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

Monday, November 2, 2015

Boost immunity with dance!

Keep up your defenses this winter with an interactive workout on the dance floor! Classes: a new 6-week series in Ballroom at 6pm and Salsa On2 at 7pm begins Monday 11/9.  Fridays, we now offer Latin Styling & Footwork at 6pm for salseros wishing to push their conditioning and agility to execute beautiful and precise movement. From 7-8:30pm we offer Adv. Beginner Mambo focused on drilling fundamentals and combination work.Special workshops in November:
Meet Kizomba, she’s an infectious Brazilian close-encounter dance rooted in dances from Angola that will leave you wanting more with its catchy rythms and soul. Special workshop with a guest instructor 11/16, 8-9:30pm at K.H. Our next Clave & Musicality percussion & dance workshop is 11/17, 6:30-8pm at the Balorico studio.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Tues 10/20 Clave Workshop

Salsa and Latin music lovers, tomorrow we explore the music and the relationship to the dancer. Our monthly workshop with PICOSO percussionist Lalo Bello continues 6:30pm-8pm at the Balorico Studio. We'll focus on Yambu rhythms and 3-2 clave expression.

Ballroom Dance & Salsa classes continue Mondays at Kenyon Hall and Fridays at the Balorico Studio. The NEXT group class series begins Friday Nov. 6th and Monday Nov. 9th -save the date! 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Back to Dance - September

Get excited, get moving, who will be your partner this Fall?

We begin our 8-week Social Ballroom I course (Foxtrot, Swing, Rhumba, Hustle & Waltz) at 6pm.  Salseros will joint at 7pm for an 8-week progress series focused on drilling Salsa on2 Fundamentals, footwork and musicality as it relates to the Clave rhythms. (We will touch on Cha-Cha-Cha and Bachata to help beginner dancers understand how to translate their training into other Latin dance styles.)  NEW CLASSES IN OCTOBER will run Fridays at the Balorico Studio-6pm Ladies Styling & Spinning class (open level) and Adv. Beginner Salsa on2 will meet 7-8:30pm. (Sorry, no drop-ins). Combo packages available for those that wish to augment their learning with private instruction.
PREVIEW YOUTH BALLROOM DANCE CLASS: Monday December 7th at 4pm for youth ages 6 and younger. One child and one caregiver are welcome to dance together at this fun 45 minute Family dance class. At 5pm ages 7-16 can enjoy a 55 minute Ballroom Dance lesson. Pre-registration is required. $12/child & caregiver, $10 siblings. Our 12-week Winter Youth Ballroom Session begins January 11, 2016. No previous experience required. Call 206 679-7229.