LM DANCE is a social and competitive dance school in Yotsubashi, Nishi-Ku, Osaka which offers a mixture of technical and fun instruction in both American (Rhythm & Smooth) and International (Standard & Latin) dances, for recreation/social purposes or competition for people of all ages and levels of experience.
Ludovic started dancing at the age of 6 in London, England, in one of the most prestigious ballroom dance studios in the world. He has represented his country many times abroad at many well known competitions and at invitational events and has accumulated many accolades during this time and has been involved in television, film and other productions all related to dance during his career so far.
"I have been very fortunate to share my passion of dance with many people from all walks of life around the world. I get huge happiness from being able to help impact individual peoples lives through dance in a positive and uplifting way and by passing on the knowledge that I have gained over the years from many inspirational dancers. I have lived in various countries competing and developing my dancing and teaching skills and also very much enjoy seeing the accomplishments and progress of my students! I can speak English, French and simple Japanese of which I am continually striving to improve more. (Gambarimasu!!)"
The international style is the “English” form of partner dancing. It is most often used competitively around the world, but many people also enjoy performing in this style at designated events, individual show dances or socially.
It consists of 2 sections. The first being “Standard” or the “Ballroom” section. This includes dances such as the Waltz, Tango, Slow Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz and the Quickstep. The second is the “Latin” section, which includes dances such as the Cha-Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso-Doble and the Jive.
The American style of dance also consists of 2 sections, the “American Smooth” and the “American Rhythm”.
The American smooth style is mainly danced in the United States of America, however has been gaining popularity worldwide in recent years. The American smooth is loosely similar to the International Standard, however the main difference being that it uses more separated and open figures, and the International Standard is exclusively made up of closed figures. The four dances danced in American smooth are the Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot and Viennese Waltz.
The American Rhythm is also similar to the International Latin, however with some differences in rhythms, tempos and dances. The American Rhythm consists of the Cha-Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero and Mambo. It also has a greater variety of patterns which are more suited for more social dancing.
Overall, the technique in both styles are different and also evolves with time, however American style tends to be the more popular choice for social dancing in the United States Of America or for show dances and performances.
The Waltz is one of the most recognisable dances danced socially. This dance has continued to rise in popularity as the preferred choice of dance for a first dance at a wedding due to its elegance and being a timeless classic. It is also danced at graduations, anniversaries, proms or on cruises and other events. It has a very slow and flowy feel to it which will make anyone feel comfortable.
One-on-one lessons where you can freely decide the date, time and focal content according to your skills and individual requests.
These lessons are available for all, individuals and couples and also for personal, social or competitive reasons.
This includes but not limited to Competitions, Pro-Am events or for any other social or personal reasons.
1 lesson (45minutes) – ¥10,000 Tax included
**Multiple purchase bonus is also available, please contact us for more information.
These are weekly sessions where the focus of the dance in known in advance and where you can participate according to your individual level or choice of dance.
Group classes vary from International to American styles and also from Beginner to Advanced levels.
1 Group session (45minutes) / ¥2,000 Tax included
**Multiple purchase discount is also available.
These are singular or coupled lessons for students of any age from elementary school through to university students.
These lessons are also freely tailored to your skills and/or desired goals.
**Student discounts are available. Please contact us for more information.
Wedding Dance programs are tailored to your individual requests and vision for your wedding day!
Each routine is uniquely choreographed with both of your visions and recommendations to make sure you both feel comfortable and at ease performing on your wedding day. This is a perfect addition to making any wedding that extra special!!
Couple dances, mother-son and father-daughter lessons are also available.
Please contact us for more information.
A trial lesson is a 25-minute mini private lesson where you will be able to try the basics of your requested or recommended dances for you.
Trial lesson/ ¥5,000 Tax included and requires advanced booking. Please contact us in advance.
Group classes Trial (45 minutes) / ¥1,000 Tax included
Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information or personal recommendations.
〒550-0014 大阪府大阪市西区北堀江1-1-25 堀富ビル9F
Horitomi Building 9F
〒550-0014 Osaka shi, Nishi-Ku, Kitahorie 1-1-25 Japan
Monday & Friday: 1pm - 6pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1pm - 8pm
Sunday: 10am - 9:30pm