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Karyn  Laver
Karyn  Laver

Karyn Laver

Director and Owner at The Dance Network

4141 State St. Ste. A4, Santa Barbara, California, United States
(805) 225-6078
3/11/2019

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The Dance Network

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4141 State St. Ste. A4

Santa Barbara, California, 93110

United States

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We offer a wide array of classes for students of all ages and skill levels at affordable prices. Currently, the styles we teach are jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, break dancing, and contemporary. We also offer fitness classes! Our students range from 2 ...More


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Instructors - The Dance Network

KARYN LAVER Owner and Artistic Director Karyn Laver tarted dancing at the age of 10, inspired by Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor in Singin' in the Rain. Since then, Karyn has performed, taught, choreographed, and competed in many styles, including tap, jazz, contemporary, and hip hop. Over the years, Karyn has been recognized at Dupree Dance Expo, Showstoppers, and I Love Dance national conventions and competitions for her performance aesthetic and choreography. Her pieces have won numerous awards; she has also been awarded scholarships with the Dupree Dance Expo and danced internationally with Stars at Sea. Karyn's specialty-and passion-is tap. She has taken lessons from such luminaries as Al Gilbert (the "Pied Piper of Dance"), Thommie Retter (performer in Billy Elliot: The Musical on Broadway), and Darryl Retter. She has also studied at the Debbie Reynolds' Studio in Los Angeles. Previously, Karyn was a member of Fusion Dance Campany, JustBaila!, and ArtBark International. She has choreographed and performed pieces featured in Santa Barbara's Old Spanish Days Fiesta, BASSH!, Synergy, Kinesis, and at the Bacara and the Diavolo Theater in LA. With The Dance Network's Senior Company, she has performed at multiple venues in Santa Barbara County. Always looking to expand her dance repertoire, Karyn recently became certified as a Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Instructor and is currently training in Latin ballroom and social dancing.

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Instructors - The Dance Network

KARYN LAVER Owner and Artistic Director Karyn Laver started dancing at the age of 10, inspired by Gene Kelly in his film Singin' in the Rain. Since then, Karyn has performed, competed, taught, and choreographed in multiple styles, including tap, hip hop, jazz, ballet, and contemporary. Throughout her dance career , Karyn has been recognized at Dupree's, Showstoppers, and I Love Dance national conventions/competitions for her performance aesthetic and choreography. The pieces she has presented, including self-choreographed solos, have won numerous first place and top awards. She has been awarded dance scholarships to Dupree's National Convention, danced internationally with the Stars at Sea program, and was a featured performer on her high school dance team. Karyn's specialty-and passion-is tap, both rhythm and Broadway style. She has taken master lessons from such luminaries as Al Gilbert (known as the "Pied Piper of Dance"), Thommie Retter (who is currently performing in Billy Elliot the Musical on Broadway), Darryl Retter, and Janice Barringer. She has also studied at the Debbie Reynolds' Studio in Los Angeles. Karyn has taught tap at multiple studios along California's Central Coast and currently teaches in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria. For the past several years, Karyn has performed with Fusion and ArtBark International. She has been in dances featured in BASSH!, Synergy, Kinesis, and at the Diavolo Theater in Los Angeles. Her choreographed/co-choreographed pieces (such as "Where We At? and "City Life") have been performed at BASSH! and Synergy. As artistic director and dancer for The Dance Network's Senior Performing Company, she and her company have performed at multiple venues in Santa Barbara. Always looking to expand her dance repertoire, Karyn recently began learning Latin ballroom styles and has performed at Santa Barbara's Fiesta.

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Instructors - The Dance Network

KARYN LAVER Artistic Director and Studio Owner Karyn Laver started dancing at the age of 10, inspired by Gene Kelly in his film Singin' in the Rain. Since then, Karyn has performed, competed, taught, and choreographed in multiple styles, including tap, hip hop, jazz, ballet, and contemporary. Throughout her dance career , Karyn has been recognized at Dupree's, Showstoppers, and I Love Dance national conventions/competitions for her performance aesthetic and choreography. The pieces she has presented, including self-choreographed solos, have won numerous first place and top awards. She has been awarded dance scholarships to Dupree's National Convention, danced internationally with the Stars at Sea program, and was a featured performer on her high school dance team. Karyn's specialty-and passion-is tap, both rhythm and Broadway style. She has taken master lessons from such luminaries as Al Gilbert (known as the "Pied Piper of Dance"), Thommie Retter (who is currently performing in Billy Elliot the Musical on Broadway), Darryl Retter, and Janice Barringer. She has also studied at the Debbie Reynolds' Studio in Los Angeles. Karyn has taught tap at multiple studios along California's Central Coast and currently teaches in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria. For the past several years, Karyn has performed with Fusion and ArtBark International. She has been in dances featured in BASSH!, Synergy, Kinesis, and at the Diavolo Theater in Los Angeles. Her choreographed/co-choreographed pieces (such as "Where We At? and "City Life") have been performed at BASSH! and Synergy. As artistic director and dancer for The Dance Network's Senior Performing Company, she and her company have performed at multiple venues in Santa Barbara. Always looking to expand her dance repertoire, Karyn recently began learning Latin ballroom styles and has performed at Santa Barbara's Fiesta.

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Additional Contacts at The Dance Network


Daniel RojoInstructor
Kyle YbarraFitness Coordinator and Assistant Director
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