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Refer a friend, GET REWARDED! 1 free group class, 50% off private class

We value our relationship with our students, and appreciate your referrals!

We would love to have the same opportunity to give your friends and family members the same commitment that we have for you. 

Let us know if someone you know could benefit from lessons with us.

It’s simple. Refer a friend – get a free group class or 50% off for a private class.

To reward you for helping us gain more students, we will add a free bonus lesson to your membership account.


A Few Rules:

To participate, you must be a current student.

The friend that you refer must purchase at least 1 lesson.

The friend that you refer must be a new student at Lead & Follow Dance School.

The friend that you refer must mention your referral at the time of their first purchase.

Thank you for helping Lead & Follow Dance School find additional, fantastic new students to join our family!

Elite-level Training & Education Ballroom Kids Academy. All-Year Round. International students

⁣⁣“Love is the bridge between you and everything.” Let’s make this a 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲, spreading and accepting love!⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣

⁣⁣And we are ready to share some exclusive LOVE with you:⁣⁣

⁣⁣For all of our dancers who register BEFORE Feb.1st, classes are just $9!! Hurry and don’t delay, this price won’t last long!

⁣⁣We will be kicking off our Month of Love with an IN PERSON 2-part Dance Party at Turtle Rock Canyon Park! Don’t worry, all CDC guidelines will be followed, after all, it isn’t love if it isn’t safe!

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Join us @ 11am for our Weight Loss Dance Party, we’ll be rocking:⁣⁣

  • ⁣⁣kizomba⁣⁣
  • ⁣⁣bachata ⁣⁣
  • ⁣⁣rumba⁣⁣
  • ⁣⁣mambo⁣⁣

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⁣⁣Followed by our 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲 kickoff @ 12:30⁣⁣

  • ⁣⁣tango ⁣⁣
  • ⁣⁣rumba⁣⁣
  • ⁣⁣bolero⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣One full hour with other dance lovers and our stunning Roman and Anna Zotov, all for $10!! ⁣register now to reserve your spot!

⁣Let’s all come together and celebrate Love with dance!

About

Lead & Follow

Lead & Follow School is your guide to the art of partner dancing. At our school, the world's best instructors teach you classic Ballroom, sultry Salsa and Latin, or crazy Swing.

Join our school and make friends, learn new styles, and have fun. You don't need a partner or special dance skills to make the first step at our ballroom.

Services

CHOOSE THE CLASSES AND FORMATS YOU LIKE



PRIVATE Classes

Private classes offer the most in-depth and individual approach to your learning. Your PERSONAL TRAINER will help you set and achieve goals and will develop a personalized plan for each of your classes. Make your UNIQUE WAY through the ballroom! Getting married? We'll help you make your WEDDING dance something to remember.

GROUP Classes

If you like to practice in a group or want to find new friends and have fun, look at our group classes. Try Swing, Tango, Salsa, and more! Everyone is welcome—just look for the beginner, advanced, and all labels in the schedule to make sure you feel comfortable during the class and get joy, not the achy feet. To start, choose your dance style—Social Dance, International System, or American System. We also have a program for Kids.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Workshops, themed parties, dance nights, and other events are an important part of our school's life. Bring everything you've learned to the dance floor and meet other students. We have the most welcoming atmosphere—at dance events, even the shiest of our students let themselves go.

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ONLINE Classes

Keep dancing and getting joy from every movement even when you cannot attend an offline class. All classes are now held online. Check out the schedule and enroll!

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Special events

Advanced Ballroom with Denis Kutepov

Save your spot for the INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM. EXAM PREPARATION (Basic Silver Foxtrot) on Sundays with our star and guru Denis Kutepov!

Advanced Ballroom

INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM w/ Denis Kutepov. EXAM PREPARATION (Basic Silver Tango)

November is RIGHT around the corner!! Registration to preparations for the exam for Slow Foxtrot is OPEN!
Denis Kutepov is holding daily classes M-F @12:30pm to prepare for Slow Foxtrot. The exam will be announced in November.
What will be the next topic? Stay connected!

INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM w/ Denis Kutepov. EXAM PREPARATION (Basic Silver Tango)

Let the Waltz Begin! Viennese waltz master-class. Learn Waltz in 60 minutes!

Would you like a 60-minute high-quality Masterclass with a World Professional dancer?

Let the Waltz Begin!

