Classes & workshops


GET READY TO DANCE !
Group and Private dance instruction, choreography & coaching. 
Salsa on2, Bachata and Ballroom Dance training. 

Join us Mondays & Wednesdays for weekly training cycles
JOIN US FOR DECEMBER Holiday Dance Lessons

Dance for the whole family.
Sign up with this link for Monday classes starting 12/5

WELCOME  ! Bienvenidos !

 
BALORICO at Viva Arts Seattle Studio 
We look forward to providing a consistent space for dance training.


WINTER classes begin JAN 9 - FEB 27th
RESERVE A SPOT at balorico@gmail.com

Ballroom Dancing for Beginners *New class 6pm Mondays
Nov 7th - Dec 5th (5 class series/mo) 
Includes a Practica on the last day of class $20 dropin/ $10 student guests
SPECIAL HOLIDAY DROP IN DANCE LESSON
on Monday Dec. 5th


Beginner Salsa on2, 7pm Mondays
November 7-28 (4 classes) New Students sign up here
Renewals sign up here.


Bachata Bliss, 8pm Mondays 
November 7-28 (4 classes) New Students- CLOSED.
Oct classes, Drop In $20
Renewals sign up here


Salsa on2 LEVEL II-III 8pm-9:30pm Wednesdays
Pre-requisite: on2 experience, or with instructor permission.
Nov 9, 16, 30, Dec 7 & 14th
Renewals sign up here
New Students contact: balorico@gmail.com


Reserve your spot for our Styling Workshop for Leads & Follows
Thursday January 19th, 8:30pm-10pm
Viva Arts



ABOUT THE CLASSES

Beginner Salsa on2

 This is the perfect class to establish all your fundamentals and get into the groove of training with New York Style Salsa/Mambo. This beginner class is 55 minutes  Mondays 7:00pm  Arrive by 6:45pm on the first day. You will learn footwork, fundamental partnering patterns and styling that helps you keep time. As you progress, the musicality wil come. 


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. 

                                       
SALSA ON2 Level II-III
Wednesday Night Training 8pm-9:30pm
Please arrive by 7:45pm. Drop-In ok with advance notice.

This 90 minute training session. New dancers must request permission to join or have fluency with on2 fundamentals and basic turn patterns.

 Dive in and go for it ! RSVP: balorico@gmail.com

                           
If you are a dancer looking to transfer your Salsa on1 timing to Salsa on2 dancing, this class is appropriate for you. Learn to apply fundamentals of Salsa/Mambo to partner work phrases and incorporate other popular complimentary rhythms into your dance such as Pachanga, Boogaloo and Rumba. Questions:balorico@gmail.com. 

BACHATA BLISS
Mondays 8:00pm, please arrive by 7:45pm
Dance Bachata! This Dominican social dance has so much flow and flavor, dancers begin with traditional style fundamentals and also get introduced to Sensual and Urban styles so you can dance with any dancer at any social. All classes are open level, so instruction adapts to dancer ability and skill set.
A fun way to connect with your body and others. 

Learn: quick foot action, how to move your ribs and hips in a coordinated fashion dictated by the music. This is a great cross-training class for anyone that has taken Beginner level Salsa. ALL dancers welcome. 


Kids Salsa

 CUSTOM LESSONS FOR KIDS & FAMILIES

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. 
Booking now for late Fall and Winter.

Please allow 3 weeks advance to book, balorico@gmail.com.

BALORICO'S master instructor can be found in this block-buster hit.
Inspire the kids with dance!

Write to balorico@gmail.com



PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
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. 
    


MASTER INSTRUCTOR & TRAINER
 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: balorico@gmail.com

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
CUSTOM LESSONS

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 welcomes vaccinated dancers.


Dress up for this Speakeasy style location
in Capital Hill

More info: 206 679-7229 or balorico@gmail.com



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

balorico@gmail.com (206) 679-7229

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