• Salsa

    Salsa

    Description

    The beginning of Salsa connects with popular Cuban music and in particular the Cuban Son, which became world famous in the 20s. This music style became the reason for the appearance of the Latin dances. Salsa is a dance, interpretation of one of the styles in Cuban Son – Son Montuno, and there is a strong influence of Danzon, mambo, guaguanko and other Afro-Cuban folkloric dancing. Salsa is rediscovered and constantly changing, and today the dance is a rich blend of Latin-American styles, with elements from the western dance culture.
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    If we look back, we can track the history of the dance, it is filled with many political and social conflicts. Therefore, today there are several different salsa styles: Cuban (aka “Casino”), New York Style (or “Mambo on 2”), Los Angeles Style (LA Style, “On 1”), Colombian Salsa ( “Cali -Style “), Miami-Style Salsa. Normally Salsa is danced in pairs, although there are variations solo, dancing in line (suelta), as well as Rueda de Casino, where several couples dancing in a circle and swapping partners. Salsa can be danced as choreography or “socially” (improvisation).
    Salsa is danced on a music with a repetitive rhythm of eight beats, or two bars of four beats. Salsa schemes usually have three steps every four beats, one is omitted, or paused. Skipped beat is often marked by a tap, kick, etc. Typically the music involves complicated percussion rhythms and is fast, about 180 beats per 1 minute.

    Trainers

    • Ina
    • Zahari
    • Emi & Serge
    • Kalin & Ivy
    • Krisi & Valentin
    • Georgi

    Prices

    • One visit

      8 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 4 visits

      30 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits

      56 BGN
    • Monthly family card for 16 visits

      96 BGN
    • Monthly pass for students

      48 BGN
    • Andjoy App
    • MultiSport card
    • Ina

      Ina

      Salsa, Bachata, Cha-cha, Bachatango

      Information

      Alexandrina Stoyneva (Ina) started practicing dancesport at the age of 12. She developed her skills in one of the most prestigious dancesport clubs in Bulgaria – KST Levski Brilliant “, where she worked with Mr. Vladimir Bozhilov, qualified Bulgarian coach and international judge. She started dancing salsa in 2001. over the years, repeatedly falls in the top three on the Bulgarian salsa scene in the selection of pairs for the World Salsa Championship. She has taken lessons with Billy Fajardo – chief judge of the World Cup salsa, Tanya Kesindzhar and Jorge Burgos, known as Ataca & Alemana – one of the best bachata pairs in the world. Within her dancing career, she realized herself as a professional dancer, choreographer, coach and judge and one of her brightest appearances has led her to the international scene in Greece, Romania, Germany, Switzerland, England, USA and others. She represents Bulgaria and Romania in two consecutive World Salsa Championships in the United States. She has taken part in TV formats. She has finished all of the semesters in the National Sports Academy, with a major in Dancesport Coach ( she is about to receive her diploma.) She is one of the founders of the innovative dance ensemble Latin Force.

      Skills

      • Social Latin dances
      • Dancesport (competitive class A, Latin American dances)
      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer
      • Competitor

      Accomplishments

      • Finalist in Bulgaria’s Got Talent, 2015
      • 1st place at the Republican Salsa Championship and winner of the Bulgarian Cup, 2010
      • 3rd place at the Republican Salsa Championship in 2007 and 2009
      • 13th place at the World Salsa Championship, Orlando, USA, 2007
      • Winner of the Sofia Dance Sport Cup in 2007
    • Zahari

      Zahari

      Salsa, Bachata, Cha-cha, Bachatango

      Information

      Zahari Zahariev dances and teaches salsa for more than 13 years now. He combines flexibility, speed, technic and his own dancing style. He has had private lessons with world famous names like Billy Fajardo – Chief Judge of the World Salsa Championship, Tanya Kesindzhar and Jorge Burgos, known as Ataca & Alemana – one of the best bachata couples in the world. He has participated in TV formats, numerous competitions and international congresses. He represented Bulgaria and Romania on two consecutive World Salsa Championships in the USA. He relies on his personal contact during his coaching career. The dancing lessons he teaches, pass in a pleasant and easy to learn way. He is one of the founders of the innovative dance ensemble Latin Force.

      Skills

      • Social latino dances
      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer
      • Competitor

      Accomplishments

      • Finalist in Bulgaria’s Got Talent, 2015
      • 1st place at the Republican Salsa Championship and winner of the Bulgarian Cup 2010
      • 3rd place at the Repblican Salsa Championship in 2007 and 2009
      • 13th place at the World Salsa Championship, Orlando, USA, 2007
      • 1st place at Bucharest Salsa Open, Romania: Qualification for the World Salsa Championship, Orlando, USA, 2007
    • Krisi and Valentin

      Krisi and Valentin

      Salsa On 2, Bachata, Cha-cha

      Information

      Kristina Alexieva was born in Sofia. Ever since she has been in love with music. She has been involved with choir singing, she has several TV performances, as well as a performance in Bulgaria Hall. In 2010 she attends a new Salsa beginners group in Salsa la Vista. This turns out to be fate and dance becomes part of her daily life. Two years later she joined the Salsa la Vista team. She has participated in the shows of famous Bulgarian festivals such as Fanta Dance Festival, Mundo Latino, World Salsa Festival, Summer Salsa Festival, as well as in festivals abroad. She has also been involved in sports dances. She has 2 years of teaching experience in New York style salsa, bachata, cha-cha, kizomba and others. She also has her own choreographies and participates as an artist in various events. Being fluent in Spanish makes it one step easier to understand the salsa culture and the spirit of the mambo. Krisi has been feeling the rhythm of the dance for eight years now and wants to help others feel this magic. Since February 2019, she joined the instructors’ team at Latin Force.

      Valentin Poromanski grew up in a family of musicians, and art has been a inseparable part of him over the years. From a very young age, he became an actor, taking part in many performances, some of which in the opera. At the age of 13, he started playing basketball and martial arts, moreover, his skateboarding skills are on a professional level which he continues to develop these days. A few years later he discovered his new vocation –  a salsa dancer and instructor. He has participated in Bulgarian and international festivals as well as salsa competitions, some of which he wins. From February 2019, he joined the Latin Force instructors’ team with his talented partner Kristina, and they began teaching salsa together for the first time at the Latin Force halls.

      Latin Force brings together two of the most talented and positive dancers on the Bulgarian stage – Krisi and Valentin. Enjoy this absolutely amazing combination! The new couple will give you with countless good emotions and even more knowledge of the dance!

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer
    • Kalin and Ivy

      Kalin and Ivy

      Salsa, bachata

      Information

      Ivi Pavlova was born in Sofia. She started dancing at the age of four, going through various styles such as gymnastics, modern ballet etc., but classical ballet remains closest to her heart up to this day. At the age of 12, she joins a children’s salsa group and falls in love with this dance. She participates in various salsa events and festivals as part of a children’s formation. In March 2016, Ivy joins a Latin Force salsa class for the first time, where her potential was noticed immediately. From January 2018, she began teaching Salsa and Bachata in the studio with her partner Kalin. She continues to develop her skills, attending international festivals which involve some of the best Salsa and Bachata (LA, NY) dancers in the world.

