Darlin Garcia is the founder and artistic director of Art In Motion Dance & Fitness, and the Art In Motion Latin Dance Company. Born in the Dominican Republic, this energetic dancer, performer, and instructor has gained recognition as one of the top male salsa dancers in the Philadelphia/NJ area. With over sixteen years of experience, Darlin Garcia has taught and performed locally, nationally and internationally in countries like China, France, Panama, Ireland, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Japan, and the United Kingdom.
Darlin holds several World Champion titles in the Competition World. He brought home over 10 titles in the 2015, 2016, and 2017 World Salsa Summit, several of which ranked him #1 in the world in several divisions including Bachata Teams, Cha Cha Cha, Bachata Classic and more.
Darlin is the 2013 World Latin Dance Cup Bachata Champion. He and his partner Gaby Equiz-Jasso (Alma Latina) placed 1st in the world in their division. He also placed 2nd in the world in the On1 division at the 2011 World Latin Dance Cup in Las Vegas and 2nd in the On1 Divison at the 2010 World Latin Dance Cup. Some of his other accomplishments include winning 1st place, two years in a row, at the Philadelphia SalsaFest (2010-2011), winning 1st place in the San Francisco World Salsa Qualifiers, and 3rd place in the 2006 ESPN World Salsa Championship. He is also featured in the How Philly Moves project where his image is displayed, alongside other talented artists, in a mural located by the Philadelphia Airport. Over the course of his career, he has developed creative techniques as illustrated in his sizzling and up-tempo choreographies.
Darlin's passion in life is to share his gift of dancing with people of all ages, levels and backgrounds. He believes that anyone with a willing attitude can learn how to dance, even if they claim to have two left feet. He recently moved his dance studio from Philadelphia to New Jersey, in hopes to serve the community and bring Latin Dance & Fitness to the South Jersey area. Art in Motion Dance & Fitness, which is located at 5360 Route 42, Turnersville, NJ is a place where all people can come learn, move, grow and express themselves through dance.
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