Ages 7 and up
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.
Our growing Competitive Ballroom Program is for kids that would like to take their dancing further than purely the social and theatre world. We are currently developing a new group class for dancers wanting to perform at competitions and get a taste of the world of DanceSport.
Ballroom & Latin I (ages 7 and up)
This is a 1 hour beginner technique training. It is focused on basic dance skill development, targeting fundamentals such as: coordination, rhythm sense, plasticity, 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 (Wednesday 5:30pm and Friday 5:30pm):
Wednesdays - International Latin (cha-cha, rumba)
Fridays - International Standard (waltz, quickstep)
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.
Latin Technique II (ages 10 and up)
This is a 1 hour class for intermediate and advance dancers. Techniques of 5 ballroom latin dances (chacha, rumba, samba, jive, paso-doble) are learned and drilled down to help students to prepare for competitions and performances.
$25 - drop in
$80 - 4 class card (exp 45 days)
$160 - 8 class card (exp 90 days)
We offer private lessons in both International and Latin styles in preparation for competition. Read more here.
2017-2018 Dance Season September 5th - June 25th
How to register for NEW students:
- check above schedule
- click Register! button below and fill out Registration Form
- make sure to write Class Name, Date & Time in the notes section of the Registration Form
- you will receive confirmation email with the link to make payment online