BALORICO Classes


GET READY TO DANCE !

SALSA on2, BACHATA and BALLROOM Dance training. 
Dance instruction, choreography & professional coaching. 

SIGN UP FOR THE NEXT GROUP CLASS SERIES



 
Drop in and say hello!

BALORICO at Viva Arts WEST SEATTLE
4421 Fauntleroy Way SW right off the WS bridge

Dance improves all physical activity! Go for it and cross-train.

WEEKLY CLASSES
New Student registration here Inquires:balorico@gmail.com

Beginner SALSA & Bachata, 7pm MONDAYS

NEXT SERIES runs May-June sign up here
A great place to initiate or refresh your New York style salsa/mambo basics.


SALSA on2 Level II, 8pm MONDAYS
NEXT SERIES runs May-June sign up here 

A dynamic class for dancers with prior experience. This class expands upon the fundamentals and develops a dancers technique to improve turning, executing patterns and body movement.

SALSA & Bachata II 8pm WEDNESDAYS
NEXT SERIES runs May- June sign up here

A fun class that prepares dancers for the social dance floor. Gain confidence. Meet your next practice partner here. Learn to "lead" or "follow," in the role your are most comfortable.


PRACTICAS Wednesday Nights
A guided practice hour in Salsa, Bachata & Latin dances.
Join us: May 29th, 9pm 
BUILD CONFIDENCE IN THE STUDIO



STYLING SATURDAYS 12pm
 Summer Intensive Class
returns June 22nd, 12pm-1:30pm

This class is rooted in Latin Jazz principles and created for the adv. beginner-intermediette dancer. We harness feminine energy, keep it sassy and PERFORM in this monthly class. Reserve a spot here


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MORE ABOUT THE CLASSES



Beginner Salsa on2 & Bachata

MONDAY Nights 7pm

 This is the perfect combo class for beginners where all the fundamentals are introduced and practiced as much as possible. Mondays we get into the groove of training with New York Style Salsa/Mambo and Dominican Bachata. The beginner class is 55 minutes and splits the time between both dances. Monday Nights 7:00pm. Arrive by 6:45pm on the first day. Learn footwork, fun partnered dance patterns and "styling" that helps you build your individual style. 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. 

SALSA ON2 Level II

MONDAY Nights 8pm

This is the ideal class for you if you have taken a previous beginner course, or feel really good about your fundamentals.
We expand your vocabulary, emphasize coordination and begin to train your spinning. 2 MONTH SERIES
This is a great cross-training class. ALL dancers are welcome. 

Bachata & Salsa on2 Level II

WEDNESDAYS 8pm-9pm

Train twice per week for optimal results! 

This class expects the best from every dancer. Your instructor will help propel you to your next level of dance. Personal expression is prime! Partnered patterns will feel better when you strengthen the elements that contribute to a great social dance.  Spinning, styling and musicality develop with time. Each month, the instructor integrates a new Latin rhythm: Pachanga, Boogaloo, Rumba and Cha Cha Cha are examples.



Kids Salsa

 CUSTOM LESSONS FOR KIDS & FAMILIES
Since 2001 BALORICO has offered children's' courses via various arts non-profit organizations, schools, performing arts academies 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@gmail.com.
BALORICO'S master instructor can be found in this block-buster hit.
Inspire the kids with dance!


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 virtual lesson!
               LIVE virtual coaching for groups that need some motivational space and movement.


Our dance social home in Capital Hill


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)
A R T I S T
Dancer . Choreographer . MC. Community Activator . Curater . Engaging Producer
City of Seattle Arts Commissioner

balorico@gmail.com (206) 679-7229

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