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Darlin Garcia


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 East Coast. With over twenty one years of experience, Darlin Garcia has taught and performed locally, nationally and internationally in countries like China, France, Panama, Ireland, Trinidad, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Japan, and the United Kingdom.


Darlin is the 2021 World Salsa Champion. He and his dance partner Keila Perez-Vega placed 1st in the world in the Professional Salsa on1 division and 2nd in the Bachata Classic Division at the Summit. Darlin holds several World Champion titles in the Competition world since 2013 in several divisions including Bachata Teams, Cha Cha Cha, Bachata Classic and more. Some of his other accomplishments include 1st place in Professional Bachata Classic at the 2015 World Latin Dance Cup with partner Gaby Equiz, as well as 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.


Darlin Garcia _ Headshots _ Art In Motio
Keila and Darlin _ Aug 2021 _ Dance _ Art Museum _ Philadelphia _ Contigo Photos + Films-1


Interested in booking a private lesson with Darlin? 

Purchase an hour lesson or full package to get in depth and hands on learning from 3x World Champion Darlin Garcia. 



AIM Throwdown _ Contigo Photos _ March 1
Keila and Darlin _ Aug 2021 _ Dance _ Art Museum _ Philadelphia _ Contigo Photos + Films--

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