Friday, March 3, 2017

READY TO DANCE - Mondays West Seattle

This Monday March 6th, activate your work week with dancing! Our Spring Dance series includes 8 sessions of Ballroom Dancing (6pm), Salsa on2 partner work & spinning (7pm) and AfroLatin Jazz (8pm). Sign up at classes for all and adaptable level-based challenges for more experienced dancers. Now is the time to train and be ready for a fun summer of dancing. 10% off for 2nd/3rd courses.

Mark your calendars for a destination Portland salsa weekend, Sept. 7-9, as E.Mayimbe and BALORICO represent Seattle at the East Meets West Portland Salsa Festival. (Professional shows, great guest DJ's, hotel stay and 3 nights of non-stop dancing in relaxing downtown Portland. For tickets, contact Vanessa)
...Also, Thursday March 23rd, for those wanting to delve in a little deeper with supporting Latino artists of the Northwest, La Sala's BESOS (kisses) Not Walls event includes a lovely evening of live music, art making and community building.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Building Dance Audiences

Dance lessons are always an investment into the joy of living and a way to express sentiments that otherwise could not be expressed with words alone.  Thank you to this wonderful family for opening up their community to the world of partner dancing. From wedding celebrations to anniversary parties and professional development, dance always serves a purpose-to unify. This weekend I will be presenting a special workshop entitled Dance for Community Engagement hoping to share a little insight into my dance world and the various communities that have benefitted from including dance tools into their community building strategies.
Share more dance in your community!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Celebrate MLK with DANCE Jan 16th

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., B A L O R I C O is offering FREE DANCE CLASSES on Monday January 16th, from 6p-8pm. 
Come celebrate the values and vision of believing and building up community, with a little sweat and spirit. Thank you for all the work you do to benefit others in your own spaces.

ALL are welcome. Just show up!

Ballroom Dancing, 6pm
Bachata, 6:45pm
Salsa, 7:15pm

Photo from MILAGROS Dance/Art exhibition 
"Politics- a reflection" - artist Chris LaVaughn 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Time to SHINE

NEW YEAR 2017 
   Participate in Ballroom Dancing, Salsa and Afro Latin Jazz.  Register today or sign up at the door for the Winter Dance series runs Mondays, Jan. 9 - March 27th. Thank you all for what you do for the community and how you pay it back with self-care, generosity and love. Expose the beauty of you on the dance floor.  Ashe!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Who shows you love?

Give the gift of DANCE this Holiday Season. A perfect way to help build a lasting memory of dance, music and fun for those people you appreciate and have contributed love and care to your life.  BALORICO GIFT CERTIFICATES now available
 ***Holiday Special **** 3 lessons for $125 (Limit 1/person, expires 1-31-17)

Photography by Oona Copperhill

Private instruction available 
for duets, groups and performers looking to hone dance technique, performance quality, boot camp short-term cross-training and quinceaneras and pageants.  Hablo y enseno en espanol tambien, llama al
(206) 679-7229 

Coming in 2017...

New Saturday class coming soon!
New Seattle location. 
New co-instructors.
Stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Nourish your soul with dance

This Holiday season may be a challenge, but it is your inners that will power you and your community forward. Dance with us, chat with us, you owe it to yourself- DANCE!
Private instruction available for individuals, groups and special events. 
SAVE THE DATE: Holiday Dance Social Monday Dec. 19th, 8pm RSVP at
Performers, Dance Lessons, Treats and a place to gather with friends.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Winter Warmth

Just in time for the Holidays, build a nice repertoire of dance with your little ones, tween or teen and share the dances at your next holiday dance party. We'll learn some Swing, Foxtrot, Merengue and other holiday dances. All Families are welcome. Winter Family Ballroom Dance Series (schedule update) Nov. 7th- Dec. 12th. 5pm-6pm. Sign up now by writing to - only 6 classes.

Wedding Cheers! If you have not seen this Italian style wedding dedication dance-see it now for inspiration....what a special, sexy, artful and unique way to say I DO. Congratulations to our Winter wedding couples Terry & Mikhaila, Bridgid & Arya, Carmen & Bruce and Elena & Joaquin-- best wishes and salud!

Special event: B A L O R I C O  presents Salsa workshops and performances at the Kushner Museum in Puyallup. Visit our event page for more info.
(free & family friendly event)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Fall Dance Classes

After an eventful summer of performances, teaching and community activation, BALORICO & E.Mayimbe are excited to represent Seattle in Portland for Lines Dance Academy's very special anniversary celebration. 

B A L O R I C O' s Fall Dance session begins 
Monday 9/12 at Kenyon Hall - REGISTER NOW

Next Week:
Fall series: Sept. 12th - Nov. 7th (no class 10/17)

6pm Latin Dance Fundamentals. Learn the dances that make Latin dancing exciting, dynamic and fun! Salsa/Mambo, Bachata and Cha Cha Cha.

7pm Salsa on 2 Drill what you know and scale up your technique. (Beginner-Int. level coming)

8pm AfroLatin Jazz **NEW CLASS (Beginner level) 

9pm Ballroom & Latin Dance Practica.
Open studio time catered for serious dancers looking got practice more. Perfect moves, meet other dancers and receive semi-private coaching (open to all levels) with Vanessa.

Photo credit: La Cutie Photography & Mambo Pica Pica