Community Events


Wednesday July 20th
Sip, savor and dance with the best view of the city. 
Registration required by calling the venue, visit this link here  

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Recently past Events 

Thursday June 30th, 8:30pm
Salsa with BOOGALOO Ladies Workshop

JUNE Art Show
@Neplanta Cultural Arts

June 17th - 19th

June 12th 

Friday June 3rd

Thursday CINCO de Mayo
B A L O R I C O  brings SALSA to Dance Bites

Details here, inquiries welcome at

Friday APRIL 22nd

Thursday APRIL 14th 

Thursday FEBRUARY 3rd 

 Lets work it out to the soulful, funky beats of Cha Cha Cha & Latin House music. 
90 minute intermediate class.

Friday December 17th, 7pm

Our annual celebration celebrating the power & endurance of dance with mini lessons, performances, tasty treats & hot Latin beats with
 Seattle DJ REMI 21+ event.

Saturday November 6th
Register here.

Friday November 19th 
RSVP here.
We have some fun Raffle Prizes this month - try your chance !
Proceeds support the creation of new dance work & free virtual classes offered in the community.

Friday October 22nd
Practice Salsa on2, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha & Cumbia. Business casual attire.

Meet the artist, share space, purchase art as a holiday gift.

"...My first brush with the power of movement as a catalyst for healing came during a theater arts project geared toward inner-city youth when I was 13 years old. By the time I was 18, I was sure that healing through movement was my calling. I went on to devote the next years of my life to reaching liberation through art and movement. In this Journey, I have become a contemporary dancer, choreographer, performer, bodyworker, and Community organizer.  My mission is to serve as the conduit for empowerment for myself, my family, and others, using my pressing drive toward art, movement, self-expression, and body awareness as an instrument of healing to reach liberation." -Milvia

Saturday October 2nd
Join the Viva Arts crew for a Beginner Samba workshop that is family friendly. 
Traditional Brazilian steps + bonus Ballroom Samba combination. 
$25 adults, $15 youth ages (8-15) with accompanying adult.

Thursday September 25th

Catch us at the B-Town Fiesta at 12noon
Outdoor family fun with a special 
Salsa & Cumbia outdoor lesson with BALORICO.
Clase gratis para todo la familia.

Thursday September 23rd

Saturday September 11th

Watch a master artist Jose Ridriguez III at work with the option to paint along in this workshop hosted by Neplanta Cultural Arts Gallery

2pm-4pm FREE, Join here. 

Thursday September 9th
* Latin House beats *
This workshop repeats in December.

Friday August 27th
Virtual Youth event
Informative and inspirational access to working professionals and mentors.
It is a pleasure to support this yearly festival as your Seattle Arts Commissioner. Info here.

Saturday August 7th
Support art in the community.
Event sponsored by the Office of Arts & Culture, O.E.D and produced by

Thursday August 12th 

Saturday July 24th
Open House + more!
Lessons, Demonstration, Beer Garden access & Family friendly activities
Event Schedule
1:00pm Music
1:15pm Capoeira
1:50pm Oula Dance
2:25pm BALORICO Dance
3:00pm Dance Powered

Thursday September 9th
Wedding Dances “the Workshop”
A virtual workshop for engaged duets.
6pm-7:30pm PST via zoom

Pick up all the Wedding Dance essentials to fast-track your readiness for that special day. This virtual workshop is focused on exposing you and your LOVE to popular Ballroom dance styles that can be options for your Wedding First Dance. Bring your top music choices and we will choreograph sections of it together with other couples supporting your process. Take home the ability to glide, turn and dip your partner! Registration opens on eventbrite Aug. 9th, or RSVP early at

Saturday May 8th - Redmond
Fashon. Art. Culture.Performance.
Ticket link here

Saturday May 1st - Kent
Casting Call for Models and Fashion Designers
Se solicita modelos para este evento.
Interesado en audiciones para esta oportunidad? Registrese aqui.

Friday April 30th  
Baila Esta Cumbia
BALORICO guest instructs for the closing festivity of the BidiBidiBomBash 
Register link here 7:30pm PST 
A month-long event series honoring the legacy of SELENA
Artwork by Esoteric Fresh

Portions of all proceeds go to benefit 

SATURDAY February 13th 
Tickets here 
4pm PST

MONDAY December 28th

Special Meetup space for Singles with introductory dance lessons 6:00pm-7:30pm
Holiday giveaways: gift cards from Tullip Nails, Big5, Cheesecake Factory and Amazon.

