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About Dance to Power

Educate • Empower • Connect

Our Mission

The Dance to Power mission is to provide the most robust, knowledgeable, and accessible on-demand Afro-Latin dance academy that fosters an environment of mindful movement and personal growth. Our online dance platform gives you the ability to focus on solo fundamental technique without the need of a partner from the comfort of your home.

Courses are designed and taught by internationally-renowned dancer Ana Masacote and a global network of experts. After registering, you’ll have access to all courses in various tracks. You choose how many you want to take at any given time. Current courses include, but are not limited to:

  • 30 Days to Salsa

  • Timing Drills

  • Rumba & Yoruba Principles

  • Figure 8 Rib Cage Isolations

  • Wave and Undulations

  • Left and Right Axle Turns

  • Pivot Technique

  • Arm Styling

  • Footwork Shine Compilations

Members also receive access to DTP intensives, bi-weekly DTP Seminars with guest speakers, and connection with an inclusive community in quarterly gatherings.

DTP strives to empower anyone, anywhere in the world, to move with confidence and harmony.

Founder & Director


Ana Masacote

is an award-winning Afro-Latin dance specialist and arts leader who passionately believes that through dance, we can facilitate social change within communities. She has spread the salsa bug to more than 30 countries across five continents as founder of Dance to Power and former partner of internationally-renowned Masacote Entertainment.

Through her social impact initiatives, Ana advocates for gender and LGBTQ inclusivity and racial equity in the arts and was most recently named a 2022 Mass Cultural Fellow, a 2020/21 Kennedy Citizens Fellow, the 2019 YWCA Cambridge Woman of the Year, and a 2019 WBUR Artery 25 honoree. She has received the 2020 NEFA New England Dance Fund, the 2020 Next Steps for Boston Dance, The Boston Foundation’s 2019/2020 Live Arts Boston Grant, the 2015 New England Salsa Music Award for lifetime achievement in dance and the 2014 SBA’s MA Minority-Owned Business of the Year Award. Ana holds a Bachelor's in Management Science from MIT in Cambridge.

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