We’re coming back in September!

In late March 2021 I had my right knee replaced. Before the surgery I had thought I’d be back to dancing and teaching in some form after 6 weeks or so. I really had no idea how deep, personal and  profound my healing process would be and how important to go slowly and not push or rush to return to the physical and energetic daily life I was used to.

I also had very little sense of how challenging it had been to maintain a semi-active life with a degenerated joint and dancing alone that way in the studio for Covid time Zoom sessions until that had passed.

I did know from the minute I first set weight my hours old new knee that my world had shifted for the better.
I am most grateful for all the love and support that has come my way in this process. It has been a powerful and beautiful teaching to give over and receive love in action from so many sources during this time.

And I am very happy to report that my surgeon has cleared me to start teaching again!
We’ll start back on September 7, 2021 with regular classes on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

For now our sessions will be a mix of in-person participation (masked dancing) and Zoom for those who want to dance from home. Balance Studio takes the utmost care to ensure that the studio is meeting pandemic safety and health guidelines with regular cleaning, proper ventilation and daily symptom checks for all participants and staff.

I look forward and…………stay tuned!


  1. Annie Hoffman on August 31, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    That’s amazing. So happy for you! I’m not back in Seattle just yet but will be looking forward to classes once I move back from CA.

    • Lara McIntosh on August 31, 2021 at 9:48 pm

      Annie! Can you join us with the Zoom option?

  2. Vibha Thompson on January 4, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    So glad you can dance and teach again! Are your classes on Zoom?

    • Lara McIntosh on January 4, 2022 at 11:48 pm

      Thank you. Yes I am teaching on Zoom along with a few students in the studio with me. All that information is on the class page of this website.

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