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!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mambo Social & Call for performers

Balorico is warming 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.

Performers: interested in exploring a new style? We seek ladies to learn some fun AfroPeruvian dances for summer and fall performances. Show up for the next AfroPeruvian Dance workshop 5/2 8pm-9:15pm to learn more. We'll focus on this particular style in May and June- Festejo de Valentina style .  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.