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Welcome to 

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NY Style Salsa "On2" & Bachata

Dance Studio



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JJ Latin Dancers Studio specializes and offers dance lessons in the NY Style Salsa "On2", Authentic Dominican Style Bachata "Moderna", Pachanga, Cha-Cha-Chá, Specialty Classes in Body Movements "Styling", Turning & Spinning, and the Essence of Leading & Following.

*For your convenience we offer both In-person and Virtual classes so you can learn anytime anywhere.

Our Mission

To keep our culture alive by educating and promoting Latin dance and music, as well as exhibiting the street dance as the Art form that it is.


To keep inspiring others, sharing our passion for the music, while using the creative dance form of the streets and combining it with technique.


In order to accomplish our mission, we offer multiple classes during the week and promoted multiple events such as:

Providence's 1st Jamboree Showcase, Jambo Mambo Party, The Lost Rhythms in Salsa, Mambo Jambo Fest ~ A Dance Showcase, Mambo Jamboree ~ A Dance Showcase, BELARAMA and many Socials and practice parties (a.k.a. PRACTICA).

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Our History

JJ Latin Dancers was founded in the summer of 2000 by Julian Hidalgo. After graduating from High School, Hidalgo’s passion of dancing and performing transcended into a reality, by creating his very own dance project.


At the end 2006, at the age of 24, Hidalgo was the first to open a NY Style Salsa "On2" studio in the state of Rhode Island. At such a young age and without any mentor, Hidalgo directed, instructed, and managed the dance studio on his very own.  Hidalgo’s passion for teaching quickly evolved to creating choreographies and dance teams.


Hidalgo and his dance company have taught and performed in many local festivals and events. As well as many Salsa and Bachata Congresses across the United States; including the Connecticut Salsa Festival, Boston Salsa Festival, Las Vegas Congress, New York Salsa Congress, Texas Bachata Festival, USA Bachata and Kizomba Festival (NJ), Atlanta and more. 


In 2013, JJ Latin Dancers enlisted their first Co-Owner, Jasmin Hidalgo Medina. Together, they've taught the art and essence of NY Style “On 2” and both Authentic and Modern Style Bachata. Both directors are dedicated to ensuring that their students grasp not only the dance itself, but the culture that lies within the dance.


In late January of 2015, the world renowned F. Tomas Guerrero contacted Hidalgo to become the first Santo Rico Certified Instructor outside of the Santo Rico Dance Company.  In October 2015, Hidalgo completed All Levels of the Certification.

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January-February Schedule
Monday (January 3rd)
 Salsa - Basic Beginner 

Tuesday (January 4th)
 Salsa - Advanced Beginner 

Wednesday (January 5th)
 Salsa - Intermediate 


Our In-Person Class Schedule

Note: Our next 6 Weeks Program will start on the week of January 3rd 2022!

$90/person (1 Program)

$170/Couple (1 Program)

Jan-Feb 6 Weeks 

Program Specials

Performance Classes

Thursday (Jan 6th)

JJLD Student Team


Friday (Jan 7th)

JJLD's Belas


$125/mo per person

*Must be currently enrolled, or previously completed our Intermediate Program to participate*