Body Movement And Partnering Salsa Workshops

level up 2-day workshops

With Guest Instructor Rudy Telles

This two-day series (designed to be taken together for best results) aims to accelerate your growth by expanding your movement outside of your comfort zone through key concepts such as timing, balance, weight transfer, musicality, posture, and contrabody motion. One of the biggest hindrances to growth in salsa is attempting advanced movements and combination without a solid understanding of salsa fundamentals. These workshops will help bridge the gap between the basics concepts you are all familiar with and the more advanced movements you aspire to execute. Although beginner friendly, these workshops will be fast-moving, focusing on physical repetition and embracing the grind. For this reason, athletic apparel is a must.

Choose Your WEEKEND

For best results, the 2 parts (Saturday & Sunday workshops) are designed to be taken together.


February 2-3

7:00 – 8:30pm

PART 1 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Body Movement & Shines in Salsa Dancing

PART 2 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Partnering Concepts in Salsa Dancing

Cost: $38 for both parts

For best results, the 2 parts are designed to be taken together.


February 23-24

7:00 – 8:30pm

PART 1 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Body Movement & Shines in Salsa Dancing

PART 2 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24th, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Partnering Concepts in Salsa Dancing

Cost: $38 for both parts

For best results, the 2 parts are designed to be taken together.

Body movement and salsa partnering workshops for people who want to improve their styling and technique and become better salsa social dancers and performers. Salsa workshops with instructor Rudy Telles.



Rudy is a former World Latin Dance Cup On2 Amateur World Champion and World Salsa Summit Amateur Team Champion (with Dynamix Dance Company). He began his dance journey at Salsa With Silvia, first performing with Amika Dance Company, and is currently a member of Latin Vintage Pro Team, under the direction of Julissa Cruz, performing at congresses and events throughout the country.


Wear athletic attire. Dance shoes are preferred. If you don't have them, be sure to wear shoes that slide on wood floor. Rubber bottom is NOT recommended. Ladies should wear a small heel and strap around the ankle. Click to see the shoes we offer.


These workshops have medium level intensity so you will be doing some sweating. Be ready with the appropriate attire and shoes. We will begin with an all body workout to get you going and to stretch before you start.


The Salsa With Silvia Studio has a no-refund policy. All sales on specialized workshops are final and non-refundable. You can transfer a workshop to someone else. A cancellation will result in loss of reservation and funds.

Dance And Romance – Valentine’s Day 2019



$150/per couple

Featuring a WINE & CHOCOLATE FONDUE station + a very easy romantic dance lesson that you will enjoy practicing together.

Attire: dress to impress


$180/per couple

WINE, HOR D’OURVES, & GOURMET DESSERT station with fine selection of delicious savory and sweet finger foods + a romantic dance lesson.

Attire: dress to impress

The Salsa With Silvia Valentine’s day events are a unique way to celebrate this special day. It’s an evening of dance & romance that you and your partner will remember forever. We offer a delicious selection of desserts, wine and appetizers combined with an easy romantic dance lesson (salsa or bachata). You can select the package and time that works for you. Our Valentine’s day events have grown to be very popular and couples always have an amazing time. Our venue is absolutely beautiful and creates a perfect setting for your perfect Valentine’s day celebration!

Questions? Call us: (202) 643 1870


All purchases are final and non-refundable. No refunds due to severe weather.


Please let us know if you have any allergies when you come to the event. We will be sure to let you know what’s not safe for you to eat or drink.


The Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio

3232 Georgia Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20010

Kids Dance Classes Salsa With Silvia

Our Kids Programs

Salsa With Silvia’s dance classes for kids are focused on exposure to music and dance at an early stage. Our classes are well-structured and taught by instructors and educators with years of experience working with kids. We hope you will join us and help your child discover the love for dance and music. The founder of the studio, Silvia Alexiev, believes that dance is the best way for kids to stay focused and disciplined while developing fine motor skills, social communication, balance, respect for adults and each other, and much more. We offer a variety of dance styles such as ballet, creative movement, modern, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, Latin dance and more. We offer dance programs for kids as young as 6 months old to teenagers.


We offer baby classes in Spanish and English. These classes are designed for early exposure to music, rhythm and dance and they give you extra bonding time with your baby. Click for info, schedule & registration.


Our classes are based on games and fun but they have a solid structure and let your child learn fundamentals of dance while having fun. Click for Info, schedule & registration.


