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.
1,200 sq ft dance floor
Floor to ceiling windows with great street visibility
Original hardwood floors
Parking and more
Fine Art Exhibits
Photography, Videography Shoots
Special Events: cocktail parties, fundraisers, ceremonies, etc.
Please contact us with your workshop, class or event details!
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
Afro-Cuban Dance & Drumming
West African Dance & Drumming
Brazilian Bossa Nova
Modern / Contemporary Dance
Guitarists, Violinists, Vocalists
And much more!
ART - DANCE - CULTURE
Providing kids, teen and adult art, dance & cultural activities, workshops, exhibits and special events, while protecting the traditions, historical information and expression that come with it.
Ladies and Gentleman, we are less than a week away from our 2nd Bombshells & Bow Ties Event! Our 1st was such a success and we cannot wait to have you join us again! We are setting the weekend up with our tribute to the late and great MLK! Come ready and dressed to impress as this evening is the night to get all dolled up! We will see you all this coming Thursday January 11th!
Join Jen of Santosha Yoga and Wellness in a new yoga event series called Balasana and Brunch. Each month, we'll pick a new neighborhood for a 60-minute yoga class, then meet up afterwards at an awesome local spot for brunch.
The first class will be on Saturday, March 31 at 10:30am at La Vie Dance & Culture, followed by brunch in the same building at Toma Sol Tavern! Toma Sol has $5 craft beers on draft, $9.95 bottomless mimosas, a $9.95 all-you-can-eat waffle bar and other great brunch specials.
$15 for your 60-minute all-levels yoga class. Brunch is on you.
Space is limited; reserve your spot in class by sending $15 via
-PayPal to email@example.com -- please pay via the "Friends and Family" option!
Have a connection to a great studio? Know an awesome brunch spot? DM or email Jen with suggestions for our next Balasana and Brunch location for April!
Families will move, breathe, and play as we explore yoga postures and mindfulness practices together. Class will feature live music, stories, games, and relaxation techniques to share as a family. Cost is $15 per family (up to 4 family members). Please bring a yoga mat, water, and wear comfortable clothes to move in. This class is tailored for children ages 2-10, but all ages are welcome.
Remind “Only workshop attendees will be allowed in the studio at that time”
IN THIS WORKSHOP, PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN A VARIETY OF SAMBA STEPS FROM BASICS TO ADVANCED SAMBA MOVEMENTS. WILL ASSIST PARTICIPANTS TO INCREASE SELF AND SPATIAL AWARENESS, EXTENSIVE VARIETY OF BREAKS, FOOTWORK, TRANSITIONS, MUSICALITY, DRILLS AND ENDURANCE FOR THE FAST SAMBA GROOVES.
Ana Carla Laidley was born and raised and Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil. Ana was exposed to the art and culture of Samba in early infancy/childhood because her father, Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro, was a very famous musician of the most traditional Samba School, Estacao Primeira de Mangueira. Anas mother was one of the first Passistas (Samba dancers) who performed
with several renowned artists and performing groups in Brazil and internationally.
Anas debut in the Samba Schools parade happened when she was 5 year old and she paraded for over 20 years. Once she immigrated to USA, Ana is teaching Samba by integrating traditional and contemporary Samba styles. Anas class provides a space to people to develop their knowledge and
understanding of the Brazilian culture as well as reconnect with their body, mind, and soul!
Over 5 years, Ana is studying varieties of the Samba from the 50s to the present and its roots: Jongo.
Ana has created the group SambaNMotion & MalandroNMotion and has choreographed several numbers that reflect her understanding and passion for the Samba de Malandro, Gafieira, and her respect to the varieties of style and movements of this Unique form of dance: SAMBA!
Ana has taught in several Brazilian Events and has performed with different dance groups and Brazilian organizations. She has planned trips to Brazil to help her students to experience the Samba and Brazilian Culture and she had promoted several Brazilian events to promote and divulge the Brazilian
Culture outside Brazil.