      Kalin Petkov was born in Sofia. He started enjoying sports from a young age, and has been involved in volleyball, skating, badminton, tennis, snowboarding, etc. over the years, and continues to practice some of them up to this day. He started dancing salsa in 2010 while he was studying and living in Varna. He was taking lessons from many dancers and teachers around the country. Over the years, he has been a part of numerous performances for different teams. In 2014, he returned to Sofia and devoted himself to salsa parties. A year later, he received a personal invitation to teach in Plovdiv and spent some time there. His own style and temperament make him one of the most distinguished dancers at Sofia salsa parties. He meets Ina and Zahari during one of the first Latin Force parties, to which he later becomes an integral part. He says that over the years there was something that drew him to Latin Force, and so in January 2018 he joined the instructors’ team with his current partner, Ivy.

      Kalin and Ivy are part of Latin Force’s latest project – Latin Force JR Team!

      Skills

      • Instructor
      • Dancer
    • Emi and Serge

      Emi and Serge

      Zouk, Salsa

      Information

      Emilia Tzvetkova (Emi) – grew up in a family of dancers and choreographers, has discovered the magic of dance since she was young. As a child she has been dancing classical ballet, later becoming part  of the modern ballet dance ensemble “Astra”, Blagoevgrad, where she participates in various festivals in Bulgaria and abroad. The Latin rhythms had always been her weakness, and the love for salsa sparkles from the very first dance. Together with the salsa, she also discovers the not so popular Zouk dance, which attracts her with the smooth moves and the specific music rhythm. Since 2013, Latin dances have become an indispensable part of her everyday life and little by little they have grown into a professional interest. As a Darvish Yoga Certified Instructor and other psycho-body practices, Emmy pays a great attention to connecting with the body and she identifies the dance as one of the best ways to do so.

      Sergey Stalev (Serge) – his roots come from the cold Russian taiga but they are not an obstacle to devote his heart to the Latin rhythms. His first interest was in music which has quickly grown into an attraction to dancing, and since 2010 he has been exploring and dancing different styles of social dances. The Salsa remains the closest to its temperament, and in recent years he is devoted to developing in this direction. In parallel, he starts developing his skills in another attractive style – Zouk,  and dreams of popularizing it among other dance lovers. Along with that, Serge has been performing martial arts for more than 10 years and is currently a Wing Chun assistant instructor. His interests complete each other and contribute to his development as a dancer and instructor.

      Emi and Serge are part of the Latin Force Dance Studio Instructors’ team since the beginning of 2018.

      Skills

      • Instructor
      • Dancer
    • George and Neda

      George and Neda

      Kizomba

      Information

      Georgi Georgiev (referred to as The Coach by his students) is an instructor with years of experience in social Latin dances such as Salsa and Bachata since 2008, but after finding out about Kizomba in early 2011, he literally rediscovers his passion and transfers all his energy entirely to this African dance. Following this George  participates at numerous festivals in Europe, where he draws knowledge from some of the most respected teachers in the world. On October 3, 2011, he established the first Kizomba school in Sofia: KizombaHolics BG with regular weekly classes. The captivating feeling in the Kizomba embrace, the sense of lightness, relaxation, the enchanting musicality, sensitivity and respect towards the partner are the highlights of George’s dance, which have also become the required standard for his school. A few years later, many of The Coach’s talented students enter the teaching field, and the KizombaHolics BG family significantly grows.

      Some interesting facts about The Coach:
      – He has been a football player for 10 years. He has won a gold, silver and bronze medals from national championships in the country with the junior team of Septemvri (Sofia) with his senior coach Miletti Bozhilov;- – He has been playing electric guitar for 10 years with many stage performances under Georgi Mirchevski’s guidance – The Master;
      – He enjoys cycling, mountains and nature;
      – He adores hazelnut tahini with honey;
      – He dreams of a better global alternative for people with the ideas of a resource-based economy.

      Neda Borisova is one of the talents that The Coach has the opportunity  to train and who is also his inseparable companion in the festival travels and the absorption of new knowledge by some of the most respected teachers. She is the first lady to represent Bulgaria at the Biggest Kizomba Festival for 2015 “Feeling Kizomba Festival” in Madrid, along with Billy Angelov ( The Coach’s youngest and extremely talented student). The project, which brings The Coach and Neda together as partners, is Galena Velikova’s invitation in November 2015 to perform a series of Kizomba workshops at her amateur and professional dancers school in Athens (Greece). Neda’s dance biography also includes a solid knowledge of Bulgarian folk dances, Cuban Salsa and Bachata.

      Some interesting facts about Neda:
      – A few months after discovering the Kizomba dance and deciding to start studying it more seriously, she went to live in Tunisia, where at that time the dance was completely unknown. She spends one year without a single lesson, but uses her time to get to know the culture and history of the dance in depth, and later returns to Bulgaria to her newfound passion and starts taking regular lessons, attending festivals and parties, which leaves her feeling as if she’s been training constantly. This helps her understand that steps and techniques are only a small part of being a good dancer – the most important thing is the emotion and attitude you put into your dance, as well as knowing the roots and respect the traditions;
      – Her personal mission becomes the idea to change the perception that dancing is only for a handful of people born with talent. She believes that everyone can learn to dance and find satisfaction in dancing;
      – Her both parents are psychologists, and she has an inherent interest in this field, which helps her a lot in teaching – the belief that dance can change each one of us for the better, bring out the most authentic and the most beautiful, help us to get to know ourselves and others and live more harmoniously, which is a key element in her way of dancing and teaching.

      Some interesting facts about KizombaHolics BG:
      To this date, the school’s teaching team includes 6 people, who carry out the weekly regular activities (classes, Kizomba workshops, Semba, Tarashna and Afrohouse) in various locations in Sofia, as well as a weekly party. In addition to the regular study and party sessions, KizombaHolics BG also organises special birthday celebrations, field trips and Kizomba weekends with popular artists and DJs. The most important event, which has been organised by the school is “KizombaHolica FESTIVAL” – the largest international 100% Kizomba festival for Bulgaria, hosting the world-famous Kizomba, Samba artists, DJs and which attracts a large number of participants from Bulgaria and abroad.

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer

  • Bachata

    Bachata

    Description

    Bachata is a popular music and dance that occurred in the rural areas of the Dominican Republic. It derives from the Latin American traditional music, as the main instrument that’s playing, is a guitar. It is played in 4/4. The original term, after which this genre is called is “amargue” ( “bitterness” or “sad music”), but later it became popular as bachata. The main topics concerned are romantic stories – love, separation, happiness, sadness.
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    In 1961 bachata is officially recognized as a music style for the first time. Jose Manuel Calderon recorded the first singles “Borracho de amor” and “Que sera de mi (Condena)”. An interesting fact is that because of tacit ban on bachata in the Dominican Republic, for a long time it was forbidden to play songs in this style in the discos and on the radio. An exception is the station “Radio Guarracino.” Also, they were not allowed sales in music stores.
    In 1992, Juan Luis Guerra won Grammy award for his album “Bachata Rosa” and so bachata received international acclaim.
    One of the most famous groups executing bachata, Aventura, is from the Dominican Republic, and their song “Obsession” reached the top of music charts in both America and Europe. Other popular bachata singers are Antony Santos, Monchy y Alexandra, Raulin Rodriguez and others.
    Bachata is a social dance that is danced in pairs, mostly in a closed grip. One of the easiest and at the same time one of the most difficult dances. The difficulty comes from the charge of dance and the feeling that you need to recreate. At the same time the main course is not difficult at all – three steps with an ending movement in the hips into 4/4.