Sunday, December 27th 

Registro aqui 1:30pm-3pm

Tuesday, December 15th  
6:30pm-8pm PST

Friday July 17th 
Support Latinx, AfroLatino/a/x & Garifuna artists
Vanessa Villalobos co-hosts this community event with Jake Prendez
 on behalf of La Sala 

Friday July 24th, 7:30am
Power up your mind and body before you do what you do best. Have fun with our 
Stretch & Meet session. 30 minute Follow along (no gym clothes required) FREE EVENT

Saturday August 8th

A special training workshop for Brides and Grooms as you prepare to think about your first steps together. A little planning goes a long way. Walk away with tips and a mini Ballroom dance lesson.
9am PST

Friday August 21st 

Sunday July 12th

AfroPeruvianJazz concert online zoom concert at 4pm
Get inspired and listen and dance to the fusion sounds of AfroPeruvian Sextet.
try our **NEW**Summer FESTEJO fusion classes 
running Wednesdays at 7pm online

Saturday June 20th

Wednesday June 24th
A Stretch & Sip motivation session, free

Thursday May 14

An introduction to what it means to take the
 first steps together - at home. 6pm PST

Thursday May 7th

February 27th

RSVP here for free dance class passes.
$10 fee at the door for full evening of classes at the door. 

January 17th 2020 

21+ event, Capital Hill, welcome back party.

Afro Body Movement Masterclass with E.mayimbe at 7pm
Afro Peruvian dance show at 9pm

December 29th - January 3rd


December 23rd

December 16th West Seattle

Thank you to all our guest artists and community partners!
 Guest DJ Sharisse,  Shina-Olga Diadhuou
 Meany Center for the Performing ArtsMelRose Style and the
Latin Rhythms dance company.

Thank you to our event sponsors
MelRose Style &
 Rolando Martinez AVPro

November 24th - CAPITAL HILL

BALORICO guest artists perform at this year's Mambo Pica Pica 6th year anniversary. Enjoy this talented lineup of Seattle's finest salseros.

November 9th

West Seattle BOOTCAMP with Vanessa

October 12th - CITY OF RENTON  

September 22nd


BALORICO supports Senator Rebecca Saldana's fundraiser with a womens' empowerment workshop + special performance.

SEPT 20th

This monthly social is about PURPOSE and how we wear it, express it, and connect to one another's most powerful source. Guest Artists: Kweli Vuur (poet) and Elijah Kirk (dancer) share their artistry.

Thursday August 22nd - PIONEER SQUARE

August 15th  - CITY OF REDMOND

August 9th - WEST SEATTLE 
Our style, our vibe, our platform with guest DJ freeQueensee, 
Guest Visual artist: Amaranta Ibarra Sandys
performances by Victor Dominguez and Vanessa Villalobos 


July 1st  - WEST SEATTLE 

Welcome Families & Kids - Bilingual instruction
Free with prior registration


B A L O R I C O and Carlos Cascante y su Tombao
live salsa music & lesson
KNKX Radio's Member Thank You party.


BALORICO at Century Ballroom in honor of
the 8th Anniversary of All Vynl Night Salsa. Thank you Seattle for all the love.




Consent and Partner Dance

Guest Speaker/Facilitator Vanessa Villalobos


MAR 25th


with Dancing With The Stars Touring Show cast
Eduardo & Vanessa, NW Women's Show  


No partner needed. All dance levels welcome, 21+ event.
Thank you to our event sponsor John L. Scott Real Estate West Seattle

Jan 30th


BALORICO & Pica Pica - Screening Partners

NEW FILM PROMOTION featuring prominent Latina actor, addressing issues of drug trafficking, family separation and overcoming unfortunate circumstances with bravado & wit. 
Thank you to Sony Entertainment and Allied Global Marketing.

Jan. 27th - CAPITAL HILL

Salsa CONTONEO class with Vanessa @7pm
Work your styling with AfroLatin body movement, Flavor and Swag #wearRED

 December 31st - TULLALIP CASINO 

It's a SAMBA affair for New Years Eve with Tudo Belleza!

December 27th  

SALSA NEW YEAR- Opening Party Show

This Festival produced by Corazon productions welcomes international dancers, choreographers and sure-to-excite shows by guest artists.
Making plans? Use discount code "Vanessa" 


BALORICO's annual tradition of creating a home for Latin dance in West Seattle continues. Special performances, mini-dance lessons, art on display by Latinx artists and live vocals at Kenyon Hall.

