Latin Dance training with VANESSA

Ballroom Dancing and Salsa and Cha Cha Cha continue through August... sign up via email or drop-in to register  MONDAYS.
Mondays, I'm excited to return to my dance roots of Modern Dance and will be sharing a beginnerModern Dance class for Latin Dancers.This class will expand your movement vocabulary and help you work within the various fun rhythms of Son, Mambo, Cha Cha cha, AfroPeruvian and instrumentals. How it applies to partner dancing? The various connection to the floor and levels of weighted-ness with, over, across and into the floor matter in how your movement will look and feel.

With partnerships in mind, congratulations to beautiful Bridesthis month: Lisa, Danica, Shadae and Suki and their elegant and solid pairs Tony, Eli, Steve and Derek....Forever Dances are just that!

Sign up for Salsa, Ballroom & more... AUGUST CLASSES

Sign up Monday this Summer for an intensive Salsa on2 and Cha Cha Cha four-class dance series at Kenyon Hall in West Seattle, 7904 35th Ave SW. Plan to participate the next time you see people dancing on the beach, in the streets, or at that friend's summer special event! Are you a former BALORICO dance student? Your buddy pass is ready to use-write to

In August, Ballroom Dancing returns at 6pm, Salsa & Cha Cha Cha II continue at 7pm and a new Beginner Modern Dance for Latin dancersclass launches at 8pm STARTING AUG. 14th. Learn about balanced and off-balance movement with Vanessa. Experienced movers can learn how to work with gravity to execute better turns, pivots and arm/ leg extensions, Beginners will learn how to use space as a "partner"to improve your solo practice with your favorite dance moves anywhere your travels take you. Core muscle strengthening and flexibility will increase with this class and its dance concepts apply to all levels o…

CURATE! (ku-ra-teh) "Heal Yourself !"

Delve into Summer Salsa dance classes so you're ready for fun events like Salsa on Alki and Dancing til Dusk to name a few.  Locally we're getting dancers ready with Root dances and rhythms that make up Salsa, such as guaguanco, son, bata and rumba.  Join us for Salsa on2 classes and congratulations to bride and groom duos: Kelsey & Henry, Miranda & Erick and Lettie & Jamal on their Wedding first dances this month. CHEERS!! Private instruction available in all Ballroom and Latin dances 206 679-7229 or email to inquire more.

After wrapping up a beautiful experience of creating new work for the Seattle Women's Steel Pan Project, the spirit of healing energy carries over to our latest Salsa duet work entitled C├║rate premiering this weekend at Factory Luxe.

Salsa Hip Hop and Steelpan in May

This summer inter-relate all your favorite dance forms to cultivate deeper physical expression with your dancing. Weather you enjoy Kizomba, Bachata, Salsa or Zouk, HOW you relate to and interpret the music is a skill to continue cultivating. In our Salsa and Hip Hop/Dancehall/AfroLatin Jazz classes, performing YOU is key!  Drop in from 7-9pm for $25 or sign up for the series!  Register via Venmo (look for Balorico) or write to FOLKLIFE PERFORMANCE Sunday May 28th, Mural Amphitheater
Balorico will present a new piece set on the Seattle Women's' Steelpan Groupinspired by the African spirit of OYA and the strong beautiful women of the group. Composer Ann Reynolds has created a unique arrangement of Songo Borracho for steelpan, plus a surprise group of amazing percussionists will be adding a touch of Afro Peruvian rhythms to the concert - excited!  Contact us if you are interested in volunteering.

Show your generosity today with BIG GIVE

Today the Seattle Foundation celebrates philanthropy by encouraging YOU to give to the causes you feel the most passionate about. La Sala is one organization I support with time and resources. Here is a peak at how our local LATINX artists are making a difference in our community. Check out La Cocina, an art pop-up exhibition, produced by La Sala. Wherever there is art - there will be dancing, inclusion, tolerance and space for creativity! Support here today.

May 1st Community Dance Day - PREVIEW

The flowers are blooming and so is your energy. Come try on a new pair of dancing shoes on Monday May 1st, 5:30-9pm, only $5 for an evening of non-stop dancing. Location: 7904 35th Ave SW, 98126. No experience or partner needed. Schedule starts with Youth Latin at 5:30pm with a special focus on stepping for rhythm and coordination with Kiara Hall. Ongoing Ballroom & Salsa On 2 training with Vanessa continues. New this summer, we also have Hip Hop & Dancehall with recording artist/dancer Chris LaVaughn for ongoing 8pm. (**Monday May 1st he will teach 8:30-9pm) Register now for the new dance series starting May 8th, $120 adults, $90 Youth. Email or call (206) 679-7229. Across Washington: My dance partner, E.Mayimbe, and I will be sharing performance, master classes and community building activities to new communities across Washington. Stay informed via social media and join our monthly joint class offering Rumba/SalsaOn2 now offered at CompFit Studio in the U…

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'sBESOS(kisses) Not Wallsevent includes a lovely evening of live music, art making and community building.