Inspired by a passion for African cultures and beyond


Wassa Dance – Spring Tuning

WASSA DANCE – SPRING TUNING March 28 – April 2, 2015 Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center – Big Island, Hawaii Join us in seeding a new season of our potential for ease and joyful vitality. Come as you are, let the rhythms dance you deeper. We will be – cultivating fresh vibrancy in our physical wit…

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Wassa Accelerated Sessions

Night time is the right time. Come dance on Thursdays!           February 19,26 March 5, 12,19, 2o15. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Balance Studio 418 North 35th Street Seattle, WA 98103 $50 for the series* Drop-ins are welcome: $15 at the door. The Thursday night series is designed for those who want to go…

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A beautiful testimonial

It’s rare that I get this sort of thing but today I received this really lovely piece from one of my beloved long time students. Darryl is a wonderful human being with a large heart and a wicked fun sense of playful adventure.  I am honored by what he has to say here: About Wassa…

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What people are saying

“I believe that Lara a marvelous leader, visionary for African dance in America, and powerful instructor.  I was thrilled to see that our dance group was “my” age group. I have enthusiastically shared my wonderful Wassa Dance experience with many family and friends.” Bettina M- Alaska Participant in “Spring Tuning” at Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center, …

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Internal and External Orientation Workshop 5/31/2014

INTERNAL & EXTERNAL ORIENTATION with Janelle Campoverde and Lara McIntosh SATURDAY MAY 31, 2014 2:30-4:30 P.M. BALANCE STUDIO 418 North 35th St. Seattle, WA 98103 $50           The intricacy of our human design hard-wires our brains to be continually learning throughout our lives. Orientation involves awareness of three dimensions: time, place…

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Wassa’s Live Music Sunday Dance – Here Come the Meerkats!

Three Charming Musicians

Lara celebrates 20 years of teaching dance with her original live musical crew, the Meerkats – Caxambu, Eric Johnson, Phillep Page + special guests. Join us for a special legacy edition of this unique blend of cross-cultural percussion and Wassa’s Joyful Afro-fusion style moves. It all started with a berimbau, congas, and marimbula… Sunday, Nov.…

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