Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mambo Social & Call for performers

This Sunday, warm up the dance floor with me at 7pm before the monthly Pica Pica social.
Great DJ's spinning our favorite Mambo, Cha Cha, Pachanga, Son, Rumba and other vynl beats.

We're 2 weeks away from the Spring into Summer series starting Monday May, 2nd in West Seattle. 8 class series $120/p. Also looking for performers interested in learning AfroPeruvian dances for summer and fall performances. Show up for the next AfroPeruvian Styling workshop 5/2 8pm-9:15pm to learn more about the fundamental movement vocabulary of the Festejo de Valentina style or write to Happy it feels like summer in Seattle!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

CLAVE with Cha Cha Cha & Pachanga

Tuesday 4/19 we're hosting our monthly CLAVE & Musicality workshop with Picoso salsa band percussionist Lalo Bello, 6:30-8pm at the Balorico Studio.
What to expect?
We'll tune our ears to the sounds of Cha Cha Cha and Pachanga, and how these dances fit within the Clave framework to help you best improvise and play with the music and your partner, $20. Rsvp early, limited space. Yes this is beginner friendly.

Our Spring into Summer dance series begins Monday May 2nd- 8 week series. Sign up now! Silver Ballroom Dancing 6pm, Mambo/Cha Cha 7pm, Afro Peruvian/Latin Styling 8pm (on 5/2)

Private Lesson Special: Through May 2nd, enjoy a 3 lesson package for only $125/person. Contact Vanessa to register and book early at

In the community: 
For the Salseros that love on2, come out on Sunday April 24th for a great dance social.  BALORICO will be leading a Mambo Drills & Warmup class at Mambo Pica Pica 7pm. Join us and support the growing Salsa on2 community.

Performances: Check this page for updates on where E. Mayimbe & Balorico will be performing next. It was great being a part of the Rose City Salsa Festival a few weeks ago. Up next, we'll be promoting a new Salsa nightclub in Portland next weekend- more details coming soon.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Up next: Bachata, AfroPeruvian, Clave & Musicality Dance workshops

The island dance....Bachata.
What I love about dancing this beautiful Dominican dance is not only that it is full of mixed rhythms and slower in tempo to that of a salsa, but it is a resting dance where you literally can recline and experience your partner's flow in more expressive ways. There's a certain connection you can go to with awareness of energy, chi and beyond-body connections. Dancers of all levels are welcome for this sensual and percussive Bachata body workshop 8pm-9:15pm on Monday 3/21 at 7904 35th Ave SW. Singles welcome.

Our Spring Series is in full swing, but here are some April dates to register for now....Monday 4/4 AfroPeruvian Latin Styling class 8pm @ Kenyon Hall & Tuesday 4/16 Clave & Musicality workshop with Lalo Bello & Vanessa, 6:30-8pm @ the Balorico Studio. Register with an email to or call 206 679-7229.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Will you take space?

Each time you approach him or her: you fill space, break space, create space... There's so much, yet so little, in a good dance. Our Spring series runs March 7- April 25th with American Rhythm & Smooth Ballroom Dancing at 6pm, Salsa on2 at 7pm, and monthly workshops & private instruction at 8pm. Love Salsa? Hone your ear and improve timing with our Clave & Musicality workshop Tuesday 2/16, 6:30-8pm at the Balorico Studio. Then in March- learn to coordinate Cuban hip motion with beautiful expression of the limbs on Monday 3/7- 8pm, with our AfroPeruvian dance & STYLING class(for Follows). Lastly, for the Bachateros! Mark your calendar for Monday 3/21-8pm when we'll dive into a Bachata mini-workshop focused on expanding vocabulary and helping dancers distinguish between various footwork rhythms grounded in strong leading and weighted following (For Leads & Follows).

B A L O R I C O is proud to be a welcoming home for partner dance in West Seattle. Register today by writing to or call (206) 679-7229. Private instruction available upon request.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Cheers to wonderful YOU this NYE

Thank you to you all that have made this a great year of dance, connection and exploration. Best wishes and cheers!

New dance series begins January 11th at Kenyon Hall 7904 35th Ave SW. At 6pm we'll be dancing Tango, Foxtrot & Swing at 6pm, then at 7pm you can jump into our Salsa on2 open level class (beginner friendly)...AND...Save the Date every 1st Monday of the month for our energizing AfroPeruvian dance and Latin Styling class at 8pm. All ages are welcome y si se habla espanol....register now by calling/emailing (206) 679-7229.

Cheers to wonderful you and those you influence with positivity and light. See you on the dance floor. Share your dance!  

Monday, December 21, 2015

They will remember you

Share the excitement of dance with a long-lasting memory of your thoughtfulness. Dance Lessons make the perfect gift! Now through December 31st, any set of lessons purchased for your loved ones, will reward you with a complimentary 45 minute lesson. We want to show you the love :)

Book now to prepare for those New Year's parties and gatherings - call (206) 679-7229. We will be back Monday January 4th at Kenyon Hall with new dance series in Ballroom, Salsa, AfroPeruvian dance & Latin Styling. Register today at

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Jingle Dance Party 12/14

My favorite time of the year is here Monday 12/14, 8pm-10pm, you get to come mingle with your West Seattle dancing neighbors and friends. This fun and inclusive community dance party welcomes new couples, new parents, grandparents and your friends to share in a little holiday cheer to get you in the mood. $15 admission, $10 teens and receive a $2 discount when you bring in 2 cans of food benefitting the W.S. Food Bank. Expect a mix of Latin, Ballroom and top 40 hits- there's a dance for every song. No experience needed just a great attitude. Enjoy mini-dance lessons in Rumba, Salsa, Tango, Swing, Foxtrot, Disco and AfroPeruvian dance-- you don't want to miss! Our favorite Unwind L.M.P. Betty will be available for VIP dancer massages and a couple surprise performances are confirmed to make this a fun & memorable special event. Tickets available at the door, rsvp at

Monday, November 23, 2015

Holidays are for Dancing! Got Kids?

Dancing kiddos? Join us with your little one for our Preview Youth Ballroom Dance classes Monday Dec. 7th At 4pm ages 6 and under are welcome to dance with one caregiver and be introduced to the beautiful movement of the Foxtrot,Waltz and then animate the space with Merengue and Swing!  $12/ $10 siblings ages 4+, 45minute lesson.At 5pm (ages 7+)  Youth and teens will be introduced to our American Bronze dances with our 55 minute class. Pre-registration is required for both classes at