    Trainers

    • Zahari
    • Ina
    • Kalin & Ivy
    • Krisi & Valentin

    Prices

    • One visit

      8 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 4 visits

      30 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits

      56 BGN
    • Monthly family card for 16 visits

      96 BGN
    • Monthly pass for students

      48 BGN
    • Andjoy App
    • MultiSport card
    • Ina

      Ina

      Salsa, Bachata, Cha-cha, Bachatango

      Information

      Alexandrina Stoyneva (Ina) started practicing dancesport at the age of 12. She developed her skills in one of the most prestigious dancesport clubs in Bulgaria – KST Levski Brilliant “, where she worked with Mr. Vladimir Bozhilov, qualified Bulgarian coach and international judge. She started dancing salsa in 2001. over the years, repeatedly falls in the top three on the Bulgarian salsa scene in the selection of pairs for the World Salsa Championship. She has taken lessons with Billy Fajardo – chief judge of the World Cup salsa, Tanya Kesindzhar and Jorge Burgos, known as Ataca & Alemana – one of the best bachata pairs in the world. Within her dancing career, she realized herself as a professional dancer, choreographer, coach and judge and one of her brightest appearances has led her to the international scene in Greece, Romania, Germany, Switzerland, England, USA and others. She represents Bulgaria and Romania in two consecutive World Salsa Championships in the United States. She has taken part in TV formats. She has finished all of the semesters in the National Sports Academy, with a major in Dancesport Coach ( she is about to receive her diploma.) She is one of the founders of the innovative dance ensemble Latin Force.

      Skills

      • Social Latin dances
      • Dancesport (competitive class A, Latin American dances)
      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer
      • Competitor

      Accomplishments

      • Finalist in Bulgaria’s Got Talent, 2015
      • 1st place at the Republican Salsa Championship and winner of the Bulgarian Cup, 2010
      • 3rd place at the Republican Salsa Championship in 2007 and 2009
      • 13th place at the World Salsa Championship, Orlando, USA, 2007
      • Winner of the Sofia Dance Sport Cup in 2007
    • Zahari

      Zahari

      Salsa, Bachata, Cha-cha, Bachatango

      Information

      Zahari Zahariev dances and teaches salsa for more than 13 years now. He combines flexibility, speed, technic and his own dancing style. He has had private lessons with world famous names like Billy Fajardo – Chief Judge of the World Salsa Championship, Tanya Kesindzhar and Jorge Burgos, known as Ataca & Alemana – one of the best bachata couples in the world. He has participated in TV formats, numerous competitions and international congresses. He represented Bulgaria and Romania on two consecutive World Salsa Championships in the USA. He relies on his personal contact during his coaching career. The dancing lessons he teaches, pass in a pleasant and easy to learn way. He is one of the founders of the innovative dance ensemble Latin Force.

      Skills

      • Social latino dances
      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer
      • Competitor

      Accomplishments

      • Finalist in Bulgaria’s Got Talent, 2015
      • 1st place at the Republican Salsa Championship and winner of the Bulgarian Cup 2010
      • 3rd place at the Repblican Salsa Championship in 2007 and 2009
      • 13th place at the World Salsa Championship, Orlando, USA, 2007
      • 1st place at Bucharest Salsa Open, Romania: Qualification for the World Salsa Championship, Orlando, USA, 2007
    • Krisi and Valentin

      Krisi and Valentin

      Salsa On 2, Bachata, Cha-cha

      Information

      Kristina Alexieva was born in Sofia. Ever since she has been in love with music. She has been involved with choir singing, she has several TV performances, as well as a performance in Bulgaria Hall. In 2010 she attends a new Salsa beginners group in Salsa la Vista. This turns out to be fate and dance becomes part of her daily life. Two years later she joined the Salsa la Vista team. She has participated in the shows of famous Bulgarian festivals such as Fanta Dance Festival, Mundo Latino, World Salsa Festival, Summer Salsa Festival, as well as in festivals abroad. She has also been involved in sports dances. She has 2 years of teaching experience in New York style salsa, bachata, cha-cha, kizomba and others. She also has her own choreographies and participates as an artist in various events. Being fluent in Spanish makes it one step easier to understand the salsa culture and the spirit of the mambo. Krisi has been feeling the rhythm of the dance for eight years now and wants to help others feel this magic. Since February 2019, she joined the instructors’ team at Latin Force.

      Valentin Poromanski grew up in a family of musicians, and art has been a inseparable part of him over the years. From a very young age, he became an actor, taking part in many performances, some of which in the opera. At the age of 13, he started playing basketball and martial arts, moreover, his skateboarding skills are on a professional level which he continues to develop these days. A few years later he discovered his new vocation –  a salsa dancer and instructor. He has participated in Bulgarian and international festivals as well as salsa competitions, some of which he wins. From February 2019, he joined the Latin Force instructors’ team with his talented partner Kristina, and they began teaching salsa together for the first time at the Latin Force halls.

      Latin Force brings together two of the most talented and positive dancers on the Bulgarian stage – Krisi and Valentin. Enjoy this absolutely amazing combination! The new couple will give you with countless good emotions and even more knowledge of the dance!

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer
    • Kalin and Ivy

      Kalin and Ivy

      Salsa, bachata

      Information

      Ivi Pavlova was born in Sofia. She started dancing at the age of four, going through various styles such as gymnastics, modern ballet etc., but classical ballet remains closest to her heart up to this day. At the age of 12, she joins a children’s salsa group and falls in love with this dance. She participates in various salsa events and festivals as part of a children’s formation. In March 2016, Ivy joins a Latin Force salsa class for the first time, where her potential was noticed immediately. From January 2018, she began teaching Salsa and Bachata in the studio with her partner Kalin. She continues to develop her skills, attending international festivals which involve some of the best Salsa and Bachata (LA, NY) dancers in the world.

      Kalin Petkov was born in Sofia. He started enjoying sports from a young age, and has been involved in volleyball, skating, badminton, tennis, snowboarding, etc. over the years, and continues to practice some of them up to this day. He started dancing salsa in 2010 while he was studying and living in Varna. He was taking lessons from many dancers and teachers around the country. Over the years, he has been a part of numerous performances for different teams. In 2014, he returned to Sofia and devoted himself to salsa parties. A year later, he received a personal invitation to teach in Plovdiv and spent some time there. His own style and temperament make him one of the most distinguished dancers at Sofia salsa parties. He meets Ina and Zahari during one of the first Latin Force parties, to which he later becomes an integral part. He says that over the years there was something that drew him to Latin Force, and so in January 2018 he joined the instructors’ team with his current partner, Ivy.

      Kalin and Ivy are part of Latin Force’s latest project – Latin Force JR Team!

