2019 CLASSES

 DANCE LESSONS 

 We believe in building up and advancing the whole dancer.


We offer you the best diversity of Latin Dancing to build your repertoire of rhythms, creativity in creating your own moves with a solid base of knowing how to execute coordinated beautiful and rooted movement. We dance Salsa on2/ New York style and have accumulated a lifetime of training from old-school teachers, mentors, competition experiences, a track record of working on concert, commercial and film studio stages. There are so many discoveries along the way through our own choreographic tendencies, that teaching YOU is a passion we enjoy!

THIS WEEKEND!

Bootcamp Saturday sessions



 Dancers are paired up by skill level to boost their training in preparation for nightclub dancing. Limited dates, intensive material. Pairs can sign up together. Singles welcome! Write to BALORICO@GMAIL.COM for details or call to reserve (206) 679-7229) Next upcoming Bootcamps: June 22 & July 27th


ADULT SUMMER DANCE SCHEDULE 

begins MONDAY June 3rd. REGISTER at balorico@gmail.com or 

call (206) 679-7229

GROUP CLASSES start Monday June 3 - July 22
Unlimited Dance Option: $425 (includes Monday + Tuesday classes for 2 months)

SALSA Level I  6pm $99/ 7 week, $20 drop in 
This is your starting point to drill down the basics, ground yourself in footwork that is the building block for all partner work. Your internal timing will also be set as you work through this course, or repeat (quite common) to ensure your foundation is set for fun, connected dancing. NOTE: It is ok to repeat this course  and encouraged to build confident proficiency in the fundamentals of Salsa on2 dancing.

SALSA Level II  6:45pm $140 / 7 week Two instructors 
 (*Drop-in $25 with teacher permission)   

Salsero of all levels know the work required to become a great social dancer. It takes approximately 1 year to implement the fundamentals in your dance, and then to feel comfortable in a social setting where practice makes perfect, and even more important, to stay in time takes practice. The Spring series will focus on the social practice of fundamentals so your Summer Dancing feels and looks good. You will improve "hearing the beat," clarify vocabulary and expand your potential! Vanessa is an active performer, applying technique to stage practice, and has a love of teaching and sharing the journey to dance bliss. Salsa Champion dancer/choreographer E.Mayimbe joins this on2 class to share his goldmine of experience with students. Musicality,  footwork, spinning technique, lead/follow interaction and fundamental partner work is covered in each class. *DROP IN for this class includes Level I & II access the day you drop in. After the 3rd week of class, instructor approval or private lesson arrangement is necessary to join the progressive class. Contact us.

SALSA Level II-III  7:30pm $140 / 7 week, sorry no drop-ins
This class expands upon all the fundamentals of Salsa dancing with a focus on social patterns that are "lead-able" on the dance floor and spinning technique that makes it easier for follows to spin on one foot.  Pre-requisite: Level I and II proficiency. Follows: Heels (at least 1 inch) are required for this class.
 Not sure? Schedule a private lesson to assess your best level or to address dancing with physical ailments. (We have been there with physical disabilities and can help you modify training with us, if you communicate in advance)
 We want you to succeed and dance a long time!

AFRO BODY MOVEMENT 8:30pm
$99/ 7 week Drop-In $20
Afro body movement is essential, period. Practice using your instrument (your body) to mirror the music you hear. If you have a hard time "hearing," this 45 minute class will help you. Esta class entrena al bailarin a que use su CUERPO como un instruments musical de percusion. Atrevase y entrene con movimientos con raises Africanas e influenciadas con origines de las americas. Class dura 45 minutos.

SENSUAL BACHATA  9:15pm $99/ 7 week Drop-In $20
Bachata is a dance from the Dominican Republic and its traditional style is now fused with more lyrical and undulating expressions. Decode what it means to dance sensually, while keeping a playful and respectful mindset as we use two bodies to create luscious coordinated spinal movement. This is a 45 minute class, please arrive warmed up ready to dance. 




KIDS Salsa & Ballroom Dancing 
MONDAYS 5pm-5:45pm starting July 8th (ages 7-12)
Attend our July 1st open house for a preview
 CLASES PARA NINOS DE EDADES 7 -12 

7 class series + 2 bonus (optional) Saturday choreography classes
$105/ child, 10% sibling discount available, $25 annual registration
 This program helps build confidence and establishes awareness about the historic value of dance as a cultural asset beyond the steps. With Latin Rhythms of Salsa, Merengue & Bachata, kids increase coordination, spatial learning and practice dance etiquette as they learn to work with lead/follow partners. Teaching artist Vanessa Villalobos, has trained children in folkloric and Ballroom dance styles for over 15 years. For more information and to register, please call call 206 679-7229 


          TUESDAYS  @ the BALORICO studio
New series start July 9th & Aug 6th

Single 55 minute class, 4 weeks $60/p, $20 drop in


BACHATA Level II 6pm (Mix of Traditional & Sensual) 


Tuesdays @ 6pm El baile Dominicano, Bachata, requires an understanding that sexy moves must be supported with a weighted center and expressive feet. We work traditional basics and develop your musicality. This summer series, half of the class will be dedicated to working through Sensual Bachata vocabulary such as waves, symmetrical lyrical movement with your partner and having natural action/reactions dynamics in this beautiful expressive dance. To be a well-rounded social dancer, you must know how to move through both styles on the social dance floor. No partner needed. 
     

Latin Jazz 7pm  
Tuesdays @7pm Expand your wings, express what is inside. This training class emphasizes technique for walking, turning, pivoting and developing more grounded movement that characterizes Latin dancing for the stage and performance. Vanessa's style is rooted in her AfroPeruvian culture and blends in both Latin and contemporary technique to this class.   Minimum requisite is Salsa on2 Level one or Bachata Level one vocabulary. $120 (8 classes), drop in $20.

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Choreography class 8pm

Tuesdays @8pm This is the space and time to interact with other dancers that are interested in trying out performing. You will work in large and small groups on simple and elaborate movement phrases. Expand your full dance potential with performance in mind. Novice dancers welcome, experienced dancers be ready to shine and push your presence on stage. 
Throughout the summer, this group will perform at community events and fundraisers. All levels welcome but must own dance shoes.
**** Strong performers sought for July 13th project****
Inquire directly with Vanessa at (206) 679-7229 


Not ready for group instruction yet? 
Start with a private lesson to ease your transition. Many people train privately during their group dance lessons to address questions, quirks and to build confidence. A few lessons go a long way- you will see!


PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Coreografia para Quinceaneras y Bailes Sorpresa
Want to customize your training? Private instruction is the best way to capture the best of you in the privacy of a standing time reserved just for you. 
Packages available to meet your needs. Individuals and groups are welcome.
Contact Vanessa at 206 679-7229 to setup a complimentary intro lesson.


PLANNING A PARTY 
OR SPECIAL EVENT?
Book private lessons, hire dancers or teachers to activate your next party and community affair.   Call (206) 679-7229 or email balorico@gmail.com










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Seattle Salsa Dance Ambassadors


World Salsa Champion Eduardo Aguirre & Ballroom cabaret pro dancer/actor Vanessa Villalobos

VANESSA VILLALOBOS
Dancer . Choreographer . Community Builder . Arts Ambassador
balorico@gmail.com



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