As long as I can remember, a dream for every dancer including myself was to open a dance studio and now we have our own space. My wife, Elena Samodanova and I are so excited to announce the opening of our dance studio, Pro Dance LA where we can pass our knowledge of dance to kids and adults. You can learn more about our studio and even try out your first group class for free. Just go to prodancela.com
After many months of searching for the perfect location, we then had to basically gut the inside of the building to make the dance studio that we wanted. We took great care to create a studio that brings the elegance of the ballroom with the practical space for teaching. We are located at 744 N. Fairfax in Los Angeles just up the street from where I do Dancing With the Stars.
Being a pro dancer for more than 25 years, it is very important to me to be able to teach and share knowledge with the younger generation. We were able to showcase some our amazing young dancers at a special recital we had in early June. It was sort of a soft opening to welcome our young students and their families to the studio. Kids of all ages from our Teddy Bear group (ages 3-6) to our kids ages 7-10 and our older kids ages 11 plus performed. There were also some dances with students and their teachers as well as special showcase dances of from our amazing professional teachers.
Our official grand opening/ribbon cutting was held on July 13, 2018 were we welcomed some my fellow DWTS pros along with the press. It was a lovely evening and I was honored to share my dream with everyone. Interviews from Entertainment Tonight and Dance Network are up on my press page. Click here
This summer we focused on a dance camp for kids. It was a great opportunity for the kids to have fun and learn. Elena and I taught some of the classes at the camp. One class I taught was the morning stretch as it’s important to stretch and warm up before dancing. These kids are amazing!
We also take many of our students to dance competitions. It’s a way for them to grow as a dancer and young person. They get to have their hair and makeup done and dress up as they perform for professional judges. Most recently we attended the Emerald Ball and Desert Classic DanceSport Championships. It’s so exciting to cheer on our students and share in their excitement as they win ribbons and medals.
Although we focus on kids who want to be professional dances, we teach all ages and you don’t have to want to be a professional dancer or know how to dance. We welcome everyone at any age from beginners to advance. Along with kid’s classes we have fitness and dance classes for adults. I invite you to check out our website at prodancela.com to see our group class schedule. We have awesome teachers! If you are in the area, please stop by and check out the studio. We’d love to say hi and see you on our dance floor!