Why Our Studio?
Jorday Rivera's Dance Studio has grown from humble beginnings to become the largest Salsa/Latin and Belly dance studio in Queens, New York. Founded in 1997,
During the resurgence Salsa and Latin dance, Jorday Rivera and the studio started being featured on news stations, talk shows, and all forms of local media. They came into national acclaim for their role in the Grammy award winning Mambo Birdland Video of the famous Tito Puente. Jorday Rivera's Dance Studio continues to be sought out by stars when they’re preparing for their dance parts in film, television and stage.
Jorday Rivera's Dance Studio keys to success from the beginning has included offering a wide variety of dance styles and being pioneers in creating opportunities for people to utilize their skills on the dance floor through practice and city-wide events. As they began to attract other top teachers and performers, their mission was truly realized - to have the most comprehensive programs available in all areas of social and competitive dancing.
Thanks to the expertise available at the studio, Jorday Rivera's Dance Studio has been able to successfully expand the scope of its services to both the student population and the community of social and competitive dancers. Today, the extensive repertoire at Jorday Rivera's Dance Studio also includes show performances, corporate events, dance vacations, wedding services, programs and children’s dance programs.
In the past decade Jorday Rivera's Dance Studio has become a favorite of both New York area kids and teens, and their parents. Our dedication to teaching children's partner dance is evident by both the joy and skill seen in our students. Many students have even gone on to compete and perform in some of the countries most prestigious events.
One of the founding beliefs of our program is that partner dance teaches important social values. Our students learn not only how to be graceful, coordinated and poised, but how to be self disciplined, self-confident and cooperative as well. Along with attaining more refined manners and better posture our students also leave the studio with an education in different cultures. At Jorday Rivera's Studio, students gain insight into other cultures through their study of dances like Salsa, Belly Dance, Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango and Rumba, to name but a few. This cultural education is further supplemented by our own multicultural staff and student body. For all these reasons (and many more) we believe involvement in partner dance is one of the greatest ways to boost a child's self-esteem and help them feel comfortable in nearly any social and cultural setting.
Private lessons are important to refining your dancing skills. Individual, personalized attention will be given to improve your technique, musicality, dance vocabulary and partnering skills which will give you the confidence to dance well, in any situation. You choose the dance(s) because the lesson will be tailored to suit your needs and interests. Most of our teachers are well-versed in a wide variety of dances and there are a few who specialize. Our Dance Advisor will help match you with the best instructor for you. Private lessons run 60 minutes in length.
Remember! If you need to change your lesson, you must call 24-hours in advance to avoid being charged. This policy is very important because gives us time to re-book the instructor.
Your first dance as newlyweds should be memorable, not nerve racking. As you take your first steps to the music that will become "your song" you will want to do so with pride, grace and natural confidence. At Jorday Rivera's Studio our goal is to make every wedding couple enjoy each moment of their first dance, not feel panic stricken at getting the steps right, or distracted by worries of stepping on their beloved's feet. Whether you 're already competent on the dance floor, or have never taken a step to music before, individually or as a couple, our Wedding Dance Specialist will take you through stress-free, carefully planned lessons, to make your first dance together feel effortless and natural. We will help you make this dance one that will be remembered by all of your guests and, more importantly, by the two of you. The skills you learn will not only carry you through your first dance, but will keep you dancing together for years to come.
Surprise someone special with a gift certificate for a workshop. To purchase a Gift Certificate specific for a workshop or event please contact the studio directly.
There is no shipping charge for gift certificates if you select standard U.S. Postal Service Delivery. Gift certificates can also be picked up at the studio (Photo ID required at time of pickup) Gift certificates are valid for one year from date of purchase, indicated above, and is void after expiration date, except where prohibited by law. Gift certificate will not be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed and is not exchangeable or redeemable for cash, except where required by law.
We would like to show our appreciation to those students who refer their friends and family members to our studio. Therefore, please check out our referral program below:DANCE FOR FREE!
Gas prices and the cost of living getting in the way of your dancing? Well you can still dance with us. When a new first time dancer registers for classes with us and uses your name as their referral person, YOU receive ten ($10) dollars off a future 6 week group class series. It's that simply. Call our office for details at area code (718) 275-4386 Forest Hills or (718) 715-1637 Astoria
Earn valuable Referral Dollars by referring your friends to Dance Easy.
But that's not all. When you have 10 referrals get a free private lesson or month of classes. Use your Referral Dollars for yourself or give them as a gift certificate to another friend. Just think of the possibilities if you organized your own specialty group. Your lessons would be just about FREE!!
What an easy way to earn great savings on your lessons and share the good times with your friends and family! Just be sure your referrals mention you when they register or when they come in for their first group class or private lesson to make sure you get credit for your referral. Then use your Referral Dollars within one year after you receive them. What could be more fun and easy?
Terms and Conditions
Your friends or family members must be new students and not in Jorday Rivera's Dance Studio system. Please keep track of the first and last name of your referrals. Your studio credits will expire 60 days from issued date. Every credit will be tracked in the system so there will be no confusion on the issued date. In addition, the credits are non transferable and can only be used by YOU. No exceptions!
Studio & Atiree Policy
Studio Policy & Guidelines
- • All youth, teen, and children packages Expire 100 days from the start date of packages NO EXCEPTIONS.
- • Packages, Registration & Uniforms are Non-Refundable.
- • All students must be dressed in full uniform prior to arriving to classes.
- • Please arrive 15 minutes before class begins ALL CLASSES will begin on time.
- • If you FAIL to contact us regarding MISSED classes your class will be fully counted for.
- • Please be sure to have membership card available for each class.
- • Please be sure to sign in at the front desk before going to waiting area.
- • Parents are NOT ALLOWED on the dance floor.
- • If your personal information has changed please inform the front desk.
- • Students enrolled in recital classes MUST be in annual Recital.
- • Unlimited packages are required to sign a contract for dance term.
- • If classes are missed, MAKE-UP’s MUST be done with the expiration of membership.
Attire Policy & Guidelines
Thank you in advanced for your cooperation!
- This policy list will be updated soon.
~Jorday Rivera & Staff