We offer one-day camps, one-week camps and summer camps every year. Camps are full of amazing activities every day: arts & crafts, Spanish, field trips, dance lessons, music and more. Click for info & enrollment.


Birthday Parties & Space Rental

Kids Birthday Parties with dance lessons, arts and crafts, games and more at the Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio

Our all inclusive birthday package comes with two wonderful expert instructors who provide entertainment and games. Options include: dance class, arts & crafts class, cupcake decorating, fun games and more.

Click for detailed package pricing and booking information.

A spectacular venue for a spectacular birthday party or any type of event. Rent our space for your event or buy our all inclusive package and we provide the space and the entertainment for your family and guests.

Click for detailed package pricing and booking information.

Kids Birthday Parties with dance lessons, arts and crafts, games and more at the Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio
Our beautiful studio is the perfect space for an unforgettable birthday party.


Dance Scholarship Program For Kids Ages 8 to 12

In 2018 The Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio launched its SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES AND THEIR TALENTED KIDS WHO WANT TO PERFORM! Based on eligibility and passing the audition, kids are selected and TRAINED FREE OF CHARGE. Costumes for performances are also be sponsored by the Studio.

NOT A LOW INCOME FAMILY BUT WANT TO JOIN THE PERFORMANCE TEAM? If you are a family that does not qualify as low-income but you still want your child to audition for the team, training fees will be $50/per month plus the cost for costumes & shoes.


Click to read more about the program, audition requirements, schedule and registration.

The Salsa With Silvia Monthly Salsa Social

our events are one of a kind

Coming up...

The Salsa With Silvia Social

March 16th, 8:00PM - 1:00AM

  • 8:00 - 9:00PM: Intermediate Spins & Shines in partner dancing with Silvia
  • Light snacks provided
  • BYOB (21 +) - be ready to share
  • Salsa, Bachata music by DJ Joffre
  • Performance by Amika Dance Company
  • Unlimited members get in FREE by 10PM
  • Online tickets - $10/per person
  • Tickets at the door - $15/per person
  • All sales are non-refundable

Why come to our social dance parties?


Our monthly salsa/bachata social dance parties are the perfect place to practice your moves, have fun and meet new friends to dance with.


There is no better way to become a good salsa/bachata social dancer than going out and practicing your moves. Our monthly socials are the perfect place to practice with your classmates or new friends.


You get great value for a very low entry cost. We always offer a one hour salsa or bachata workshop before the party and it’s included in your entry price. Come learn some new steps and patterns you can practice during the party.


The Salsa With Silvia monthly socials offer some light food and our parties are BYOB, so bring your favorite drink and be ready to share!


Our very own DJ Joffre plays salsa and bachata music that you can’t resist. It will make you jump on your feet and dance! We often feature local or out-of-town salsa/bachata performance teams that throw a show for you to enjoy.

Salsa With Silvia Monthly Social Featured On DC Fray

Salsa With Silvia Featured on DC Fray

In December of 2018, Salsa With Silvia was featured on the DC Fray Blog as one of the top 6 places to go social dance. The article written by Brittney Miles describes our monthly social dance parties as “bound to be a social event on your calendar every month”.

We made the list as second among Lucky Strike and other well known salsa social events in the DMV.

Click here to read the full article.

New 4-Week Salsa and Bachata Dance Series at the Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio

New 4-Week Salsa, Bachata Series

4-Week Group Class Series

Next 4-week cycle begins the week of March 11th.

Tip: For additional practice, we recommend that you take our series along with our ONGOING PRACTICE CLASSES


  1. Determine your level by watching our syllabus videos or schedule a free consultation.
  2. Use the syllabus videos to review and practice at home.
  3. Our series are designed for you to learn the structured and essential material for each level.
  4. Practice more  by attending our ongoing/practice classes
  5. Get even more practice (free of charge for students) during our open practice session.


PROGRESSIVE SERIES. We often get this question and we always say that we recommend the series if you want to get more structured content and more technical details about the dances. If you are just starting you should always consider committing to a series where you build up throughout the 4 weeks. We have designed and created structured syllabus for each series so that you can take the same series with a different instructor and still cover the same material. The shorter format also gives you an opportunity to focus on what’s crucial for that specific level of dance and it’s more likely that you can attend 4 consecutive weeks . At the end of the series you can evaluate your progress with your instructors and they will advise you on what you should do next (go to the next level or take the same series again).

