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Birthday Parties

Make your birthday a memorable one by spending it dancing! We offer various themed dance classes for Adult parties at our beautiful studio. Our Adult Party Package includes: 1 hour class with our fabulous instructors 1 hour in the studio for socializing and treats Tables and chairs Set-up and clean-up assistance *You provide: plates, napkins,…
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Book a Private Lesson

Private lessons with the knowledgeable, patient and professional instructors at LaVida are the most effective way to improve your dancing. Whether you want personal inspiration from a pro, or closer correction to the detail of your movement - our instructors have a rich history of memorable performances, competition titles, TV appearances, and top-level knowledge that…
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Wedding Dances

Create a special dance for your special day! Our professional dance instructors are dedicated to making your first dance a success. We offer unique choreography, tailored to your favorite songs and movements. We’ve done it all: Waltz, Cha-Cha, the Salsa piece from ‘Dirty Dancing’, and even surprise Hip-Hop wedding flashmobs for the bride! The possibilities…
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Rent Our Space

Hardwood floors, natural lighting, professional stereo system and spacious design makes our studio perfect for meetings, parties, birthdays...and more! Make your event a memorable one with our various themed classes as an additional service.
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Getting Started

If you feel you want to dance, but aren't sure where to start - read on! Whether you wish to dance socially or perform, meet new friends or renew romance, get fit or release stress - we will help find the right path that meets your goal.   At LaVida Studio we offer Group Classes,…
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The Many Benefits of Partner Dancing

One time out partner dancing for the weekend will tell anyone that it is good for you.  But aside from the obvious benefit of exercise, what are the specifics of the benefits reaped while social dancing such as Argentine Tango and Salsa? Expression: In addition to the physical benefits of dancing, Tango and Salsa are both…
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Dance Your Way to Fitness!

Dance Your Way to Fitness! by Natasha Maltseva on 08/17/15 Lavida Studio in Bellevue has some wonderful class offerings to not only get your groove on, but will also get you incredibly fit while doing so! Dance as a way to fitness has been around as long as, well… dance! The wonderful thing about dance…
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The Benefits of Regular Dance Classes for Your Child

The Benefits of Regular Dance Classes for Your Child by Natasha Maltseva on 07/20/15 The many benefits of regular dance classes for your child are endless: physical, social, educational, and self-esteem pluses abound. A wonderful alternative to team sports that may not do it for your child, dance classes allow your child to burn some…
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Eastside Salsa at the Kirkland Marina

Eastside Salsa at the Kirkland Marina by Natasha Maltseva on 07/20/15 Hot August nights, the romance and beauty of the lake, those deep, smoldering looks into your partners’ eyes, and the rhythmic timing and passion of salsa are all calling you next month! If you have always wanted to venture out and experience the passion…
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Summer is Almost Here! Classes and Events at LaVida Studio

Summer is Almost Here! Classes and Events at LaVida Studio by Natasha Maltseva on 05/15/15 We have always loved the opportunities for kicking back with my kids over the summer months, taking a break from the regular school year schedule. But too much free time and kids start to get bored and parents go a…
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The History and Origins of Salsa

The History and Origins of Salsa by Natasha Maltseva on 04/17/15 Understanding the origins of salsa is as complex as the dance and variety of dance styles themselves. Although the term “salsa” was originally coined in NY, most believe the dance and music style to have originated in Cuba and came to the US, specifically…
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The History and Origins of Salsa

The History and Origins of Salsa by Natasha Maltseva on 04/17/15 Understanding the origins of salsa is as complex as the dance and variety of dance styles themselves. Although the term “salsa” was originally coined in NY, most believe the dance and music style to have originated in Cuba and came to the US, specifically…
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Benefits of Dance Classes for Your Child

Benefits of Dance Classes for Your Child by Natasha Maltseva on 03/12/15 Most of us know at a basic level that dance, art, and music are good things to expose our children to.  However in this society where so much emphasis is placed on sports participation for kids, all too often, parents can tend to…
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Three Opportunities to Tango! by Natasha Maltseva on 02/12/15 In addition to the great variety dance and yoga class offerings, at LaVida, we provide all kinds of great opportunities to get out and put your dance skills to use. After all, what is the use of learning great new dance moves without fun outlets to…
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A New Year and New Opportunities for Mommy & Me

A New Year and New Opportunities for Mommy & Me by Natasha Maltseva on 02/12/15 Along with the New Year every January in Seattle comes the long, gray, wet months of winter. Not only is it a great time to put those New Years’ resolutions into play, and also to take advantage of the rainy…
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Three Opportunities to Tango!

Three Opportunities to Tango! by Natasha Maltseva on 02/12/15 In addition to the great variety dance and yoga class offerings, at LaVida, we provide all kinds of great opportunities to get out and put your dance skills to use. After all, what is the use of learning great new dance moves without fun outlets to…
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Dance Your Way into the New Year

Dance Your Way into the New Year by Natasha Maltseva on 12/19/14 For many people, the New Year is about starting fresh with new beginnings and resolutions.  Many people include health and fitness goals as a part of their N ew Year resolutions.  Well, what a better way to get fit and healthy in the…
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