Welcome to Lines Dance Studio, official home of Los Peques de la Salsa – The Little Salsa Dancers. Our goal is to make it easy for everyone to learn how to dance, regardless of age or dance experience. If you have the desire to learn, we can teach you to dance!
Lines Dance Studio is home to Brandon Ayala and Citlali Alvarez. With their performances in Salsa events around the country and their 3rd place finish in Salsa’s biggest yearly competition (the World Latin Dance Cup in Miami in 2011) these two young Salseros are helping put Portland Salsa on the world map!
The teaching philosophy at Lines Dance Studio is best expressed in Ana’s own words…
At Lines Dance Studio, it is our goal to teach the correct fundamentals of dance to everyone in our community. We believe if you have a correct foundation then everything else flows perfectly. We don’t teach or expect our students to duplicate our style. Instead, we teach our students that each of them has their own natural essence, which they are encouraged to discover. Most importantly, we encourage our students to enjoy themselves. After all, salsa is about having a good time.
We offer classes for beginners to advanced, from Salsa to Cumbia Sonidera. Why not give Lines Dance Studio a try? Check out our new student discount tab and join us. We’ll be happy to see you!
If you have any questions please call Anita at 503-547-4872.
Warm, friendly, patient and ready to get you dancing! Learn more about your dance instructors.
Ana, who grew up in Puebla, Mexico, started dancing at the age of 12. She studied ballet folkorico for six years, performing in various theaters across the country. During that time, Ana not only learned to dance, she also learned that it takes hard work and discipline to improve one’s art on the dance floor – a lesson she continues to pass along to her own students. At age 13, she learned the Cumbia, and in just a short time was widely regarded as one of the best Cumbia dancers in the state of Puebla.
In 1990, Ana and her parents moved to Wenatchee, Washington. There, she persuaded her local church to form a ballet folklorico dance group. In 1991, she moved to Oregon and began volunteering her time to help teenagers in her community, a passion she still shares to this day.
At the start of 1993, Ana taught choreography her first Quinceñera (the Hispanic version of a young girl’s coming out party). Today, Ana is known throughout her hometown of Hillsboro as a professional party planner, and is the only Quinceñera planner to offer chambelanes for hire.
(Meré is a little shy – his bio will be posted very soon!)
Lines Dance Studio Facility
Our facility is 1600 square feet, holds 75 people and it has 2 dance floors! Our dance facility is like the people that use it. It is warm and friendly and welcoming to people of all backgrounds. Join us for a dance class!