We have really been enjoying dancing and training with you all virtually! Seeing all of your faces and beautiful selves has been the highlight of each day. Your energy transmits right back to us through our screen! It has been especially wonderful to meet students across the country and in Europe joining us for the first time, or joining us once again after moving from Seattle to a different location. New lights and audio interface arrived this week (thank you Paul and Gary for the recommendations!), allowing brighter lighting and sound. Special thanks to Jesse, West, Steve and Naomi who are working virtually to make sure registration, sound and video are going smoothly and our classes are up-to-date on our website. A heartfelt thanks to all of you who are spreading the word about our classes...we want to reach as many people as possible across all continents to keep us connected, grounded, and in touch with our inner joy.

Here's how it works:

  • Who can take these classes?: These classes are open to everyone in the U.S. and around the world. Please continue to spread the word!
  • Registration: Each class has its own Eventbrite link. Click on the link and register. You will then be sent a Zoom meeting invitation from us one day before the class, or the day of the class.
  • Payment: We know this is a rough time for everyone. You’ll have an option to pay for class via a sliding scale from $7-$18 (about $8.50-$20.50 total with fees). Dance classes (Zumba and Brazilian Dance) are FREE for age 12 and under. Parents are welcome to join youth Capoeira classes for FREE. Class cards are on hold right now but don’t worry! We will honor them once the studio opens again and we will extend expiration dates.

We are new at this and refining as we go. Thank you for your patience! See you on the dance floor!

"Daniel & Aileen have built such a warm, strong, and supportive community based out of Balance Studio, it was inconceivable we could all lose that connection in these surreal times. Behold! They bring Bahia In Motion to us in our office, living room, kitchen. Knowing I'm still dancing with my Samba Sistas wherever they may be (and Bahia in Motion has global reach!) is so very comforting and empowering amidst uncertainty. Love these people!"

-Sherry H

"Taking Aileen and Daniel's Brazilian Dance class was truly the highlight of my week! I have been taking a number of online classes while in quarantine mode and this one was the best so far. I love how they have engineered their set up so that we can have the best sound possible (sounded great through my bluetooth speaker at home) and they have taken the time to get good lighting and position themselves where we can see all of their movement well. Their wonderful dynamic energy comes through - even through the screen, and I felt so much joy and positivity by the end. I was smiling from ear to ear! Oh and did I say that it's also a GREAT workout? Win-win. Thanks Bahia in Motion for helping us dance through these difficult times!"


"It has been amazing to connect with Bahia In Motion again through their online classes. I have been taking Afro-Brazilian Dance and Zumba from my home in Austin and can feel the energy, vibrancy and love radiating through the screen. It feels so great to move my body and workout high lasts for days. Can't recommend enough."

-Kara L

"Virtual classes with Bahia in Motion has offered me the time and space (my living room) for self care during this bizarre time. Classes offer balance of rhythmic movements, fun, and energetic exercise. The high quality of sound, video, and instructions make all these classes engaging and even while social distancing one can actually sweat! I would literally go insane if I didn't have these online classes right now. Thank you Aileen and Daniel for everything!"

-Nimi J

Help Support Balance Studio

We have officially reached our GoFundMe goal in just three days and the donations keep flowing! There are truly no words to express our gratitude. Funds raised beyond our goal will now be used for West's continued employment as our Assistant Manager and insurance for the studio. Yes, your donations are keeping people employed and the arts alive! Thank you to each and every one of you who have donated thus far whether through showing up for our online classes, an email or message of encouragement or a donation. You have given us and our entire community energy to keep our vision expanding, our mission vibrant, and our community connected! Stay tuned for updates.

Muita muita obrigada!
Thank you!
-Aileen and Daniel



Tuesday May 26th

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Zumba® with Daniel Santos
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Wednesday, May 27th

4:00pm - 4:40pm: Capoeira for Little Tots with Fada
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4:45pm - 5:35pm: Capoeira for Youth with Mestre Pitta: Ages 5-12
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6:00pm - 7:00pm: Brazilian Fusion Dance (Samba Reggae/Samba/Afro/Forro/Axe)
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7:20pm - 8:30pm: Capoeira All Levels with Mestre Pitta: Ages 13+
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Thursday, May 28th

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Zumba® with Daniel Santos
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Saturday, May 30th

9:00am - 10:00am: Zumba® with Daniel Santos
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10:30am - 11:45am: Capoeira All Levels with Mestre Pitta: Ages 13+
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Sunday, May 31st

11:00am - 12:30pm: Brazilian Dance with Daniel Santos
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