Leslie Sack Dance Studio
"Be beautiful, graceful and elegant. Be wild and playful. Express yourself in dance!" I use dance as a platform of joy that can be shared out to the world from the inside out.
I've danced for 50 years and taught for 25 years (ballet, modern, ballroom, latin and all other partner dances). I have been a certified partner dance instructor for twenty five years and I have owned my own dance studio in Santa Barbara, California (Leslie Sack Dance Studio) for fourteen years. Through my life of teaching I have helped thousands of people to “lift their hearts” and to dance through their lives with ease, grace, rhythm, poise and joy.
Apart from the pure joy of dancing and helping others to celebrate the beauty of their bodies, my background as a posture alignment specialist has also allowed me to use dance in medically therapeutic ways to improve dysfunctional posture, gait, and breathing. My movement program for people with Parkinsons' Disease has been a huge success for 14 years.
I am an extremely kind, caring, patient, wise and compassionate teacher and practitioner. Each student I guide is on their personal journey and program.
Your first visit will introduce you to the basic principles of partner dancing and how it will inform all levels of intimacy (Physical, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual) for yourself, your partner and for your other relationships in your life. You will choose your favorite style of dance and music to work with and we will begin your personal process of transformation through dance.
I have danced from the age of 6. I got "serious" about dancing a year later when I started into ballet. During college I was in a professional modern dance company and 25 years ago I began to teach Ballroom dancing. My teaching and coaching heals and transforms my students in my presence (from beginner dancers to smooth graceful conscious movers) and they take their lessons they've learned on the dance floor into their daily lives.