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On a Mission to Bring You

The Best
Salsa Classes & Bachata Classes
in Los Angeles

Welcome to the Family!

Come see why over 2,700 dance students in Los Angeles are Movers & Shakers.

Movers and Shakers Salsa and Bachata Dance Academy

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Trusted To Give Classes for Television

We can’t yet reveal the details, but info coming soon on recent filming.

Television guesting of Movers and Shakers Salsa and Bachata Dance Academy director - Danny Kalman

Trusted by Celebrity Students

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"Dirty Dancing" star Jennifer Grey (aka "Baby"), also a "Dancing With The Stars" champion, is just one of the celebrity students our academy director has worked with.

100% Full-Time, Professional Instructors

(No Student or Hobby Instructors)

Details, details, details! We are obsessed with helping you build proper foundations to dance salsa and bachata smoothly and confidently in the easiest way possible. 

That means we must have instructors who understand those details at a high level. 

Only full-time professional dancers are accepted as Movers and Shakers instructors. 

Together, as a team, the instructors, director, and support staff all pour their hearts ❤️ into creating a wonderful experience for you in your dancing journey.

We’ve got you covered.

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Beginners Welcome!

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Sure, sometimes we do “fancy” stuff with big names, but our heart is in the studio with the beginners!

If it’s your first time dancing salsa or bachata, you’re in the right spot. 

You will be welcomed at Movers and Shakers with open arms.

We love the opportunity to give students great habits right from day one and watch you shine more and more over time!

Check out the schedule below to see how you can start learning and join the Movers and Shakers community!

Enrollment Open Now

2024 Salsa and Bachata Dance Programs ⬇️

Full-time PROFESSIONAL dance instructors (not student or hobby instructors)

Free parking (unlimited)

No partner needed

Beginners welcome!

Salsa and Bachata Core Curriculum

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Foundations are everything! It's crucial to get the proper habits in your muscle memory from day one. 

Salsa 101 (Beginner) starts at the very beginning and is structured, progressive, and comprehensive. You'll graduate this 10-week program with all the foundations needed to hit the dance floor with confidence! 

We will also take you out dancing. 

Perfect for first-time salsa dancers. It doesn't matter how many "left feet" you have - EVERYONE becomes a salsa dancer through this program.

ALSO perfect for experienced salsa dancers who never learned proper foundations or need to go back and clean up.

The environment is safe and welcoming. Every student is taken care of. Come join the family!

Requirements: None. For first time salsa dancers!

Program Length: ​​ 10 Weeks

Price: $399 (~$20/hr. ~20 total hours.)

Time: Wednesdays, 8:00pm-9:45pm

Status: Space Available

New Dates: 3/20/2024 - 5/22/2024

Location: The Balcony on Beverwil (See map at bottom)

Instructor: Marina

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Salsa 102 graduates are rising stars in the dancing scene!

 

Leaders will know enough to dance through entire songs without repeating patterns. 

Follows will be able to smoothly follow many patterns. 

Since foundations are the MOST important thing, Salsa 102 continues to cover foundations, but in the context of intermediate patterns. 

Salsa 102a and 102b may be taken in any order.

Each 102 10-week program teaches different material at the intermediate level. 

Graduates of 102a and 102b are eligible to test in to 103.



Topics covered:

  • Leading intermediate patterns clearly

  • Following intermediates patterns smoothly

  • Proper hand transitions for the best connection

  • Lead/follow connection in general

  • Intro to  general styling

  • Intro to ladies styling


  • Intro to feeling and flavor


  • Intro to musicality

  • Intermediate level partnering patterns

  • Solo patterns (shines)

  • Weekly spinning training, structured bit by bit, for balance, speed and ease

  • Weekly cuban motion training, structured bit by bit, for feeling and flavor.

Requirements: Must complete salsa 101 or, if outside experience, speak with director. 

Program Length: ​​ 10 Weeks

Price: $399 (~$20/hr. ~20 total hours.)

OPTION 1

Program Name: Salsa 102a

Time: Tuesdays, 8:00pm-9:45pm
Status: Space available

Dates: 3/26/2024 - 5/28/2024
Location:
The Floor (
See map at bottom)

Instructor: Inna

OPTION 2

Program Name: Salsa 102b

Time: Mondays, 8:00pm-9:45pm
Status: Space available

Dates: 3/25/2024 - 5/27/2024
Location:
The Balcony on Beverwil (See map at bottom)

Instructor: Inna

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Requirements: Must complete salsa 101, 102a, 102b, AND test in with director. If outside experience, test in with director.

Program Length: ​​ 10 Weeks

Price: $399 (~$20/hr. ~20 total hours.)

Program Name: Salsa 103a

Time: Mondays, 8:00pm-9:45pm

Status: Space available

Dates: 3/25/2024 - 5/27/2024

Location: The Floor (See map at bottom)

Instructor: Danny, the academy director

Once you complete the salsa 103 series and can smoothly execute the material, you will be a delight on the dance floor! 

Warning: When you're social dancing, cameras may come out and lines may form to dance with you.

 

The salsa 103 series includes levels 103a, 103b, 103c, and 103d. 

Each program teaches different material at the advanced level. 

You may take them in any order.

The salsa 103 programs cover advanced material but still with obsession for detail and foundational concepts underneath.

Topics covered:

  • Leading advanced patterns with crystal clarity

  • Following advanced patterns effortlessly 

  • Musicality


  • General styling

  • Ladies styling


  • Feeling and flavor


  • Solo patterns (shines)


  • Dancing solo smoothly and confidently so you actually enjoy it!


  • Spinning training, including doubles, for balance, speed and ease


  • Proper hand transitions for the best connection

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Foundations are everything! It's crucial to get the proper habits in your muscle memory from day one. 

Bachata 101 (Beginner) starts at the very beginning and is structured, progressive, and comprehensive. You'll graduate this 10-week program with all the foundations needed to hit the dance floor with confidence! 

We will also take you out dancing. 

Perfect for first time bachata dancers. It doesn't matter how many left feet you have - EVERYONE becomes a bachata dancer through this program.

ALSO perfect for experienced bachata dancers who never learned proper foundations or need to go back and clean up.

The environment is safe and welcoming. Every student is taken care of. Come join the family!