Group Classes for Adults

Dance Studio Kirkland

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HIP HOP Adult Beginner Classes

Hip Hop Adult Beginner Classes

Saturdays 12:15 - 1:15 PM (no class July 9th) 

Classes resume starting July 13th 1 PM - 2 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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SALSA Drop-in for Beginners

BEGINNERS SALSA DROP-IN CLASS

EVERY FRIDAY at 8:30 - 9:30 PM

Dropins allowed anytime!

No partner required. No experience needed.

Beginners Salsa class 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 Beginner-Intermediate Intensive 4-week Series to expand your skill set and become 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 Intensive Classes

SALSA BEGINNER LEVEL

THURSDAYS

Dates: June 20- July 18 (no class July 4th)
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

90-minute progressive classes. Once a week for 4 weeks.

No partner required. No experience needed.

In addition to your class, you and your classmates are invited to a Salsa Dance Social on Friday following the end of your series (third Friday of the month)! One ticket is included at no extra cost with the purchase of this series.

Beginners welcome, but class will be a challenge, and focused to take you to that next level!

Whether you're a beginner or have been dancing for a while and what to polish and improve your fundamentals, this is a wonderful place to start.

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, this Beginner-Intermediate Intensive is a great place to improve the fundamentals and polish your technique. In this series you will learn how to make Salsa feel easy. We will integrate skills in musicality, timing, and having fun! With a supportive community and atmosphere, you will learn and expand your skill in Salsa in a positive and exciting place!

During the class we will focus on:

  • Basics
  • Turns
  • Cross-body lead
  • Lead and follow technique
  • Social dancing skills

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

Instructor: Raj

Price per person:
Salsa 4-week Series $149

*drop-ins not available

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SALSA INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

TUESDAYS

Dates: July 25 - August 22
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

90-minute progressive classes. Once a week for 4 weeks.

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.

In addition to your class, you and your classmates are invited to a Salsa Dance Social on Friday following the end of your series (third Friday of the month)! One ticket is included at no extra cost with the purchase of this series. Intermediate students welcome, the class will definitely push your level up, and focused to teach more intricate and beautiful moves! Strengthen your fundamentals and connection, improve your musicality, mix and match techniques - all this and more! Join our With a beautiful and fantastic community, experience the welcoming environment, you will learn and expand your skill in Salsa in a positive and exciting place! During the class, we will focus on: - ⁠ inside and outside turns - ⁠ sliding door - ⁠ hammerlock - ⁠ musicality - Lead and follow technique - Social dancing skills No partner necessary, of course. We rotate partners throughout the class.

Instructor: Raj

Price per person:
Salsa 4-week
Series $149 *drop-ins not available

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BACHATA

BACHATA BEGINNER INTENSIVE CLASS

TUESDAYS

Dates: July 9 - 30
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

90-minute progressive classes. Once a week for 4 weeks.

No partner required. No experience needed.

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: Raj

Price per person:
Salsa 4-week
Series $149 *drop-ins not available

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BACHATA INTERMEDIATE INTENSIVE CLASS

TBA

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

Summer schedule:
SUNDAYS
June 2nd - June 23rd
July 28th - August 25th
Milonga: June 16th, August 18th

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
PRE-TEAM TRAINING

BACHATA LADIES STYLING WORSHOP SERIES

Dates: October - November 2024, dates TBA
Time: Mondays 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM
Price: TBD

TEAM TRY-OUT

Dates: November 2024, date TBA
Time: Mondays 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM
Price: $40/class
Contact us if joining during other months.

TEAM SEASON

BACHEETAHS TEAM - CHOREOGRAPHY AND LADIES STYLING ONLY

DATES: November - March  (for ladies who want to learn the choreography and ladies styling only, no performance)
TIME: Mondays 7:30PM-9:00PM

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

Tuition: $149/month auto-pay on the 15th of each month

Contact us if joining during other months.

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BACHEETAHS TEAM - PERFORMANCE, CHOREOGRAPHY, LADIES STYLING

DATES: November - June  (for ladies who are ready to perform)
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 Workshop Series or some experience in dance, strong desire to dance is a must

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

Contact us if joining during other months.

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LADIES OF LAVIDA Performance Team

PRE-TEAM TRAINING

LADIES OF LAVIDA SUMMER SERIES

Dates: June 18 - August 20, 2024 (no classes July 2, Aug 27)
Time: Tuesdays 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM
Price: $40/class or $298/series (9-class series)

Pre-requisite: beginner to the intermediate dance experience (any dance style)

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LADIES OF LAVIDA PERFORMANCE TEAM is dedicated to building strong, confident, and high-level female dancers that may have not started from a young age. After technical strength is built, choreography and show-dance routines are created for the group to later perform around local stages. Dedication to be a part of this group is required, and progress is guaranteed. This team is proof that one can begin to dance from ANY age if they put in the hard work. Classes mix a variety of stretching and cardio exercises with choreography in Fusion, and dance styles such as Ballroom/Latin Fusion, Jazz, Jazz Funk. Ladies learn two choreography pieces during the months of September through June to perform on stage, and another choreography for the summer session video project.

Pre-requisite: beginner (not newcomer) to the intermediate dance experience. Previous dance experience in any dance style is a plus. Passion for dance, desire to learn and commitment to rehearsals are expected.

Performances will take place at various events, including the annually staged LaVida show production, recitals, local staged performances, dance video productions and other events.

How to join: Sign up for your first Try-out class ($40) at the schedule below at the beginning of the open enrollment months of September or February. After the class, you and the instructor will make the decision if you are the right fit for the team and if the team is the right fit for you.

SEPTEMBER 3, 10, 17, 24 2024 - Tryout $40/class

Contact us if joining during other months.

Watch last season’s performance below.

Dance Season: September - August (excludes studio holidays)

Tuesdays 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM 

Tuition: $149 auto-payment charges your credit card on file on the 15th of each month.

One Time Registration Fee $60. Never pay again as long as you remain enrolled.

Promotion for Adult Teams only: Enroll on the day of the tryout, and we will waive your registration fee!

The Membership includes:

  • digital action photographs from performances
  • videos from performances
  • use of the studio space for team dance rehearsals per availability
  • the annual dance show video downloadable link
  • the annual show rehearsals: dress rehearsal, tech rehearsal, show day rehearsal
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SOCIAL EVENTS


Salsa & Bachata Dance Social - FRIDAYS

SALSA & BACHATA DANCE SOCIAL (every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month)

DATES:

MAY 3, 17
JUNE 7, 21
JULY 5, 19

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:

MARCH  3, 17
APRIL 7, 21
JUNE 16
AUGUST 18

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 17TH 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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