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All students and staff are required to wear masks at all times while on the Studio’s premises. Parents may be asked to wait outside of the Studio.

Temp Check

Mandatory temperature checks for everyone who enters our studios. Feeling sick? Please don’t come.

Medical Grade Air Purifier

In addition to our top-of-the-line air purifiers, we have consistent fresh air circulation and Commercial grade HVAC system.

Small capacity classes

We allow only one class at a time. Our studios are large and the class sizes are very small, allowing for space to distance.

About Coach Lillia Ashirova

Lilia Ashirova - rhythmic gymnastics coach at the Salsa With Silvia dance studio in Bethesda

Lillia Ashirova is a certified gymnastics professional and yoga instructor (based in Maryland). A former competitive gymnast, she is an expert rhythmic and artistic gymnastics coach and yoga instructor who works with students of all ages in the DMV area.

Born in 1984 in Novokuznetsk, Russia, Lillia found success early in life as a competitive gymnast and a dancer (basic ballet, lyrical dance, modern dance, etc.) throughout her childhood and teen years. Later, she earned a master’s degree in education, and started to work as a teacher at different public and private facilities.
After moving to the US in 2014, the Lillia was recruited to step into a role as rhythmic gymnastics coach and a certified yoga instructor.

Lillia was the gym’s rhythmic and artistic gymnastics coach and gymnastics and dance routine choreographer for both competitive and recreational classes catering to children ages 2 to 18. She also worked with professional athletes and designed and taught gymnastics fitness classes to help people improve their flexibility and strength. In 2018, Lillia became a certified gymnastics and gymnastic fitness instructor through the School of Competitive Gymnastics, a program that trains gymnastics coaches working with pre-team, compulsory, optional, and elite athletes.
Salsa With Silvia is extremely excited to have Lilia on board and she is looking forward to providing fun, engaging, and informative gymnastics and fitness and dance classes for people of all ages.

Schedule & Enrollment

Perfect for boys & girls, no prior experience or flexibility needed.

Our rhythmic gymnastics performance program for welcomes boys and girls ages 5 to 12. The program combines elements from classic ballet, classic and modern dance, and certain acrobatic skills using handheld apparatus: rope, ball, clubs, and ribbon. We will work with kids that have never done it before and kids that have a little bit of experience. Everyone will be trained at their level and progress accordingly. While this program starts as a recreational program, our goal is to lead students to competition level if they are willing to put the hard work into training.

The goal of the program is to give students the opportunity to experience Rhythmic Gymnastics in a positive, fun way. There are multiple benefits in the sport: improving physical and mental health, becoming more confident, stronger, more flexible, growing their body awareness and self-esteem. Other benefits of the sport include:
– Neurological (brain health) benefits
– Enhances cognitive function
– Helps build motor and coordination Skills
– Increases body and mental Flexibility
– Builds proper coordination and balance
– Prevents and treats bad posture
– Improves sleep quality
– Improves social skills and self esteem

We will be teaching the principles of hard work and progressive improvement thus instilling self-confidence and self-motivation in our gymnasts. Our goal is to help every student get closer to their unique personal potential through compassionate and proper feedback and education.

It’s a perfect sport for your children to keep them physically and emotionally healthy.


Children should wear fitted and comfortable attire for practice: leggins and leotard are recommended. Children will practice barefoot or with yoga socks that have grip on the bottom. Hair should be pulled back and out of the face. Boys should wear fitted clothing.

In this video Salsa With Silvia owner Silvia Alexiev talks to Head Coach Ashirova about the benefits of gymnastics for kids and how every child can try no matter their age and no matter if they don’t have flexibility or experience.


MAKE A PAYMENT FOR THE DATES YOU SPECIFIED IN THE FORM. !!!!Enrollments will not be processed without the form + payment!!!

Studio Rules & Policy:

Dear families, to ensure the safety of our students and staff, as well as a smooth learning experience, we ask that:

1. Children should come to the studio already dressed in their dance class attire.

2. If a student needs to be changed at the studio, the changing must happen in the bathrooms and not in the lobby for the safety of the child.

3. Parents should NOT wait for the student inside the studio to avoid crowding as a safety precaution due to COVID-19.

4. Parents must make sure that the student(s) have used the bathroom prior to their class.

5. We have a non-refundable policy. All sales are final. No make-up classes are allowed for semester enrollment classes.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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