WelcomeDanceSportEST. 1985

Paul Pellicoro’s DanceSport has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the largest Ballroom and Latin dance studios in New York. Founded in 1985, Paul Pellicoro has brought competitive and social dancing to the heart of New York and to many individuals around the world.

Wednesday Lunch Class

Option 1.

Your complimentary group class.
Your first group class with us is on the house!  Try out any of our group classes in the first week of our monthly cycle (check Schedule) and see what we’re all about.  Use the form on the right to get in touch with us!  Create an account and SIGN UP FOR YOUR FREE DANCE CLASS

Option 2.

Your first private lesson ($50).
Your 45-minute, one-on-one introductory private lesson will give you the opportunity to meet your instructor and get started working right away on achieving your dance goals!  Call us at 212-307-1111 to schedule this today!

  • In our group classes you will be introduced to the elements of partner dancing, the foundation necessary to easily learn a variety of Latin, Ballroom and popular dances.

  • During your private lessons, you will experience individual, personalized attention learning technique, musicality, dance vocabulary and partnering skills which will give you the confidence to dance well in any situation.

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Don’t know if I ever told you this… I had an unlimited pass about a year and a half ago. The only class I ever took was the first week of your Level I Tango. I never took another class because I got too busy with work. But I remembered two things from that one class I took with you. The first was how much you made me laugh. The second was when you said we could take dance classes for our entire lives, but unless we stayed for the parties and actually danced, we’d never really learn. So, when I came back this June, I stayed for every party I could. The combination of that and you taking an interest in how I was doing has made all the difference between my being someone who feels like a dancer and someone who heads for the elevator as soon as class is over. I just wanted you to know that, and how much I appreciate everything you’ve done for me, Paul

Paige Allen, professional

I’ve never taken classes here but I’ve been going to their bi-weekly salsa social on Saturdays for about 8 months. It’s a good social with a mix of dancers (but mostly pretty advanced on-2 dancers) and I love that it’s early enough that I can still go out afterward or get home and to bed at a reasonable hour. 🙂

Cassandra B, Salsera

The BEST place in NYC!. Yes, I must say that as a dancer who started at the age of eighteen and having travelled the entire United States, I have found nothing quite like it until now. The studio Paul Pellicoro has created is nothing short of genius. This studio brings togther every different style of partner dancing ever created into one melting pot. With over 9 different ballrooms, and an amazing cafe lounge area I have become a dancsport enthusiast.


My fiance and I wanted to have a special choreographed dance for our first dance at our wedding. I love dancing and have taken lessons in Latin & Ballroom in the past. We both love music. My fiance had never taken lessons before so we went to DanceSport to see what they had to offer for wedding couples. The people at the front desk told us we could take an intro class or purchase a package. We decided on an intro class (my fiance was a little skeptical that he’d have 2 left feet). After our intro we felt full on lessons were the way to go. We spoke with April and she told us all about the Wedding Dance program. Our teacher, Maranda, was wonderful! She taught us every step of the way – literally! She went over the music we had picked out and Maranda worked with us based on our different skill levels and voila, the perfect wedding dance was born! Thank you April, Maranda and DanceSport! We’ll went back for more lessons after the wedding since we are now addicted!


Kids program is nice. My son is learning how to be creative and getting better at speaking skills ­ I like that they make him show me what he works on. All the teachers are genuine and professional. Thank you DanceSport!

J Edwards,

Great Milongas. If it weren’t for Dancsport, I would have never realized just how amazing the Argentine Tango is. I had always wanted to learn…I was initially there for the ballroom dancing, which I find the teaching staff to be really world class in every respect. The milongas, a.k.a. argentine dance parties, go thru the night and are a blast on satuday nights. I have found this dance studio to have a very unique atmosphere unlike any other I have ever experienced. Its located at the Empire State Building…


When I first moved to New York city all the way from sunny Arizona, I must say after coming to Dancesport and personally meeting the owner Paul Pellicoro, I had no reason to go anywhere else. Its a studio that makes you feel welcome and right at home. This is one of the most unforgetable places I have ever been and if you are a real dancer, your style is definitely done here and the dancing is endless. I certainly cannot forget to mention that the drinks are amazing too 🙂


I am a parent of two boys, ages 4 and 7. I am so happy to find a program that caters to both ages. Now i don’t have to waste so much time in the day schlepping them around to different locations and programs. Now I can pick them up and still make it home in time to make dinner, instead of ordering take-out!

Roger Leaman,