Classes & workshops

Group and Private dance instruction, choreography & coaching. 
Salsa on2, Bachata and Ballroom Dance training. 


Drop in to try a class $20


BALORICO at Viva Arts Seattle Studio 

We look forward to providing a consistent space for dance training.

New Student registration here

Beginner Salsa on2 & Bachata, 7pm Mondays
FALL SERIES 9/11 - 10/30 (no class 10/16)
Reserve your spot here 

Salsa on2 RHYTHMS Level II, 8pm Mondays 
A class for experienced dancers 
FALL SERIES 9/11 - 10/30 (no class 10/16)
Reserve your spot here 

Salsa on2 LEVEL II-III 8pm Wednesdays
FALL SERIES 9/13 - 10/25 (no class 10/11)
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A guided practice hour in Salsa, Bachata & Latin dances.
November 15, 9pm. A space to build confidence!
$15 /$12 registered students


Salsa on2 & Bachata

 This is the perfect combo class for beginners where all the fundamentals are introduced and practiced as much as possible. Get into the groove of training with New York Style Salsa/Mambo and the Dominican Bachata. The beginner class is 55 minutes and splits the time between both dances on Monday Nights 7:00pm. Arrive by 6:45pm on the first day. The combined course gives students the advantage of learning two dances that will be played when you go out for a night of Salsa or Bachata. You will learn footwork, fundamental partnering patterns and styling that helps you build muscle memory and confidence. As you progress, the musicality sinks in.
Training note:Beginners typically take a good year to establish a comfortable foundation for social dancing so the more repetition you have, as in all fitness training, you will have better results. Dancing is a sport, so bring that mindset and be patient with your progress. 


MONDAY Nights 8pm-9pm 

This is the ideal class for you if you have taken a previous BALORICO beginner course, or feel really good about your fundamentals.
We will expand your vocabulary, emphasize body coordination to align with the footwork learned in Level I, and begin to train spinning.
7 class series for the FALL
This is a great cross-training class for anyone that has taken Beginner level Salsa. ALL dancers welcome. 

SALSA ON2 Level II with styling
WEDNESDAY Night Challenge class
Train twice per week for best results!

This class expects the best from every dancer. Your instructor meets you where you are at and pushes you to use get past the shines and use your personal expression. Partnerwork drills and fun patterns are instructed to help you improve timing, connections and musicality. Each month, the instructor adds a complimentary rhythm/style to the lesson: Pachanga, Boogaloo, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and more.

Kids Salsa

Since 2001 BALORICO has offered children's' courses via various arts non-profit organizations, schools, performing arts academic and as part of summer training camps. We are happy to offer our personal service for custom classes to help inspire the next generation of dancers and dance-makers. Get your creatives together and set the stage for a dynamic class. Four youth minimum to create a class. 

Please allow 3 weeks advance to book,
BALORICO'S master instructor can be found in this block-buster hit.
Inspire the kids with dance!

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Are group classes moving too fast or too slow for you? 
Consider private coaching. 
Private lessons advance dancers. Lessons are about your individual learning style. Eliminate the quirks, build confidence,
 a few private lessons go a long way. 

 Vanessa Villalobos 
is a performing artist, seasoned teaching artist, a certified American Ballroom & Rhythm instructor, Pilates Floor Mat and Zumba STRONG fitness instructor. Sharing her dance gems through dance instruction is a passion.  Her expertise draws from dance, theatre, competitive and 
commercial dance training.

Book a custom private lesson:

As a young performer trained in Peruvian folk dance, Vanessa successfully booked a tour with the Cecilia Bracamonte's folkloric ballet for their United States tour. She pursued and completed dual degrees in Theatre and Dance at the University of Washington. She dedicated an extra year of academic study exploring the impact of AfroPeruvian dance and music on Peruvian culture culminating in academic lecture-demonstrations, undergraduate dance classes and public presentations.  She travelled to Lima, Ica and Trujillo to conduct oral interviews with primary sources including AfroPeruvian music and dance pioneers. Her ethnographic study at compared and analyzed the various approaches of diffusing folklore across generations and reflected on the distinctions between University and Academy School dance pedagogy. This experiential knowledge shapes her approach and sensibility to teaching and coaching movement influenced by diaspora traditions. 

Beyond her passion for heritage and the promotion of culture and art in everyone's life, Vanessa Villalobos is a professional dancer with a performance track in competitive Ballroom Latin, including Theatre Arts, and commercial dance. She is featured in the blockbuster documentary hit, MadHot Ballroom as herself, a Youth Dance Adjudicator, and in Walt Disney's original film, Enchanted as a Principle Dancer. Ms. Villalobos is certified in American Ballroom Rhythm & Smooth and trained extensively in International Latin with New York favorites Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin. Dance is a lifestyle she cherishes and vastly enjoys introducing this human art form to people that come through the studio.

"Live more, dance!" TM

Coreografia para Quinceaneras y Bailes Sorpresa

Preparamos a grupos de Quinceañeras. 
Cada sesión es de 60-90 minutos. 
Servicio incluye coordinación de clases, enseñanza y coreografía. 
Llamenos 206 679-7229

Llame al (206) 679-7229 
 Complimentary consultation online.

Our instructors are skilled at community engagement and teach with purpose.

AFRO BODY MOVEMENT- Book a lesson!
LIVE virtual coaching to improve coordination and gain confidence before trying a group class.
Contact us using this link.

Afro body movement is the core of Latin dance. The beauty of your instrument, your body, is how you use it to produce the polyrhythmic sounds in Latin music. Esta class entrena al bailarin para que sepa usar su CUERPO como un instrumento musical. Las clases privadas suplemental cualquier curso de baile Latino que este tomando. Llamenos para cordinar su clase, 206 679-7229.

FESTEJO Fusion - Book a lesson!
LIVE virtual coaching for groups that need some motivational space and movement.

FESTEJO Fusion, a studio class for young ballet, jazz and modern dancers that helps expand their understanding of AfroLatin body movement through the lens of Peru's AfroPeruvian traditional dances. The Festejo means joy/to celebrate and that is what we do in class! 
The class begins with a thorough anatomically-based warmup and uses floor phrases to ground the pelvis. 
*Live accompaniment is possible for groups of 20+. 

Our dance social home in Capital Hill

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in Capital Hill

More info: 206 679-7229 or

A toast to all our blessings & community vibes!

VANESSA VILLALOBOS, M.F.A. (she/her/ella)
Dancer . Choreographer . MC. Community Activator . Curater . Engaging Producer
City of Seattle Arts Commissioner (206) 679-7229

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