Dec 9th

Live music & dance lesson for all families. Bilingual instruction

November 1st - The Columbia Tower 
Day of the Dead Celebration - Featured Guest Performers

October 26-27th

October 20th
Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Dances of the African & Arab Diaspora 
partial show proceeds benefit T.U.P.A.C.

Esta encuesta ayudara planificar un futuro centro artístico y cultural que agregara mas diversidad de opciones para nuestro
pueblo que sigue creciendo.

Click here for survey/ Aqui puede participar
Tenemos varias formas de identificarnos por nuestros respectos países de origen, géneros, lenguajes y la meta es inclusividad...somos Latinx !

Eduardo & Vanessa at Century Ballroom

Public Forum: Visioning a Latinx Art Center
Co-hosted by:
 La Sala, Seattle Amistad School & Latino Community Fund of Wa.
A relevant public forum welcoming all who enjoy and wish to see
 Latinx art & culture thrive in the Pacific NW.  

Contemporary Peruvian Artists
 @ ArtXchange Gallery

Original new evening-length, multi-media work presented by Balorico Dance in response to the paintings of Peruvian born painter William Hernandez and poet Christa Kaainoa. 
Thematic work reflecting on family, friendship and intimate relationships.
Poetry references: 
Northfork, Skeletons, Kaeli and Spinners
Clothing drive beneficiary is 

New choreography by Vanessa Villalobos 
Visual Art: William Hernandez, Poetry: Christa Kainnoa
Choreography: Skeletons by Vanessa Villalobos
Dancers: Hendri Walujo & Irene Shaver
Live Music by Gerrardo Calderon 

Wedding Party Dance show

Seattle Center Folklife Festival
@ the Armory Court Stage

AVS 7 year Anniversary Celebration
@ Century Ballroom May 19

For committed duos - Wedding First Dance Salon
Meet the choreographer, get insider dance planning tips, enjoy a lesson!

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Mambo Pica Pica -Capital Hill
Afro Latin body movement with Vanessa - Sunday

B A L OR I C O presents dances from Peru - all family event.

Latin Dance Rhythms Festival and Scorpio Night! 
Vanessa & Eduardo are performing at Salsa'N Seattle's Vynl Night.
Sign up to join our workshop on Salsa Musicality and Interpretation  on Saturday 10/21 @ 12:30pm

                   BALORICO will be dancing at this local Hip Hop event with recording artist Chris

BALORICO presented a new work 
inspired by the Yoruban deity of OYA for
 the Seattle Women's Steel Pan Project, Earthy Things Made Even. 

October 8th - Puyallup

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with Latin music, dance and art for
the whole family.

September 24th - Tacoma
Cultura Event Center
A celebration of the African and Arabic connections in dance.

La Cocina
Presented by La Sala 
a satellite Latino/a/x Art Exhibition to the Seattle Art Fair

This exciting month-long Latino art space that pops up in Pioneer Square. We are transforming the Good Arts Building for the month ofAugust to be an open, welcoming space to all Seattle tourists and art-lovers. The traveling exhibit will move to the Mt. Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts for the month of September.  SEE OUR VIDEO HERE Don't miss this first of a kind Latinx Arts event in Seattle brought to you by the Team at La Sala.

Seattle Salsa Congress

"Fabricando Fantasias"

LINES Dance Academy 10 year Anniversary Celebration special performance.

B A L O R I C O  hosts
the dance celebration to live music by Salsa band TUMBAO

Seattle Latin, Brazilian and Caribbean Festival at the Royal Room

See the Univision event coverage here.

A unique evening recognizing the best of our Latino music industry in the NW

Rumber@ Soy Video here 

Afro Latin Drills & Warmup class for on2 dancers at Mambo Pica Pica, 7pm

Rumours Nightclub-Honolulu, Hawaii
 Photography: Pamela Garcia

Rose City Salsa Congress- "Fantasias"Photography by Pablo PDX

Sound in Motion Dance Studio - Lynnwood 

  Eduardo & Vanessa celebrate Mexican Independence Day Auburn City Hall


Fundraising support promoting classical music education 
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras

BALORICO presents Salsa & Peruvian Dance 
as part of ALAS' Professional Development and Cultural Celebrations
 Seattle University

 An evening supporting Latino theatre and dance with B A L O R I C O

Balorico at Forum Nightclub - a benefit event

20th Year Anniversary celebration with the Peruvian Dance Academy of Sonia Porras

Balorico presents a professional development workshop for K-12 dance educators "Salsa For All Ages," Dance Educator's of Washington State One-Day Conference

5th Year Anniversary of De Cajon Project with Monica Rojas and friends

New business inaugurations using music and dance to create community

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