Please welcome our unique master-class w/ International Ballroom Champion Denis Kutepov.

Learn basics of Viennese Waltz in 60 minutes.

Join our ONLINE VERY SPECIAL master-class on Monday, December 28 @ 6pm Los Angeles | 9pm New York

Dancers of all levels are welcome! 

Let the Waltz Begin! Viennese waltz master-class. Learn Waltz in 60 minutes!

WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE in January

New Year, New YOU!

We are kicking off The New Year with a bang!

Read on to learn all about our January WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM

Starting Jan 4, every Monday and Wednesday join us @6pm. Each week will have a new class promoting weight loss:

  • Kizomba
  • Salsa
  • Bachata
  • Mambo

Enroll in December and get special discount 40% - $9 / ea class instead of $15

Teachers: Grand Prix Champions - Anna & Roman Zotov

BONUS:

Get an exclusive discount - 40% on personalized weight loss program w/ Dr. Tatiana Neumann, La Jolla SD. Dr. Neumann is offering our dancers an ONLINE consultation via ZocDocto create a personalized Weight Loss Plan incl. supplements, guidance, prescriptions as needed. ONLY IN JANUARY!

WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE in January

INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM w/ Denis Kutepov. Viennese Waltz & Quickstep

Save your spot for the INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM. Viennese Waltz & Quickstep on Thursdays @7pm PST with amazing Denis Kutepov!

INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM w/ Denis Kutepov. Viennese Waltz & Quickstep

Month Of Love Dance Challenge

⁣⁣“Love is the bridge between you and everything.” Let’s make this a Month Of Love, spreading and accepting love!⁣⁣
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⁣⁣And we are ready to share some exclusive - with you:⁣⁣
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⁣⁣For all of our dancers who register BEFORE Feb.1st, classes are just $9 (instead of $15)!! Hurry and don’t delay, this price won’t last long!

Month Of Love Dance Challenge

St Valentine Day w/ Denis Kutepov

Dancing ALL YOUR LOVE!

Denis Kutepov will present a FREE live master class.

Join the broadcast on our youtube channel on Sunday, Feb 14th at 2 pm PST

St Valentine Day w/ Denis Kutepov

Pricing

$15

REGULAR CLASS

Dance in a group. Step into any class you want.

$20

WORKSHOP

Special events and classes or webinars with special guests.

$15

VIDEO

Get a recording of a class and train in the comfort of your home.

$12

KIDS

Pay ONLY $12 / each class

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Membership Kids (Fees per Month)

REGULAR CLASS WORKSHOP VIDEO KIDS
Social Dance
Yoga
Ballet
Pound
Roman&Anna
Denis (pro)
Max (pro)
Victorija (pro)
Video Recordings* + Master-classes w/Special Guests
MONTHLY REGISTRATION FEE $15 $20 $15 $12

* all videos are available up to 48 hours after class, same day delivery to students

Membership Adults (Fees per Month)

REGULAR CLASS WORKSHOP VIDEO KIDS
Social Dance +
Yoga +
Ballet +
Pound
Roman&Anna
Denis (pro)
Max (pro)
Victorija (pro)
Video Recordings* + Master-classes w/Special Guests
MONTHLY REGISTRATION FEE $15 $20 $15 $12

* all videos are available up to 48 hours after class, same day delivery to students

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CHOOSE STYLE, SELECT CLASSES AND REGISTER!
Social Dance & Conditioning

Social Dance & Conditioning

Social Dancing is the perfect cardio that combines balance, flexibility, sense of rhythm, and excellent coordination. Enjoy your quick travel to Buenos Aires with ARGENTINE TANGO or let BACHATA and HUSTLE fill your life with energy and passion.

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Social Dance & Conditioning

Class
Teacher
Time
Day
Latin American Mix w/Roman&Anna Zotov
Roman & Anna Zotov
15:00-15:45
Mon, Wed
SOCIAL DANCING FOR SINGLES w/Roman&Anna Zotov
Roman & Anna Zotov
17:00-17:45
Mon, Wed
American style

American style

AMERICAN SMOOTH is one of the most popular ballroom styles in the US as well as in Europe. It’s a mix of Waltz and Foxtrot. American Smooth is spectacular and vibrant, dynamic, and soft at the same time.

AMERICAN RHYTHM is a joyful and provocative Cha-Cha-Cha, a passionate and sensitive Rumba, an energetic East Coast Swing, a fast Mambo, and an elegant Bolero.