      Skills

      • Instructor
      • Dancer

  • Cha-Cha

    Cha-Cha

    Description

    Cha-cha is a Cuban dance that derived from mambo and reached its greatest popularity in the mid 50s. The main difference between mambo and cha-cha is that instead of one step to two beats, which is characteristic of the mambo musical style, are running three steps for these attacks. When the dance first reached England, it was taught in a rhythm of “One, two, cha-cha-cha” and in fact many distributed recordings from the music at that time, accentuate the 4th stroke (last cha in this case). This rhythm, however, differs significantly from the original rhythm of this music performed by Cuban orchestras, whose emphasis was on the 1st blow it, i.e. “One, two, three, cha-cha.” Rhythm is developed on the basis of the sound Danzon through syncopation of the fourth stroke. One suggestion for the origin of the name of the dance is that it comes from the sound of the instrument guirro, which is a musical instrument – a hollow wooden cylinder, serrated on the surface.
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    Cha-cha is danced, accompanied with music in 4/4. The main step is called chasse (chasse). Chasse on 4 & 1 is used to stress on step “one” which should be held a little more than other steps to connect the dance with beats of the music. Social cha-cha differs from the sports one on the main course and combinations in pairs, as the rhythm of the steps is the same.

    Trainers

    • Zahari
    • Ina

    Prices

    • One visit

      8 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 4 visits

      30 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits

      56 BGN
    • Andjoy App
    • Ina

      Ina

      Salsa, Bachata, Cha-cha, Bachatango

      Information

      Alexandrina Stoyneva (Ina) started practicing dancesport at the age of 12. She developed her skills in one of the most prestigious dancesport clubs in Bulgaria – KST Levski Brilliant “, where she worked with Mr. Vladimir Bozhilov, qualified Bulgarian coach and international judge. She started dancing salsa in 2001. over the years, repeatedly falls in the top three on the Bulgarian salsa scene in the selection of pairs for the World Salsa Championship. She has taken lessons with Billy Fajardo – chief judge of the World Cup salsa, Tanya Kesindzhar and Jorge Burgos, known as Ataca & Alemana – one of the best bachata pairs in the world. Within her dancing career, she realized herself as a professional dancer, choreographer, coach and judge and one of her brightest appearances has led her to the international scene in Greece, Romania, Germany, Switzerland, England, USA and others. She represents Bulgaria and Romania in two consecutive World Salsa Championships in the United States. She has taken part in TV formats. She has finished all of the semesters in the National Sports Academy, with a major in Dancesport Coach ( she is about to receive her diploma.) She is one of the founders of the innovative dance ensemble Latin Force.

      Skills

      • Social Latin dances
      • Dancesport (competitive class A, Latin American dances)
      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer
      • Competitor

      Accomplishments

      • Finalist in Bulgaria’s Got Talent, 2015
      • 1st place at the Republican Salsa Championship and winner of the Bulgarian Cup, 2010
      • 3rd place at the Republican Salsa Championship in 2007 and 2009
      • 13th place at the World Salsa Championship, Orlando, USA, 2007
      • Winner of the Sofia Dance Sport Cup in 2007
    • Zahari

      Zahari

      Salsa, Bachata, Cha-cha, Bachatango

      Information

      Zahari Zahariev dances and teaches salsa for more than 13 years now. He combines flexibility, speed, technic and his own dancing style. He has had private lessons with world famous names like Billy Fajardo – Chief Judge of the World Salsa Championship, Tanya Kesindzhar and Jorge Burgos, known as Ataca & Alemana – one of the best bachata couples in the world. He has participated in TV formats, numerous competitions and international congresses. He represented Bulgaria and Romania on two consecutive World Salsa Championships in the USA. He relies on his personal contact during his coaching career. The dancing lessons he teaches, pass in a pleasant and easy to learn way. He is one of the founders of the innovative dance ensemble Latin Force.

      Skills

      • Social latino dances
      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer
      • Competitor

      Accomplishments

      • Finalist in Bulgaria’s Got Talent, 2015
      • 1st place at the Republican Salsa Championship and winner of the Bulgarian Cup 2010
      • 3rd place at the Repblican Salsa Championship in 2007 and 2009
      • 13th place at the World Salsa Championship, Orlando, USA, 2007
      • 1st place at Bucharest Salsa Open, Romania: Qualification for the World Salsa Championship, Orlando, USA, 2007
    • Krisi and Valentin

      Krisi and Valentin

      Salsa On 2, Bachata, Cha-cha

      Information

      Kristina Alexieva was born in Sofia. Ever since she has been in love with music. She has been involved with choir singing, she has several TV performances, as well as a performance in Bulgaria Hall. In 2010 she attends a new Salsa beginners group in Salsa la Vista. This turns out to be fate and dance becomes part of her daily life. Two years later she joined the Salsa la Vista team. She has participated in the shows of famous Bulgarian festivals such as Fanta Dance Festival, Mundo Latino, World Salsa Festival, Summer Salsa Festival, as well as in festivals abroad. She has also been involved in sports dances. She has 2 years of teaching experience in New York style salsa, bachata, cha-cha, kizomba and others. She also has her own choreographies and participates as an artist in various events. Being fluent in Spanish makes it one step easier to understand the salsa culture and the spirit of the mambo. Krisi has been feeling the rhythm of the dance for eight years now and wants to help others feel this magic. Since February 2019, she joined the instructors’ team at Latin Force.

      Valentin Poromanski grew up in a family of musicians, and art has been a inseparable part of him over the years. From a very young age, he became an actor, taking part in many performances, some of which in the opera. At the age of 13, he started playing basketball and martial arts, moreover, his skateboarding skills are on a professional level which he continues to develop these days. A few years later he discovered his new vocation –  a salsa dancer and instructor. He has participated in Bulgarian and international festivals as well as salsa competitions, some of which he wins. From February 2019, he joined the Latin Force instructors’ team with his talented partner Kristina, and they began teaching salsa together for the first time at the Latin Force halls.

      Latin Force brings together two of the most talented and positive dancers on the Bulgarian stage – Krisi and Valentin. Enjoy this absolutely amazing combination! The new couple will give you with countless good emotions and even more knowledge of the dance!

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer

  • Kizomba

    Kizomba

    Description

    Kizomba – passion, harmony and something more…!

    Kizomba is very sensual, but not sexual dance that originated in the late 80s and early 90s in distant Angola, containing within itself the lyrical Portuguese sounds and the wilder African rhythms. They say that in Kizomba everyone is attracted by something in their own way, because it is a mixture of many Latin dances such as the emotion of the tango, bachata, KSC and others.
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    Translated from African dialect “Kizomba” means the party and very often in Africa instead of saying “I am going to a party,” they say “I am going to Kizomba.” Among the countries where this dance is the most common one are Angola, Cape Verde, Portugal, Mozambique, Equatorial Guinea, Brazil. Kizomba is often described as “Angolan tango” where it is believed to have laid the foundations of this dance. In recent years, it gains more and more popularity in Bulgaria.
    This dance expresses the spirituality and the relationship between a man and a woman. Playing doubles with slow, gentle movements, recreates the romantic emotion. In Kizomba there is a lot of sharing. The lady is granted and fully trusts her cavalier. Kizomba is an “inside dancing”, dancing without ostentation and vanity. Partners are dancing gently clinging to each other – they are one whole.

    Balance, harmony and trust – these are the three things required in Kizomba, as well as freedom of movement and constant connection. Exchange of energy, between partners as well as with the ground!

