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

SAMBA with Renata Secco

THURSDAYS 7-8PM

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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!

Kids UNITY Dance with Cybele Peña

THURSDAYS February 23th - March 30th  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

Childrens Ballet Folklorico (Ages 7 & Up)

FRIDAYS 5:45PM - 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 

 

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

 

West African Dance Class with Djibri Camara

SUNDAYS 5PM - 6:30PM

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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

 

West African Drumming 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

Forró Workshop with Daniel Ribeiro

SATURDAY, April 15th, 2017
6:00PM - 7:30PM

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DETAILS COMING SOON!

Reggae Cardio Dancehall Workshop with  Kirti Srivastava & Dash Eye

SATURDAY March 18th  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!

ARGENTINE TANGO Evening

SATURDAY, March 25th, 2017
7:00PM - 11:00PM

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La Vie Dance & Culture welcomes Radi and Oldriska for a wonderful evening of Introduction to Argentine Tango!

7:00 - 8:30 : Beginners' Workshop

8:30 - 10:00 : Beginners' Practica

We will start with a 90 min workshop geared towards absolute beginners. We will then follow with a 90 min practice session when you can further experience what you have just learned. It is very informal and friendly, and also a chance to socialize and enjoy.

About Radi & Oldriska:

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. He performed and taught tango in Albuquerque, New Mexico for about three years before moving to California 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, Radi and Oldriska are both looking forward to spreading their love for tango in their new home environment.

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.

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Jazz Funk in Heels with Diana Follegati

Recommencing MARCH 14TH TUESDAYS 7-8PM

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Bring your heels and dance with Diana Follegati and Divas Dance Company!

Beginner / Intermediate class.

Focusing on dance technique, posture, and bringing out your inner sexy self while rocking the dance floor!

RIO - JAZZ - ZUMBA with Carmen B.

TUESDAYS 5:30PM - 6:30PM

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Rhythm, Dance, and Diosas; An Afro Latin Fusion Workshop

SUNDAY, March 19th 11:00am - 12:30pm

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Drawing from an extensive background in traditional Afro Latin Styles (Cuban, Venezuelan, Puerto Rican) and Goddess dances from various cultures, this workshop intends to celebrate feminine energy, strength, and power. We will pull from and be inspired by traditional dance forms and the way they connect to popular dances and our modern lives/existence.
This class is for all levels of dancers who want to expand their movement vocabulary and enjoy being in their bodies and feeling the connection to music of Latin America, from the past to the present.
15 dollars if paid in adavance pn paypal (bailabell@yahoo.com) -before March 16th
20 dollars at the door
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REGGAE MORNING YOGA with Brianne Taylor

SATURDAYS March 18th, 10AM - 11:00AM

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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

Vinyasa Yoga

MON thru THURS, Lunchtime NOON - 1PM

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Vinyasa Flow Lunchtime Yoga.

A style of yoga where movement is linked to breath in a beautifully smooth, creative way. Expect to build strength, stretch & sweat whilst you lifting and re energising your spirits with Certified Teacher Brianne Taylor.

Mixed level class, beginners welcome!

$10 Drop In

 

Daytime Studio Rentals

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

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Thank you for your interest in studio rentals at La Vie Dance & Culture Studio!

We welcome classes, workshops, events and quiet day-time rentals.  If you are looking to host an event, dance class or workshop please email with your information and we will gladly assist you:  laviedance325@gmail.com

The following information is for quiet day-time rentals only.

Daytime Rental Hours and Pricing:

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

1 hour rental minimum. General Liability insurance is required.

Studio Amenities:
1200 sqft open-floor studio, high ceiling with floor to ceiling windows, shoe cubbies, sound system, bathroom, three 6-foot long tables, 25 folding chairs.

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.

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.

 

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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Diana Follegati

Jazz Funk Dance in Heels
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Diana Follegati

Dancer and choreographer with over 20 years experience professional Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer Diana Follegati studied at Universidad de Lima in Peru, and was the CEO & Founder at Cuenta 8 in Lima.

Her style of dance jazz, street jazz and urban rhythms invited workshops and Dance Festivals around South América. She was Artistic Director and member of the D1 Dance Company which performed around the country of Peru and was invited to the Choreographer Dance Festival in NY hosted by Revolucion Latina (Luis Salgado).

Participating in performances around Los Angeles California Diana also served in the realization of shows BTL through dance. She currently lives in San Diego where she created Divas Dance Company, a movement to promote and empower women in all areas of their lives through the use of creative and and powerful dance. Their mission is to become a movement recognized not only for its quality of performances but also for their social responsibility.

Conscious of the potential the women have to empower their communities Divas Dance Company is looking to partner with organizations supporting women from all backgrounds.

 

 

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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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