LaVida Studio offers an array of dance styles for adults and youth ages 3-18, including an award winning Twinkle Star Dance program for preschoolers (ages 3-6)! We specialize in Jazz, Hiphop, Ballroom and Latin.
If you've always been dreaming to perform, it's never too late. Our annual Dance Show is a staged production written and choreographed by the studio's director & faculty. It is performed by instructors, youth and adult students in various dance styles: argentine tango, salsa, bachata, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop, ballroom, belly dance and more. Every dance production is a cross between a fairy tale and Nutcracker, an intriguing story about friendship, love, magic and life values told on stage only through the medium of dance. Each dance, each style represents an idea and tells part of the story. It is appreciated by adults and kids. Come to our next Dance Show!
Our Argentine Tango School offers students an effective way to learn Argentine Tango with great instructors who have been dancing and teaching tango for many years. During the Argentine tango classes, you will receive effective instruction. Our mission is to expand our Seattle Argentine Tango community with good dancers. We take our students to various milongas (tango socials) and practicas in the Seattle area and encourage dancing at events in our own charming studio.
Our Club Salsa is all about FUN. During the Salsa dance classes in Bellevue, students start by learning basic club-style salsa dancing steps and then continue on to become skilled at various salsa dancing moves. In addition to high quality Salsa dance lessons in Seattle and Bellevue, everyone has plenty of opportunities for practice during our own Salsa Parties and outings to the local Salsa Clubs in the greater Seattle area.
Our Ballroom Dance Club is devoted to those who want to receive ballroom and social dance instruction in a variety of dance styles. Imagine you are at a private party, going on a cruise or invited to a wedding where a live band plays all kinds of wonderful music. How would you dance to it? You don't want to sit around while everyone else is having blast on the dance floor, so come learn from us and show off your dance skills at your next event! Join us for Ballroom dancing in Bellevue!
Our Dance Fitness
Don't miss our wonderful Dance Fitness classes. Get fit while having fun during our Dance Fitness classes, tone your buttocks and legs in our Latin Cardio: Abs and Booty class, and feel sexy while getting a nice workout in our Striptease Fitness class. Learn dance moves to contemporary music in our Jazz Fusion class.
Our Kids Program
We offer the following dance programs and dance fitness classes for kids:
Mom/Dad & Me Dance/ Family class - for ages 20 mon and up
Kids Dance classes in Jazz, Hip-hop, Modern, Lyrical, Creative Movement
Kids Ballroom and Latin classes
LaVida Dance Studio has a great location in Bellevue, near highways I-405 and I-520. In this central location, everyone from Downtown or Suburban Bellevue, Seattle, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Renton, Redmond, Issaquah, Sammamish can reach us with ease via highway or back roads.
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Absolute Beginner Salsa 4-week series covers the fundamentals. Students get introduced to timing, rhythm, body movement, lead-follow connection, basic step patterns and partner combinations. Students learn principles of Latin dance and musicality and how to incorporate this into Salsa dancing.
$65 (4 classes 1/week + 1 Salsa dance party)
Friday, February 24th, 8:00pm - 12:30am
Monthly Social Tango Night "Milonga LaVida"
Join us for an unforgettable night of Argentine Tango at LaVida!
8:00pm- 8:30pm FREE Introduction to Tango class
8:30pm - 9:30pm Alternative Tango-Nuevo Music
9:30pm - 12:30am Traditional Music
Entrance: $10 (light refreshments provided)
"Dedicated instructors, clean bright dance rooms, good location, opportunity to participate in a dance show"
"This is my happy place...The instructors are awesome... The studio has a great vibe and reminds me of a scene from the movie "Shall We Dance?"
"We held our 5 years old daughter's birthday party there and it was a huge success!! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We were impressed that the instructor was able to keep the kids engaged. Highly recommend this place!"
"Took a Salsa class with my girlfriend and will be booking many many more there!.. I highly recommend this studio!!!"
A general introduction to social partner dancing, partnering skills and basic steps of dances like: Foxtrot, Rumba, Waltz, Cha-cha, Samba. These are fun, romantic, sexy and practical dances to learn for various dancing opportunities such as weddings, private parties, cruises and corporate events.
You will learn the basic connection, transition, flow and technique of this sensual dance. Zouk is a fun modern dance suited for all ages. Zouk music is characterized by a slow rhythm and a heart-beat like deep baseline. It takes its origins in both Brazilian and Caribbean dance cultures, literally engaging people into the "Party Time".
$65 (4 classes 1/week)
Wednesday, February 1st & 15th, 7:30pm-10:30pm
Join us for our 1st and 3rd monthly Brazilian ZOUK-social!
7:30pm - 8:30pm Zouk class for beginners & Up Sign Up
This is an age specific 45 minute all-boys dance class containing jazz, hip-hop and creative movement. Geared toward a young boy’s active and physical nature, the purpose of the class is to introduce young male dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity through jumps & turns.