Group Classes for Adults

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HIP HOP

Hip Hop

February 10nth - March 2nd

Saturdays 12:15 - 1:15 PM

No experience needed. High-energy class for hip hop fans!
You’ll work through the basics and get comfortable with the terms, steps, and skills of a hip-hop dancer.
Your dance instructor Heather will work with you on hip-hop techniques and how to execute them with strength and precision. You will learn basic hip-hop combos which you can develop in class and practice at home.

Instructor: Heather

Price per person:
Drop-in $35
4-week pass $120

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Zumba

Zumba

From January 13th

Saturdays 10:00 - 10:45 AM

Step into the Beat at LaVida and unleash Your Energy with Zumba!

Everyone, from beginners to Zumba aficionados, is invited to join the dance!

What to expect:

  • Energizing Routines: Experience the fusion of infectious music and dynamic choreography that makes every workout feel like a joyous dance party.
  • Expert Guidance: Our experiences Zumba instructor Mario are enthusiastic experts dedicated to making every class an invigorating, safe, and memorable experience.
  • Feel the warmth of a supportive community that motivates and inspires, transforming exercise into a fun social gathering.
  • No matter your age or fitness level, our diverse range of classes ensures there's a perfect Zumba experience for you.
  • It's a high-energy class focusing on improving cardio, muscle conditioning, flexibility, and balance, Ideal for those aiming to enhance muscle tone while enjoying the classic Zumba vibe.

 

Are you ready to dance into a new, healthier you? Join us for a trial class and discover the joy of Zumba. Come, be part of our Zumba journey, where every step leads to fun and well-being!

Instructor: Mehman (Mario)

Price per person:
Drop-in $25
Monthly Pass $95

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Intro to Salsa

INTRO TO SALSA

EVERY FRIDAY at 8:30 - 9:30 PM

(no classes Nov 24, Dec 22, Dec 29)

Introduction to Salsa class is for absolute beginners, and is a great starting point to getting familiar with Salsa moves that you’ll find people dancing at a typical salsa nightclub.


The class is ongoing and held at the same time each week, with the same instructor. It is structured to give you maximum learning results in a group setting through repetition and practice of foundational steps and lead/follow technique to help your muscle memory to execute basic moves and variations with minimal thinking.

The goal of this class is for you to gain confidence in movement, meet people new to dancing, just like you, and be ready to join the Salsa Level 1 series to continue taking steps toward becoming a confident dancer. 

An additional learning opportunity is available during private lessons. 

You may join the class any time. 

No experience needed. No partner required. We rotate partners throughout the class.

Price per person:
Drop-in $25
Monthly Pass $95

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Salsa Series Level 1 and 2

SALSA LEVEL 1

Series:

Series 1 - Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 
Series 2 - Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
Series 3 - Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 

Time: 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM

🎶 Discover the Rhythm of Salsa On1: Join Our Dance Classes, and our Vibrant Dance Community! 🎶
Are you ready to embark on a journey filled with passion, rhythm, and connection? Look no further! Our Salsa On1 classes are designed to give you the ultimate dance experience.
**Unlock the Magic of Salsa On1:**
🎵 **Feel the Music:** Music is the heartbeat of Salsa, and in our classes, you'll learn to listen and connect with the melodies and rhythms that make Salsa so infectious. From the irresistible beats of the congas to the soulful melodies of the trumpet, you'll immerse yourself in the captivating world of Latin music.
💃 **Learn Weight Transfers:** The key to fluid and effortless salsa dancing is understanding weight transfers. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the fundamentals, ensuring that you can move seamlessly from one step to the next, creating a dance that's as graceful as it is exciting.
🤝 **Build a Great Dance Frame:** A well-connected dance frame is the foundation of a great partnership. Learn the art of maintaining a solid connection with your dance partner, leading or following with finesse and confidence. You'll find that the dance floor becomes your canvas to paint your own unique Salsa masterpiece.
🕺 **Dance Communication:** Salsa is not just about individual moves; it's a conversation between two dancers. We'll teach you how to communicate with your partner through body language, allowing you to express yourself, improvise, and create beautiful moments on the dance floor.
🌟 **Why Choose Us?**
✨ Experienced Instructors: Our passionate and skilled instructors have years of experience in teaching Salsa On1. They are dedicated to helping you become the best dancer you can be.
✨ Welcoming Community: Join a community of dancers who share your love for Salsa. Make friends, socialize, and experience the joy of dancing together.
✨ Progress at Your Pace: We understand that everyone learns differently. Our classes cater to all skill levels, from absolute beginners to those looking to polish their skills.
✨ Fun and Fitness: Salsa is not only a beautiful art form; it's also a fantastic workout. Get fit, stay active, and have a blast while doing it.
Don't miss out on the chance to experience the magic of Salsa On1! Whether you're looking for a new hobby, a way to stay active, or a creative outlet, our classes offer something for everyone. Join our diverse group of dancers and let the music move you!
📆 **Classes Begin Soon! Reserve Your Spot Today!**
Contact us now to enroll in our upcoming Salsa On1 classes. Don't wait - take the first step towards becoming a confident and skilled Salsa dancer. Let's dance to the rhythm of life together!
No experience needed. No partner necessary, of course. We rotate partners throughout the class.