Ana is teaching at the Brasil Brasil Cultural Center in Los Angeles for 10 years and she had developed several workshops (Samba, Sweat and Chicken Soup for the Soul, Super Samba Intensive, Samba Lele).
Ana also is teaching at Casa de Cultura in Berkeley once a month where she is developing several projects that include workshops, performances and advanced training for Samba dancers.
Ana takes groups to Brasil to parade with Estacao Primeira de Mangueira.
Latin Fusion Cardio Dance Fundraiser lead by world famous, beautifully talented Cybele Peña! Fun, easy, all levels dance class, decadent treats and wine! All ages welcome, ladies and gentlemen kids and teens (don’t be shy guys). We have some very cool prizes for our raffle drawing, everyone receives a raffle ticket!
We are raising money for two very important childhood cancer fighting charities, Emilio Nares Foundation and Team Parker for Life, both providing practical and lifesaving assistance to some of cancer’s most fragile young victims.
ENF’s flagship program provides transportation to Rady Children’s Hospital for underprivileged kids who otherwise could not take the long weekly journey to the hospital for their treatments. ENF ensures that no child misses a cancer treatment due to lack of transportation! To donate to ENF: https://give.classy.org/SLCSPRING2018
Team Parker 4 Life are childhood cancer advocates. While boosting morale for kids battling cancer, our mission is to raise awareness, support cancer research, and be a voice for the children in their fight against this horrific disease.
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 / 5pm - Midnight $35
Saturday 9 am – 5 pm for $35 per hour
Special Events - please inquire
1 hour rental minimum. General Liability insurance is required.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHITTER CHATTER SIP & SPLATTER ART & WINE WORKSHOP
*Paint, make new friend, and get in touch with your creative side.
*No art or creative skills required! Art & Wine parties is all about FUN more than Skill!
*It aims to bring joy, and love back into our life.
*All the elements to create your masterpiece will be there. music, Snack, drinks (alcohol and non alcoholic).
There is a limit of 24 spaces for every party at the moment.
The parties are personally led by artist "Neda Olomi" who paints, and Nasrin Kheiri as a professional artist.
Join Artist Neda as she guides you in making your first or next masterpiece!
Please inquire or check our Facebook Event Page HERE for the latest info!
Perhaps you and your bride / husband to be would like to stun and wow the crowd with an elegant Argentine Tango, a fun hip hop or a traditional Indian performance. We have the teachers to help choreograph a dance just for you! We can work with your bridesmaids and have them help make this wedding a day to remember with a amazing group performance. The options are endless!
Here are a few details that our instructors will need to know before we begin:
The size of your dance floor
How will your reception music be performed? Band, DJ, IPOD?
Do you have a song picked out?
What style of shoe and dress will you be wearing?
Any Special Requests?
Any additional dances? Father-Daughter, Mother-Son? Wedding Party?
LUXE KURVES MAGAZINE PRESENTS:TRUE PLUS AMERICAN GIRL PANEL DISCUSSION EVENT
According to USA Today the average size woman in the United States is a size 16! So why does the media portray the average "American Girl" as being smaller?
A number of women of all ages struggle to accept their bodies and love themselves. Brandee J, the Creator/Editor-in-Chief of Luxe Kurves Magazine, decided it was time for this topic to be brought to the forefront. The TRUE PLUS American Girl event will highlight what it really means to be PLUSSIZE in America and how women of all sizes still have too fight in the fashion, beauty, and entertainment world for recognition.
JOIN US ON OCTOBER 7TH FROM 6PM-8PM TO HEAR AN UPLIFTING PANEL FROM WOMEN IN THE PLUS SIZE INDUSTRY!
PANEL DISCUSSION, MIXER, GIVEAWAYS AND EMPOWERING WOMEN!
