"Don't think about it."
Founder + Lead Instructor
Jean Franco grew up in Peru until he was 13 and then moved to Queens. Dance studios quickly became his escape in the big city. He opened Salsa In Queens in 2017 with the vision of creating a welcoming environment where people could fall in love with dance the same way he did. Performing professionally for 10 plus years, he uses his experience to build a safe, fun, and challenging class centered around empowering coaching. Students will leave class loving dance more than when they walked in.
Watching Hell’s Kitchen every chance I get
Diversity, Community and Character
Office Manager + Instructor
Somewhere in the middle of performing for Sigma Lambda Upsilon, being featured on Pix11, ABC, BronxNet, and dancing in the movie “In the Heights”, Dabrali realized teaching dance was exactly what she wanted to do. Imperfection is encouraged in her classes. If you’re going to make a mistake, make it big! She hopes that students learn to accept themselves flaws and all, while having fun because that is what makes us beautiful.
naps on naps on naps; my favorite animal is a Koala and they sleep 22 hours a day. It’s only right I act accordingly.
Colorful, Accepting, Exciting
"Ojos que no ven, Corazon que no siente"
Steve is a longtime veteran of the NYC salsa scene. His inspiring and creative nature keep his classes in high demand. Performing at NY Salsa Congress and Bangkok Salsa Fiesta have been his fondest performance memories. He hopes students have fun in his class and feel a sense of accomplishment.
Smoking a cigar, drinking rum and watching a movie on a sunny Sunday morning when I should be doing something "responsible"
So much food!
"Train like a BEAST, look like a BEAUTY"
A native New Yorker, Omar brings crazy energy and love for life into the studio! After performing for ten years, in Lisboa, the Lincoln Center + Avery Fisher Hall, he discovered his passion for teaching. He encourages every student to find their light in the studio and to venture outside for social dancing.
Confusing. Street. Names.
"Doubting yourself is normal, letting it stop you is a choice! You got this!"
Bachata + Salsa Instructor
Victoria’s class will inspire you to connect with a stronger version of yourself. Her energy is infectious and her class will leave you feeling lighter, yet more powerful. Victoria grew up in Argentina, performing internationally on a two time world champion Salsa + Bachata Team and as a solo champion in her home country. She's been teaching for the past 7 years joining the SIQ team in 2019.
I can eat a whole family pack of Oreos by myself
Always a fun time with family and friends
"You have to be uncomfortable to be comfortable"
Cris brings his outgoing and enthusiastic moves all the way from Uptown. His contagious energy will keep you smiling, laughing, and feeling the music more than you knew you could! He's a three time World Bachata Champion! Between performances and teaching classes, you'll always find him dancing. Cris wants his students to just be themselves, and to help build their confidence level to 100%!
I am Spider-Man!!
It [Queens/Salsa in Queens] always feels like home
“Life is like dancing. it’s not about getting from one place to another. It’s about enjoying each step”
Alexandra has an extensive background in dance, and a lifelong appreciation for music of all genres. She creates an upbeat, high-energy class where you feel comfortable to learn. She hopes to give students a feeling of accomplishment, that no matter the background or experience they may have, you can learn any style of dance you wish to learn.