No experience needed. No partner necessary, of course. We rotate partners throughout the class.

Instructor: Raj

Price per person:
Drop-in $25
Salsa 4-week Series $95

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SALSA LEVEL 2

Series:

Series 1 - Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 
Series 2 - Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
Series 3 - Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 

Time: 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM 


This class builds on what you have learned in Level 1. All students will have to demonstrate the fundamentals from Level 1 to join Level 2. Some of the things you will learn are

  • Smoothly changing connections
  • NY Prep for spins
  • Solo moves (the basics of shines)
  • Close Connection
  • Connection Transitions
  • Slide
  • Coca Cola

Pre-requisite: be able to demonstrate the fundamentals from Level 1 and/or pass Evaluation. All evaluations happen 10 min before the Level 1 class. Please, come see the instructor.

No partner necessary, of course. We rotate partners throughout the class.

Price per person:
Drop-in $25
Salsa 4-week Series $95

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Bachata

BACHATA CLASS Level 1 & 2

level 1 - Jan 19th, Jan 26th, Feb 2nd, Feb 9th
Level 2 -  Nov 10th, Nov 17th, Dec 1st, Dec 8th

BACHATA LEVEL 1

Mar 29th, Apr 5th, Apr 12th, Apr 19th
Fridays 8:30 - 9:30 PM

These classes are designed for people who are starting to dance latin music. Instructions on basic steps, turns, timing, body movement, alignment and posture will be emphasized. Terminology and vocabulary will be taught as the class progresses too.

Students will begin with simple warm-up and basic steps or partner work combinations so you feel comfortable while learning step by step. No partner necessary, of course. We rotate partners throughout the class.

Instructor: Julia

Price per person:
Drop-in $25
Bachata 4-week series Pass $95

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BACHATA LEVEL 2

Feb 23rd, Mar 1st, Mar 8th, Mar 15th
Fridays 8:30 - 9:30 PM

Take this class if you are familiar with Bachata basic steps, know some simple moves but want to keep growing. Combining bachata music with more contemporary music, and deep emotion, this form introduces more fluidity, waves and a circular motion into the interpretation. In this course you will learn the principles of lead and follow technique, connection, body waves and social dancing patterns.

With musicality and styling for leads and follows students will learn to build confidence executing moves on the dance floor.

It is structured to give you maximum learning results in a group setting through repetition and practice of steps and lead/follow technique to help your muscle memory execute basic moves and variations with minimal thinking. No dance experience or partner needed.

Price per person:
Drop-in $25
Bachata 4-week series Pass $95

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Argentine Tango

Argentine Tango Classes

EVERY SUNDAY (from Sep 10th)

Beginners Level 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Intermediate Level 6:00-7:00 PM

Argentine Tango Drop-in classes for Absolute beginner and Intermediate level. No dance experience or partner needed. Join us anytime! You will be taught the fundamental movements of Argentine Tango, technique and musicality. As you progress the material will evolve in its complexity on the intermediate level. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes with leather/suede sole. Walk-ins are welcomed!

Price per person: $25


Bachata Ladies Team BACHEETAHS

Bachata Ladies Team "BACHEETAHS"

Try-out date: November 13th
Time: Mondays 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM
Price: $40

DATES: November 13th - February 12th  (12 trainings for ladies who want to learn the choreography and ladies styling only)

NOV 13, 20, 27
DEC 4, 11
JAN 8, 15, 22, 29
FEB 5, 12, 19


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DATES: November 13th - April 15th  (for ladies who want to perform)

NOV 13, 20, 27
DEC 4, 11
JAN 8, 15, 22, 29
FEB 5, 12, 19, 26
MAR 4, 11, 18, 25
APR 1, 8, 15

TIME: Mondays 7:30PM-9:00PM

Your heart beats for Bachata, you are a team player and looking for a very special challenge combined with a lot of fun among great people in regular training sessions? Then become part of LaVida BACHEETAHS TEAM! A sharp and fabulous ladies team will focus on connections to music, arm styling, body rolls and body isolations. It’s not how much talent you have but how big your desire is to learn and grow as a dancer. Being on our team will help you grow not only as a performer but more importantly as a social dancer!

