The Garcia Dance studio is a Latin studio and was founded by Laura Garcia-Haas in 1997 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc CA. After studying dance 20 years in Santa Barbara, Laura Garcia Haas moved to Vandenberg Air Force Base with her new husband and daughter. The studio started out of her garage while Laura was a pregnant stay home mother and her only students were her daughters kindergarten friends and their moms. Before long the garage was packed with more children, parents and friends and the fee was minimal for the enlisted staff and personal. Laura felt it was a way to pass the time while not only her husband but her students spouses were away in Saudi Arabia. After only 3 months base housing intervened and the tiny studio moved to a 1000sq ft location in Lompoc.
Today the Garcia Dance Studio has 3 locations (*Lompoc, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo), 175 students (ages 2 thru adults) and 5 instructors teaching Flamenco, Salsa, Belly dancing, Spanish Classical and Paso Doble. The dancers perform every month all over the Central Coast including Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days Fiesta, Lompocs Flower Festival, Santa Maria Elks Rodeo and more.
The Garcia Dance Studio has won many awards and trophys including the Mayor’s Choice Award two years in a row during the annual Lompoc Flower Festival Parade and Laura Garcia Haas was nominated for Lompoc Woman of the Year for all of the community service and performances done throughout the season. (Cancer Relay for Life, Rape Crisis Center, Convalescent Hospitals etc..) Each dancer bring smiles and happiness to the entire community while performing and the GDS grows a little more every day with the dedication, support of each student, teacher and parent!
2013 FIESTA SCHEDULE (PUBLIC SHOWS)