Friday, October 7, 2016

Winter Warmth

Just in time for the Holidays, build a nice repertoire of dance with your little ones, tween or teen and share the dances at your next holiday dance party. We'll learn some Swing, Foxtrot, Merengue and other holiday dances. All Families are welcome. Winter Family Ballroom Dance Series (schedule update) Nov. 7th- Dec. 12th. 5pm-6pm. Sign up now by writing to - only 6 classes.

Wedding Cheers! If you have not seen this Italian style wedding dedication dance-see it now for inspiration....what a special, sexy, artful and unique way to say I DO. Congratulations to our Winter wedding couples Terry & Mikhaila, Bridgid & Arya, Carmen & Bruce and Elena & Joaquin-- best wishes and salud!

Special event: B A L O R I C O  presents Salsa workshops and performances at the Kushner Museum in Puyallup. Visit our event page for more info.
(free & family friendly event)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Fall Dance Classes

After an eventful summer of performances, teaching and community activation, BALORICO & E.Mayimbe are excited to represent Seattle in Portland for Lines Dance Academy's very special anniversary celebration. 

B A L O R I C O' s Fall Dance session begins 
Monday 9/12 at Kenyon Hall - REGISTER NOW

Next Week:
Fall series: Sept. 12th - Nov. 7th (no class 10/17)

6pm Latin Dance Mix. Learn the dances that make Ballroom Latin exciting, dynamic and fun!
Cha Cha, Rumba, Mambo & Swing. Winter session will focus on Ballroom Smooth. (Beginner level)

7pm Salsa on 2 Fundamentals, Spinning & Partnerwork (Beginner-Int. level)

8pm AfroLatin Jazz **NEW CLASS (Beginner level) No class 10/17 & 10/31

9pm Ballroom & Latin Dance Practica.
Open studio time catered for serious dancers looking got practice more. Perfect moves, meet other dancers and receive semi-private coaching (open to all levels) with Vanessa.

Photo credit: La Cutie Photography & Mambo Pica Pica

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

BALORICO Open House Schedule 9/5

FREE DANCE CLASSES on Monday Sept. 5th (Labor Day) 

Open to all ages, parents, caregivers, singles and duets.
Register at or call (206) 679-7229


5:00pm Family Ballroom (Waltz, Tango, Swing) Caregivers welcome with kids of all ages

5:40 Ballroom Dance Practica/ Q &A / Registration open  

6:00pm Latin Dance Mix
Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba

6:30pm Fun Wedding Dances 

7pm Salsa On2 Fundamentals 

7:30pm Salsa Spinning & Style
Heels, jazz shoes, suede bottoms will be useful but not necessary.

8-8:15pm Dancers Stretch Corner
Bring a mat/towel. This mini class will be worked into the Afro Latin Jazz class course in the Fall.

                                                                          8:30pm Afro Latin Jazz ** NEW  CLASS
                                                                          You will be pushed to express yourself. 

                                                                          9:00pm Latin Dance Practica / 
                                                                          Q &A / Registration

Friday, August 12, 2016

Summer Weddings & Open House 9/5

The bells are ringing for Summer Weddings and its been a blast getting all my engaged couples ready for their first public display of coordinated Right and Left feet mastery, known as the Wedding First Dance. great tips here for those of you contemplating going the extra mile to learn some fun dance choreography. I love being a part of the process of helping duets enhance their communication by way of partner dancing. SAVE THE DATE for our upcoming Fall Open House Monday September 5th at Kenyon Hall--Waltz, Rumba, Salsa, Tango, Swing, AfroPeruvian Latin Jazz, Conditioning for Women and a taste of our monthly Clave & Musicality workshop for Salsa addicts --I'm excited for Fall and hope you are too!  Register at for our open house.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Art Alive and thriving in Seattle

This week the best of the Seattle will be on display, and as an open invitation to all my
B A L O R I C O dance supporters, visit La Cocina, a fresh Latino/a/x Art Exhibit presented by La Sala

....from Performance art, new generation grafitti/visual art, herbal healing workshops rooted in ancient Incan and Mayan practices, igniting poetry, theatrical readings by next generation Latino actors and my favorite a dance theatre homage to the mother of AfroPeruvian culture-Victoria Santa Cruz. Don't miss-be inspired!

