LA VIE GALLERY
STUDIO RENTAL

Studio Rentals

Our 1,600 square foot second floor studio, located in the heart of Mission Hills, San Diego, offers affordable studio rental times to dance groups, teachers, performers, wellness professionals, artists, photo/videographers, and more.

Featuring:

  • 1,200 sq ft dance floor
  • Floor to ceiling windows with great street visibility
  • Original hardwood floors
  • Reception area
  • Private bathroom
  • Sound system
  • Wifi
  • Parking and more

We Welcome:

  • Fine Art Exhibits
  • Cultural Performances
  • Rehearsals
  • Dance Classes
  • Workshops
  • Photography, Videography Shoots
  • Wellness Activities
  • Special Events: cocktail parties, fundraisers, ceremonies, etc.

  • Special Events

    Please contact us with your workshop, class or event details!

    Email:  laviedance325@gmail.com

    Phone: 619.560.6281

PERFORMANCE BOOKINGS

Performance Bookings


  • Special Event Bookings

    Have a special event and need entertainment?

    We have what you are looking for!  With an array of talented performers, teachers, percussionists, musicians and more we are happy to provide you with only the best quality performers from our trusted reliable professional network.

    Contact us for a FREE Quote today!  619.560.6281


Offering:

  • Capoeira
  • Samba
  • Afro-Cuban Dance & Drumming
  • West African Dance & Drumming
  • Brazilian Bossa Nova
  • Modern / Contemporary Dance
  • Bellydancers
  • Guitarists, Violinists, Vocalists
  • And much more!

Bringing the world of Art, Dance & Culture together!

Providing artistic, cultural dance, activities, wellness workshops, art exhibits and events, while protecting the traditions, historical information, languages, expression and worldwide values.

CLASSES & EVENTS

1.Club Launching Party

SATURDAY, April 22nd 6:30PM - 11:00PM

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Showcasing artists from NYC, LA and SD!

FEATURING::
Art
Live Music
DJ's
Food / Drink
Open Mic
Networking

$10 Admission

WEST AFRICAN DANCE with Djibri Camara

SUNDAYS 5PM - 6:30PM & TUESDAYS 7PM - 8PM

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Join us with Master Teacher Djibril Camara from Guinea for amazing energetic and FUN West African Dance Classes!

SUNDAY'S 5PM - 6.30PM

All ages, all levels!
Live drumming!

Drop In $15

 

Capoeira Brasil / Mestre Mindinho

SUN, MON, TUE,WED, THU

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A variety of Toddler, Kids and Adult Classes:

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday!

Check out the website and schedule HERE

 

RIO - JAZZ - ZUMBA with Carmen B.

TUESDAYS 5:30PM - 6:30PM

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THURSDAYS 7-8PM

SAMBA with Renata Secco

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Samba class with internationally known choreographer, instructor, dancer, performer Renata Secco of São Paulo, Brazil.

LIVE music!

Come try a class...any Thursday @ 7pm!

West African Drum Class with Amara Camara

SUNDAYS 3:30PM - 5:00PM

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Master Drummer Amara Camara of Guinea West Africa, introduces Sunday afternoon drumming classes where you can learn many of the West African rhythms and songs.
A great pre-dance class warm up!
$15 Drop In

Kids UNITY Dance with Cybele Peña

THURSDAYS February 23th - April 20th  5:30PM - 7:00PM

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A dance class for children to explore many styles from around the world, gain coordination, learn choreography, and find their own artistic and expressive voice. All dances have a theme of peace, teamwork, love, and unity. Students will be invited to perform at Balboa Park for Earth Day.
Cybele Peña has over 17 years of teaching experience, working with students of all ages in San Diego City Schools.
Students in grades k-2: Thursdays from 530-620
Students in grades 3-6: Thursdays from 530 -650 (older students get a little extra time to learn more complex choreography)
Thursdays from February 23- April 27, No class the last week of March
Drop in class $15
Session: early sign up offer! $75 dollars for the 9 classes if paid before February 20th, $90 dollars if paid by February 23rd

Call 4 Choreo: An open-mic For Choreographers

SATURDAY May 6th
5:30PM - 11:00PM

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An Open Mic for CHOREOGRAPHERS. ALL STYLES WELCOME!

Whether you are:
1. A student with ideas
2. A professional that wants to share something new
3. Need to perform something to have it recorded for your next big venture!
CALL 4 CHOREO is the perfect opportunity!

$5 to enter
5 minutes to share/perform!
First 10 to sign up guaranteed to show, others will go as time permits.

Master Class before hand with Unidentified Dance! 5:30-7pm $15
Reggae, Contemporary, Jazz and Ballet, all in one technique!

Admission to the open-mic FREE with MASTER CLASS!