    Trainers

    • Alena Sterk
    • Billy & Emi
    • Georgi & Neda

    Prices

    • One visit

      9 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 4 visits

      34 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits

      64 BGN
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    • Billy and Emi

      Billy and Emi

      Kizomba

      Information

      Emilia Stankova or Emi – born in Varna, drowns into the dance hall when she is 12 back then she begins to dance modern and jazz ballet – ballet “Element”, Varna.
      She has participated in a number of Bulgarian competitions and concerts for modern ballet. She had to give up ballet for personal reasons, but years later – in 2012, she starts feeling the absence of the dance and began dancing salsa in “Malambo”, Varna. She first meets the Kizomba rhythm at parties, and this leads her to lots of training and learning from festivals. In 2015, she met with Billy Angelov at a party (they matched from the very first second, when they begin to dance together), after that they realize that their dreams are very similar and both have ambitions to develop in this direction. So they decided to start teaching together. Since 2015 she leads regular classes and workshops together with Billy, developing ever her skills constantly at international festivals with some of the best instructors. In 2016, together they begin the project of Albir & Sara – Random Roots, creating a team in Sofia. She dreams of becoming a world famous Kizomba dancer and instructor!

      Boris Angelov or better known as Billy was born in Pleven, but grew up in Sofia, he accidentally goes to an art festival in Sozopol 2011, where he falls in love with the social dance. He began dancing in MONTFIZ with Georgi Georgiev (SalsaHolicsBG) salsa, bachata and merengue. Going in this direction, he was stunned by the strong beat of Kizomba, despite the ease of movements. Falling in love with this dance, later, he rediscovered himself, his dreams and began traveling and attending festivals, developing up to this day. His curiosity in hip-hop and oldschool RnB, slowly enters his Kizomba style, and this is how Billy was born! He accidentally met with Emi at a Kizomba party and they instantly “clicked”. They began teaching together in 2015 and to develop in other styles such as: semba, afrohouse and tarraxinha. In 2016, together they started the project of Albir & Sara – Random Roots, creating a team in Sofia. He dreams of becoming a world famous Kizomba dancer and instructor!

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer
    • George and Neda

      George and Neda

      Kizomba

      Information

      Georgi Georgiev (referred to as The Coach by his students) is an instructor with years of experience in social Latin dances such as Salsa and Bachata since 2008, but after finding out about Kizomba in early 2011, he literally rediscovers his passion and transfers all his energy entirely to this African dance. Following this George  participates at numerous festivals in Europe, where he draws knowledge from some of the most respected teachers in the world. On October 3, 2011, he established the first Kizomba school in Sofia: KizombaHolics BG with regular weekly classes. The captivating feeling in the Kizomba embrace, the sense of lightness, relaxation, the enchanting musicality, sensitivity and respect towards the partner are the highlights of George’s dance, which have also become the required standard for his school. A few years later, many of The Coach’s talented students enter the teaching field, and the KizombaHolics BG family significantly grows.

      Some interesting facts about The Coach:
      – He has been a football player for 10 years. He has won a gold, silver and bronze medals from national championships in the country with the junior team of Septemvri (Sofia) with his senior coach Miletti Bozhilov;- – He has been playing electric guitar for 10 years with many stage performances under Georgi Mirchevski’s guidance – The Master;
      – He enjoys cycling, mountains and nature;
      – He adores hazelnut tahini with honey;
      – He dreams of a better global alternative for people with the ideas of a resource-based economy.

      Neda Borisova is one of the talents that The Coach has the opportunity  to train and who is also his inseparable companion in the festival travels and the absorption of new knowledge by some of the most respected teachers. She is the first lady to represent Bulgaria at the Biggest Kizomba Festival for 2015 “Feeling Kizomba Festival” in Madrid, along with Billy Angelov ( The Coach’s youngest and extremely talented student). The project, which brings The Coach and Neda together as partners, is Galena Velikova’s invitation in November 2015 to perform a series of Kizomba workshops at her amateur and professional dancers school in Athens (Greece). Neda’s dance biography also includes a solid knowledge of Bulgarian folk dances, Cuban Salsa and Bachata.

      Some interesting facts about Neda:
      – A few months after discovering the Kizomba dance and deciding to start studying it more seriously, she went to live in Tunisia, where at that time the dance was completely unknown. She spends one year without a single lesson, but uses her time to get to know the culture and history of the dance in depth, and later returns to Bulgaria to her newfound passion and starts taking regular lessons, attending festivals and parties, which leaves her feeling as if she’s been training constantly. This helps her understand that steps and techniques are only a small part of being a good dancer – the most important thing is the emotion and attitude you put into your dance, as well as knowing the roots and respect the traditions;
      – Her personal mission becomes the idea to change the perception that dancing is only for a handful of people born with talent. She believes that everyone can learn to dance and find satisfaction in dancing;
      – Her both parents are psychologists, and she has an inherent interest in this field, which helps her a lot in teaching – the belief that dance can change each one of us for the better, bring out the most authentic and the most beautiful, help us to get to know ourselves and others and live more harmoniously, which is a key element in her way of dancing and teaching.

      Some interesting facts about KizombaHolics BG:
      To this date, the school’s teaching team includes 6 people, who carry out the weekly regular activities (classes, Kizomba workshops, Semba, Tarashna and Afrohouse) in various locations in Sofia, as well as a weekly party. In addition to the regular study and party sessions, KizombaHolics BG also organises special birthday celebrations, field trips and Kizomba weekends with popular artists and DJs. The most important event, which has been organised by the school is “KizombaHolica FESTIVAL” – the largest international 100% Kizomba festival for Bulgaria, hosting the world-famous Kizomba, Samba artists, DJs and which attracts a large number of participants from Bulgaria and abroad.

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer
    • Alena Sterk

      Alena Sterk

      Kizomba

      Information

      Alena Sterk or Ali, as most people know her, started dancing when she was little. She met the classic preparation of the ballet, and went through dance sport, aerobics, salsa and bachata. When she met Garo Uzunyan, she found the infinite charm of Kizomba, which she developed in the recent years, visiting a numerous international festivals and lessons with the best instructors: Kvenda Lima Morenas and Anais, Ricardo and Paola and many others. She has a certificate for successfully completed course for instructors “Teacher’s Training” of the Afrolatin Connection, Porto, Portugal. She was part of a troupe for typical dances with performances in India and Spain.

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer

      Accomplishments

      • Certified instructor – “Teacher’s Training” of Afrolatin Connection, Porto, Portugal

  • Zouk

    Zouk

    Description

    Zouk is a music and dancing style that originated in the early 1980s, first starting in the Caribbean, and in particular the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. The name derives from the Creole word Zouk, which they referred to the evening dance parties. The specific music, with gentle melody motives and a strong beat, could be seen in the dance as an interesting combination of smooth movements and bright accents.

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    As a social dance, zouk is usually danced in pairs both in closed and open grip. The leading often takes place not only with the palms of your hands, but also with your whole hands and back. Typical for all types of zouk is the specific whiplash movement of the head of the lady.

    Currently the dance is known under the name Brazilian Zouk, which contains many variations of the style. The most popular among them are: lambazouk (porto-seguro style), which is closely related to lambada, dancing in a slow-fast-fast rhythm, with a characteristic movement of the thighs and quick rotation; traditional zouk (Rio style) – more sensual and romantic, with multiple moves of the body and smooth movements influenced by ballet and contemporary dance; modern Zouk (neo) – a combination of zouk and other styles like samba, tango, contemporary and even hip-hop.

