Step by Step Dance Studio

Dance With Me

Instructor Isa Lapaj has an abiding grace, a worldly outlook, and a formidable intellect, and he brings it all to the dance lesson.

Ellen Alperstein Arts & Entertainment

Several couples pair up for their tango lesson at Step by Step Dance Studio in Palm Springs. A 10-year-old proffers his hand to a grandmother; two Marines from Twentynine Palms stand at attention, ready for maneuvers at the order of instructor Isa Lapaj. The native Albanian, who has called the Coachella Valley home since 1980, has an abiding grace, a