Salsa With Silvia 4 Kids

After school & weekend dance classes, dance camps and parties for kids in Columbia Heights, DC – Latin dance, ballet, modern, creative movement, jazz and more; kids learn to dance through fun & games!

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Salsa With Silvia dance studio owner Silvia Alexiev

Salsa With Silvia owner/director Silvia Alexiev

The Salsa With Silvia studio was founded in 2008 by owner, performer, choreographer Silvia Alexiev. Dancing became a passion for life when at the age of 6 Silvia’s mom took her to a folk dance class for the first time. Quickly grasping the steps and becoming one of the best in the group, Silvia started traveling with the dance troupe. At 12 Silvia became a ballroom dancer and competed and taught both Latin and Standard International styles for 8 years. While ballroom dancing provoked the competitive drive in her, Silvia got tired of all the rules and regulations of ballroom dancing. Then she discovered salsa in a Washington, DC club where she was dazzled by the amazing moves and passion that the dancers were showing off with. As a lead female dancer for a DC Salsa Team,Latin Motion, Silvia has performed at some of the largest salsa showcases in the World such as the LA, Puerto Rico and New York Salsa Congresses. Silvia started teaching dance in 2008 and the word got out so quickly that soon she trained her own instructors and founded the Salsa with Silvia dance studio.

Owner Silvia Alexiev with her salsa performance team, daughter Nia, and baby No. 2 on the way.

Owner Silvia Alexiev with her salsa performance team, daughter Nia, and baby No. 2 on the way (at the time).


Salsa With Silvia director and owner Silvia with her family.

Salsa With Silvia director and owner Silvia with her family in June of 2016.

Silvia is a proud mother of two girls. Being a mom and having started dancing at an early age, she is dedicated to providing children with a solid foundation in dance. Silvia believes that dance can help children develop important skills in life such as coordination, balance, grace, etiquette but most of all they stay focused while having fun. Silvia trains her own performance team and acts as a manager and marketing director of the Salsa With Silvia studio.

Currently, the Salsa With Silvia studio is number one on Google for salsa dance classes in the DC area and is offering Latin and other dance styles to kids and adults. In 2014, Silvia initiated an effort to expand the studio due to an overwhelming demand.

Salsa With Silvia owner signs a 7 year lease for the studio’s new home at 3232 Georgia Ave. NW, DC. Coming up Spring 2016.

Salsa With Silvia owner signs a 7 year lease for the studio’s new home at 3232 Georgia Ave. NW, DC. Coming up Spring 2016.

Silvia and her team applied and won an expansion grant in the amount of $85,000 by the DC Great Streets Program to open and build out a new commercial space for the Salsa With Silvia studio in 2016.
Watch a live interview on FOX News where owner Silvia Alexiev talks about the expansion of the Salsa With Silvia studio:

We are proud to share with our families that after over a year of very hard work and dedication, on April 23rd, 2016, Silvia and her husband opened doors to what’s now officially the Largest Latin Dance Studio in the DC area – a magnificent dance, conveniently located on Georgia Avenue in the Columbia Heights/Petworth neighborhood of Northwest DC. The studio is four blocks way from two Metro line stations and is accessible via a number of bus lines. The dance studio features mirrors and hardwood floors throughout, fourteen foot ceiling height, variable lighting, main floor that can be separated in two individual rooms, office/prep room and a kitchen. The studio has been sound-proofed so that it can accommodate events with loud music. Additional amenities include: state-of-the-art audio equipment, internet and WI-FI access, zoned air-conditioning, two ADA-compliant bathrooms and chairs. We look forward to grow our kids dance after school program and our summer dance camp program and share it with the community. The space is also available for rent for birthday parties and other celebrations. It can be rented by the room or as one large space. Contact Silvia for more info.

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Click to see all grand opening photos.

Located in Columbia Heights, DC, Salsa With Silvia is the Largest Latin Dance Studio in DC! Featuring 2,600sq ft of dance floor, state-of-the-art interior design, equipped with powerful HVAC system, ADA bathrooms, green room, two large studios and the ability to combine the two into one huge room for events and parties.

Located in Columbia Heights, DC, Salsa With Silvia is the Largest Latin Dance Studio in DC! Featuring 2,600sq ft of dance floor, state-of-the-art interior design, equipped with powerful HVAC system, ADA bathrooms, green room, two large studios and the ability to combine the two into one huge room for events and parties.

Salsa With Silvia opens doors to a brand new dance studio in Columbia Heights and offers kids dance programs like after school and weekend classes as well as summer camp, birthday parties and more.

Salsa With Silvia opens doors to a brand new dance studio in Columbia Heights and offers kids dance programs like after school and weekend classes as well as summer camp, birthday parties and more.