Pre-Requisite: completing Bachata Ladies Styling Series or some experience in dance, strong desire to dance is a must

Tuition: $149/month auto-pay charged on the 15th of each month  (performance costume is not included)

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SOCIAL EVENTS


Salsa & Bachata Dance Social - FRIDAYS

SALSA & BACHATA DANCE SOCIAL (every 3rd Friday of the month)

DATES:

OCT 20th, NOV 17th, DEC 15th

Time: 8:30PM - 11:30PM

🌟Join the Hottest Salsa & Bachata Social Party in Town! 🌟
💃 Get ready to move your hips and feel the rhythm at the Salsa & Bachata Social Night!💃
🔥 What to Expect:
🎶Electrifying Music: Dance to the finest Salsa and Bachata tunes mixed by our talented DJ.
The dance floor will be sizzling with non-stop beats to keep you grooving all night long.
🕺 Dance the Night Away:
Whether you're a seasoned dancer or a beginner, our welcoming atmosphere is perfect for everyone. Join our friendly community and dance until you drop!
🎟️ Free Social Dance:
Come to our drop-in class and enjoy Social Dancing for free!
🌆 Venue:
LaVida Dance Studio
11961 124th Ave NE
Totem Square Plaza
Kirkland WA 98034
🎟️ Tickets:
$25 (Social Dance + Class)
$15 (Social Dance only)
🚪 Tickets are available at the door
🤩 Dress Code:
Dress comfortably and in your own style – we're all about having a great time on the dance floor!
📢 Don't miss the ultimate Salsa & Bachata Social event in town! Grab your dancing shoes, invite your friends, and join us for a night of incredible music, fantastic company, and pure dancing joy!
📱 Follow us on Social Media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaVidaDanceKirkland, Instagram: lavida_dance
🔥 Get ready to dance your heart out and create unforgettable memories. The Salsa & Bachata Social Night is where the magic happens. See you on the dance floor! 💃🕺🔥

✧ SCHEDULE ✧

✓ 8:30 - 9:30 PM - Bachata class for beginners
✓ 8:30 - 9:30 PM - Salsa class for beginners
✓ 9:30 - 11:30 PM - Salsa & Bachata dance social
Class + Salsa & Bachata party $25   Pay at the door or online
Salsa & Bachata party ONLY! $15    Pay at the door

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Argentine Tango Milonga Dance Social - SUNDAYS

MILONGA (every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month)

DATES:

SEP  17
OCT 1, 15
NOV 5, 19
DEC 3, 17

Come dance, mingle, and socialize! Experience the dance night of Buenos Aires. Milonga LaVida is a social Argentine Tango dance night open to the public. We are a friendly welcoming community.

✧ SCHEDULE ✧
✓6:00pm - 7:00pm pre-milonga class for Intermediate level
✓7:00 pm -10:00 pm Social Dancing Milonga LaVida
Entrance: Milonga $15 (light refreshments provided)
Class $25
Cash only


Eastside Salsa Marina Annual Public Dance Event - AUGUST 10TH 2024

EASTSIDE SALSA MARINA ANNUAL EVENT -AUGUST 17th 2024

!!!All-White party.

Wohoo! The 10th Annual Outdoor Public Salsa Dance Social at the Kirkland Marina Park is coming up AUGUST 17th, 2024!

Wear your favorite white attire and come celebrate the 10th year Anniversary! Invite Friends!

What's better on a summer night than dancing all evening long at the waterfront?!

Join us under the roof of main gazebo! Wear your favorite white attire and come celebrate the 10th year Anniversary! Invite Friends!

5:15pm - Introduction to Salsa class $25 (includes Salsa Dancing Party)
6pm-10pm - Salsa Dancing Party $25

- pay «at the door» (cash only)
- receive a wristband
- enjoy dancing
- don't miss fabulous performances at around 8:30pm!

Kirkland/Bellevue/Eastside

DJs will be jamming great salsa, bachata and cha-cha hits!

No dance partner is required. No dance experience needed.

Cash only

PRIVATE CLASSES

Individual Private Lessons

Individual Private Lessons

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 make them extremely qualified to provide either. They are excited to share their experience and expertise with you during private lessons.

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Group Private Lessons

Group Private Lessons

Do you want a dance class just for your social bubble?
We can help! We are now offering the option to charter your own private dance class.
Invite your trusted friends, choose your day, time, and style of dance. You can even mix and match different styles of dance to create a well-rounded experience!

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Wedding Dance Lessons

Wedding Dance Lessons

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: classy Waltz, flirty Cha-Cha, passionate Tango, the Mambo piece from ‘Dirty Dancing’, and even surprise Hip-Hop wedding flashmobs for the bride! The possibilities are endless!

We also offer instructions to prepare Mother-and-Son dance, Father-and-Daughter dance, Bridal Party Group dance, Corporate Dance Choreography, Flashmob Choreography, Class and/or Performance at your event.

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