Looking for the class schedule? Find it here!

Salsa Foundations - 6 week Series
This Latin Dance class will teach you everything you need to know to feel confident on the dance floor!  You'll learn the basic steps of LA Style Salsa (on1) as well as the basic individual turns. We will then move on to creative and fun partner work and individual footwork. You'll learn all the specifics that will make you look great and have you dancing with anyone on the floor! After taking this class, you'll be eligible to join the Rock City Elite Foundations Team to showcase what you've been learning!

Bachata Foundations - 6 week Series
Learn the fundamentals of this sensual, fun latin dance. We will cover the basic patterns and footwork and then delve into the various styles of bachata. By the end of the series, you'll feel confident enough to dance with anyone! After taking this class, you'll be eligible to join the Rock City Elite Foundations Team to showcase what you've been learning!

Salsa and Bachata Musicality - Timing, Patterns, and Footwork
I'm very excited to offer this class! This is an intermediate level class that will teach you how to dance TO the music. You'll learn how to listen to songs and match your footwork and patterns to them whether you are leading or following. We will explore both salsa and bachata in this class!

Ladies Styling Sunday Workshop
If you want to look beautiful, confident, sensual, AND stylish while you're dancing, you need to take this class ;). We will also cover proper following technique so as not to continue encouraging our leads to develop bad leading habits.  
2 hrs of styling and body movement with yours truly, Leah. 
1st hour: learning how to move your body with the music (body movement and ladies shines)
2nd hour: learning how to style while dancing with your partner
FOR ALL LEVELS

Latin Jazz/Funk Class
Think Beyonce meets Celia Cruz. We will learn a new mini-routine each week incorporating jazz, modern, and salsa moves to popular top 40 and salsa music. There will be performance opportunities!

Ready to sign up for classes? Go here to see the current schedule and prices!


 
 
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"Memphis Rocks Little Rock"
The rescheduled date of JANUARY 25th is here!!
Saturday January 25th! 
one day and night to remember.

4 hours of workshops 
The First annual Memphis Rocks Little Rock Party!!

with 2 of the best Rumba Room dj's DJ. Johnny Mambo AND DJ. Hector 

Amazing shows by Edgar Mendez Salsamemphis Teams, Leah Patterson and her Little Rock Teams and more performers to be announce. 

Free give away! 
full passes to "El Congrecito " in Greenville S.C. and "The Annual Memphis Salsa and Bachata Convention" plus a full year VIP pass to Rumba Room!

TWO SEPARATE WORKSHOPS - 2 Hours EACH

FIRST WORKSHOP
 " 0 to Hero " Salsa Boot Camp 
FOR BEGINNERS AND THOSE WANTING A REFRESHER
12 - 2pm
price. $30 in advance/$40 at the door with party included or 
          $25 in adv/$35 at the door with no party

Beginner's Salsa Bootcamp "0 to Hero"



SECOND WORKSHOP
Sexy and Smooth Bachata Patterns and Footwork 2 - 3pm
Int./Advanced Salsa Patterns and Footwork 3-4pm
FOR INTERMEDIATE DANCERS THAT ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE BASIC STEPS

price: $30 in advance/$40 at the door with party included or 
          $25 in advance/$35 at the door with no party. 
Sexy Bachata&Intermediate Turn Patterns
Individual Classes: $15 day off

NIGHT PARTY AND PERFORMANCES!
$10 for a night full of performances and great dancing!
Location: TBA 

Time: 9pm to 1am, free introductory salsa lesson by Leah Patterson
 
 
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SPECIAL LOCATION ON SEPTEMBER 7th! AT THE URBAN RAW FESTIVAL! COME JOIN US! High Energy Class! This is for the person wanting to exercise AND wanting to learn dance moves that they can actually take right on the dance floor. It's truly the best of all worlds! 

