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Swing Night with Carpe Danza

Swing Night with Carpe Danza


    Put on your 50's vintage and join us on the dance floor for a night of traditional East Coast swing! This lesson is designed for beginners. Tickets include entry and lesson.



Natalie Gallegos & John Delapena

Carpe Danza Studio




Get your tickets HERE or in either location.

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Door: 6:30pm

Instruction starts at 7pm


Natalie Gallegos


Natalie is the owner/instructor of Carpe Danza studio in Boise. She  was trained and certified through the Fred Astaire Dance Studios in 1999 to teach such dances as Tango, Salsa, Merengue, Rumba, Samba, Cha-Cha, Waltz, Foxtrot and Swing. She studied ballet, modern and choreography dance at Boise State University and has experience in university-level social dance instruction, performance preparation, theater choreography for adults and youth, large group instruction and private lessons. Natalie loves to travel and has had the opportunity to study Flamenco dancing in Boise and in Granada, Spain. Through her travels, she taught dance in Spain, Mexico, Ecuador, and Guatemala. Natalie has been the Boise Cotillion Dance instructor for 19 years and an instructor for the Quinceañera Stay-in-School Program for 15 years. Currently, she teaches Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Tango, Waltz, Merengue, Zumba, PiYo,  and Yoga Trapeze as well as wedding dance lessons and cultural dance for kids. Natalie’s instructing abilities as well as her love and passion for dance has helped her create original choreography for countless events in the Treasure Valley and spread her love for life through dance to children and adults wherever she teaches! 208-283-6002


John Delapena


John’s enthusiasm and affection for dance started at an early age. Training began with modern, then a little bit of jazz, and then into a lot of hip hop. But his commitment to dance began with Ballroom Dancing. As a professional ballroom dance instructor for Fred Astaire Dance Studios, he competed at the national level before venturing out on his own to further his practice and studies in dance, movement, and health. For the past twenty years, John has brought this passion and devotion to the world of dance, group fitness and personal training. He is certified in a variety of formats, including Zumba® and Pilates, to name a few. He currently teaches dance and physical education classes in Seattle.


Beginner 50s Style Swing Lesson,  7-8pm

This lesson will focus on connection, the importance of leading and following,

 and having fun with your partner!


Dancing and fun 8-10pm with mini lessons and dance demos throughout the night!



Earlier Event: September 6
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Later Event: September 7
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