Newly graduated dancer finds his footing

Dance instructor Jeffrei Londono, 23, has a hectic schedule on Saturdays. He teaches classes from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. He has only a two-hour break before he has to arrive at the Thalia Spanish Center to perform in “Colombia en Salsa.” As a part of the Mestizo Dance Company, Londono dances every weekend until the end of October.

Still, the schedule suits Londono, a recent graduate from the New School. When he’s not teaching at Mimi for Me or dancing at the Thalia Spanish Center, he’s creating his own choreographies, organizing shows or freelance dancing at Sweet Sixteen birthday parties.

“Sitting in a chair can be so…” said Londono, before mimicking a dance as he sat on the edge of his seat. “Sometimes I just gotta move, you know.”

The “Colombia en Salsa” hasn’t even finished yet, and he’s already planned his next move. The Cali, Colombia native is organizing a show for Dec. 18, comprised of his young students and other friends.

Londono also plans to audition for “So You Think You Can Dance,” a reality dance show. But he said he still needs to take gymnastic classes.

“I need to learn some cool jumps,” Londono said.