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Dance Parties

1st & 3rd Friday
R&B Line Dance Party
8:00p – 1:00a

Every Saturday
Latin Night Salsa Party
8:3 0p – 2:00a

1st & 3rd Sunday
Tango Brunch Milonga

12:00p– 3:00p

1st & 3rd Sunday
Ballroom Mix Party
3:00p – 6:30p

Every Wednesday West Coast Swing & Hustle Party 8:30p-11:00p

No partner necessary
Wear comfortable shoes

All classes are $12
Lesson Pricing Info.

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Barbara CapaldiBarbara Capaldi
Owner; Salsa, Latin and Ballroom dance instructor

Barbara Capaldi started dancing when she was a teenager and has been a dance instructor and coach for over 20 years. She has a Bachelors' degree in Education from Rutgers University and more recently a Licentiate Degree from the United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing in International ballroom dance.

Barbara consistently furthers her education to be the best teacher for her students.

Barbara's teaching career began in 1987 when she was asked to be an Arthur Murray dance instructor. She started dancing competitively when Andy Fortuna and his wife Sandy positioned her to become Andy's dance partner. She danced with Andy for the Pro-Am scholarship level in International Latin Division.

Barbara began teaching weekly salsa lessons at the 8th Floor Night Club in Philadelphia from 1999 until the club closed it's doors in 2003. This venture was highly successful and attracted many dancers from the salsa community in the tri-state area. Barbara currently teaches Salsa lessons throughout the city of Philadelphia and southern New Jersey at popular establishments such as the Stardust Ballroom; and also taught at Rock Lobster, 8th Street Lounge and Zanzibar Blue.

In 2001 Barbara realized her longtime dream of opening a dance studio. Since then, the Atrium Dance Studio has become one of the premiere dance establishments in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area. At the Atrium, Barbara teaches Salsa and Ballroom dances including Cha-cha, Foxtrot, Hustle, Quickstep, Rumba, Swing, Tango, Waltz and Viennese Waltz.

In addition to teaching in the community and at her dance studio, Barbara directs and is coach and choreographer for the Atrium's Latin dance team Evolution (formerly Salseros Unidos). Salseros Unidos and the Ladies of Salseros Unidos have gone on to participate in dance clubs and at special events locally, nationally and internationally. Salseros Unidos has participated in Salsa Congresses in Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, Puerto Rico and New York.

Barbara performs with Salseros Unidos in some of the routines. Barbara considers this group to be one of the rewards of her career in dance and has expressed that she is Salsero Unidos' biggest fan. She also coaches the University of Pennsylvania's Onda Latina Dance Performance Team, and Ballroom Dance Club.

Barbara takes great pride in coaching the pageant participants for the annual coronation of Miss Puerto Rico for the Parada San Juan Bautista (Puerto-Rican Day Parade). Barbara has choreographed the girls routine for the past four years, and has become recognized as a Platinum level scholarship sponsor for her participation in the scholarship program.

Other accomplishments include Rutgers University Dance Team, University of Delaware Formation Team and Dance Club, Wharton Business School, Discovery Home Show, Gordon's Furniture TV commercial, Channel 6 ABC local televised show of the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade and Green's Ice Cream commercial. Barbara has starred in several Atlantic City Dance Productions, television commercials and has performed in national competitions.

4721 N. Crescent Blvd. (Route 130)
Pennsauken, NJ 08110


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