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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 is a fun, 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 embody the movements.

~PRIVATE and GROUP instruction available~

Come Shake Your Boo-tay from Beginning to Advanced Dance Experience

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

Interested in learning the grace and romance of Tango, the sensuality of Salsa, the rugged edge of Hip Hop, the expression of Lyrical, the fundamentals of Jazz & Ballet, the athleticism of Brazilian Capoeira, or the carefree style of Swing? Begin by taking that first step, toward one dance class. (Yes, even people with two left feet!)

LATIN DANCE CLASSES EVERY 1st SUN. OF THE MONTH! DID YOU KNOW…Dancing Salsa burns more calories than running?! You are invited to our all levels group classes. Contact for more information.

WEDDING DANCE lessons (or couples lessons): 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 slow turn on ‘your BIG Day’.  Contact us to help with your special moment on the dance floor. * Private includes; custom video, technique critique, first wedding song choice and edit, and music to practice to (if applicable).

  • Private lessons for couples 95.00/hr.
  • Private pre-pay 8 sessions discounted 75.00/hr.
  • Group performance exhibition, then lesson at an event varies on group, location, and timeframe. Starts at $300

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, and ballroom. Following college I sought more cultural styles of dance in various countries: Salsa (in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Peru, Tango in Argentina, Chile & Spain, Steel Drum Dancing in Jamaica, and Tahitian hula and Poi (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 Salsa by night! Turns out I’m a terrible surfer, yet enjoy being among world class Latin dancers. Living in San Diego has given me the opportunity to collaborate, work, and perform as a professional dancer and develop new dance choreography specific to the emotional connection of the dancers, styling, musicality, and syncopation.

I continue to seek new experiences that help me become a better student, teacher, and performer!

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