Our commitment to quality instruction in a professional atmosphere provides those students who have dreams and aspirations of a career in dance with comprehensive training, while simultaneously affording dance opportunities to those seeking a creative and recreational outlet.
comprehensive training from beginning to advanced levels in Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Dance Exercise and Stretch and Tone. Promoting wellness, longevity and sports conditioning, injury prevention, strength and flexibility training.
A group routine at Culture Shakti is intended to be greater than the sum of its individual parts. To accomplish this, Artistic Director Katrina Ji introduces students to the innovative and improvisational art of American tribal-style belly dance. The method draws inspiration from the Romani migration through India, northern Africa, and Spain, combining Flamenco-style arm movements and Egyptian-style hip undulations to create a graceful, seamlessly flowing, and internationally influenced dance style. Most importantly, this type of dance emphasizes the collective and coordinated movements of the group as a whole. Classes cater to students of all ages and skill levels, introducing them to the basic steps and advanced transitions that define the art form. Additionally, the studio offers lessons in Bollywood choreography that explore the dance steps, facial expressions, and hand gestures that comprise a typical routine.
As part of nationally performing salsa team Somos el Son, Salsa N' Seattle Dance Studio instructors Victor Chavez and Julia Krasnov spin, step, and shimmy so quickly that videos of their performances almost seem to have been sped up. Though their fancy footwork may appear impossible for mere mortals to replicate, they impart their kinetic talents onto Salsa N' Seattle's team of teachers who specialize in disciplines of jazz, ballet, and contemporary dance. During classes, these instructors breakdown movements into easy-to-follow steps that pay off in the first class, with moves that can be instantly transported to club floors, social events, and slow-moving grocery lines. The studio also pulses with the beats of other excitement-driven styles, from the workout parties of Zumba to the swagger of hip-hop.