Feel free to have it recorded!! We'll have rules in place to make sure the only people recording are the people with permission from the choreographers!

EVENT PAGE HERE

SATURDAYS 10AM - 11:00AM

SATURDAY MORNING YOGA with Brianne Taylor

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Vinyasa Flow Yoga to a reggae rhythm. Celebrating music and movement – creating positive vibrations with Certified Teacher Brianne Taylor.

A style of yoga where movement is linked to breath in a beautifully smooth, dance-like way.  Expect to build strength, stretch & sweat whilst you lift your spirits to a roots reggae soundtrack.

Mixed level class, beginners welcome!

$10 Drop In

ARGENTINE TANGO -  1 & 2

SUNDAYS
7:00PM - 8:00PM

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Radi and Oldriska now teaching Beginners Argentine Tango!

7:00 - 8:15 Every Sunday!

About Radi & Oldriska:

Oldriska and Radi love spreading tango and their emphasis in teaching is on the joy of the dance and the connection and communication of the couple in the embrace.  Please see full bios on our homepage!

WEBSITE

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Reggae Cardio Dancehall Workshop with  Kirti Srivastava & Dash Eye

SATURDAY April 29TH 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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Reggae Cardio Dancehall Workshop

Come join the vibes and get your cardio workout to reggae music!
Take a journey with Kirti as she leads you into an hour and a half of dancing, workout and all around vibes with Dash Eye providing the soundtrack.
This unique experience gets you fit and introduces you to new and exciting dance moves inspired by reggae music from around the globe!

$20 a person!

Daytime Studio Rentals

MONDAY - SATURDAY
9:00AM - 5:00PM

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We welcome weekly daytime meetings, conferences, quiet classes, events and wellness rentals.  We also welcome Saturday afternoon dance, workshop and event workshop rentals.

Daytime Rental Hours and Pricing:

Monday-Friday 9 am – 5 pm $25 per hour
Saturday 9 am – 5 pm for $35 per hour

Special Events - please inquire

1 hour rental minimum. General Liability insurance is required.

Studio Amenities:
1200 sqft open-floor studio, high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, sound system, decorative accessories, private bathroom, balcony bathroom, four 6-foot long tables, folding chairs and more.

If you are looking to host an event, please call (619) 560.6281 or email with your information and we will gladly assist you:  laviedance325@gmail.com

Childrens Ballet Folklorico (Ages 7 & Up)

FRIDAYS 5:30PM - 7PM

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Childrens Ballet Folklorico (Ages 7 & Up) - Intermediate Level

Fridays at 5:45pm to 7:15pm

Class is for Children who have danced in Danzarts Academy 2yrs or more OR Audition Required.

New class to be added for new students please contact info@DanzArts.org

Must have Ballet folklorico shoes and practice skirt.

For more information visit DanzArt.org 

 

Kids UNITY Dance with Cybele Peña

THURSDAYS February 23th - April 20th  5:30PM - 7:00PM

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A dance class for children to explore many styles from around the world, gain coordination, learn choreography, and find their own artistic and expressive voice. All dances have a theme of peace, teamwork, love, and unity. Students will be invited to perform at Balboa Park for Earth Day.
Cybele Peña has over 17 years of teaching experience, working with students of all ages in San Diego City Schools.
Students in grades k-2: Thursdays from 530-620
Students in grades 3-6: Thursdays from 530 -650 (older students get a little extra time to learn more complex choreography)
Thursdays from February 23- April 27, No class the last week of March
Drop in class $15
Session: early sign up offer! $75 dollars for the 9 classes if paid before February 20th, $90 dollars if paid by February 23rd

Mission Federal Art Walk 'Dance on the EDGE' Performances

SUNDAY April 30TH, 11:00AM - 11:45AM

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La Vie Dance & Culture is excited to be amongst the performances for the Little Italy Art Walk and Dance on the EDGE Event this year!

Join us for our 33rd annual Mission Federal ArtWalk, San Diego's premier arts and culture event, on April 29 - 30, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.! This FREE two-day festival will fill 17 blocks of San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood with over 350 local, national and international emerging and established artists, showcasing every medium, including painting, sculpture, glass work, photography, fine jewelry and more.

Mission Federal ArtWalk will also feature live musical performances, interactive art activities for kids (and kids-at-heart!), street food and many other special attractions. To learn more, visit www.artwalksandiego.org/missionfederal/.

Thanks again to our Title Sponsor Mission Federal Credit Union – be sure to stop by and say hello when you’re in Little Italy!

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We are your eBay Seller!

MONDAY - FRIDAY
9:00AM - 1:00PM

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We sell antiques, collectibles and more!

Let us help move those items you have been trying to get around to.

We Research, Photograph, List, Sell & Ship!

