This past Wednesday there was an amazing grand opening event for Just Dance Los Angeles, the studio teaching social dance to people of all ages and levels. The red carpet and event began at 7pm and finished just after 10.
Julz Tocker is a celebrity dance trainer and the co-owner of Just Dance. He is Goldie Hawn’s dance teacher and she came out to support his big night! Julz also recently taught Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone for their award winning dance performances in La La Land and he trains many other big stars.
Julz is a former DWTS alum and many of his friends from the show came out last night to support him – Derek Hough was there to help officially open the studio, also current season professional dancers Keo Motsepe, Sharna Burgess attended and Camilla Dallerup, celebrity dancer turned life coach, from the UK’s Strictly Come Dancing fame. All of his famous dancing friends came out to support the studio opening, it was a star-studded evening!
Goldie gave an amazing speech talking about her childhood dreams of being a dancer and how when she first moved to LA it was her passion and dream to dance… and how now she is finally doing it!
She praised Julz and encouraged everyone to take up dancing. She was in amazing spirits and laughed and joked with Julz on the stage, she stayed for well over an hour and was mingling and having fun with the guests.
Following Goldie’s speech, Haley Reinhart from American Idol gave a beautiful performance singing Can’t help falling in love.
Also attending the star studded event – Lady Victoria Hervey, pop star James Maslow from Big Time Rush, Alfonso Ribiero (fresh prince), Pandora Todd (Lisa Vanderpump’s daughter, Julz Tocker also works with Lisa and the family), Rachel McCord, music artist and host Vaja and more..
Guests enjoyed light bites provided by celebrity chefs at Road 36 and cocktails from Get Hot tequila, a new habanero infused tequila. Get Hot served up “Hot Donkey” cocktails a playful twist on the popular Moscow Mules which are traditionally served with vodka instead of the spicy tequila of Get Hot.
Co-Founders, Julz Tocker and Michael Nguyen opened JustDance in 2016 to revolutionize the status quo ballroom dance experience in the U.S. They aimed at creating a ballroom dance studio that did not primarily focus on catering to a retired demographic. Whereas most studios focused on teaching a small number of extremely dedicated and resourceful people to dance at an elite level, Julz and Michael envisioned a studio that taught a large number of people how to be capable dancers. They wanted to first and foremost use dance as a vehicle to bring generations of people together. At JustDance, the studio was designed to resemble a wedding, a gathering of friends and family form multiple generations coming to celebrate the journey of a life – a party where no one just stands at the walls or gets put in the corner.
JustDance Los Angeles’s mission is to improve people’s lives by bringing music and rhythm to their minds, bodies and souls. They are here to bring Ballroom and Latin dancing to a new generation and make it more accessible than ever. Their instructors are comprised of top world and national competitors and have been featured regularly on Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and Broadway. They are dedicated to providing an inspiration environment that supports the creative growth of any and every single unique individual. JustDance provides salsa, tango, ballroom and latin classes. On the weekends they offer kids and teens classes and specializes in wedding dance lessons. Private one on one dance lessons are available. Each month JustDance hosts social parties to mix and mingle and practice the steps you have learned in your classes.