Details: Saturdays, 4 - 5 pm at ReCreation Studios (begins August 24th) 
608 Main St. Little Rock, AR 
$10/class




 
 
ROCK CITY ELITE Amateur Choreo Team
This is the perfect class for the intermediate dancer ready to take their dancing to the next level! In this class, over a 4 month period, you'll have the opportunity to perfect a choreography and then perform it around the Central Arkansas and bordering states. This work will help you immensely with TIMING, EFFECTIVE LEADING and FOLLOWING, BALANCE, STYLING, and CONFIDENCE on the dance floor. Just ask any of the past participants - I'm proud to say that they are some of the best dancers in our scene :). IMPORTANT: You do not have to join as a couple! I will make sure that we have a partner for everyone. The class is $50/mo and is scheduled for every Friday from 5:45 - 7:15 pm starting August 16th. Message me to join!

Check out Rock City Elite's latest performance below:

ROCK CITY ELITE Ladies Amateur Choreo Team

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Ladies, this is THE class to take if you want to improve your styling, your balance, spins, and general confidence and sexiness on the dance floor! You will learn a signature choreography that focuses totally on ladies styling and have the opportunity to perform it within Little Rock and the surrounding area. If you've been trying ti figure out what to do with your arms, how to look graceful, and how to move like "water", this is the class that will teach you all of this and more! The class is $50/mo and is tentatively scheduled for every Wednesday from 7:30 - 9 pm starting August 22nd.  Message me to join! 



New SALSA BACHATA for Fitness/Aerobics High Energy Class! This is for the person wanting to exercise AND wanting to learn dance moves that they can actually take right on the dance floor. It's truly the best of all worlds! 

Details: Saturdays, 4 - 5 pm at ReCreation Studios (begins August 16th)
608 Main St. Little Rock, AR $10First class FREE if you mention this websiteAll of August, class will be just $7! 





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Ninja Level ROCK CITY ELITE
This by special invitation and audition only team is an exciting new addition the the ROCK CITY ELITE class schedule and family. This class is taught at a faster pace than the amateur choreo team and will require dancers to hone their skills quickly and challenge themselves to reach and stretch beyond their current levels. It will be AWESOME! If you are interested in auditioning, message me!

 
 
Hey everyone!

I'm very excited to announce my new class schedule! New Choreo teams have been formed AND I've added a Salsa for Fitness Class! Exciting!

MONDAYS
Open for Privates

TUESDAYS
7:30 pm Intermediate Salsa Patterns (taught with Andy Davis)
Rev Room, 303 Clinton Ave
$5 (includes club entrance)
2nd and 4th Tuesdays - Special Shines/Footwork Class (included w/ $5)

WEDNESDAYS
6 - 7:30 pm ROCK CITY ELITE Amateur Choreo Team (email to join) $50/mo
7:30 - 9 pm ROCK CITY ELITE Amateur Ladies Team (email to join) $50/mo
Both classes at Wellness Revolution on Chenal Parkway

THURSDAYS
Open for Privates

FRIDAYS
5:30 - 6:30 pm Salsa for Fitness/Aerobics $10/class (first class free)
$7 for the month of August!
6:30 - 8 pm ROCK CITY ELITE Ninja Level Choreo Team (by audition/invitation) 
Recreation Studios, 608 Main St. 

SATURDAYS
Open for Privates
9 pm Salsa/Bachata Beginner Patterns and Footwork
RJ Tao, 5501 Kavanaugh Ave.
$5 (includes club entrance)

SUNDAYS
Leah's DAY OFF :D!

If you have any questions about the classes, feel free to send me an email! I look forward to helping you become the awesome dancer that you want to be :D. 



 
 
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Hey Little Rockers! Attention Attention! Saturday Salsa is Official! I'm SO excited about this event! Little Rock has been asking for a Saturday night salsa venue for ages and I'm really happy to be able to finally provide one. The Flying Saucer in the River Market of Downtown Little Rock has graciously agreed to be our hosts on Saturday March 23rd. If we blow it out the box with attendance, they will happily let us make it an every Saturday occurrence.  Let's get on board Little Rock! Mark your calendars and plan to show up with your friends Saturday March 23rd for Saturday Salsa all night long ;)!

