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Report from the Accelerated series 11-20-14

We had a blast tonight putting together two pieces of movement that have been cultivated separately over the past 3 months or so! The movement keeps being informed by different pieces of music. Tonight we danced with MC Solaar’s HIJO de AFRICA and Lala Njava’s VOATSE. Fun fun fun. Next session in Dec. 4 and that…

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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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