ONGOING/PRACTICE CLASSES. The ongoing classes are a perfect fit for those who can’t commit to a series. They are also great for you to get additional practice besides what you learn in the series. We strongly recommend that you do both simultaneously so you can get better.

OUR PACKAGES. They are super flexible and are valid for every group class listed on our schedule. That allows you to use them for the series but also for our ongoing classes so you can get more practice. You can reserve your spot, reschedule or cancel and the system will give you your class credit back that you can use for another class. Please pay attention to the expiration date of each package!

NOTE: We strongly encourage you to register for the entire 4-weeks. Drop-ins are NOT allowed on week 3 and 4 of a series. A reservation is needed for each class you plan to attend! Spots fill up quickly! 


Dance fitness classes during work days and on weekends at the Salsa With Silvia dance studio.

10% OFF Dance Fitness Classes

Daytime & Fitness Classes

1 %
OFF daytime & fitness classes


*** Daytime & fitness classes are included with all unlimited packages. ***

What's Included:

This is an All Level dance class designed for you to have a fun workout on a work day. Dance Fitness is great not only for physical health but also mental and emotional health. Music itself can be very powerful. It can affect our moods and our state of well-being. Dance is a great way to increase fitness in a fun and musical driven atmosphere.

ZUMBA® is a fusion of Latin and International music / dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, and based on the principle that a workout should be “FUN AND EASY TO DO.” The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.



Salsa With Silvia Featured on HUTV’s ARTICO Programs

Salsa With Silvia Featured On HUTV's ARTICO Program

The HUTV’s crew was a delight to work with. They were very professional and did a great job preparing us for the interview. This interview focused on Bachata and its different varieties. 

Owner Silvia talked about the history of Bachata and the different styles of Bachata as well as the classes taught at the Salsa With Silvia dance studio.

Salsa With Silvia Live On ABC7 With Kidd Around Town

Salsa With Silvia Live On ABC7 With Kidd Around Town

We had the pleasure of working with ABC7 Kidd Around Town Morning Show on October 8th, 2018. Kidd and his crew came to our studio and featured all of our programs; kids & adults. The focus was on our kids Dance Scholarship Program and Hispanic Heritage month. This year Salsa With Silvia launched it’s first scholarship program giving kids of low income families an opportunity to be trained free of charge. What we are looking for is kids who want to dance and work hard. We audition them and if they make the team, we train them for free and we prepare them for performances around the area. Click here to find out more about the Salsa With Silvia scholarship program.

We want to thank all of our adult and kids students who came to the studio early on a Monday morning to support us and participate in the live interview.

A Visit from The Stars: Jenna Johnson and Adam Rippon from Dancing with the Stars

A Visit from The Stars: Jenna Johnson and Adam Rippon from Dancing with the Stars

Salsa with Silvia was honored to have had Ballroom Star Jenna Johnson and Olympian Adam Rippon from Dancing With The Stars adorn the Washington, DC studio from April 16-18, 2018. Although, unable to stay for the Studio’s 2-Year Anniversary Celebration, they graciously recorded a video that was played for the event. The video was met with smiles and applaud.

The Stars visited the studio for 3 days to rehearse for the new season of Dancing With The Stars. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity! With this brief video they encouraged our students to take progress one step at a time.

Jenna Johnson is a professional dancer and choreographer on Dancing with the Stars. She first started dancing at the age of 3. She’s trained in ballroom, ballet, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop. Jenna say’s (in teaming up with a dance partner) “I believe that our main job is to be their mentor regardless if it means to be their friends, their teachers, their inspiration, their emotional support. The most important thing is to be there for them no matter what they’re going through.”

Being teamed up with Adam Rippon, figure skater extraordinaire, means that these dances will undoubtedly be an amazing combination of magical moves. Adam made history at the 2018 Winter Olympics before even stepping on the ice in Pyeong Chang, South Korea. The 28-year-old athlete was the first openly gay U.S. athlete to qualify for a Winter Olympics, and he was the oldest figure skater since 1939 to make his first trip to the Games.

The four-week, all-athlete edition of the dance competition, Dancing with the Stars, kicks off Monday, April 30, 2018. Where 10 athletes and their pro partners compete for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. Although the competition has not ended, Jenna Johnson and Adam Rippon are already the winners for all at the studio. Their perseverance and encouragement towards living life to it’s fullest and dancing until you drop, will forever echo with all of us from the Salsa with Silvia Studio!

Ballroom Star Jenna Johnson and Olympian Adam Rippon from Dancing With The Stars