About Us

About Us

 Raiz       ra-iz

pl. Raices  ra-i-ces


1 : Root

2 : Orgin, Source

3 : To take root

4 : Roots


Mambo On-2 took root in New York when Cuban, Puerto Rican, and American cultures fused together in a vibrant metling pot to create the wonderful social dance we know today.


In 2011, native New Yorker and instructor John-John Semidei and dancer Lindiana Flores (a Worcester native) united their salsa passion in a dynamic partnership to create Raices Latin Dance.  Based out of Worcester, Massachusetts with a mainly On-1 Salsa scene, John-John and Lindiana desired to diversify the salsa community by introducing the New York On-2 salsa style to the area. Since its inception, Raices Latin Dance has taken off teaching multiple classes and workshops each week and performing in numerous salsa congresses and venues across the region.


Raices Latin Dance offers classes in:

  • Salsa On-2

  • Ladies salsa styling

  • Bachata

  • Cha Cha

  • Pachanga

  • Performance training


Raices Latin Dance is available to teach private lessons, group private lessons, workshops, perform at private events and perform at corporate events as well.


For booking, please contact us on our contact page.

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Ritmos Academy

70 Webster St

Worcester, MA 01603


Tel: 917-517-4907

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