Low commissions! Fast service!

Please call (619) 560.6281 or email us with your item information, photographs and measurements and we will gladly assist you:  laviedance325@gmail.com

Master Teachers & Instructors

Renata Secco - MT/HHP

Samba & Afro Brazilian
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Renata Secco - MT/HHP

Choreographer, instructor, performer, born and raised in Brazil, Renata has been involved in dance, movement and performance since her early teens. She has studied Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Brazilian Folkloric and Traditional forms. Renata immigrated to the U.S. in 2001 and has been a professional dance instructor and performer for over 15 years in the United States and Abroad.

Most recently, Renata was the lead instructor and choreographer for the Lions of Batucada in Portland, Oregon; taught five consecutive residencies at Sambasia in Beijing, China (in partnership with the Brazilian Embassy), Dream Community Parade Taipei, Taiwan Featuring 400 members of the Brazilian Dance and Music Section. Conducted 6 months residencies working with public schools, professional dancers and musicians - including three months of intensive programs with Aboriginal Taiwanese Kids and Adults in various parts of the country and Samba Dance instructor at the prestigious California Brazil Camp.  She has performed at a number of renowned venues throughout the West Coast including the Rose Garden, Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl and Disney Hall.

At present she maintains a busy schedule of weekly classes, residencies, and performances, featuring all age groups, gender and levels of experience. Comprehensive and energetic instruction in Rio style samba, samba-reggae, samba-funk, and Afro-Brazilian dance. Renata has sponsored numerous dance and music workshops, seminar, and shows with Masters Brazilians artists in San Diego, to provide a path for the community learn from the roots of Brazilian Culture.

Cybele Peña

Youth Program Director
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Cybele Peña

Dancer at roots dance theatre, Director at Roots and Wings Global Arts and Teaching artist at Arts for Learning San Diego, an Affiliate of Young Audiences

Went to San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts.

Djibril Camara

West African Dance
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Djibril Camara

Djibril Camara is from the Baga people, originally from Boke, Guinea in
West Africa and spent his childhood dancing.  He began his formal
training at the National School In Guinea's capital, Conakry.  Djibril
was a principal dancer and choreographer for the international touring
company Ballet du Afrique Noir of Senegal, as well as Troupe Federale
Conakry and Ballet Bougarabou  for 17 years,  traversing Europe and
Africa.  Eventually his talent brought him to the U.S. for Ballet du
Afrique'
s presentation of the Mandika Epic on notable stages, including
NY City's Kennedy Center.  For the last ten years he has shared the

love of his culture and high energy traditional dance across the US,
choreographing, teaching and performing.  He has a special ability to
teach beginners and experienced dancers side by side, with a gracious
heart and a welcoming smile. 
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Mestre Mindinho

Capoeira Brasil San Diego
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Mestre Mindinho

Mestre Mindinho was introduced to Capoeira at the age of 11, and he fell in love.  He was instantly committed to his studies and began teaching under the supervision of his Mestre by the age of 17.
In 1994, Mindinho made the decision to leave his childhood mestre and begin his studies with Capoeira Brasil’s Mestre Boneco, known in the Capoeira world as one of the top capoeiristas and mestres of his time.  It was here he as able to improve his technique and knowledge, and gain more confidence on his path in Capoeira.
Mestre Mindinho is now one of the most well known Capoeira teachers in the United States today.  He dedicates his life to promoting Capoeira in a positive, fun environment so that his students may not only become true capoeiristas, but individuals with better self-esteem, improved level of fitness and most of all a true knowledge of the art and tradition of Capoeira.
Patricia Astorga-Casey

Ballet Folklorico
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Patricia Astorga-Casey

Artistic Director/Choreographer

Throughout her artistic career, Ms. Astorga has undertaken various dance disciplines including classical ballet, tap, modern dance, Folklore Mexicano and Flamenco. She began her training at the early age of 7yrs old at the world renowned school of Amalia Hernandez (Ballet Folklorico de Mexico), for 5 consecutive summers . She was one of the founding members of Ballet Folklorico de Pacifico (currently under the direction of her sister (Adriana Astorga-Gainey). In 2005, she moved to Houston, Texas and formed "Sabor Mexico Theatrical Dance Co. ",(Folklorico Mexicano). In Houston, she presented her work at the most respected theaters, including Hobby Center (Zilka Hall), Verizon Wireless Theater and Houston's Museums.

