Our Mission & Core Values

We are here to teach you how to dance even if you have never taken any dance classes! We provide a comfortable environment and down-to-earth teachers who will make you feel at home and you will want to come back to us over and over again. Our mission is to give you a solid foundation so you can become a great social dancer.



  • We believe in creating the perfect environment for any level dancer to learn and improve.
  • Our classes are well structured and our teachers are patient. They are there to teach you, not to show off.
  • We create an atmosphere where you feel comfortable learning, asking questions & progressing at your own pace.
  • When you dance with us you will be a part of a community where you meet new friends, learn how to dance and have fun practicing your moves in a social dance environment
  • We believe dance can be a life-changing experience and we work hard to see you leaving the studio with big smiles on your faces. Regardless of what you have going on in life, we make sure you have fun while learning dance. 


  • NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE BASICS! We start with the fundamentals and give you a solid structure to build on.
  • A brand new student or someone with experience, we will make sure your technique is clean before you move on.
  • GRADUAL PACE OF LEARNING. Our 4-week series are broken down in multiple levels starting with Absolute Beginner and building up one step at a time. 
  • CONTINUOUS ENCOURAGING AND EVALUATION OF YOUR LEVEL. Our instructors are always by your side to help guide you into the best learning curve for you. They will tell you if you are ready to move on to the next level or you need to repeat a level again. 
  • PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. There is never enough practice! We offer not only the series but plenty of practice classes so you can drill what you’ve learned. It never hurts to repeat a level. 
  • SOCIAL DANCING IS KEY TO BECOMING A GOOD DANCER! No matter how many classes you are taken, nothing makes you better than social dancing with variety of partners. We host social dances at the studio and we constantly encourage you to go out and HAVE FUN DANCING!
  • Our focus is on teaching you how to social dance but if you are ready to perform, we will place you in the right performance team and train you to perform on stage. 


  • MISSION STATEMENT: We believe everyone can learn to dance. Our mission is to instill a great love of dance and to get everyone out on the dance floor. We provide a solid technical foundation for the novice dancer.

    Our goal is to give each individual the tools they need to take dance as far as they would like to, whether it be social dance or on stage


    1. Delivering an exceptional service and personal attention
    2. Take pride in our professionalism and presentation
    3. Consistently providing a positive and fun learning environment and a strong dance community
    4. Listen to our clients feedback and be open to change
    5. Be passionate, positive and encouraging when teaching, performing and serving our students and clients


Start with our 4-Week Absolute Beginner Series if you’ve never danced before. Schedule a free consultation or talk to an instructor for best level placement after that. Click for syllabus videos & schedule.

Any class that’s not labeled as a 4-week series is meant for you to get additional practice at your level. Be sure you are placed in the right level by scheduling a free consultation or by talking to your instructor. Click for class schedule.

Private lessons are one-on-one with an instructor of your choice. They help you accelerate faster or give you an additional solidification of what you already know. We strongly recommend group classes in combination with private lessons to achieve better social dance results. Click to book a private lesson.

Think outside the box and engage your team in bonding and trust exercises through dance. They will learn a lot while laughing and having fun. Workshops can be taught at your location or at our studio. Click for more info and quote.

With several performance teams on board and professional instructors, we stand by our name as the No. 1 Latin Dance Studio in the DMV. Hire us for a spectacular performance that will amaze your guests. Add a fun dance lesson to get them up and moving. Click for info and a quote.

We can teach and choreograph in any style of dance. You and your partner will work with the instructor of your choice to learn a beautiful dance that everyone at your wedding will remember. Click for info and a quote.

The Salsa With Silvia Ballroom is one of the most beautiful venues in the DMV area. Stunning interior design and state-of-the-art equipment will make your event unforgettable. Click for venue information, schedule a tour and request a quote.

We offer classes for kids as young as 6 months old to teenagers. Styles include ballet, jazz, modern, tap, modeling, Latin, tumbling, Hip Hop, and more. Our famous Dance & Learning Camps are super fun a great way for the kids to keep learning while on breaks. Click for info on classes, events, birthday parties, camps and more.


We have a very international team of instructors who share the same passion for dance and teaching. All of them are trained in the Salsa With Silvia methodology. They are here to give you personal attention and patiently walk you through the learning process. 

Our instructors are experienced teachers and performers who work hard to prepare for each class so you can get the best experience.

We don’t hire instructors with an attitude! We hire teachers who are here to teach you, not to show off.

They are also available for private lessons as well as teaching at your event.

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