Monday, July 14, 2014

GOING FOR IT

You know it when you see it, those dancers living in the moment, doing what they do best-connecting. I recently "caught" some former students GOING FOR IT: a father of four added the bachata to his soccer coaching practice at the park; while at the WS street fair an elder (dating) couple established the ballroom dance floor without any care of who was watching as a local musician played a pseudo swing-bluegrass tune; later at Salsa on Alki, some brave salseros led their follows successfully "on2"among the sea of "on 1" dancers...DANCE-We all do it, in private or public, wherever you do it, do it with pride, loud and proud ;) I'm feeling blessed to share this special way of connecting. UP NEXT the AUGUST Series: 6pm Bachata & Cha Cha Cha, 7pm ongoing Salsa on2, 8pm AfroPeruvian dance Register at balorico@gmail.com or sign up for a private dance lesson.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer Dancing

Ongoing Monday classes resume! Up next is our Summer Dance Series starting July 7th with our new Wedding Dance Party class at 6pm (Ballroom & fun line dances), ongoing Salsa at 7pm and AfroPeruvian fitness continues at 8pm. Friday June 27th, we'll meet up at the Obrero Lounge for drinks, dancing and a very special music and dance performance, $12. rsvp at balorico@gmail.com or call 206 679-7229. Happy dancing!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Performance/Life

Tonite is the opening of our community dance number entitled Draft as part of U.W.World Series studio theatre series with the magic of Robert Moses Kin's vocabulary as I think about a great woman's legacy. Hope to see some of you there! This Monday, we are back with regular classes and I'm happy to announce that NEW Bachata & Salsa CLASSES will be offered Fridays at the Obrero Domo Plaza starting June 13th,6:30pm.

Monday, May 5, 2014

B Birthday Month!

Classes resume Monday May 30th as we welcome more sun in Seattle! For my birthday month, I'm extending several specials to my dance aficionados, just email balorico@gmail.com for the details. The next dance meet-up at Obrero Plaza is Friday June 27th, Obrero Plaza- the great new jazzy spot for community, art, dance and music. Join us in support of this Central District redevelopment project 6:30pm $10 advance/ $12 at the door.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Youth Latin classes begin

I'm excited to be working on the Latin dances of ballroom dance for this next series. We'll be doing Rumba, Salsa, Cha Cha and a little Samba. There's still room for more leads ages 7-15, registration is open Wedding season is in full swing and if you're a last minute bride, remember you CAN get it all done by delegating. As of May 1st my Wedding Dance crash course package will be available-contact balorico@gmail.com for more details. I'll see you on the dance floor-Happy Spring Break!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ongoing Festejo Fitness & Youth Ballroom 4/21

Get ready for summer. Join me for an alternative workout that will compliment any Latin dance. AfroPeruvian dance returns to Kenyon Hall. Come celebrate with us as we enliven the space with the sounds of Festejo and Zamacueca promoting fitness and rejuvenation. APRIL: Mondays 8:05pm $60/4 classes. Kids $5/class. All are welcome. **Spring Youth Ballroom & Latin begins April 21st (Due to a death in the family, we had to postpone the start date-we're sorry for any inconvenience) Registration still open.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Dance as Prayer

I love it how dance bridges cultures of understanding. Last night, Taiwanese dance company, Cloudgate, poetically reminded us that slower movement and slower pacing requires and helps teach us control,inner strength, release of self...all for moments of visual clarity. So much to take in and apply to dance training and the use of technique for achieving freedom. Amidst the sea of golden rice husks, I couldn't help but think when is dance our practice of prayer? Save the date: Mondays at 8:05pm,starting April 7th, I'm bringing back AfroPeruvian dance. Join us as we use my favorite rhythms (Festejo,Lando and Zamacueca) to get fit, stretch and cross-train to improve "cuban motion." Open level-join us!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wings to dance

The next Adults Series begins Monday March 3rd. We're taking a break Monday 2/24 in honor of my birthday girl who constantly reminds me we can surpass and do anything...so she gave me wings. . Our children's program is set to begin its Spring series March 7th-SAVE THE DATE! I hope you're all out there practicing your moves and practicing your own dance of life-with wings when you think you can't anymore.