As a flamenco dancer she has appeared professionally at the famous El Cid Flamenco Tablao in Los Angeles. Patricia performed at the Grand Opening of the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. She has studied extensively in Spain with Flamenco masters such as , Juana Amaya, Alicia Marquez, Ursula Lopez and Roberto Amaral and ¨Angelita” in Los Angeles. In August 2006, she formed her own Flamenco dance company, “La Escencia Flamenca.” Collaborating with local musicians from Texas and California. As a result of her ongoing efforts, she developed a wonderful collaborative relationship with the Mexican Consulate in Houston, Mexican Tourism Board, Consulado de Espana, The Museum of Fine Arts, MECA and numerous other Hispanic organizations. On December 8, 2007, Mayor Bill White of Houston, Patricia was given a formal proclamation .

Patricia currently resides in sunny San Diego, CA. with her Husband Dan as of 2009. She has continued to teach both Folklore Mexicano and Flamenco. Within one year her two dance companies in San Diego (Sabor Mexico Theatrical Dance Co. of SD & La Esencia Flamenca Dance Company of SD) combined has grown to 30 dancers and musicians. Recently, Danzarts - Sabor Mexico was chosen out of 320 applicants to work with the San Diego Symphony by Bill Conti (composer of the theme song "Rocky") production "Your Song, Your Story". Had the privilege of Performing at Symphony Hall, Joan Kroc Theater, Embarcadero accompanied by San Diego Symphony and Mariachi Garibaldi. As a profession, Patricia is a Registered Nurse for over 25 years and has worked in Health Care Administration (Quality Management, Case Management ) for the past 15 years.

For more information visit: DanzArts.org

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Radi Shafie & Oldřiška Prokopová

Argentine Tango
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Radi Shafie & Oldřiška Prokopová

Weekly tango class on Sundays at 7PM!

Our focus is social tango dance, enabling people to enjoy the variety of milongas (social tango dance events) that the city of San Diego has to offer. Everyone is welcome to discover the beauty of the tango embrace!

About the instructors:

Radi has been dancing for over 20 years. He started break dancing when he was a teenager, and later discovered a passion for flamenco. But since falling in love with tango, it has become his path in life. It has taken him around the world, including multiple trips to Buenos Aires. He performed and taught tango in Albuquerque, New Mexico for about three years before moving to California in 2014 to start his PhD in Critical Dance Studies at the University of California, Riverside. In the summer before moving to California, he met his partner Oldriska at a milonga in Prague, Czech Republic, and they have been dancing together since. They got married last June. For the past two years, they have been teaching tango to undergraduate students at UCR. Now moving to San Diego, Oldriska and Radi are both looking forward to spreading their love for tango in their new home environment. Radi is also a well-respected DJ in the Southern California tango community.

Tango found Oldriska five years ago when she incidentally appeared at a milonga. Just watching people improvise to the music in a close embrace fascinated her. She fell in love with tango that same evening when she was invited for a dance. To her surprise, she could do it without knowing any steps, just by feeling the lead! Oldriska has since become a part of the tango scenes in Europe, the US and Argentina. She met her life and dance partner Radi in 2014 dancing in her hometown of Prague, Czech Republic. They have been practicing and traveling for tango since, and teaching together for the past two years. They had an opportunity to get a deeper understanding of this dance last year when they spent three months in Buenos Aires dancing and studying with the world’s best tango teachers. Oldriska and Radi love spreading tango and their emphasis in teaching is on the joy of the dance and the connection and communication of the couple in the embrace.

Brianne Taylor

Yoga / Artist / Songstress
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Brianne Taylor

Originally from New York, professional dancer, singer and artist, Brianne Taylor is also a certified Yoga Teacher!  A very talented young woman that we are very happy to have on board at La Vie Dance & Culture.

 

Rebecca Farrant

Cultural Art Director
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Rebecca Farrant

With over 15 years experience in the Art and Antiques industry, Rebecca introduces the La Vie Fine Arts Program.

Presenting monthly Art Exhibitions of local and international artists, featuring period pieces, oil on canvas or board, pastels, watercolors and more, as well as limited edition lithographs and prints.

Offering local artists the opportunity to showcase and sell their work.

For more information please call 619.560.6281.

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About Us

  • Providing positive opportunities and experiences to help influence, encourage and enhance the lives of our youth and community today.
  • Believing self-expression and exercise through performing, creative and visual arts are a significant method and tool in overcoming social obstacles.
  • Hosting monthly workshops, exhibits and cultural events by artisans, performers and specialized individuals from throughout San Diego, the US and abroad.
  • Providing artistic, cultural activities, workshops, exhibits and events, while protecting the traditions, historical information, languages, expression and worldwide values.
  • Offering affordable studio rental times to dance groups, teachers, performers, wellness professionals, artists, photo/videographers and more, to help connect, grow and pursue individual dreams and passions.

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La Vie Dance & Culture

325 W. Washington Street, Suites 7 & 8
San Diego, CA 92103
Tel: 619.560.6281


Email: laviedance325@gmail.com