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Movers and Shakers Salsa & Bachata Dance Journeys

Get inspired by real stories from our students at Movers and Shakers Salsa and Bachata Dance Academy. Unsure about starting your salsa or bachata journey? Read their exclusive interview for insights and motivation!

Diana Olivo

Diana Olivo

Bachata Student

Meet Diana, one of our incredible students from the academy’s bachata 101 program. Inspired by Los Angeles' amazing dance scene, Diana discovered her passion for bachata in...

Kate Scarpetta

Kate Scarpetta

Salsa & Bachata Student

Kate brings her lively energy to both our salsa and bachata programs at Movers and Shakers Dance Academy. For her, dancing is a fun way to shake things up and enjoy herself.

Melissa Viesca

Melissa Viesca

Salsa and Bachata Student

Melissa started her dance journey with salsa, a style she felt comfortable with from her upbringing. Initially hesitant about bachata, she focused on building her confidence through salsa.

Kendall Watanabe

Kendall Watanabe

Sala and Bachata Student

Kendall began exploring bachata in Hawaii in 2018 and joined Movers and Shakers in Los Angeles in 2022. She enjoys the technical challenges of salsa and the intricate patterns...

Julia Turock

Julia Turock

Salsa Student

Salsa has profoundly impacted Julia's life since she moved to Los Angeles. Wanting to meet new people, she started salsa classes with Movers and Shakers. Dancing helped her make new friends...

Caitlin Molina

Caitlin Molina

Bachata Student

Caitlin’s love for bachata began with the music she enjoyed with her dad. With a lifelong passion for Latin music, she sought to improve her dance skills and found the perfect fit in...

Calbert Marroquin

Calbert Marroquin

Salsa & Bachata Student

Calbert, a dedicated dancer at Movers and Shakers Dance Academy, started learning both salsa and bachata from the beginning. He enjoys the lively social outings and thrives in...

April Peng

April Peng

Salsa and Bachata Student

Get to know April, one of our outstanding students at the academy who loves dancing both salsa and bachata. She enjoys the contrast between the upbeat energy...

Marianne Simon

Marianne Simon

Salsa and Bachata Student

Marianne began her dance journey with salsa and quickly fell in love with both salsa and bachata. She enjoys the high energy and excitement of salsa and the slower...

Won Kim

Won Kim

Salsa Student

Won’s love for all forms of dance led him to explore salsa, which quickly became his favorite. Initially, he found partnering and leading challenging but through persistent...

Anais Chico

Anais Chico

Salsa & Bachata Student

Anais is one of our passionate and committed students at the academy. She enrolled in both salsa and bachata programs and absolutely loves how learning both styles...

Megan Garcia

Megan Garcia

Salsa Student

Megan is one of our versatile students who has a background in other dance genres. She decided to sign up for the academy’s beginner salsa 101 program to expand her dance repertoire.

Elizabeth Mac

Elizabeth Mac

Salsa Student

Elizabeth’s love for salsa dancing began in her childhood, inspired by her Vietnamese parents who enjoyed dancing salsa, cha-cha, and rumba. Feeling left out at a salsa club in Colombia...

Nick Hotz

Nick Hotz

Salsa and Bachata Student

Nick, who once referred to himself as "plywood" due to his lack of dance experience and skills, has transformed into a dedicated student dancer at Movers and Shakers Dance Academy. 

Yuichiro Oku

Yuichiro Oku

Salsa Student

Yuichiro signed up for salsa dancing in Los Angeles to try something new and exciting. He loves the fun and friendly vibe at Movers and Shakers Dance Academy. Always eager...

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