B A L O R I C O classes continue through August. Stay tuned to our event page, for some fun performances and community dance events where you can catch us. Drop in Mondays to say hi!
Live more, dance!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

What's Happening?!

Friday July 29th-All families are welcome this weekend to visit the Seattle Latin Brazilian & Carribbean Festival. (Kids are welcome until 10pm-free event) B A L O R I C O will be leading a fun dance party to the live sounds of Latin Band Tumbao at 11pm so bring your dance shoes! Then Sunday catch us performing at Pica Pica in Capital Hill for those that can't get enough of Salsa on Alki :)

Next week, August classes continue in Ballroom, Salsa & AfroPeruvian dance. We had a great time at our July Meetup dancing to the sounds of Sambas, Salsas and Cumbias- thanks to those that ventured out to try out your moves.

Get ready- be prepared - it's never too late to begin dancing!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Summer Dance Parties

Join in the fun this summer and be ready for all the great summer dance outings and special events you will be attending! B A L O R I C O offers weekly dance lessons and private instruction for all levels of dancers.  Our Summer Dance Series takes place at West Seattle's Kenyon Hall as we dance for fitness, expression and to boost confidence for getting on the dance floor!

At 6pm practice Ballroom Rumba, Swing, Tango, Foxtrot and Waltz.  If you love Latin Rhythms- our 7pm class will feature all popular Latin Rhythms including Salsa, Bachata & Samba. Practice your moves, learn new patterns, here in West Seattle.  For an energy boost, at 8pm we dance AfroPeruvian dances such as the Festejo, Lando & Zamacueca. You will increase your stretching, build cardio endurance and for the ladies, you will practice owning that fierce feminine power that is ready to be shared and expressed via movements rooted in the pelvis, torso and legs...try FESTEJO ("fest-eh-hoe"), a Peruvian cultural dance that literally means to celebrate/to party and that is part of the African heritage of Peruvians world-wide.  Register now, drop-ins welcome $20/p, contact for custom classes and Wedding Dance preparation.

Monday, May 2, 2016

All things blossom in the Spring

BALORICO's Spring into Summer dance series runs May 2- June 27th 

Sign up now
206 679-7229

The 6pm Silver Ballroom Dance class will get folks moving across the floor, taking advantage of the large open floor-Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango + Swing and American style Rumba. At 7pm we'll have fun with our open level Salsa on2 class that will include some basic Cha Cha Cha fundamentals to gear you up for non-stop dancing at this summer's upcoming fun socials in the city. Lastly, I'm excited about our 8pm Afro Peruvian Ladies' Dance class because we will have 8 classes to dedicate to activating the power of the pelvis, build cardio endurance and help you coordinate arm/leg movement with a percussive and lyrical sensibility. Festejo is about powerful femininity expresses through a dancer's relationship to the drum, or the cajon in Peru's case.(Prounounced "Ka-hone") Email to register/inquire. 

In the Community:
Support multi-disciplinary Latino artists in Washington state by contributing to La Sala. I'm proud to be supporting this littleBIG organization and think you will love La Cocina coming up in August!

Performances: This weekend, E.Mayimbe & B A L O R I C O perform Friday & Saturday nights celebrating the 5th Anniversary of All Vynl Salsa (AVS), hosted and presented by DJ Edgar at Century Ballroom. For beginners, this means the music you hear is played directly from the vynl originals and the music tends to be more diverse in that DJ Edgar along with guest DJ's bring hard-to-find, older, more obscure great Salsa tracks that inspires us all to bring it all to the dance floor....Life is better when you dance!