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for everything under heaven;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance.
( Ecl 3:1, 4b )
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The mediocre teacher tells
The good teacher explains
The superior teacher demonstrates
The great teacher inspires
- William Arthur Ward -
|Meet your instructor, Lora LaMon|
Tango in Promanade
Lora is available full time for classes, private lessons and technical coaching. She teaches primarily out of RJ Dance Studio, LLC, located in downtown Salem Oregon.
|Lora's reputation is
that of a technician. One of her own coaches has remarked that she has one of
the best eyes in the business for spotting what's happening in one's dance. She
agrees with her coaches, who prefers quality to quantity, and always stresses
to her students that "better" is nicer than "more".
She says, "Just about anyone can learn a hundred patterns and do them badly. But we all enjoy watching a proficient dancer execute a few patterns done well."
Lora's strong sense of rhythm and music composition stems from a very early start. She began playing classical piano at the age of 4, eventually developing an interest in contemporary pieces. At 14 she composed her first short concerto. During the mid-70's, she studied and performed classical and contemporary voice for eight years. Lora's dancing began at the age of seven with ballet and tap. She continued dancing through college where she was introduced to ballroom, latin and swing.
In 1984, a group or co-workers talked her into joining them at a country western club where for the next four years she mastered all the country couple dances popular at that time. In 1988, Lora re-entered the world of Ballroom. Shortly after that, she began training and teaching.
| Lora has herself
coached with some of the best, including:
Buddy Schwimmer -
Swing Master & Creator of the Night Club 2-Step
Ron Montez -
7-Time Undefeated US Lation American Champion
Bob Powers & Julie Gorchakova -
12-Time Undefeated US Rhythm Champions
13-Time World Mambo Champions
James & Jaana Kunitz -
10-Time Int'l Latin Champions
Ludmilla (Popov) Johnston
8-Time Russian Standard Champion
Pierre Allaire & Mireille Veilleux
Int'l Standard & Latin 10-Dance Champions
Multiple-Time Rhythm Champion
|Adult Ballroom Swing Latin
Wedding Dance Preparation
|"Hit the Floor" Weekly Dances - Pearce
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