 
 
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Happy Valentine's Day! I'm just getting home from a super fun night of teaching salsa to some great UCA students! Check out the newest edition of salseros in the Little Rock area :). If you guys are checking this page out, I had a blast hanging with you all tonight! Keep practicing - you guys are naturals ;)!

I really love teaching in groups like this :). Just last week, for instance I taught at another Valentine's Day event - this one for wives and husbands. It was SO SWEET seeing them having fun and learning the dance together.

Thinking about bringing me out for you group event?? You should, lol! Look at all those happy faces! Don't you want to have a happy face too ;-). Message me!

 
 
$18 in advance :).
 
 
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The new year is upon us in less than 3 days! I know that exercise is one of the most popular new years resolutions!  Dancing has been my best and most successful form of exercise for years!  If you are ready to dance your way to a healthier you, then I've got some New Year, New You specials you need to check out :).

Leah's Special Groupon-like deals for Bachata and Salsa!


SMALL GROUP CLASS (semi - private lesson)
Limited to 4 students
No partner required (number of follows and leads will be equal)
FOUR 50-minute classes scheduled over a month at convenient (to the group) times and locations
2 Classes will cover salsa basics, 2 Classes will cover bachata basics
$40 per person ($10 per session)
This class will be equivalent to getting private instruction (usually $65/session).  With the small class number, I'll be able to focus on each student and make sure that you are executing the moves correctly.  If you are shy about learning in a club or in a big group class, this is the deal for you.  


TWO PERSON PRIVATE LESSON 
THREE 50-minute sessions scheduled over a month
$90 ($30 per session -$15 per person)
If you and a partner want to get better faster, this is the deal for you.  My private lessons are usually $65/session for one person and $100 for two people so this is an INCREDIBLE DEAL.  I really want to get Little Rock dancing well!

SINGLE PERSON PRIVATE LESSON  
THREE 50-minute sessions scheduled over a month
$50 ($16.67 per session for a PRIVATE LESSON)
This is probably the best deal I've ever offered :).  In these classes, we can cover whatever dance questions/issues you have.  We can correct problems (Why when I try to lead a right turn, the lady doesn't go anywhere?), accelerate your ETA to comfortable, fun dancing (I want to get out there and dance, but I don't want to embarrass myself!), or take your dancing to the next level (I'm ready for more turn patterns and what's this I hear about styling??) .  I want to help people kick off the new year with dance in their life.  It's my passion and it can easily become yours too :D. 


Now the kicker is that you must message me before end of day (11:59pm) January 5th to get any of these specials.  So that's a whole week to ask questions, contact your friends and get partners, and figure out which deal (or even more than one deal) works best for you!  

Thanks a gazillion :D.  

Leah  

*Important note!  Studio fee is not included in the deal prices and is the responsibility of the students.  This is because we have a couple of options and I have to pay rent and stuff myself ;).  We can meet at Let's Dance Studio ($12/session), at your home or a location you choose, or at my home.    





 
 
I was honored last Friday at the Diva Society's Anniversary Celebration and it was a real treat!  They honored me for being a presenter and supporter during their first year of activity.  I did a mini-salsa demo and then got them all up and dancing!  It was soooo much fun!  

This is an awesome organization in Little Rock.  You've got to make time to check them out and come to one of their events if you can.  They are amazingly supportive women and their events are fun, informative, and inspiring.  They've supported me tons in helping me reach and educate more women about natural skin care and Etniq Minerals and they've also been super excited about the health benefits of dance.  (They couldn't wait to get going with salsa that night!)

Whenever they call on me, I always try to say yes - that's how awesome they are :).