Sunday, June 28, 2015

Summer session begins July 6th- a BAILAR!

Summer is here! We begin our summer dance series July 6th - August 31st in West Seattle. Mondays: Social Ballroom dancing at 6pm includes Swing, Rumba, Hustle and beginner Salsa to help all level of dancers get through those social summer events. At 7pm, we continue Salsa on2 training including  Bachata for 1/3 of the class. (All are welcome- open level class). For the extra motivated dancers: Styling & Spinning at 8pm will be offered as a 4 week series for Latin Dancers looking to improve balance, anatomical alignment and weekly choreography will be ready for you to "perform". Floor barre sequences will be used to warm you up-can't wait!

Thank you to Univision Seattle for including us in their roster of Latin Talent to perform our new number, here with Eduardo Aguirre. Lastly, the BALORICO Clave & Musicality monthly workshop continues-mark your calendar for every 3rd Tuesday of the month 6:30-8pm (7/21 & 8/18). A special thank you to my private students for being patient with me during my post-car accident recovery.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Wedding Bells, Clave & Summer Dancing

CONGRATS to the new Mr & Mrs. dynamic duo Tony & Nikki! Have a special event coming up involving dance? TRY PRIVATE LESSONS-its the quickest way to get results. 

UP NEXT for Salseros and Latin music lovers: the next Clave & Musicality Workshop will be held Tuesday June 23rd, 6:30-8pm at the Balorico Studio. Percussionist Lalo Bello of PICOSO and myself will help you increase your ability to hear the beat, stay on the beat and express the beats. Rsvp at and yes, this is open to all levels.

On Monday July 6th we begin our Summer Dance Series at Kenyon Hall, Ballroom Basics, East coast Swing, Bachata and more! Please rsvp/inquire at

Thursday, May 21, 2015

May Update

Congratulations to this wonderful dancing duo who celebrate their first steps together this Memorial Day weekend! Interested in private instruction? Take advantage of our May Dance Special which includes a complimentary lesson with the purchase of any private lesson package this month only. Our group classes are in full swing and I'm excited to dive into the Latin Styling & Spinning class June 1st @ 8pm. Open to men and women.

Congratulations also to Suzy Martinez and the completion of her ALAS event@ Seattle University as part of her MFA Thesis work. We enjoyed adding a Peruvian Marinera and lyrical Salsa to the program. Up next: BALORICO will be dancing this weekend at Skagit Valley Community College celebrating Latin culture and folklore.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Spring Dance Series

Monday May 11th we begin our Spring Dance Series
6pm Ballroom/Bachata, 7pm Salsa, 8pm Latin Styling (for men/women) Saturday May 16th, B A L O R I C O will present  Peruvian & Salsa dance at Seattle University, in support of Suzy Martinez' special event ALAS. On Tuesday May 19th, we continue with our Clave/Musicality Workshop created for Salsa on2 dancers, 6:30pm-8pm at the Balorico Studio. This worship is co-instructed with percussionist Lalo Bello. Register now- or call (206) 679-7229

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Clave Musicality Workshop & Environmental Justice

Try our *NEW* CLAVE workshops for Salsa dancers co-instructed with PICOSO'S favorite percussionist Lalo Bello.This monthly offering is created to help Salseros improve on2 dancing and musicality on the dance floor.Save the date: 5/19 6:30-8pm. BALORICO is supporting environmental justice on 5/18. Participate, spread the word. Dancing is more than dance-its action. It is a threat to think about how the aims of dance, movement and art, that build future-oriented wholistic minds and bodies, collide with future-produced toxins and detrimental pollutants incurred by Shell's intended arctic oil mining in our Seattle ports. Visualize how your daily creativity can also act to preserve quality of life standards for tomorrow...see you on our dance floor!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Indescribable African sexiness/swing

Tuesday April 14th we start our special Mas Tumbao Salsa workshop series. Salsa dancers can expect to practice and develop their ear for dancing to the clave and staying on the clave. I'm excited, we'll have live percussion accompaniment. All levels welcome with an "on2" style focus. $25/person. RSVP required, please register by emailing The next dance series of Ballroom Dancing, Bachata and ongoing Salsa group lessons at Kenyon Hall begins Monday 5/11. Drop-in this month to get a taste!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Forever Dances with Vanessa

For my wonderful brides preparing for their big day, consider the thought that one day you'll wish you were here again to indulge in who you are today, all you have done that led to today and for whom you are looking to share tomorrow with, today. Congratulations to Cindy, Karen, Meghan and Leticia for elegantly moving forward on this new adventure of life. Tis the season- for a First Dance. For your complimentary consultation, email Ongoing Ballroom & Latin group classes are held Mondays @6pm at Kenyon Hall- West Seattle.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Get Movin in March!

GET MOVIN IN MARCH! We continue with a new cycle of classes in Ballroom, Salsa and Latin Styling Mondays in March for all who enjoy a good challenge, an alternative to their normal fitness regimen or another way to get ready for those Spring and Summer social events...not to mention special engagements Get started now - it'll be a breeze later. Balorico will be supporting the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras boost their Big Benefit 4 Orchestras event and we'll be performing a new Latin number to support the Latino Theatre Project's new production of "The Passion of Antigona Perez."