    Kassav’ band are considered the founders of the music style zouk is considered the  which is based on the traditional Antilles music, mixed for the first time with studio sounds, creates the new genre. Among the popular zouk artists are Perle Lama, Kaysha, Soumia, Jamice, Zouk Machine, Nelson Freitas and others. Today, zouk is also danced to contemporary pop and R & B songs mixed in Zouk sounding.

    Trainers

    • Emi & Serge

    Prices

    • One visit

      9 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits

      64 BGN
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    • Emi and Serge

      Emi and Serge

      Zouk, Salsa

      Information

      Emilia Tzvetkova (Emi) – grew up in a family of dancers and choreographers, has discovered the magic of dance since she was young. As a child she has been dancing classical ballet, later becoming part  of the modern ballet dance ensemble “Astra”, Blagoevgrad, where she participates in various festivals in Bulgaria and abroad. The Latin rhythms had always been her weakness, and the love for salsa sparkles from the very first dance. Together with the salsa, she also discovers the not so popular Zouk dance, which attracts her with the smooth moves and the specific music rhythm. Since 2013, Latin dances have become an indispensable part of her everyday life and little by little they have grown into a professional interest. As a Darvish Yoga Certified Instructor and other psycho-body practices, Emmy pays a great attention to connecting with the body and she identifies the dance as one of the best ways to do so.

      Sergey Stalev (Serge) – his roots come from the cold Russian taiga but they are not an obstacle to devote his heart to the Latin rhythms. His first interest was in music which has quickly grown into an attraction to dancing, and since 2010 he has been exploring and dancing different styles of social dances. The Salsa remains the closest to its temperament, and in recent years he is devoted to developing in this direction. In parallel, he starts developing his skills in another attractive style – Zouk,  and dreams of popularizing it among other dance lovers. Along with that, Serge has been performing martial arts for more than 10 years and is currently a Wing Chun assistant instructor. His interests complete each other and contribute to his development as a dancer and instructor.

      Emi and Serge are part of the Latin Force Dance Studio Instructors’ team since the beginning of 2018.

      Skills

      • Instructor
      • Dancer

  • Sport dance

    Sport dance

    Description

    In the beginning of the 20th century dances emerge and form in the way we know them today, namely competitive dances or later called dance sport. They are divided into two main groups – standard and Latin American, five dances in each.
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    Standard Dances:
    English (slow) waltz – music proportions in ¾, tempo 28-30 beats per minute. It was performed for the first time in 1918. It originates from the American “boston”.
    Tango – music proportions 4/4, moderately fast tempo 30-32 beats per minute. Origin – Argentina. In 1907. Paris held the first official contest tango.
    Viennese waltz – musical size 3/4, moderately fast pace – 58-60 beats per minute. In 1813 it was denied as a dance, but it was impossible to stop its spread.
    Foxtrot / Slowfox / – music proportions 4/4, the tempo is moderate 29-30 beats per minute. Origin – America, created by Harry Fox in 1910. One of the most popular dances.
    Quickstep – music proportions 4/4, tempo fast – 50-52 beats per minute. American dance that appeared in Europe in the early 20s.

    Latin American dances:
    Samba – music proportions 2/4, moderately fast tempo 50-52 beats per minute. Homeland – Brazil. Fast paced dance with pulsing rhythm.
    Cha-cha – music proportions 4/4, moderately fast pace – 30-32 beats per minute. They were created based on Cuban dances in 1953 in Havana – Cuba.
    Rumba – music proportions 4/4, slow pace – 24-26 beats per minute. It is danced on a special kind of slow music called “rumba bolero.” It originates from Cuba.
    PASODOBLE – music proportions 2/4, moderately fast pace – 58-60 beats per minute. The origin of the dance – Spain. It was performed during fiestas. It was first spread in Latin America, and later in Europe, but as competition dance.
    Jive – music proportions 4/4, tempo fast – 40-44 beats per minute. It was known as “Boogie” in 1938, as “jitterbug” in 1940, as “bimbon” in 1945 – but it always had the same steps and movements. It gets the name “Jive” from the English. A decisive turning point in the performance and the movements of the Jive dance come between 1955 and 1957 with the debut of the “rock and roll” music.

    The modern tendencies in the development of ballroom dancing are mainly in the direction of athleticism and dynamics. Despite the closeness to extreme sports, there is something very attractive, beautiful and enduring in them.

    The social Latin dances, that are taught in courses for children: salsa, merengue, cha-cha.

    Trainers

    • Dilyana Popova

    Prices

    • One visit

      9 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 4 visits

      34 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits

      64 BGN
    • Dilyana Popova

      Dilyana Popova

      Dance sport and Latin dance for children and adults

      Information

      Dilyana Popova (Didi) is performing dance sport for 14 years. She competes in a number of Bulgarian and international competitions (Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the most prestigious tournament in the world – Blackpool in England). She has developed her skills attending numerous seminars and she has been trained by some of the highest ranked coaches in the dance sport field from Denmark and Slovenia. She gained even more knowledge of the dance sport thanks to the world champions in Latin American dances, the amateurs Troels Baer and Ina Zhelyazkova (Denmark).
      She graduated NSA with a major in “Coach Dance Sport” and also “Spanish Philology” at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski “. This preparation made her extremely good at her work with children’s groups and her work with pairs that take part in competitions.
      Dilyana part of the Latin Force Team.

      How do the lessons with Dilyana proceed you can see HERE 😉

      Skills

      • Working with children and development of competitive couples
      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer
      • Competitor

      Accomplishments

      • The highest competitve, international class M, latinamerican dances
      • Finalist in Bulgaria’s Got Talent, 2015

  • Swing

    Swing

    Description

    Swing – the old new fashion! Swing Dance is a broad term that encompasses many dancing styles that appeared in the swing era (30s and 40s of the last century). They were quite active and were danced in numerous clubs even before the advent of swing music. It is an energetic dance which requires clothes that allow participants to move freely and feel comfortable on the dance floor. Because of the brightness, brilliance, and the dynamics of the swing, clothing plays an important role in the beauty of the dance. Numerous dance group of swing have emerged in the suburbs with black population, based on African folk dances, but few were born in British ethnic societies. Usually in when you hear swing, you think of styles like Boogie Woogie, Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston, West Coast Swing, Rock’n’roll and much more. Swing dancing is fun, different and bears positive emotions.

    Trainers

    • Lindy Hop Bulgaria
    • Swingin Monkeys

    Prices

    • 3 months course beginners 24 classes  – 160 BGN (payment – 3 installments – 3 x 60 BGN) (Lindy Hop Bulgaria)
    • 3 months course intermediate 24 classes  – 150 BGN (payment – 3 installments – 3 x 60 BGN) (Lindy Hop Bulgaria)
    • One visit (Lindy Hop Bulgaria)

      10 BGN
    • One visit (Swingin Monkeys)

      8 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits (Swingin Monkeys)

      56 BGN
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    • Lindy Hop Bulgaria

      Lindy Hop Bulgaria

      Swing dances

      Information

      Lindy Hop Bulgaria – the biggest swing dance school in Bulgaria was established in 2012 and has the noble mission to promote swing dance and culture in Bulgaria, to inspire a cohesive and expanding society. It manages to attract not only Sofia but also Plovdiv and Ruse! The school enjoys a talented and dedicated team of 25 instructors, who are making every effort to achieve this goal and successfully inspire more than 400 actively dancing swingers. More than 4,000 students have been taken care of and have felt the spirit and the heart of Lindy Hop Bulgaria, who continue to dance up to this day bounces.The instructors are the first swing dancers in Bulgaria to complete the international Lindy Hop and Charleston (Swing 90X) training program of the top instructors Dax & Sarah.

