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"Salsa Dancers to Watch in 2015" including Adrian Rodriquez Carbajal & Anita Santos Rubin (Spain), David Zepeda & Paulina Posados (Mexico), Simone Sanfilippo & Serena Maso (Italy) and Rafael Barros & Carine Morais (Brazil). All finalists at the World Latin Dance Cup in categories including Salsa On 2, Bachata, Salsa On 1 and Cabaret!

Watch & read about our favorite "Salsa Dancers to Watch in 2015"

U.S. Professional Ballroom dance champions

Ballroom dancing & dancesport have been popular in the U.S., partly due to ABC's Dancing with the Stars, Fox's So You Think You Can Dance and PBS's America's Ballroom Challenge. The current United States Professional American ballroom, rhythm dance champions are Emmanuel Pierre Antoine and Liana Churilova. Click for ballroom dancing and ballroom dance lessons in San Diego here

Watch the U.S. Professional Ballroom Dance (Rhythm) Champions here! 

Zouk dance from Brazil

Zouk dancing originated in Brazil. Zouk has influenced many other dances including the kizomba, bachata and West Coast swing. In the 21st century, all these dances influence each other through media like YouTube and worldwide dance festivals where dancers meet and share information like the upcoming West Coast Swing festival "SwingDiego" coming to San Diego May 7th through May 10th!

Watch Zouk, LambaZouk, Kizomba & West Coast Swing dance performances here!

Kizomba with Puma & Yilian in Bologna, Italy

A collection of dance performances including a kizomba in Bologna, Italy with Puma & Yilian; Albir & Sara dancing a Kizomba Fusion at the Byron Latin Fiesta, Byron Bay, Australia; a bachata in Miami, Florida with Chilean champions: Gabriel & Eva at the World Latin Dance Cup, a tango in Porto, Portugal@7th Tango Festival and a West Coast swing with some Zouk by Brazilian swing & zouk dancers!

Watch kizomba, tango, bachata & West Coast swing!


Watch the Latin dance champions perform at Salsa, Hustle & Bachata congresses including Ricardo Vega & Karen Forcano, Billy Fajardo & Katie Marlow and others plus the National Champions bachata group from Chile and the 1st place winners for the World Open Hustle Championships at International Hustle & Salsa Congress. Check out a complete guide to salsa dance lessons in San Diego here!

Watch salsa, hustle & bachata performances at the Salsa & Hustle dance Congresses!


SwingDiego Dance Championships -Ben Morris & Jennifer DeLuca

SwingDiego is a premier West Coast Swing dance convention, May 7th-May 10th. Swing dancers from around the world attend to dance, compete and vacation in San Diego and visit our pristine beaches, Balboa Park, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, golf, Old Town, Coronado and the Gaslamp Quarter. Interested in swing dance lessons in San Diego? Check out Guide to swing dance lessons in San Diego! Also, check out all the San Diego swing dance venues

Watch/read about SwingDiego here!


Watch a tango from the Esquina Carlos Gardel restaurant/tango show located on the corner where the singer performed. Also, check out Cem & Melisa, Turkish Bachata stars from Istanbul and two kizomba's; Stockholm, Sweden and the other by Italian producer, Andre Mancini with dancers in a beautiful scene on the waterfront.

Watch/read more about Argentine tango, bachata and kizomba here!


Belly dance performance by Nataly Hay

Zumba, flamenco, solo salsa and belly dance are included in this video blog. Check out zumba to "Crazy Love,"by Mara ft. Beto Perez's zumba routine, a beautiful flamenceo with Celina Zambon, a solo salsa by Alien Ramirez at L.A.'s Top Female Solo Salsa Competition and a flowing bellydance routine by Nataly Hay to "Serena's Step" by Hossam Ramzy.

Watch all of these belly dance, flamenco, zumba and solo salsa routines here!



Salsamania, a premier salsa dance company from the SF bay area & Yamulee Dance Company (New York), jazz with Ignite The Dark dance company, World Latin Dance Cup Bachata 2011 with Alfred Pena & Aleksandra Kozlowska and the New Style hustle are featured here in these amazing dance performances!

Click picture or Salsa, Jazz, Bachata & New Style hustle dance here!


Didem Kinali at the Belly Dance Conference in China 2013

Didem Kinali is a world renowned, Turkish belly dancer and singer. She was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey and proud of her Roma (gypsy) heritage. Didem has become a sensaton on the internet and YouTube and currently performs around the world including Turkey China and France. 

Watch/read Didem's Kinali's belly dance performances here!


NYC Ballet's New Beginnings

The NYC Ballet was on a European tour when 9/11 happened. That evening they were unable to perform but did perform on the following day September 12, 2001. "New Beginnings" was performed exactly 12 years later on the 57th floor of the 4WTC; a tribute to the survivors and those that were lost. They danced with the beauty of New York cityscape surrounding them, a backdrop of billowing clouds and a gorgeous sunrise. 

Watch the NYC Ballet performance atop the 4WTC


Dancing with the Stars

"Dancing with the Stars" season 20 started last Monday. Here are some of our past favorite routines. They include a HOT salsa with Janel, Val & Keo, a sensual freestyle with Janel Parrish and Valentin Chmerkovskiy and the Season 19 finale opening number plus a list of the past nineteen season champions and this season's dancers.

Watch the some of the best Dancing with the Stars past routines here

Step Up Revolution fillm last dance scene

The Step Up Film Series includes five films from 2006 through 2014 whose plot revolves around dancing, dance students, street dance competitions, performances and include some romance/drama within the dance landscape of a school of dance arts and people from all walks of life coming together through dance. 

Watch some of our favorite dance scenes here Step Up Dance Scenes!

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About Pattie Wells 

Pattie Wells is one of the most experienced dance professionals in the United States. Currently, she is a dance curator for and teaches private dance lessons only in San Diego ... Read Pattie's Bio 

San Diego dancing

Guide to San Diego dancing!

San Diego, California on the West Coast of the United States has nightly dancing at dozens of dance venues, events and a plethora of dance lessons, classes and studios. We have collected all of this information into our San Diego dancing guide, check it out at:

Complete Dancing In San Diego Info here!

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