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Nicole Gil and Danny Kalman, the Best Salsa teachers in Los Angeles!

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Salsa and Bachata Sundays at FLAME!

Nicole Gil

The Nights of Dance Family is growing even bigger! We will host Salsa and Bachata at the beautiful Persian Restaurant Flame, every Sunday starting October 22nd!!
Social Dancing until 1 am with DJ JoJo!

7:30 pm- Beginner Salsa Lesson
8:15pm- Intermediate Lesson
9:30 PM - 1 AM Social Dancing

11330, Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90025

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Monsoon Cafe is Back!

Nicole Gil

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Nights of Dance is proud to announce that Monsoon Cafe is back! Now renamed 1212, we will host Salsa and Bachata every Wednesday starting October 11th!!

Join us for Lessons with Nicole Gi & Charlie Antillon and Social Dancing with DJ Charlie until 1am!

4-7 PM Happy Hour
7pm- Beginner Salsa Lesson
8:15pm- Intermediate Lesson
9 PM - 1 AM Social Dancing

$15 Cover Includes 2 Lessons and Dancing!

Great Packages for everyone!!
Platinum / 4 people: $385
Gold / 4 people: $250
Silver / 2 people: $150

Call for Reservations and more info at:

1212 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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LA Summer Bachata Festival

Nicole Gil

Our performance team did an outstanding job performing Saturday night at the LA Summer Bachata Festival! We were thrilled to watch them nail the new back flip and dance with so much flavor!

The LA Bachata Festival happens twice a year, once in February and again in August. These two events are some of LA's Best! The weekend is filled with dance workshops, pool parties, games, shows, world class DJs and dancing until 5am! Most people stay in the hotel hosting the event in order to take advantage of everything the festival has to offer.

Join us for our workshop and a weekend of fun in February 2018!

 February 15, 2018 at 5:00 PM - Monday, February 19, 2018


Use Code: NicoleDanny for a Discount!

 The fabulous Movers and Shakers Dance Co. after their Saturday Night Show!

The fabulous Movers and Shakers Dance Co. after their Saturday Night Show!

 With DJ Soltrix

With DJ Soltrix



LA Salsa Festival 2017!!

Nicole Gil

Movers and Shakers Dance Company had the most amazing weekend at the LA Salsa Festival!

We danced all night, put on an amazing show and had a blast with our morning Body Roll and Sexy Salsa Workshop!

We can't wait for next year!

Want to Perform with our Teams? We have a Salsa and Bachata Team that are currently working on choreography fit for the big stage! Contact us today to join our teams!

Join Me in Hawaii!

Nicole Gil

Want another reason to vacation in Hawaii?! Come join me at the Salsa in Hawaii Salsa and Bachata Congress!

I'll be teaching Salsa on1 Workshops :) Discount Code: Nicole-G

I'm also teaching tonight at Wokcano in Santa Monica!

8pm: Beginner
9pm: Intermediate

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Ivy's Latin Night Event!

Nicole Gil

We were thrilled to host Ivy's Latin Night Event in Santa Monica. The night kicked off with h'ordeuvres, networking and latin music. As the crowed started to build, Dance Salsa LA put a short show on to help motivate attendees to take the salsa lesson. After an exciting Beginner Level lesson we answered questions and danced with students late into the night.

We look forward to the next Ivy Connect event!

Click On the Image Below to see a Slideshow from the Event!



Tropicalisima Radio

Nicole Gil

Had a blast being interviewed on Con Sabor with DJ Joseph C. Pollack! Listen to `Tropicalisima and Salsa Max Radio for the best Salsa and Bachata Tunes!

Photo credit: @byjimmyd ♡

Johnny Sky Concert

Nicole Gil

I was honored to be featured as a background dancer at the Johnny Sky Concert at 333 Live in Downtown LA.

Here's a clip of our With or Without You Routine

Intermediate Salsa Program Week 11

Nicole Gil

If you are wondering what level is the appropriate one for you, check out our Intermediate Class' "Salsa Final".

At the end of the 3-month Program we combine all of the combos we learned over the 3 months and remove any basics. Our goal is to have everyone be able to perform all the material back to back without any breaks and our students nail it every time!!

Student Video

Nicole Gil

You've got to love it when you see committed people succeed! Here we are at the Diggs residence where John is practicing some of his moves!

John has been taking lessons from me for almost a year and has great things to say about his salsa journey!

Gypset Magazine Interview

Nicole Gil

After being featured as the Salsa Night Instructor in Downtown Los Angeles writer Luis Polanco followed up with me for an interview. We discussed my dance background along with observations and tips about the dance world.

If you'd like to read the full interview click here 

or visit

Gypset Magazine's Salsa Night

Nicole Gil

It was an honor to teach a beginner salsa class to the attendees of Gypset Magazine's Salsa Night! The class proved to be a great icebreaker and prepared people for a night of dancing and socializing.

They featured multiple live performances and hosted it on the Don Chente rooftop lounge. Check out some of the images below!

To view their site, visit:


6 Week Intermediate Program

Nicole Gil




We start our new 6 week Intermediate Program 10/11/2015! Come Join us in West LA at the brand new SoHo Dance LA Studios!

Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Where: SoHo Dance LA

1618 Cotner Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90025

NOW FULL. contact us for 2016!

Beginner Salsa Program Now Full

Nicole Gil

The Last Beginner Program of the Year!

We'll take you through all the essential salsa moves you need to start enjoying yourself on the dance floor! 

Where: SOHO Dance LA
1618 Cotner Ave.
Los Angeles, CA. 90025

When: Thursdays 7-9pm

Duration: 12 Weeks

Now Full! Contact Us for 2016!

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3-Month Beginner Program!

Nicole Gil

1st class meets Sunday, August 30, 2015! 


Studio Maesto- 1547 6th St. Santa Monica, CA 90401

Time: 6-8pm

When: Every Sunday!

Email: or call 818.681.2781