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American style

Class
Teacher
Time
Day
INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM w/ Denis Kutepov. Viennese Waltz & Quickstep
Denis Kutepov
19:00-19:45
Thu
Latin American Mix w/Roman&Anna Zotov
Roman & Anna Zotov
15:00-15:45
Mon, Wed
International style

International style

INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM is a special sport. It involves emotions, flexibility, elegance, and an urge for perfection. You’re welcome to dance a passionate tango and a romantic waltz with us.

If your heart starts beating faster to the Latin rhythms, try INTERNATIONAL LATIN and get to know such styles as Cha-Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, and Jive.

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International style

Class
Teacher
Time
Day
INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM w/ Denis Kutepov (Sun)
Denis Kutepov
13:00-13:45
Sun
INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM w/ Denis Kutepov. EXAM PREPARATION (Basic Silver Foxtrot)
Denis Kutepov
11:00-11:45
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM w/ Denis Kutepov. Viennese Waltz & Quickstep
Denis Kutepov
19:00-19:45
Thu
Latin American Mix w/Roman&Anna Zotov
Roman & Anna Zotov
15:00-15:45
Mon, Wed
Kids

Kids

Our award-winning teachers Anna&Roman Zotov teach two main styles of international ballroom dance for kids. If your child wants to try something classy and stylish, get them to INTERNATIONAL STANDARD to dance the Tango and the Viennese waltz. If the Rumba, the Paso Doble, and the Cha-Cha-Cha fit your child's character more, then INTERNATIONAL LATIN is the right choice.

Your kid will get positive vibes, a healthy and strong body, and a love for rhythm and movement!

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Kids

Class
Teacher
Time
Day
BABY DANCE
Roman & Anna Zotov
15:00-15:30
Tue, Thu
BALLROOM DANCE & RHYTHM FOR KIDS ATHLETES
Roman & Anna Zotov
13:30-14:15
Sat
EXCELLENCE
Roman & Anna Zotov
16:45-17:30
Tue, Thu

How to enroll

Download & install the Zoom app to attend your classes online. The app is free.

You will also need a PayPal account to pay for the classes.

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Pick and register

Choose your dance style in the Start now section and click CHOOSE TIME & ENROLL.Select the desired class and click ENROLL.
In the Registration form select dates and time of your classes.
Fill in your contacts, check the price for selected classes, and click Pay and Register.

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Pay

Continue to PayPal and pay for the classes. PayPal redirects you to Zoom and continues processing your payment. You can close this window or leave it open until the payment is complete.

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Shall we dance?

Check your email before the class—confirmation of payment and a Zoom invitation to your class will be waiting for you there.

Our teachers

Denis Kutepov

Denis Kutepov

Russian International Ballroom Champion, Blackpool, and World semifinalist in both amateur and professional categories.

Denis is the leader, teacher, and the heart of the Lead&Follow dance school. Tango, foxtrot, Viennese waltz, and quickstep—this is all him.

Yegor Novikov & Alexandra Smirnova

Yegor Novikov & Alexandra Smirnova

Introducing our instructors, Yegor Novikov and Alexandra Smirnova!! Together, this pair is the 4th place dancing duo in the world, in American Smooth.

⁣⁣Yegor and Alexandra are decorated dancers with a wealth of experience and knowledge and we are so lucky to have them with us!

David Kloss

David Kloss

David Kloss has had the pleasure of being in DanceSport industry for over 30 years and has won numerous awards including:

United States 9 Dance Champion, United States American Ballroom Champion

United States Rising Star Standard Champion, 2 Time recipient of the Feather Award for Most Outstanding Dancer In The United States
Certified (Fellow) in American Smooth, and Rhythm, International Standard, and Latin.
World Class Adjudicator in Standard and Latin

DVIDA National Examiner

Max Sinitsa

Max Sinitsa

United States and World Smooth finalist and Vice Champion, 3-time British Open Professional Smooth Finalist, US Rising Star International Ballroom Champion, and US Amateur American Smooth Champion. 

Max teaches American Smooth and International Standard to beginners and advanced students, as well as Social Dance for singles. Max also talks to dancers online and answers their questions about competing.

Roman & Anna Zotov

Roman & Anna Zotov

International Grand Prix Champions, finalists and semi finalists in Latin and show dance.