      With Lindy Hop Bulgaria you can also learn how to dance Charlston Solo, Boogie Woogie and Jive 50s.

    • Swingin Monkeys

      Swingin Monkeys

      Swing dances

      Information

      Swingin Monkeys is a swing dance school established in 2013. The instructors are captivated by the magic of swing culture and dances, they are always smiling and positive, and they strive to pass on this energy to everyone! They believe that this is the best way to contribute to the development of one positive and friendly swing society. Swing dances bring the rich historical and musical culture with themselves, a glamorous dressing style and a contagious enthusiasm.

      With Swingin Monkeys you can learn how to dance Charleston, Lindy Hop and Boogie Woogie.

  • Argentine tango

    Argentine tango

    Description

    The Argentine passion – tango!

    Romance, love and above all passion are the words that best describe tango. This is the dance that in its authentic form leading man and lady following him unconditionally.
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    Tango rises from the slums of Buenos Aires and it is based on ancient African dances. The word “tango” is also derived from African languages and music which dance is an interesting mix of European, African and American sounds. In the first years of the XX century. Dancers and orchestras from Buenos Aires and Montevideo traveling around Europe for the first time present a tango in Paris and then in London, Berlin and other European capitals. A little later the dance gained popularity in New York. Before that, in America, tango is associated with a different rhythm and nothing was the same dance that later will conquer the hearts of millions around the world. To date tangerosite in love with Argentine dance parties gather to experience the pleasure of those passionate rhythms. For years, tango has failed to gain worldwide fame. But everything changed in 1983, when in Paris was presented the show “Tango Argentino” created by Claudio Segovia and Hector Orezoli. That presentation is revolutionary about the history of dance and earned him the long-awaited recognition. All over the world people are starting to record lessons in tango clubs, festivals and enjoy the rhythmic music. Assembly, which is danced passionate Argentine dance called “milonga”. Initially, tango has performed mainly by men but later became a dance for two. Now we are hard to imagine not watching tango, which is not performed by a pair of radiating passion and at the same time aristocratic rigor. Often clubs tango couples do not know, but that did not prevent them from expressing intimacy, be it for a few minutes. Dancers slide your feet firmly to the floor when moving. This is one of the most characteristic movements of this dance. Musical styles with which to dance, also known by the name “Tango”. In the beginning there was only one kind of dance, but today there are already several styles – tango, Uruguayan, ball (American and International style), Chinese and others. Argentine tango is often mentioned as the most authentic of them, as though Argentina is home to the romantic dance and other styles have developed their own specific routines and elements that doobogatyavat classical steps. Argentine tango contain variations of styles that developed in different regions of Argentina and Uruguay. It is based largely on improvisation, and of course there are established steps on which dancers can unleash their imagination and truly enjoy the dance. There are different styles of Argentine Tango Tago as Liso, Tango Salon Tango Milonguero, Tango Nuevo and several different types of music to which the dance – tango, waltz, milonga, tango electronics.

    Trainers

    • Bella & Pavel

    Prices

    • 4 months course beginners 16 classes  – 150 BGN (or payment – 4 installments – 50 BGN, 40 BGN, 40 BGN, 40 BGN)
    • 2 months course beginners 16 classes  – 150 BGN (or payment – 2 installments – 90 BGN, 80 BGN)
    • One visit

      12 BGN
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    • Bella and Pavel

      Bella and Pavel

      Argentine tango

      Information

      Bella Haritova has been dancing many different dance styles, including
      classical ballet, contemporary dance, sports dance and salsa. In 2007 she discovered the Argentine tango and together with her partner Pavel Nedev they began taking
      lessons with Ivo Parushev and Chavdar Krumov. They have private lessons and attend a number of seminars with Argentine and Italian instructors. After that, they both strat teaching at various dance studios in Sofia and participate in the tango demonstrations, organized by Tango BG. Bella studied modern dance and graham technique with Tsvetanka Gerginova. She has attended professional training in classical ballet and contemporary dance. She studied ballet with the dancer Tsvetanka Petkova, then with Mary Gezentchova and with the prima ballerina Vesa Tonova. She finished a training program in contemporary dance, Dance port Derrida in 2014 and crrently she is part of Derrida’s Dance Center. She has participated in various performances and projects, including Metronome of the choreographer Zhivko Zheliazkov, Fortified spaces of the American choreographer Sidra Bell, In the eyes of others – choreographer Michaela Grivev, Home – of the Portuguese choreographer Louis Marafa and others. She continues to seek new ways of expression in order to make her dance skills perfect in each style she performs, she practices yoga, and she is actively engaged with various forms of the contemporary and classical dance and together with that she is interested in Nuevo tango.

      Pavel Nedev started dancing salsa in 2006. Shortly after, he discovers the Argentine tango and starts intensive lessons with the founders of the tango
      community in Bulgaria – Chavdar Krumov and Ivo Parushev. He has attended seminars with Argentine and Italian teachers, including Monika Parra, Maximiliano
      Paradiso, Mazen Kiwan, Luca Lamberti, world champions in tango salon for 2012, Facundo De La Cruz and Paola Sanz, the creators of the Body Awareness Method Applied to Argentine Tango – Marcela Trape and Mario Ferraro, and many others. After a few years of training, he was offered to teach and together with his partner Bella Haritova they begin leading classes in various dance studios in Sofia. Meanwhile, together with Bella they began lessons in modern dance and graham technique. The went to a dance competition show in 2008 and won first place. They participate in tango demonstrations organized by Tango BG. Pavel is interested in Nuevo tango and contemporary dance techniques and continues to look for new ways of expression and to practice new various dance styles.


      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Teacher
      • Dancer

  • Classical ballet

    Classical ballet

    Desciption

    Classical ballet is the most graceful and beautiful dance! It develops musicality, coordination, dance culture, posture, and harmoniously build muscles. You will discover the pleasure from this dance, the beauty of each movement and good music, you will develop your flexibility, artistry, flair for aesthetics!

    Trainers

    • Yana Marinova
    • Kalina Kalcheva

    Prices

    • One visit

      10 BGN
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    • Yana Marinova

      Yana Marinova

      Classical ballet

      Information

      Yana Marinova was born on 30.11.1972 in Sofia, she is a ballet dancer in the Sofia National Opera and Ballet since the beginning of 1991. In 1990 she graduated secondary school in one of the most prestigious ballet schools in the world – Kyiv State Choreography School. During the same year she was accepted as a soloist together with her professional partner, Maxim Belotzerkovski (currently premier at the American Ballet Theater) in the Varna Opera house, where she played all soloist roles from the repertoire of the ballet. In 1997 she graduated the State Music Academy “Pancho Vladigerov” – Sofia with a BA in Ballet Choreography and Pedagogy, and currently she is studying a Master’s degree in the same sphere. She has participated in international competitions in Varna and Osaka, where she was a finalist, as well as in various tours around the world.
      Since 2016 she is a teacher at the National School of Dance Arts.
      She has many stage choreographies and her students have won first prizes in International contests.

