I had been dancing for about a year before I found out about YYCD, and I wish I had heard about it when I first started! It’s such a friendly place, the people are so nice, and the entire atmosphere is incredibly inviting and welcoming. People of all ages and experiences attend the lessons and social dance and there’s always something for everyone. I’ve recommended YYCD personally to all my friends and colleagues, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking about learning to dance or looking for a fun place to meet people and socialize!
While I consider myself a forever learner, I have been dancing for quite some time now and have had the honor of being a part of several dance clubs/communities. Every one is unique and enjoyable in their own way, but there is something particularly distinct about Yes You Can Dance. YYCD is a low stake learning environment where all types of people gather not only to learn dance steps but to socialize and interact with a community of people they might not otherwise have engaged with. Most salsa venues I have been to have had some sort of restrictions (for example, many are held at bars and are restricted to 21+ and some cost upwards of $10 and so only those who can afford to pay a regular fee can attend). YYCD is open to everyone regardless of age and at only $5 per lesson (and ONLY $1 with a student ID) it is also a very affordable option.
Yes You Can Dance Salsa has changed my life for the better. I was introduced to salsa dancing by my roommates, and found myself falling in love with the activity and the lifestyle. Yes You Can Dance Salsa has brought me wonderful friends from the class and from being on the All Star Dance Team. Monica Dabos and Victor Contreras make learning salsa dancing easy and enjoyable with their humor and make it a comfortable environment. I definitely recommend!
Deanna CanalesBuilding Manager at CSULA University - Student Union
Yes you can dance (YYCD) is a friendly and inviting place to learn and improve your dance skills. You will find an opportunity to social dance as well as a place to make many new lasting friendships. Among the seasoned vetrans who dance regularly, I often see new faces. I think this is because the the the smiling faces of the volunteers and the open invitation in their dance philospy helps set people at ease. It can be intimidating when you feel others know how to dance better than you. But I have never felt that at YYCD, even if you are new you will feel welcome. The volunteers and staff are often seen at events around town, tirelessly educating others about the joys of dance. This is their passion and it’s infectious.