Founded in 2007 by David Olarte, Stilo dance company is a multi-faceted group that exists as both a performance team and as a community-centered, research-based educational entity. Stilo’s roots lie in Latin social dance, but they pride themselves on breaking the rules and blurring the lines between Afro-Cuban Folklorico, contemporary/modern, and traditional Latin styles. This holistic approach places the most value on connection, listening, and finding authentic movement in social dance. Stilo aims to empower both their team members and their students to formulate their own improvisations and to explore unique ways of defining Latin body movement. Stilo’s approach to instruction is based in a participatory style that values each student’s individual journey of self-discovery. A robust backdrop of polished technique and cultural context lays the groundwork for a broader experience of informal learning, exploration, and collaboration in an immersive environment.

Custom choreography

We can work together with you to create the perfect choreography for your wedding first dance, audition, show, or other event.


Hire Stilo for your next event! We can perform at your birthday party, corporate event, wedding, quinceañera, bachelorette party, and more!

Private lessons

Privates are available in a wide variety of styles including salsa/mambo, bachata, cha cha, contemporary, afro-cuban folklorico, and more.

Group lessons

Learn salsa and bachata with our progressive training lessons held every Thursday from 7-9pm at The Duce in Downtown Phoenix.

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