Ages 6 and up
Our growing Competitive Ballroom Program is for kids that would like to take their dancing further than purely the social and theater world. We are currently enrolling in our Bronze/beginner level training. This class is for dancers wanting to perform at competitions and get a taste of the world of DanceSport. No partner required.
Ballroom & Latin I (ages 6 to 12)
This is a two hours per week beginner technique training. It is focused on basic dance skill development, targeting fundamentals such as: coordination, sense of rhythm, plasticity, focus and body flexibility.
The purpose of the class is to establish knowledge and learn proper technique for Ballroom & Latin dances in International Style.
This class meets twice per week (Monday 6:30pm and Wednesday 5:30pm):
Mondays - International Standard (waltz, quickstep)
Wednesdays - International Latin (cha-cha, rumba)
No dance partner is required to join the class.
Student will have an opportunity to show off what they have learned at our annual dance show on stage and other local events and stages.
Ballroom & Latin as Performing Art is for children, teens, and young adults that love the invigorating feeling of being on stage.
Usually, Ballroom dance is considered to be either a social dance, or a competitive sport. We at LaVida, believe to have found the happy medium! By turning Ballroom dance into a non-competitive performance art, our young students are able to receive the same high-quality instruction and performance opportunities as a competition dancer would, but without entering the world of DanceSport! Our studio is known in the Northwest for it’s wonderful professional instructors, who are excited to offer their knowledge in this new context: Ballroom & Latin dance, expressed through theatrical productions.
We offer private lessons in both International and Latin styles in preparation for competition. Read more here.