Anna and Roman teach all ages and especially love guiding young dancers from 3 years old and up. This duo teaches social dance, rhythm and Latin.⁣

Charlotte Jorgensen

Charlotte Jorgensen

Charlotte has an extensive dancing career. She was the Amateur Teen Dance Champion, and the World Dance Champion. Upon turning pro, she won Professional Rising Star in Blackpool, England, and went on to place second at many national and world competitions!

Charlotte is recognized and loved for her great work—she coached Richard Gere for his role in Shall We Dance? and danced in the first season of Dancing with the Stars.

Anna Mikhed

Anna Mikhed

Anna Mikhed is an internationally renowned competitor, adjudicator, and dance coach holding such titles as Belarus National Standard Champion as well as the Professional Rising Star Champion at the UK Open and British Open Championships

Nelson Hill

Nelson Hill

Nelson takes a holistic approach to health and fitness. He started personal training in 2000, and has worked with celebrities. We're happy to have him as the Warm-up, Mobility, and Balance instructor for ballroom dancers.

Danielle San Paolo

Danielle San Paolo

Danielle began her ballet training at age 7. After graduating high school, she revived her love for ballet while working as a performing artist in a missions organization in Kona, Hawaii. She later continued her ballet training with Ballet Magnificat in Jackson, MS and then Light of the World Ballet in Syracuse, NY. Returning from New York, Danielle began school at Riverside Community College.  Danielle received her B.A. in World Arts and Cultures with a concentration in choreography and dance in June of 2012.

Slawek Sochacki

Slawek Sochacki

4 time undefeated US & World Professional American Smooth Champion

Igor & Irina Suvorov

Igor & Irina Suvorov

Igor & Irina Suvorov are former Modern, Latin, and 10-Dance Russian Champions, British Open (Blackpool) Rising Star Ballroom Champions, Asian-Pacific Ballroom Champions, and U.S. Representatives to the World Championships. Currently, they’re coaches World-class adjudicators, and organizers of the Desert Classic DanceSport Championships. Originally from Russia, they came to the United States in 1990 and live in Huntington Beach, California.

Reviews

Oreste Alitto

Oreste Alitto

Great studio, big and comfortable! The owners are great dancers, very kind and professional! They have great teachers and they have every week an external teacher/judge! Congratulations and best of luck to this great studio!

Kris Anest

Kris Anest

When my local studio closed due to COVID19, I didn’t know what to do. Denis Kutepov has made me feel like I won the lottery. Now I’m dancing and practicing standard ballroom every day online. His feedback is constructive and consistent. I sent him a video of my 5 routines and he pulled out exactly the technique and mechanics that need my attention. Thank you a million times!

Adelinda Gajo

Adelinda Gajo

A lot of fun. Friendly atmosphere. Spacious with lots of space for dance movement.

Jennifer Chang

Jennifer Chang

It’s hard to find the world class teachers and coaches! In L&F, you will feel so happy after dancing with the teacher. And you can feel 10 years younger! I love L&F! I have fun and enjoy my life here!

Alan Meng

Alan Meng

I went to the private & group lessons from Denis. I was totally amazed. The students he taught from the beginner to the advanced level showed good posture, clear footwork, and strong fundamentals. Denis teaches with excellent technique and patience and works with couples. I already strongly recommended him to all my friends in dance field in LA & Orange County!

Angela Antipin

Angela Antipin

I am so appreciative for a teacher like Denis. I live in North Carolina, and I started taking his Zoom group classes starting in May 2020. This has definitely been a blessing during the quarantine. He is probably the best ballroom teacher I have ever had. He has tremendous depth of knowledge and experience, and importantly, he is able to deliver information in a way that is warm, engaging, relevant and applicable. And he is a committed teacher; it takes a special dedication to his students to teach through an online platform consistently six days a week for almost a year so far!

I have gotten so much value from his lessons that my dance partner and I started taking private lessons through Zoom (despite the limitations of learning dance online) because we have not seen a teacher parallel to Denis. We have benefited more from his online private lessons than we have from years of taking lessons from local teachers live.

We have also enjoyed getting to know his wife who is the studio manager. She is prompt about responding to any concerns, significantly facilitating the online learning experience and making it more approachable. She is a lovely person to communicate with.

I cannot recommend this studio enough.

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Argentine tango with Sean Brunell

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