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for Beginners

SALSA & BACHATA for Beginners


Mambo/Salsa on2 is danced to the clave. We practice New York style Salsa. Sensual Bachata is a fusion of traditional rhythms and fluid body undulating movememt that connects to the heartbeat of others in the room. Time to play!

Latina instructor, pro dancer, master instructor that LOVES transmitting the fire of dance. No partner needed, face-covering required for ALL participants. Dance shoes highly recommended or shoes that allow you to turn/pivot on a hardwood floor.


For questions and current schedule you can contact Vanessa at


Anyone can learn the steps, what you learn to transmit with Latin Dance  is you!



Vanessa Villalobos is a performing artist, choreographer and producer from Lima, Peru. She is the founder of BALORICO dance. She is passionate about transmitting her love of dance and is a tireless advocate for the arts.


Vanessa has presented numerous original works and danced with modern, African and Latin dance companies in Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and South America. Some film highlights are MadHot Ballroom and Walt Disney’s Enchanted where she was a principal dancer.


She received her degrees in Theatre and Dance from the U.W. and earned her Master's in Arts Leadership from Seattle University. Her career success is attributed to the folkloric dance influence she had during her early teen years dancing with the Peruvian Folk Dance Academy and competing in national Traditional dance competitions.


As a certified American Ballroom Rhythm & Smooth instructor, she brings hundreds of Wedding First Dances to life celebrating the first magical steps of committed couples through choreographic services. @balorico (Insta/FB/Twtr) 

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