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Welcome to DF Dance Studio - We're excited to have you in the family!

Salsa in Utah is part of DF Dance Studio. We have grown from humble beginnings to become Salt Lake City's Ballroom, Salsa, Argentine Tango, Hip Hop and Swing go-to place for learning, competing, and performing. DF Dance Studio was established in 2008 and since the beginning, our top-notch dance instructors have brought quality dance education and experiences to the Salt Lake City area.

About Us

Our mission is to provide fun social dance experiences for beginner dancers wanting to learn the socially important skill of dancing! Additionally, we get people moving to keep their bodies fit and strong. For more advanced students with dance career aspirations, we are dedicated to providing important performance and competitive experiences coupled with training from the highest quality instructors.

Our vision is to provide an artistic platform for dancers where they can discover their talents in Salsa, Bachata, West Coast Swing, Hip Hop, etc. Supportive instructors, endless learning resources and fun social events create an inspiring environment for students to grow and set their goals. This amazing adventure is not limited by previous dance experience, age or natural ability to achieve their greatest potential.

Our Team of Instructors

Please meet our extraordinary dance instructors that are dedicated to help you enjoy the art of Salsa, Ballroom, Argentine Tango, Swing, Cabaret, Bachata, Kizomba, Hip Hop and Break Dancing. The Salsa and Bachata instructors are presented below. See our instructor page for a complete list of all our instructors.


Salsa, Bachata, Kids

Julio specializes in Salsa, Bachata and Social Ballroom. He currently competes at the highest level in Salsa and Bachata and is the 2016 king of Bachata in Utah. In 2015 he took first place in the SDSBK (San Diego Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba) international Salsa competition. Julio also has some Ballroom background completing the Bronze Latin Ballroom medals exam and competing in Dance Sport BYU amateur division making it to semi-finals.

Julio Salsa, Bachata, Kids


Salsa, Bachata, Hip Hop

Frida has won 3rd place in the 2015 Las Vegas Salsa On2 Amateur couples division Competition, 1st place in the 2016 Utah Bachata competition, 1st place in the 2015 San Diego Salsa On2 couples division Competition, and is Utah Bachata Queen 2016. She's had extensive training in several multi-cultural styles of dance, including Tahitian, samba, and Argentine tango, and is also certified in Zumba.

Frida Salsa, Bachata, Hip Hop


Salsa, Bachata, Ballroom

Yana began dancing at an early age with the I.C.A.N.D.O. Ballet West program and quickly became an assistant teacher there. She recently won 3rd place in the Utah 2016 Solo Competition. Yana specializes in Salsa, Bachata, Social Ballroom, and teaching wedding couples.

Yana Salsa, Bachata, Ballroom


Salsa, Bachata, Ballroom

Alfonso Salsa, Bachata, Ballroom

Our Dance Studio

Visit our studio in South Salt Lake at 2978 S State Street. Our facilities include three studio spaces plus a large grand ballroom
each equipped with professional stereos, beautiful flooring, and cool lighting. All studios can be rented -
rental details here.

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