New Pilates Mat Classes

Two New Pilates Mat Classes with Anastasia Baratta!

Tuesdays, 6-7 pm
Fridays, 9-10 am

$15 (LALA class cards apply)

Align and redefine your body through the practice of Pilates and core integration. Through breath, movement and kinesthetic awareness you will strengthen, elongate and tone your muscular, skeletal and circulatory systems. Instructor Anastasia Baratta will guide you through a profound hour of core exercises, stretching and personal attention. Experience the pain reduction and therapeutic techniques that doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists are recommending for spinal, hip, neck and shoulder support.

Anastasia Baratta is passionate about Pilates. She came to the mat 8 years ago when a friend suggested she try it for the low back and hip pain she was experiencing. Her first class was a revelation and as she continued her posture and alignment improved which in turn alleviated the pain. She then decided to teach and received her mat certification at the Kane School in New York City. Currently is enrolled in the BASI equipment training program in LA. In addition, she holds a BA in Education and has a deep understanding of varied teaching techniques. Both the Kane School and BASI have a progressive and contemporary philosophy with a focus on cervical, scapular and pelvic neutrality. Anastasia believes that the best teachers are also perpetual students. Consequently, she is constantly learning new exercises and ways to make her classes varied, inspired and fun.

9/21 – Join us for T.E.M.P.T.

Therapeutic Expressive Movement Progression Techniques

An All-Levels Workshop with Taryn Wayne

September 21, 7 – 9 p.m.

T.E.M.P.T. stands for Therapeutic Expressive Movement Progression Techniques. This flowing movement progression system conditions and integrates all parts of the physical body in an organized manner, and invites the energy self to come along for the ride. It is meant for everyone: from the non-mover, to the highly-trained athlete, to the experienced dancer.


Lose weight while developing balance, endurance, coordination, flexibility, and strength!
Workout in a friendly environment with a dedicated instructor!
Get in the best shape of your life and discover your true potential!
Aida Cruz  trained under Billy Blanks. She has 12 years in Tae Bo and 19 years in Martial Arts! Meet great, dedicated people in a friendly environment. Morning classes allow you workout before work! Start now and get the change you want.

Be Part of Live@LALA

LALA is seeking submissions for our
1st choreographer showcase – Live@LALA!

Deadline for submissions is September 20, 2012.

Show is Saturday, October 20 at 8 pm.
Tech rehearsal is Friday, October 19.

Because it’s so close to Halloween, we’ve decided to theme our first show:
What Goes “Bump” in the Night…

Diverse genres welcome – even dance films! (Sorry, no tap or flamenco.)

Submit your piece via email to by September 20th.

Email us a link to a video sample of your piece, or send a DVD of your work to:

(What Goes Bump in the Night)
4210 Panamint Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065

  • Please include a 250 word bio for yourself, name(s) of your dancer(s), and an image of your piece (if possible).
  • Please keep it under 5 minutes.
  • Pieces that are “works in progress” will be considered. Just let us know!

We do not charge a submission fee, however, we require two audience members per dancer per piece. One soloist = 2 guests, duet = 4 guests, and so on….

 Tickets for Live@LALA will be $15 advance online purchase and $20 at the door.

$5 Zumba starts August 16

Dance Yourself into Shape!

Join us for Nahdi Zumba on Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 pm.

Classes are just $5 until September 6, 2012. What a deal!

Josie Walsh presents Urban Angels

Photo by Reed Hutchinson

Friday & Saturday, June 29th & 30th
Doors open at 7:30pm SHOW at 8pm!

INTERSECTION2 “URBAN ANGELS”, an evening of innovative cutting-edge choreography by Josie Walsh featuring stellar professional dancers and an intoxicating original composition by Paul Rivera Jr. at the intimate cool space of Live Arts LA (LALA).

Artists: AJ Abrams, Ashley Hoffman, Kris Jobson, Sara Silkin, Michael Waldrop, Season Winquest

$20 limited seating, pre-paid tickets guarantee admission-highly recommended! Stay for wine and Q&A afterwards
ALL proceeds go directly to the dancers!

Facilitated free-style dance – every 2nd Friday

Moving Presence

Facilitated by Leah Leddy

2nd Friday of each month from 8-10 pm
$15 (first session free!)

Moving Presence is a facilitated free-style dance celebration in a safe, supportive environment. No experience necessary. It’s energizing, fun and healing. For more information, go to

Workshop: Unwind, Travel and Stream toward the Tropic of Cancer

Friday, June 8, 2012 from 8-10:30 pm

Summer is streaming it’s shine and smile towards you — are you ready to feel it and see it, hear and taste it, inhale to smell…and breathe it?

Join Healing Arts Practitioners Lisa Rouppas and Mary Frances Spencer for a Pre-Solstice Guided Journey! We will create the sacred space for Summer’s arrival with a unique blend of breathwork, essential oils, and tonal soundbath. After tuning into our higher vibrations together, each of you will receive Integrative Myofascial Release Therapy, encouraging stressed out fascia in your body to unwind, so that you may enter the arms of Summer with abundant openess, joy, and flexibility. Then a time for Intuitive Movement, a connected soulful celebration in Dance! A brief meditation will close the evening.

We are souls spiraling towards that imaginary yet influential line that circles this Earth, the Tropic of Cancer, and it is our human desire to discover balance and serenity as the excitement and adventure of transformation sends us diving and dancing into the unknown…

$40 at the door or $35 early RSVP: by June 5th

Bring a Yoga mat and blanket; as well, your intentions for the change of season. Light organic refreshments included!

Writing & Performance: A Workshop Like No Other

June 1, 2012
Live Arts Los Angeles
$30 reg – $25 early enrollment

Thom Vernon, (Seinfeld, The Fugitive, General Hospital, Grace Under Fire, etc.) is back in town, bringing his novel, The Drifts, to the Hollywood Fringe.

He will be leading a one-time workshop that uses Viewpoints, improvisation and creative writing to deepen your creative project (performances, screenplays, fiction, plays, performance art).

Early enrollment Suggested. Limited enrollment.For early enrollment  Call and leave a message at 323.739.0804 or email us at  When you enroll you will get your discount code for Fringe tickets!

See The Drifts Live at The Hollywood Fringe! $8 w/ workshop enrollment #hff12 #driftslive