Join us for an afternoon / evening of fun, food and lively entertainment at La Vie Dance & Culture Saturday, April 28th of "Tres Culturas". Featuring beautiful Spanish Flamenco, Mexican Ballet Folkorlico and Brazilian Capoeira showcase performances from DanzArts and Capoeira Luanda students and dancers, both youth and adult.
Doors open at 5PM
Performances commence at 5:30PM
We welcome you to invite your friends and family to enjoy the arts of San Diego. We will have a raffle and food and refreshments will be available. A festive event for the whole family!
Adults $15 Pre-Sale / $20 at the Door
12 Years and Under $7 / $10 at the Door
Children under 3 FREE!
La Vie is happy to introduce a monthly Parents' Night Out for YOU to take a break, go to dinner, a movie or read a book...but whatever you do don't worry about the kids as they are in good hands! Our certified staff have many activities lined up for the kiddos, including but not limited to Dance, Capoeira, Arts & Crafts and Movie Time!
Saturday Afternoon / Evenings
UPCOMING DATE TBA - STAND BY!
Please email us if you wish to be put on our wait list! We can reserve your spot today!
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that involves self-defense, cardio, strength, flexibility, agility, acrobatics, body control, music (playing instruments and singing in Portuguese) & much more...
Your child can expect to learn, kicks, movement combinations, acrobatic & gymnastic movements, music and social skills as they interact with other children in our class!
Come join us for the first Practica La Vie! Located in the beautiful studio of La Vie Dance & Culture in Mission Hills. This is a beginner-friendly guided practica, by tango instructors Fulya & Ozhan, and Oldriska & Radi. It is a space for beginners to feel safe to practice and gain the skill and confidence for participating in the milongas of the San Diego tango community. It is also a space for experienced dancers to dance, share ideas, and have fun! Refreshments will be served.
The practica immediately follows the beginner tango class by Oldriska & Radi which starts at 7pm.
$8 for students
This is a weekly practica, every Sunday except the last Sunday of the month.
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.
Dwan Miller; choreographer/producer/artistic director/ instructor & dance artist of 23yrs; began dancing and training in multiple styles of dance including jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, and musical theatre at the age of 11 in South Carolina at Charleston County School of The Arts - magnet school. At this college prep school is where she gained staging & lighting techniques, the fundamentals of directing, and coordinating auditions, events, and performances. Teaching came easy for Dwan at a young age, which lead to her finding her passion - her niche, to create and perform intricate pieces and putting together full productions. Upon graduating Dwan received a scholarship to Columbia College, after attending she moved to LA to get hands on experience in the dance industry. She went on to performing on shows like Dance 360, Wild ’N Out, many music videos, and films. In 2007, Dwan was asked to relocate to Atlanta GA to be the choreographer and promotional model for platinum artist Nappy Roots; she also worked with Wyclef Jean, Elephant Man, B2K, IMX, Anthony Hamilton, Mike Jones, Crime Mob, Goodie Mob, Tank, and many upcoming artist. Now residing in San Diego, CA she is establishing her very own dance production company called Dancing With A Notion Productions (an innovative dance company, which mission is to positively influence and challenge viewers through productions of all sorts that aim to consciously inspire with messages & affirmations.) Dwan is now developing new events at Gossip Grill - Bombshells & Bow Ties “Neo-Soul & Live Art” every 2nd Thursday of the month, she’s the Artistic Director and instructor at La Vie Dance & Culture with monthly workshops like Bite Your Lip “The Sexual Experience”, Raw & Risque Dance Lab, and Wink Wednesdays Performance Workshop Series, along with other original & intimate events to come.
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.
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.
Weekly beginner tango classes are currently on hold until JULY 2017!
TANGO PRACTICA IS EVERY SUNDAY EVENING (EXCEPT THE LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH) 8:30PM - 11:30PM
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.
La Vie Dance & Culture
325 W. Washington Street, Suites 7 & 8
San Diego, CA 92103