RJ Dance Studio, Salem, Oregon
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Meet your instructor, Lora LaMon
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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

Tony Dovolani
Multiple-Time Rhythm Champion



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Pearce Ballroom • 317 Court Street
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Mail: PO Box 17377, Salem OR 97305

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