Monday, January 19, 2015

Expression of love - dance

Yes, classes are on tonight. As a wedding dance specialist, I am always amazed how courageous committed couples are to leap forward with their love, and the boldness required to sustain it ...a First Dance is indeed the first of many dances...In reflection of Dr. MLK Jr's legacy, remember also our privilege to touch and feel togetherness. See you on the dance floor.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New Year 2015 classes

We had a great time at our Open House! January 5th we begin our New Year classes: Mondays@5pm Family Ballroom Dancing- mommas and caregivers get to bring the kids, @6pm Ballroom Dance Party (a mix of Swing, Tango & Salsa), @7pm Salsa on2-we love it and will host guest instructors into the new year, @ 8:10pm Latin Styling-a 45min fitness oriented class meant to tone the muscles needed to execute beautiful ladies' styling movement and leads' strong fluidity of motion....Lastly, YOUTH BALLROOM is set to begin February 2nd, email to register. Happy Holidays from B A L O R I C O.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

OPEN HOUSE monday Dec. 15th-all ages!

FREE dance classes will be offered at Kenyon Hall as part of our Open House and we welcome Jonathon, an accomplished Hip Hop artist who will be co-teaching lessons with me. See you Monday 12/15! Schedule of classes below: 3pm Mini-Ballrom (ages 4-6) 4pm Youth Ballroom (ages 7+) 5pm Hip Hop & Swing with Jonathon & Vanessa 5:30 Hip Hop & Waltz 6pm Salsa & Bachata 6:30 Tango & Merengue 7pm-8:30pm Dance Party for all ages. (Yes you can bring the kids)$15 adults/ $5 (kids 5 and up) NEW CLASSES FOR 2015 WILL BE ANNOUNCED THEN. Also tonite Saturday Dec. 13th, I'm performing in the De Inga & Mandinga show produced by De Cajon Project at Langston Hughes Theatre-come share in a bit of our Latin American and African Diaspora history weaved together through dance and poetry.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Its Time....

Mark your calendars for Monday December 15th. Youth, teens and adults can take part at our December Open House 3pm-7pm. In the evening, join us for our annual Holiday DANCE social, 7pm-8:30pm, $15/p, $12 advance. Rsvp required at All are welcome y si, hablo espanol :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Keep things warm this Winter

Thanks you to those who came out in support of this past weekend's Boricuazo! event at Forum Nightclub. We successfully raised funds in support of Latino theatre with Puerto Rican salsa band Santa Rosa Orchestra.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oct 18th Events - Peru & Spain

This weekend Balorico CELEBRATES..with the Academy of Peruvian Folk Dances and its 9pm show at Club Sur " 20th anniversary of preserving Peruvian folklore in Washington state.Earlier this day,join Balorico at Meany Hall for a unique open rehearsal preview of Soledad de Barrios upcoming world premier of flamenco, 1:30pm, free! Lastly, mark your calendars for the next AfroPeruvian dance & music workshop Sat 11/8 1-3pm, reserve your spot at

Monday, September 29, 2014

Salsa On2, Bachata, Swing/Tango

We had a great weekend supporting the on2 salsa community with Roy Ruiz's Amauri Performance Challenge. Not only great fun but the pockets of various salsa on2 dance, dj and promoter communities came together for the love of Mambo! Portland, Vancouver, Tacoma and Seattle were well represented. If you're new to Seattle, join us Monday nights 7pm for drop-in classes, series or private lessons.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


The Fall Dance Series has begun. Our new class schedule includes 6pm Bachata & Cha Cha, 7pm Salsa on2 & 8pm Ballroom Tango & Swing. Private instruction continues for Weddings and groups. Please note, our Youth Ballroom course is modified this Fall to include parents & caregivers-see the side panel for updated info. Upcoming special event will be 9/20 at Club Sur where I'll be performing some AfroPeruvian dances with DeCajon. Fall into dance, love and life again! (Dancers John & Martina, Photography by Annie P. Warren)