Melanie Buttarazzi

The best time to start is NOW!

Take your dancing to the next level with courses in Flamenco, Hip Hop and Salsa. Great for all ages and all levels.

The best time to start is NOW!

Take your dancing to the next level with courses in Flamenco, Hip Hop and Salsa. Great for all ages and all levels.

The best time to start is NOW!

Take your dancing to the next level with courses in Flamenco, Hip Hop and Salsa. Great for all ages and all levels.

Hi! I’m Melanie.

I’m a professional dancer, choreographer, instructor, and coach and I’ve been dancing since I could walk. I’ve worked in TV and film, been featured in over a dozen commercials and performed on many stages in around the world working with artists like JLO, Pitbull, and Ne-yo to name a few.
My true passion is in teaching people of all ages and skill levels how to dance. But my favorite is teaching absolute beginners, because I get to show them that they CAN dance. I believe if you’ve got a heart beat, you’ve got rhythm! I’ve been fortunate to share the gift of dance with thousands of people around the world teaching for almost 2 decades in the competitive dance world and working with companies such as Google, YouTube, Hulu, Yahoo, My Intent, UCLA, LA County Probation, Department of Child Family Services, TedX, and Sony.
I’m also the founder of a nonprofit called Fostering Dreams Project where we use dance and performing arts to transform the lives of children and teens in foster care.The amount of joy dancing brings to my life makes every ounce of me light up inside and when I see my students find that kind of joy, it brings me the upmost happiness.
In every class, course, or workshop I teach, my goal is to help people find joy and freedom within their mind, body and soul and I’m ready to help you find yours!

Step by step learning

Each video breaks down the fundamentals so you can learn at your own pace.
My personal goal is to make dance accessible for everyone, because it’s never too late to start.
Dancing is that perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation that brings so much joy to life.
Not only is dancing a great workout, but the physical and mental health benefits are life changing.

Dance will help

Enhance self-confidence

Reduces stress and depression

Promotes relaxation and better sleep

And the best part, it’s FUN!!!

Is a wonderful outlet for self-expression and creativity

Testimonials

This was my first time taking a flamenco class and it was so well taught and easy to follow. It was so much fun I want to go to Spain! Please do a part 2.

LISA

Melanie breaks down each movement so thoroughly I was able to learn the basics AND the choreography. Ready for more!

Amber

This is the lifeline I needed during the pandemic to really deal with my anxiety and depression because it gave me an outlet to express myself.

Mary Ellen

My kids have been having a hard time sitting still with online school, so for their P.E I had them take the 8 week hip hop course and it helped them focus on their school work and gave them a chance to move and try something new. They loved it!

Johnny

I wasn’t sure how beginner friendly these courses were since I don’t have any formal dance experience but after I started the Salsa course and felt so comfortable learning online because of the way Melanie teaches, she makes it easy. I ended up getting the Flamenco course as well which was so much fun I learned a whole Flamenco routine! I bought the Hip Hop course for my kids to try and they loved it!

Leah

I bought Melanie’s Flamenco course and I never thought I’d learn how to dance Flamenco online. Her patience and calm easy approach is unmatched. This was my first time learning Flamenco, and she made learning off the videos stress free because of how clear and simple she explains each step. I’m so glad I did this because it gave me something to look forward to during the pandemic. Thank you for giving me an outlet!

Joanne

Have any questions about the courses?

Melanie Buttarazzi is here to help you get started. If you have any questions send an email on my contact page and I’ll be sure to answer within 24hrs