Feel the passion, excitement, challenge and memorable experiences that are a commitment to fitness and dance.
Jorge Morales, a dynamic professional Ballroom and Latin dancer, has guided dance students of all backgrounds up to the highest levels of Ballroom and Latin dance competitions, stage and social dance floors accross the country. Many have moved on to successful professional careers in the exciting and lucrative dance industry.
Whether you're looking for a relaxing, stress relieving activity or wanting to challenge yourself mentally and physically, Jorge Morales and Dance Atlanta will guide you toward reaching your dance goals.
No experience? No problem. With over 20 years in the business of training dancers, Jorge has guided beginners as well as professional veterans to and beyond their dancing goals.
By gaining skill, technique, artistry and precision, you too can achieve the goals of health and fitness as you make your dance dreams become tangible goals, which in turn, will become actual achievements.
with Dance Atlanta
Ballroom Dancing emcompasses a variety of partner dances practiced around the world. Originaly seen only in social environments, Ballroom dancing has also evolved into what is known today as Dancesport which is the competitive area of Ballroom Dance.
Through the progression of your lessons, you may decide that competition would be a fun way to challenge yourself physically and mentally, taking your dancing and performing skills to new heights.
In fact, competitive, Pro-Am ballroom and Latin dance is the flagship division of Dance Atlanta International. In Pro/Am Ballroom competitions, students dance with their instructors, competing against other students dancing with their instructors.
In ballroom, there are two styles of dance - American and International. While some of the dances overlap, there are notable differences in style, music, and timing. Students can compete in all 9 dances in American Style, and all 10 dances in International.
Today's dancesport circuits have become as athletic as gymnastics and figure skating competitions. But what is really great is that you don't have to have any experience to get started and you can start at any age. Successful dancesport competitors are as young as 10 and go well into their 50s and 60s. It's pretty amazing!
Pro/Am competitions are categorized into the following divisions:
Style of dance
Level of dance (beginner through advanced)
Dividing competitions into these categories allows students to compete against other students at the same level. Beginning students - who often begin taking lessons as adults, and have had little, if any, formal dance training - can be ready for a competition in as little as three months.
Most competitive students take 1-3 dance lessons per week. They can choose to enter Ballroom dance competitions at the local, regional, and/or national levels.
Salsa Mambo the Easy Way
Looking for Salsa/Mambo? You found it! Come see how quickly you can learn this sexy, energetic & exciting dance, meet new people, get some exercise all while having lots of fun!
If you've never danced before then this is a great dance to start with. You will learn Popular Night Club Salsa Moves, Lead/Follow Techniques, Style and 'Sabor' to look and feel the part plus a variety of open paterns to get those feet moving. All of this with the world class technique and profesionalism you have come to expect from Jorge Morales.
At any level, private training sessions are a great way to work at your own pace and work on areas that are giving you difficulty. You may also work on specialty areas that are not covered in groups such as competition dancing, special requests such as wedding dances or special performances. You will also have the opportunity to learn dances other than Salsa.
Salsa on1 or on2
If you've been around Salsa for a while, you're probably familiar with the different styles that come from the timing of the music. Salsa or Mambo music is very rich in rhythms that recide in different levels which is what makes it so intoxicating. As a result, many dancers are learning to dance with different rhythms.
Jorge began his career as a Latin musician from a very early age in his native Puerto Rico. After moving to Atlanta, he moved on to dance where he studied with national and world reknowned competitive dancers as well as figure skaters, gymnasts, personal trainers and other experts on the fields dealing with how the human body is designed to move. This background gave him a unique perspective, not only as a dancer but also as a trainer, on how to translate music into dance.
You yearn to be able to put your body on auto-pilot and let the music carry you. With Jorge, you will learn advanced techniques that will provide the basis for incorporating these timing concepts into a sense of musicality into what we call the "Rhythmic Wave". After which you will learn to incorporate your own style into your dance and connect to your partner not just at physical dance level but at an emotional level as well.
You will become your own dancer. Believe me, at the next Salsa social you will not have a lot of time to rest.