Dance Instructor & DJ

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Group Classes

Every Thursday, enjoy an hour of lesson followed by an open social dance upstairs at the Yachty. All ages and skill levels welcome. No partner necessary. Entry is $10 and for Yacht Club members is $5.

Cuban Salsa is fun, flirty, and upbeat. You are guaranteed to have a smile on your face. Get ready to clap, shout, shimmy and laugh.

Come by the Yacht Club for a drink before class or stay after for a Parmy and Pint for $23!

Event details: facebook

Private Classes

Attending a special event or wedding and want some excellent moves on the dance floor? Looking for a fun & impressive new hobby? Need an exciting couple's activity?

Dance is fun, exciting, romantic, sexy, & challenging. It can give you confidence, make social events a blast, and increase your flexibility, balance and tone.

Alissa teaches private lessons in her home or makes house calls if you're more comfortable dancing in your own space.
Classes are $40/hour for one student or $60 for two students.
Classes are taught in a six week series, once per week. Pricing, timelines, & group sizes are flexible - shoot me an email to see if I'm keen!


Alissa is available to teach the following styles:

Cuban Salsa
Salsa Suelta
Rueda de Casino
Zouk
Bachata
Micro Blues
Blues Fusion
Solo Charleston
East Coast Swing

Want to see what these look like? Check out the YouTube channel!


Recent Group Classes:

  • Bachata for Fusion, Bellingham, WA
  • Closer (Micro Blues), Seattle, WA
  • Further (West Coast for Fusion), Seattle, WA
  • Micro Isolations, Bellingham, WA
  • Micro Blues, Vancouver, BC
  • Zouk, Bellingham, WA
  • Intro to Blues, Bellingham, WA

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Alissa has been hosting and DJing partner dance events since 2014. Whether teaching private lessons, leading large group instruction, organizing social dance nights, or DJing dance conferences, Alissa loves interacting with humans, music and movement of all types.

Contact Alissa at alissa.cleo@gmail.com or 0409 887 749 to add dance instruction and DJing to your next event! Great for markets, parties, dances and social gatherings


Great Gatsby Fusion Formal

1/31/17

Bellingham, WA

Masquerade @ StudioZ

12/14/16

Bellingham, WA

Zouk @ StudioZ

11/16/16

Bellingham, WA

Timba Tuesday

Sept 2015 to Nov 2016

Bellingham, WA

BLCK&GLD Fusion Party

10/19/16

Bellingham, WA

Last Friday Latin Fusion

June - August 2016

Bellingham, WA

Boulevard Beats

May - September 2016

Bellingham, WA

Closer: Micro Fusion

June - August 2015

Seattle, WA


french press design icon Dancer Bio

Alissa has been passionate about movement since her first gymnastics class at 6. She began dancing Lindy Hop and Charleston in High School and found Salsa and Bachata during college. In 2014, she began fusion dancing which led to West Coast Swing, Micro Blues, and Zouk.

Alissa has been teaching and performing Cuban Salsa, Fusion, and Micro Blues since 2015. She has been teaching Zouk and Bachata since 2016.

Partner dance is about efficient communication of momentum, direction, and weight distribution; about mood, frame, and tension; and about comfort, respect, and vulnerability. How do you communicate these to your partner and how do you correctly interpret their communication? A clear conversation is what makes a dance work, and what makes a dance great. Alissa's eclectic background allows her to explore the similarities between movements in different styles, what makes similar movements happen, what sets them apart stylistically. This has been invaluable for teaching fusion, a style she loves for its openness to expression, musicality, exploration and vulnerability.

Alissa's real passion is teaching body isolations, effortless communication, and connection with yourself, your partner and the music in all styles.

Read reviews of Alissa's classes and events