Go Deeper Fridays
Join me for one or more of four special sessions where we will explore the purpose, philosophy and inspiration for the warm up and and movements at the heart of Wassa Dance. Each session will be customized for individual participants and group interests.
These are so much fun (for me).

Fridays April 15, 29, May 13, 27 2022
9:30 - 11:00 am
in person
at Balance Studio
and online with Zoom.
Advance registration required.
Contact Lara:
per session :$20 cash/check
$23.50 online payment





Collaborating has been a wonderful way of deepening our personal exploration of movement as part of healthy, creative lifestyle. I'm pleased to have worked with some very talented co-presenters whose practices offer dynamic and exciting alliances with the essence of Wassa Dance.

Previous Collaborators include:

Marie Chong Marie Chong
Chiara Guerrieri Chiara Guerrieri
Melina Meza Melina Meza

April’s Live Music Sunday and benefit for MARY’S PLACE

This was a wonderful event!  Our musical all star musical team was Denny Stern, Mark Lilly, Thierno Diop, Caxambu, Mohammed Shaibu, Larry Swanson and Makeda Wilborn. Twenty dancers strong and beautiful!  We raised $230 for Mary’s Place. It was a good day indeed.   Our next live music session is April 21, 2013. I’ll be…

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A Sweet Article about Wassa by Irene Hopkins

This piece appeared in BALANCE STUDIO: BAHIA IN MOTION’S Spring 2013 newsletter.  I love the insight Irene brought to my work. Here’s the piece: Instructor Spotlight on: Lara McIntosh, WASSA Dance Lara McIntosh is Wassa. On Lara’s first trip to Mali, her Bambara hosts gave her the name, Wassa Sangare. Translated, Wassa means “one who…

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In Rhythm

This piece just came my way for the third time and is so worth sharing:

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Angelique Kidjo on Mali and so much more

Angelique Kidjo is one of the powerful female artists from West Africa who caught my ear way back. Her music has inspired so much for me. Here’s an 18 minute interview with her that shows why she’s the force she is. ASHE!

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