Julie Gallego is the founder of VIVA Performing Arts Dance Studio and has over 30 years of experience in Mexican Folklorico dance. Her qualified staff of folklorico instructors provide authentic Mexican folk dance lessons, from various regions of Mexico for all ages and levels of experience.
VIVA Performing Arts Dance Studio offers Hip Hop dance lessons by some of Tucson’s leading Hip Hop choreographers. Our Hip Hop classes focus on building upper body strength and proper weight control. With the integration of R&B, street jazz and different styles of Hip Hop. The classes are fun, positive and an energetic experience.
Since all dance technique comes from ballet’s classical training and exercise, we consider it a fundamental building block of your child’s dance education. As it strengthens and tones young bodies, it builds lifetime discipline, develops greater concentration and challenges creativity while imparting a confidence and poise that will be a part of their personalities as they grow and mature.
Viva is now offering Mariachi Music Lessons Classes offered twice a week for beginners, Intermediate and advance students from 3rd grade to Adults. Emphasis will be on READING music in the genre of Mariachi (vihuela, violin, guitar, trumpet & guitarron). Classes instructed by David Membrila
ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music - dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Zumba utilizes the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning.