Sara Tanz grew up in New York City and has been dancing for as long as she can remember. She has performed at Town Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and Carnegie Hall. Her formal training in jazz, tap, ballet and gymnastics created an everlasting love of movement and the desire to have it always in the forefront of her life.
After high school, Sara continued to study ballet at the University of Rochester while receiving a B.A. in English Literature and Theater Studies in 1995. That feeling of joy born of the group dance experience eventually led Sara to discover “Nia,” healing and expressive fitness technique at Equinox in NY, and to earn her Nia white belt certification in 2000. Also in 2000, Sara received her Masters in teaching English at Columbia University, where she focused on movement and creative writing. This lead Sara into the classroom to teach high school English as well as movement programs at Ramaz, a prestigious New York City high school. In 2004, Sara moved to Los Angeles, married producer Larry Tanz, (whose last name means “dance” in German).
After studying different movement forms over the years, Sara developed “Dance Your Dreams,” an endorphin-charged workout set to inspirational music. Now a mom, and always looking for fun ways to spend time with her amazing children and husband, Sara developed “Mama’s Dance Party,” the unique workout for parent and child. She now teaches movement classes for parents and children, girls, and women throughout the greater Los Angeles Area. Sara’s mission is to share the feeling of joy, freedom, and elation that dance has always brought her!