I've only had the pleasure of taking one formal tap class with Lara, but I've received her choreography on a handful of occasions, all of which furthered my dance skills by leaps and bounds. She always used our time to its fullest (and was very patient with our various amounts of previous experience, to which she catered perfectly).
Having taken lesson/choreography from Lara since junior high school, I'm happy to say she's always treated me and my peers like young professionals, which was particularly conducive to learning the most I could every session.
Like several of Lara's students, I am now enrolled at a performing arts School pursuing a BFA in Drama. She's seen her students sent to Pace and New York University in NYC and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh just to name a few. I can confidently say we all owe our success in part to Lara, for her support in the classroom, and as importantly, as a presence in our day-to-day lives.
An incredibly talented mother of an equally talented triple-threat of a son (and my best friend), Lara has so much to offer it will be a challenge to contain it in a Tap Lesson!
I thank Lara for her guidance and instruction. I'm thrilled to see new students will have the same opportunities I did!