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ABOUT OUR STUDIO
We Build Community through Dance.
Come Join Us!

EVERYONE CAN BENEFIT FROM DANCE

We specialize in personalized programs that fit your goals, needs, and budget. Our Staff specializes in salsa, swing, tango, social, wedding, ballroom, and more! 

Whether you're new to the dance world or a life-long dancer, we are the place for you. With private lessons, group classes, and regular social dancing in the evenings, we're here to bring ballroom and social dance to the Napa Valley!

EVERYONE CAN DANCE
Group Photo of Slow Fox Instructors and Students at an event.

STUDENT TESTIMONIAL

"Natalie is an expert at identifying student needs and learning styles. She tailors lessons to student goals and instills confidence. If you want an engaging way to learn dance, look no further."

~ Michelle H.

The Slow Fox Team
MEET THE STAFF

MEET THE TEAM

THE TEAM
Natalie Kelly

NATALIE K.
Owner & Studio Director

Natalie started dancing the day she turned four years old, and hasn't stopped since! She moved to Napa Valley in 2016 and quickly set herself to the task of bringing social dancing to wine country. Her energy, enthusiasm, and joy for all things dance comes across in her lessons, progress checks, and program visits.

Victoria S

VICTORIA S.
Studio Manager

Victoria spent years exploring and training in various disciplines of body movement and dance and takes great joy in exploring the possibilities (not limits!) of what our bodies can do. You'll often find her infectious laughter brightening up the dance floor as she guides her students through uniquely tailored dance journeys.

Michael P

MICHAEL P.
Marketing Director

After graduating Santa Clara University with a degree in Marketing, Michael moved to Napa to put his knowledge to the test. He's spent almost 8 years developing digital marketing strategy in the wine industry, and now he's applying his wealth of knowledge right here in the dance world! When he's not working behind the scenes, Mike is an avid proponent of hustle, salsa, and west coast swing on the dance floor!

Nicolas Z

NICOLAS Z.
Competitive Instructor

Many years ago in Columbia, Nick discovered his love of dance through merengue, and from there it bloomed. He truly immersed himself into dance after learning salsa, working with top tier coaches and even joining a salsa performance team. Teaching for over a decade now, Nick loves dance because it allows him to connect with music that he loves and be part of it - that feeling of synchronicity between the movement, music, and best of all - a partner. Nick has also studied Argentine Tango for 16 years.

Anna B

ANNA B.
Senior Instructor

Anna's childhood dream growing up was to be a ballroom dancer ever since watching Joulianne Hough dance Samba on Dancing with the Stars. She's danced off and on throughout her life, having experience in tap and jazz, but has been studying ballroom since 2017. She loves to be creative and mix different styles together while keeping a focus on the technical side. Her go-to dances are hustle, swing, and samba, all fast-paced and upbeat, that make you want to get up and dance. 

Rafael C

RAFAEL C.
Competitive Instructor

Rafael feels a passion for dance that he has carefully crafted over the past 18 years. In that time he has competed professionally in rhythm and smooth and won various competitions multiple times in both categories. He has also had opportunities to teach professionally in Guatemala, Denmark, and across the U.S.

Justin G

JUSTIN G.
New Student Instructor

Justin brings years of dance experience and a passion for guiding his students to magical moments through dance. He loves celebrating artistic movement and expression, particularly through zouk, and looks forward to expanding each of his students’ dance journeys. With his excitement and dedication, Justin makes every class an inspiring and joyous experience.

Randy C

RANDY C.
New Student Instructor

Randy fell in love with dance after watching films like “Dance with Me” and “Take the Lead,” which inspired him to begin his dance journey. While salsa holds a special place in his heart, he enjoys various dance styles and looks forward to helping students cultivate a vibrant dance community. By encouraging fun, excitement, and self-expression, Randy invites everyone to join him on this dance-filled journey!

Sierra B

SIERRA B.
New Student Instructor

Meet Sierra! At just 8 years old, she started her dance journey in Sonoma County. She has also been performing in musical theater her whole life! On various trips to Puerto Rico, she found a passion for Latin club dances and it quickly became her specialty. Outside of dance, she is a psychology major and holds a high value for community. She is eager to help you on your own dance journey!

Alan T

ALAN T.
New Student Instructor

Alan is an enthusiastic and charismatic dance instructor who brings a lively and joyful energy to every class. His engaging teaching style and infectious humor create a fun and welcoming atmosphere, making each lesson a delightful experience. Alan’s passion for dance shines through in his dedication to his students’ enjoyment and growth. He is committed to making your dance journey both exciting and memorable, ensuring that you leave each class with a smile.

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INDIA S.
Administrative Specialist &
New Student Instructor

India has immersed herself in dance for over 15 years, exploring various styles including Hula! She balances her passion for dance with her role as a dedicated mother of three, and finds joy in reading, traveling, and exploring culinary delights. Beyond the dance floor, India thrives in her role as an administrative specialist. With a keen eye for detail, she helps Slow Fox stay running at peak efficiency! One way or another, India is always supporting the dance journey of our students!

Sam L

SAM L.
New Student Instructor

Sam has been dancing since the age of three, beginning with tap and jazz before transitioning to partner dancing in early adulthood. She started teaching dance at 16 and has never looked back. Her passion for dance and teaching took her to Australia for a year and a half, where she taught American ballroom and Latin while studying under world champions. Now back in California, Sam is excited to share her extensive knowledge and love of teaching with all the students at Slow Fox.

Valeri C

VALERI C.
Administrative Specialist

Valeri is incredibly personable and always the first to shout a cheerful hello to students as they walk in. Her care for our community is worn on her sleeve. It's not uncommon to see her walking around the desk to give someone a warm hug. Valeri is deeply encouraging of students’ goals and ambitions. She takes great pride in her work, keeping the whole team on task and ensuring things run smoothly behind the scenes. Valeri embodies the heart and soul of our studio’s welcoming environment. Beyond her work, Valeri enjoys live music and is an avid concert-goer.

Amanda D

AMANDA D.
Administrative Specialist

Bio Coming Soon.

LOCATION

600 Trancas St.

Suite 50

Napa CA, 94558

HOURS

Monday - Friday | 2 PM - 9:30 PM

Sunday  | 11 AM - 4 PM

Mornings | By Appointment

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