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Social Dance

instructor, and private coach
Larisa Bates

specializing in first wedding dances!


3-week session Ballroom Dance Workshop

Sign up for Larisa's workshops at Studio A Dance, or book privates with her. Or, click the link below to her website and find out where her other classes currently are held.

Visit Larisa's website LADanceEvents.com to purchase your dollar amount through the purchases page.

contact Larisa Bates, private coach or choreographer for your first dance at your wedding, Los Angeles area including Silver Lake (Silverlake), Echo Park, Hollywood, Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, North Hollywood, and Studio City

***Private Lesson rates: $85 for one hour
$375 for 5 hours
$700 for 10 hours
**perfect if you are preparing for a wedding, competition, or another special event...or, if you just want to get more intensive training!
**no additional fee required if taking lessons with a partner!!

Please, contact us directly for more information, payment, and registration.

NEW: First Wedding Dance on demand! 310-461-9940 --- for the eager couple:

Text Larisa and she will get back to you very soon, usually within the hour

If you are preparing for a wedding dance, want to do your own specific dances, or just want to get better at what you already know, private lessons are for you! If you like it and want to continue, then, do - if not, then, don't!


No commitment!

You may take your private lessons, with or without a partner.

Any style of ballroom dance is offered:
- from basics to competition level
- from smooth ballroom styles to rhythmic latin and swing styles

*this offer is for new students only

Ballroom workshops cover dances, such as, Foxtrot, Salsa, Swing and more

Proper technique and good partnership are addressed as this is the basis and only form of communication between the two dancers.

contact Larisa Bates at: larisabates@yahoo.com or phone 310-461-9940


Larisa Bates has been dancing since she was 5 years old, with a strict focus on ballroom dancing since 1998. She has been teaching ballroom dance since 2000. She has trained celebrities such as, Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, actor Harry Hamlin and tv personality Leeza Gibbons of "Dancing With the Stars", choreographer Tyce Diorio of "So You Think You Can Dance", reality tv star Tiffany Pollard of "I Love New York", and worked with dancer Lacey Schwimmer of "Dancing With the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance". She has, also, worked as a performer and/or choreographer in such projects as Warner Brothers' "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil", ABC Family's "Kicked Out", VH1's "I Love New York", MTV's "Next" and "Parental Control", NBC's "Big Shot Live", and USA Network's "Character Fantasy".
Larisa has competed in such ballroom competitions as the Emerald Ball and the Embassy Ball and has won over 100 first place awards. She is proficient in 20 different styles of partnership dance ranging from the standard ballroom styles of Foxtrot, Waltz, and Tango to the rhythmic styles of Salsa, Cha Cha, and Swing to lesser know styles such as the Paso Doble, Two-step, and even Polka!


Larisa is available for group or private lessons at any level, whether you are interested in learning to dance socially, prepare for a wedding or quinceanera dance, or if you want to compete.
Students may learn with or without their own partner. Larisa is, also, available for private or corporate events. Options are as simple as a group lesson to get the party guests mingling to back-up dancers to supplement a wedding dance to an elaborate professional performance.


Please, contact Larisa Bates directly for more information.
larisabates@yahoo.com or phone 310-461-9940


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