Masters of Performing Arts
Frequently Asked Questions
What primary services do you offer?
Zumba, Zumba Kidz, Zumbini, Chi Chi Fit, Dance Fitness, and Partner Dances: Salsa, Lindy Hop, Argentine Tango, Rumba, Swing and Cha Cha, Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot and more. Xochitl's classes are virtual for the time being.
We offer new and used dance and fitness attire other related items in The BABL Store and the websites list.
How can you offer such low prices?
I am still competing as an Amatuer until the end of the year. I do not have my NDCA certifications. Although, you do not need to be certified to teach dance, I am currently in teacher training to develop teaching and higher level dance skills at the Professional Ballroom Teachers Academy. As soon as I get certified for ballroom my prices will go up but because I am a competitive dancer I will always have competitive prices (wink). So, get it on your calendar soon!
As for Zumba, Chi Chi and dance fitness, I have been teaching since 2020 and offer competitive prices for all of my classes.
Why the prices vary depending on the teacher:
Lessons with the star Instructors, Dan Lee Tran and Wesley Bradshaw vary. Dan is independent and decides his own prices. Most independent instructors accept gifts such as a meal or snacks, rides etc. in exchange for a lower price. They make most of their money in competitions and showcases. I would say it is customary to offer a coffee and definitely give a gift for any special occasion. You can negotiate a lower price if you purchase a large sum of lessons at once.
Wesley works with Arthur Murray and is a highly skilled dancer with 2 dance degrees. He has been pro since he was 12 years old. Being from another country, he prefers working under the security of a franchise and his sponsors. Arthur Murray prices are the same for all of the teachers regardless of skill, education or background and it is expensive. It is also customary to give them gifts.
Are you certified, permitted and licensed?
Yes, I am fully certified for Zumba, Chi Chi Fit and Dance fitness. You can view all of my dance fitness certifications in the Gallery. I am also a certified Full Bronze dancer. My Zumba classes in the park are fully permitted and I am licensed to use all of my music.
How can I contirbute?
We are so glad that you even had the thought, number one. We thank all of you for your support. It means the world to us.
You can donate to the show via paypal, information on the home page. All donations go right back into the show and our different projects at The Ba.Bl. Reel.
You can take classes with Xochitl or if you'd prefer a lesson with her extraordinary instructor Wesley B. or Daniel Lee Tran, you can email [email protected] and inquire about lessons. So leave an email with a name and number, how you heard about us and why you decided to take lessons.
We also offer new and used dance and fitness items in The BABL Stores. All profits help support the show.
You can also subscribe to the YouTube Channel For FREE!
We are always looking for Sponsors. If you'd like to sponsor Xochitl and her dance partners or the YouTube Channel, we are now members of .OpenSponsorship.com.
Will Xochitl and Wesley be performing soon?
As dancers we are always performing. Wesley has multiple performances a year. You can check him out on Instagram for updates.
Xochitl is currently working on a theatre show and some things for television and film. At this point in her career she is still in the beginning stages. The pandemic has put a halt on all of her projects but she hasn't given up.
The two can only perform together in Arthur Murray Showcases and some of their free dance parties. It isn't definite that they will be doing "outside competitions" together again.
In 2022, the tour of multiple performances and competitions entered with Daniel Lee Tran ended at the Embassy World Championships. Xochitl also performed and competed with the Spirits in Motion Dance Company. Due to some unfortunate events Xochitl is no longer with the SIM Team.
Check the Events Page for the list of scheduled performances and competitions.
Sign up For updates on shows and competitions and how to get a spectator ticket. Join the emailing list. Our Subscribers get the invites first. Some of these performances and competitions are for private clubs and events. Only events will tickets sales to the public are posted.
Who have Wesley and Xochitl trained with?
Wesley Bradshaw has had many coaches, dance directors and teachers in Contemporary Dance that helped him win multiple World Championships as a Professional. In Ballroom specifically, he was trained by some of Arthur Murray's biggest names.
In Xochitl's early years, she trained in Ballet Folklorico with Monica Zuniga. She's had many teachers in jazz, modern, ballet, tap and hip hop. In ballroom, Xochitl started her competitive career with Wesley Bradshaw and trained shortly with Bobby Gonzalez an Arthur Murray coach and judge. As an Arthur Murray student she was able to get coaching with the same judges that trained Wesley such as Tonia Kosovich and Drew Miller. Xochitl is currently in teacher training with Gwen Burton, the founder of Spotlight Ballroom and the Professional Ballroom Teacher Academy in Sacramento. She is continuing her competitive training with Dan Lee Tran, a two time Professional World Champion who has trained multiple award winning Amateurs almost every year. There, she was able to meet and take lessons with some of the greatest ballroom dancers in the world such as Victor Fung and Jose DeCamps.
Our newest addition, Dan Lee Tran, trained at Fred Astaire dance studio where he became a teacher. After winning 2 World Championships as a Pro, he went on to teach independently and studied an online teachers course. Then he worked with Ron Montez. Having many friends in ballroom, Dan has the opportunity to work and train with a long list of some Ballrooms biggest names and World Dance Champions in the industry such as Karina Smirnoff, Victor Fung and Jose DeCamps.
Problems with PayPal or Venmo?
We have yet to have any shipping issues with Xochitl's new and used shop. However, if you choose to use PayPal or Venmo to make a purchase and decide to return the item, we are not responsible for any of their company policies. You will be making that transaction at your own will. I can only offer receipts and photos of the product and the final transaction. While I will do everything I can to resolve a problem, any other issues with receiving the return payment will have to be called upon the payment service company and their customer service.
There are options to pay with credit card or debit in the Merch Store. I do also take credit card payments for the new and used shop. I do not make any sales on my new and used items without an email or phone call.