Rosenfeld Master Dance Workshops
Master Dance Classes at GDS are made possible by the Samuel J. Rosenfeld Family Master Dance Series Grant. Each year, the workshops are free current GDS High School students and current GDS faculty and staff.
This Fall's Rosenfeld Master Dance Workshops feature Lara Deni and Steve Wilder.
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Open Level West Coast Swing Dance Class
11:00 AM –1:00 PM
Location: High School Dance Studio
Guest Artist Biographies
Lara began her teaching career at an early age of 14, traveled as a professional adjudicator and choreographer at a young age of 16, and later went on to get her BFA in Dance. Lara also has a background in musical theater and acting. Lara has been trained in West Coast Swing, Salsa, Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, Tap and Jazz dance styles. Lara is a 2019 World Swing Champion, and she also holds top 3 World placements in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and over 25 National Titles. Starting in 1991 Lara created her two unique programs “Latin Cardio” and “Hip Hop Aerobics”, which she taught at numerous gyms in NYC, Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC. Lara is certified as a WSDC Judge and Ballroom Instructor, and she currently travels nationally as a adjudicator, instructor and competitor. She not only has a love for teaching but for watching her clients evolve through their learning of dance.
Steve began his dance journey in Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing in 2008, fell in love with West Coast Swing and the rest is history. He has a background in musical theater and acting, which he loves so dearly. In 2019, he earned the title as World Swing Champion with his partner Lara Deni, and together they hold top 3 World Swing Championship placements in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Steve also holds over 10 titles Nationally as a All Star/Champion, and he continues to compete to present. He currently travels nationally as an adjudicator, instructor and competitor. His love for people and teaching is what drives him to continue to be one of the highest sought out WCS instructors in the area.