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Ballroom Dancing in Eastside Seattle

Why learn social ballroom dancing?
“Two left feet”?
What are the popular Social Partner Dances?
What should I expect from Group Classes?
What Group Class Levels do you offer? 
Do you offer private lessons?
What is the Social Dance Party?



Why do people come to our studio to learn social ballroom dancing?

There are quite few reasons why singles and couples learn ballroom dancing in our Eastside Seattle studio:
To go out with a spouse or a partner for fun and romantic activity
To meet people or make new friends
To spark a relationship or renew romance
To prepare for dancing on a cruise
To prepare for dancing at a wedding or party
To learn a routine for the first wedding dance, mother-and-son dance or father-and-daughter dance
To exercise, keep in shape or lose weight
To channel artistic expression and creativity
To impress a date, friends or family
To possibly compete in dance competitions
• To perform on stage at our Annual Dance Shows (show 2015)


“Two left feet”?!

You might feel that you need to be born a dancer to be able to spin and twirl with your partner on a dance floor. That’s not entirely true…

Don’t get us wrong! Dancers’ talent helps and naturally it always shines through in the long run. However, there is a foundation needed for any dancer to be successful in partner dances. Once you are familiar with that foundation, it is skill, talent and practice that will take you to the next level. People of all ages, shapes and sizes enjoy ballroom dancing in Seattle.

At LaVida Dance Studio we specialize in teaching absolute beginners. Through our dance lessons, we show you how to avoid common lead and follow mistakes and how to apply tips and tricks to make your dancing enjoyable, easy and fun. We’ll prepare you to be confident enough to go out and dance!


Popular Social Partner Dances

In the Seattle area, there are various communities for dance. You can learn one or all these wonderful social partner dances at our studio, so that you could come to our studio’s Dance Parties or go out at other places in Seattle or Eastside Seattle every day of the week.

Ballroom category: Foxtrot, Waltz, Ballroom Tango
Latin category: Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha-Cha, Rumba
Swing category: East-Coast Swing, West-Coast Swing
Hustle, Night-Club Two Step
Argentine Tango (it is not considered a ballroom dance, rather, a social improvisational partner dance)


Group Classes for Ballroom Dancing in Eastside Seattle

At LaVida Studio we offer group classes in all styles of social partner dancing and at all levels.
It’s never necessary to have a partner to learn any of the dances at our studio as we frequently rotate partners during each class (optional for couples). We also invite volunteers to help balance the lead/follow ratio.
Our 55-minute Group Classes give you a chance to learn various dances in a friendly environment where you will have plenty of time to practice your steps before hitting the dance floor.
Each month, we start new a Series that consists of four classes over a four-week period. The classes are held the same time each week with the same instructor. You may join a Series during the first and second week of classes only.
Group Classes are identified by 3 levels, where Level 1 is for beginner students. 


Group Class Levels for Ballroom Dancing in Eastside Seattle

Level 1 - Beginner
Level 2 - Intermediate
Level 3 - Advanced

In Levels 1 and 2, we teach using a specific syllabus of steps. You will see an A, B, C next to the level. You will need to be able to demonstrate the steps in A, B and C before moving to the next level. For example: In Salsa you would complete Level 1-A, Level 1-B before moving to Level 2.
If you would like to join Level 2 or up right from the start you can certainly do that, just contact us for our complimentary 10min evaluation.


Private Lessons

We offer 50 min dance lessons for all levels of dancers. Whether you are single or learning to dance as a couple, you will receive personal attention to your individual needs; consequently you will make more rapid progress. Lessons will advance at your own pace and comfort level. You will soon be able to move confidently, feel comfortable dancing and truly enjoy it.
The more time you can invest in your dancing, the better dancer you will become! 


Come to our Social Dance Parties

Come and bring your friends to our monthly dance nights. We offer a complimentary group class right before the dancing starts, so everyone is ready to have fun and dance. Various types of music are played during the night so you can practice all the dances that you've been learning with us. Spend a wonderful evening socializing and ballroom dancing in Eastside Seattle without crossing the bridge. Our monthly social dance parties are generally every 2nd Friday. To confirm when the next party is, visit our studio's main calendar.


Learn more about our Club Salsa and Argentine Tango School



Our Testimonials
"Stellar instructors, solid instruction and clean, classy venue. Highly recommend!"

"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?" 

"I like this place very much! LaVida has ability to attract the most interesting people in our area! How it is possible? Give us the secret! I think the secret is talented and amazing teachers !!!"

"Took a Salsa class with my girlfriend and will be booking many many more there!.. I highly recommend this studio!!!"

"I enjoy the personal touch, humor, and professionalism of the staff. The dancing floor is ample and the ambiance is pleasant."

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Join our Bellevue Ballroom Dancing classes and Social Dance Parties!

Come learn social ballroom dancing in the Eastside area of Greater Seattle at LaVida Dance Studio located in Bellevue. Come have fun and gain confidence in your partner dancing, and meet new people in a classy and friendly atmosphere! 

When you watch TV shows like "Dancing with the Stars", "So You Think You Can Dance", etc., does it make you wish you and your partner could learn how to dance? 

Are you concerned about an upcoming wedding, private party or cruise, and you don’t want to feel awkward on the dance floor…?

We have devoted our Ballroom dancing lessons to couples and singles that want to learn dancing as a means to have fun, meet friends, spark a relationship or prepare for upcoming event, like a cruise or wedding.

13620 NE 20th St, Suite G | Bellevue, WA 98005 | 425-643-LIFE (5433)


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