie State University for a program honoring Black History Month.  She explained that the roots of Salsa began in Africa with the rich percussion that underlies this music.

Above: Barb and students who attended her Cuban Salsa Workshop at the 2012 Bachata Congress.

Barb teaching Salsa in Bowie, MD.
Above: Barb and Glen teaching Salsa at a Women’s History Month program at the Bowie Performing Arts Center 3/11
Salsa dance class at a conference in Washington DC
Above: DanceUSA, a national organization of dance professionals held a conference in Washington, DC, in June 2010. Barb and Tamara co-taught Salsa at the convention on Friday night.

Salsa dance class at a special event
Above: Children's lesson at a church Cinco de Mayo party in Northern VA.  5/06

Salsa dance lessons in Maryland
Above: The Baltimore class going over moves in "Learning Position"

Salsa dance class at a special event
Above: Barb teaches at Latino Fest in Baltimore. 6/05

Salsa dance class at a club
Above: Barb and teachers from DanceInTime gave Saturday night classes at Gardels in Baltimore, MD for six weeks in 2006.

Above: Barb’s Salsa class at George Mason University performing at the school’s Hispanic Heritage campus celebration. Fall 2011

Want to learn to
dance Salsa?

Friendly environment
Experienced teachers
No partner needed
Drop-in classes
(What's not to love??)

1. DC

Cuban Salsa Class (all levels)
  Saturdays 12:45 pm - 3:30 pm.  (Every Sat. unless otherwise noted!)
Where? Emergence Community Arts Collective; 733 Euclid St NW; Washington DC 20001 (Go in on the right side of the building.)
Cost:  $10/class. First class free w/ coupon below. (Special deal: $49 for 2 months of classes)
Details:  Drop-Ins welcome. There will be no class Memorial Day weekend--check out the Boot Camp being run then insted. (See What's Happening Page.)

What?  Salsa Class (all levels)
When? 9-10 pm on the "second Friday" of each month. However no class in April--sorry!  (There's a live band every Friday after the lesson!) 
Where?  Bossa Bistro and Lounge-second floor; 2463---18th St. NW; Washington DC 20009
Details:  Drop-ins welcome. $10 per class.  After class, stay and enjoy the live band and open dancing! And the band is there every Friday, FYI.  Note that starting in June the classes will be every first and third Fridays.


a. College Park
: Salsa Classes--Open To The Public
When:  Wednesday evenings
Where: Univ. of MD Student Union Basement (in College Park, MD)
Cost:  About $5/class---check with Arts & Learning Center
Details: Class covers all dance levels; no partner or past experience needed. Drop ins not allowed by university.  For details and to register call 301.314.2787 or visit... https://stampunion.umd.edu/artlearn/classes.aspx

b. Silver Spring 
What:  FREE Latin Night With Class; open to public
When: Fridays from 9:30-10:30 pm.
Where: El Golfo's; 8739 Flower Ave; SS, MD 20901
Cost:  FREE!
Details: Class covers all dance levels. Barb Bernstein or Mario or others teach.  Barb will teach personally on March 31 and April 7 (and on some other nights). Starting in June she'll teach on the second and fourth Fridays. No partner needed.  Live music at 7-9:30 pm with Cuban duo Blanco y Negro (they're great!); then class; then open dancing! 

3.  SPECIAL EVENT: Rueda Boot Camp at the 2017 Connecticut Salsa Festival
This promises to be a great event with workshops, shows etc.---over Memorial Day Weekend.  Check out details for the DanceInTime RUEDA BOOTCAMP: www.ctsalsafest.com  and  WORKSHOP RUEDA BOOT CAMP w. BARBARA BERNSTEIN

Bootcamp will be 3-4 hours on Sat 5/27 and again on Sunday 5/28.  You will learn all the fun Salsa Rueda moves you see on the floor so you can hop in!  Participants who wish to, can perform a Rueda choreography in the Sunday night show!  Registration now open--GREAT opportunity!
Questions? Contact Barb:  BarbBtalks at aol.com


a. University of Maryland School of Public Health
What?  Cuban Salsa one credit class  ("KNES 131")
Where?  School of Public Health Building; College Park, MD
When? Offered summer and winter intersession.  Next class is summer intersession "IIC" in July 2017. Register through Testudo.
This is a U MD class video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba0ZrUPxrto

b.  American University  Health Studies Department
  Salsa course for one credit
Where?  American University campus
When?  Thursdays 2:30 pm; spring semester 2017. 
Register through AU.

Scroll down for a coupon to attend your first DC class free

Please contact Barb (301.9806043)
to ask about group discounts, special events, or to get on the mailing list.

Classes are lively, fun, and welcoming.  All dance levels are covered. Please dress comfortably.  For info on the teacher's background, click here or here: http://youtu.be/9AxEExApP-A.

To see a video from the Saturday class, click here:

To see a school program on Merengue, Salsa, and Cha Cha, click these links.
Click here for part 1; click here for part 2;
click here for part 3; click here for part 4;
click here for part 5; click here for part 6.

For more class details, click here.

For an article on how to study dance, click here.


Click here for a coupon that new students can print out, for your
 first Saturday class in DC FREE!

(Sorry; this is only available for the Saturday class and does not apply to groups of 5 or more people or anyone who has taken a DanceInTime class before.)

Lucia and Amber hang out at LatinoFest before a DIT performance. 2012.
Above: Lucia and Amber hang out at Latino Fest before a DIT performance. 2012.
Barb teaching at Alero in Washington, DC
Above: Class at Alero's Restaurant in Washington, DC, with Barb and DanceInTime teachers giving instruction for all levels of dancers.
Barb teaching Salsa in Ireland
Above: Barb teaching at a workshop in Dublin, at the St. Patrick Salsa Festival 3/11.
Salsa dance lessons in Virginia
Above: people often ask how to dress for the Salsa class. As you can see, we are informal & "anything goes."

Salsa dance classes after work
Above: Teaching at a government office at lunchtime in Baltimore, MD.

Salsa dance class at a special event
Above: Barb teaches Rueda with Tania Nunez and others from Dance In Time at the a picnic in Northern VA. 7/07

Salsa dance class at a special event
Above: Teaching Salsa at PG Community College's 2007 Caribbean Fest in Largo, MD.

Photo of Barbara Bernstein
Above: Barb Bernstein at the Philadelphia Salsa Congress.

Salsa dance class at a special event
Above: Barb teaches Swing at a dance in Germantown, MD. 4/05

Barb teaching Salsa to children
Above: Barb teaches Latin dance rhythms to children at an elementary school 3/11.

Salsa dance class at a special event
Above: Barb teaching at First Night Annapolis (a New Year's Eve event). 12/31/05

Salsa dance class at a club
Above: Barb teaches Rueda at Club One in Baltimore, MD.

Salsa dance classes at a club
Above: DanceInTime teaches at Kasbah in Baltimore,