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“There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.” ~Edwin Denby

Introduction & Teaching Style 

Regardless of your experience as a dancer, my hope is that our time spent together will be a fun and soulful experience.  Through our instruction you will gain skills to express yourself through dance. The atmosphere is safe and inspiring. Beginners and experienced dancers learn quickly and become confident in their moves.

Are you interested in learning the grace and romance of Tango, the sensuality of Salsa, the rugged edge of Hip Hop, the smoothness of Lyrical, the fundamentals of Jazz & Ballet, the athleticism of Brazilian Capoeira, or the carefree style of Swing? Begin by taking that first step in a dance class.

~PRIVATE and GROUP instruction available~

Come Shake Your Boo-tay  from Beginning to Advanced

  • Latin Dancing (Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Tango, Samba etc.)
  • JAMA Dance
  • Hip Hop
  • Ballet
  • Poi
  • Contemporary or Lyrical
  • African
  • Fox Trot
  • Waltz

$15 pre pay, or $20 drop in. You are invited to our all levels group classes. (Yes, even people with two left feet!)

DID YOU KNOW…Dancing Salsa burns more calories than running!


We teach all styles and levels. Show your special connection to your beloved through a dance that feels comfortable and demonstrates your chemistry. You don’t want to step on her toes or do the 8th grade barely move dance on ‘your BIG Day’.  Contact us to help with your special moment on the dance floor.
* Private lessons of one to two people are 95.00/hr.
* Private pre-pay 10 sessions are discounted to 75.00/hr.  * Private includes; custom video and technique critique, and specific music CD/download.

  • Monthly and weekly lesson drop ins are for 1 hr  $20 each.
  • Personal Performance or Talk at an event please contact Nicole

Dance Bio

TEDx talk and dance performance 2014

TEDx talk and dance performance by Nicole Barrote


I trained at University of Oregon in ballet, hip hop, modern, and jazz. Following college I sought more cultural styles of dance in various countries: Salsa (in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Peru, Argentina, Chile & Spain), Drum Dancing (in Jamaica), Poi (in Guam), Tango (in Buenos Aires) and Tahitian hula (in Hawaii). I love and appreciate every type of dance.
Currently the Latin dances, especially Salsa, have been my focus. I moved to San Diego to surf by day and dance Salsa by night. Turns out I’m a terrible surfer, yet enjoy being among some of the best Latin dancers in the world. Living in San Diego has given me the opportunity to collaborate, work and compete with accomplished dancers and develop new dance choreography specific to styling and syncopation.I continue to seek new experiences that help me become a better student, teacher, and performer!

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