"Astrid is a sensational salsera. She is also a passionate, capable and astute teacher. She easily guides her students through shines and partner work while making the process fun and inviting. Her inclusive and engaging style ensures that all dancers are fully engaged and focused. Astrid dances beautifully and inspires each dancer to find their inner sabor. No matter your level, Astrid knows how to challenge and bring out the best in each dancer. At the end of each class, your spirits are lifted by the joy and energy she infuses in the class and dancing. I would be remiss if I didn't mention how Astrid's classes are warm and create a community of salsa aficionados."
~Erica Lewis, New York
"Learn New York Style Salsa from the best of the best. Trained in the classic ON2 style with a multitude of NY Salsa instructors for over 15 years, Astrid Allende is one of the truly talented gems in the NY salsa scene. Blessed with the gift of patience, perseverance, a blessing for working with student on all levels (from beginners to advanced dancers) and a passion for salsa, Astrid is a breath of fresh air and will make you feel at home in her classes and guarantee that you will enjoy learning salsa. I met Astrid when I had 2 left feet 12 years ago and she taught me how to dance. If Astrid was able to teach me, she can teach anyone to dance salsa. Beginner, intermediate or advanced students, grab your salsa shoes and head down to Astrid's class and you won't be disappointed."
~Sam Apanah, Pennsylvania
"Astrid is a wonderful instructor. She is full of energy, very enthusiastic and she believes that you can do it, just as well as she can. That belief makes learning to dance with her much easier, especially when you are a non believer yourself. She takes her time to explain all the movements and most importantly she is patient when you are having a hard time understanding something. Taking a dance class with her is plain fun. Her beautiful smile is just contagious."
~Felicia Todd, New York
"Unlike other Salsa instructors, Astrid Allende Mobray is not only one of the best I’ve ever encountered but one of the most generous, friendly and positive people to ever enter my life. I believe the best teachers are the ones that experienced the same situation you did and Astrid perfected this notion. Her style and grace is highly imitated, never duplicated. She put smiles in people’s faces from her dancing and she makes the dancer want to dance with her or like her. She makes you feel like you’re part of her family and most importantly, a friend. I had 2 left feet and in 3-5 months under Astrid instruction, my life changed. I started dancing with more experienced dancers and of course, even dance with my instructor. I recommend to anyone who has any interest in Salsa dancing to let Astrid lead the way. You’ll not me disappointed."
~Wilder Nunez, New York
"Astrid is a wonderful person and a great teacher. I met Astrid as a salsa instructor four years ago and she kept me and my husband (who is not big on ballroom/club dancing) coming back to their class for almost 2 years. We learned a lot of decent moves and had a lot of fun doing it. Now I'm taking Astrid's salsa body movement class and having a lot of fun all over again. Astrid is a very dedicated dance instructor who prepares for every class with a lot of enthusiasm and love for dancing that is very contagious to others and her smile brings everyone into a great mood. She is a great dancer and her moves are very natural and beautiful. Her personality is amazingly warm and open and honest and down-to-earth that it's easy to be around her and I'm very happy to call her a friend."
~Yelena Akelina, New York