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Teacher
      • Dancer

      Achievements

      • Ballet dancer at the Sofia National Opera and Ballet house
      • Teacher at the National School of Dance Arts

       

    • Kalina Kalcheva

      Kalina Kalcheva

      Classical ballet

      Information

      Kalina was born in Kazanlak. At the age of 10 she was accepted at the State Choreographic School, Sofia. The following year, she was selected to participate in the Peace Banner Assembly and went on a tour in China. As a student she won the 1st prize at the National Ballet Competition, Dobrich (1993). She graduated with a great success and was accepted into the Sofia Opera ballet in 1993. The following year she won the International Ballet Competition – Varna, the most prestigious ballet competition.

      In 1996, xhe was a finalist at the Masako Oya International Ballet Competition in Osaka, Japan. She began to dance solo parts in all ballets, and was selected by choreographers for leading roles, participated in tours of the Sofia Opera and Ballet in Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Greece, Cyprus, Japan. In 1998 she was invited to participate atthe International Competition – Perm, Russia. She won the 1st prize and a gold medal, the special jury award and the Perm Theater award for Opera and Ballet, as well as an award for contemporary dance performance (Krasen Krastev choir).

      In 1997 she got a degree in Ballet Pedagogy at the Pancho Vladigerov National Music Academy in Sofia. She teaches at the Artis Lyceum, a private Russian school for classical dance – Sofia, and others.

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Teacher
      • Dancer

      Achievements

      • Ballet dancer at the Sofia National Opera and Ballet house

       

       

  • Hip-Hop

    Hip-Hop

    Description

    Hip-Hop is a dancing style that is performed under Hip-Hop music and it is developed as a part of the hip-hop culture. It includes many styles such as breaking, locking and popping, which began to develop in the 70s, thanks to African-Americans and Hispanics. What distinguishes this style from the rest is the possibility of full and free improvisation, allowing the dancers to express themselves. Put in other words – there are no restrictions in Hip-Hop! This style is the representation of the free spirit of the street culture. From the establishment of Hip-Hop until now there have occurred many famous and proven styles, each of them combines unique movements.

    Trainers

    • Zdravko Kostadinov (Groovez)
    • Petar Ivanov (uMove)
    • Monika Kirilova (uMove)

    Prices

    • One visit

      8 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 4 visits (Groovez)

      30 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits (Groovez)

      56 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits (uMove)

      56 BGN
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    • Zdravko Kostadinov

      Zdravko Kostadinov

      Hip-Hop (Groovez)

      Information

      Zdravko Kostadinov (Groovez) is a professional with great experience, style and innovative ideas. He has participated in most Bulgarian video clips, in reality formats such as X Factor. He has participated in workshops with the choreographers and dancers of Usher, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, Madonna in the US, Germany, Czech Republic and Bulgaria. He has worked with artists such as Mario Winans, Crisco, Maria Ilieva, Miro, 100 Kila, Divna, Santra and others. Zdravko has participated as leading dancer and choreographer in the largest and most successful tours, LIVE concerts and events, both in Bulgaria and abroad: Coca Cola HAPPY ENERGY Tour, BG RADIO MUSIC AWARDS, Media Music Awards (Romania), Top of the pop (Poland), Eurovision.
      He draws experience and inspiration while visiting international hip-hop workshops. In 2013. He won a scholarship given by the “Dancing art – Iliev” foundation and he moved to Los Angeles, where he spent a month learning from the choreographers of the stars on the world music scene.
      In 2016 together with Plamen Andreev (Pacho & Zdravko), he won the 359 Hip-Hop Awards – “Best Hip-Hop Dance Formation” 2016.

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      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer

      Accomplishments

      • Winner of the 359 Hip Hop Awards – “Best Hip-Hop Dance Formation” 2016
    • Petar Ivanov

      Petar Ivanov

      Hip-Hop (uMove)

      Information

      Petar (Pepi) Ivanov is one of the main instructors at the uMove Hip-Hop Dance School, with years of experience in different street styles. Pepi is an example of the admissions in the school. He starts dancing just as a hobby, but later on his will and consistency helped him climb every step up in the hierarchy. Today he is not only an instructor, but also the heart of uMove’s representative “crew”.
      Over the years, as part of the uMove Crew, he has won a number of prizes at street dances competitions around Bulgaria. In 2017 he had two huge successes – he got  in the top 8 BG pairs with a solo at the European Street Masters Competition in Plovdiv “European Street Masters 2017” as well as in the top 16 at the European BackToStylez competition in Pisa, Italy.
      Pepi is part of the Eurovision Children’s Eurovision 2016 crew, dancer in the new ad of Toyota Yaris 2017 for Europe, semi-finalist with uMove Crew in Bulgaria’s Got Talent 2016, part of the team of professional dancers in the movie Eyes, was shot in Nu Boyana Film Studios.
      Last but not least, Pepi is part of the uMove choreographic team and co-choreographer and dancer of two dance and theater productions “Episodes” (2016) and “Fragments” (2017) which were played in front of a full hall in the Independent Theater. Shortly, Pepi is an example of the spirit and culture of the school – different but with team spirit.
      You are welcome to meet him personally!

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer

      Achievements

      • Top 8 BG Pairs at the European Street Dance Competition in Plovdiv “European Street Masters 2017”
      • Top 16 at the European BackToStylez competition in Pisa, Italy
    • Monica Kirilova

      Monica Kirilova

      Hip-Hop (uMove)

      Information

      Her love for music has been accompanying her all her life and has pushed her to constantly try different things in this field. As a young girl, she plays piano, sings, dances modern ballet, sports dances, Irish dances and has been studying Hip-hop, Locking, Popping, House, Waacking and Vogue at uMove Dance School for 6 years. In addition, she gains more experience from world-class dancers such as P. Lock, Rada, Paradox, Mufasa, Majid, Mamson, Princess Lockeroo, Chrissy Chou, Henry Link, OG, Marvin and others.

      For a law student, Moni is surprisingly very well organised and manages her time well so that she can teach. Her motivation is due to her childhood dream of showing to the public with her own performance. She shares how she used to perform concerts at home, imagining it to be a big event. And here’s Moni’s path – from the small space behind the cupboard at home to the big stage. What’s more is that she is now part of the choreographic team behind uMove’s performances.

      Motto: Be true to yourself and do everything with love!

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer

  • Bulgarian folk dance

    Bulgarian folk dance

    Description

    Bulgarian folk dance heritage is part of the wealth of our culture and traditions. Bulgarian folk dances are a manifestation of the spiritual culture of our people. They reflect the life experiences and the feelings of the Bulgarians and are inextricably linked with the labor, customs, music and vocal creativity. There are various types and forms of folk dances, the style and character of the performances are diverse, folk costumes, musical accompaniment and the related folk dance customs. The study of folklore in its regional variations and diversity allows its complete and more accurate storage in time. Each of the six main ethnographic regions are famous for their specific dances and people that reflect its history, culture, manners and customs. Bulgarians have created a large number of folk dances over the centuries, games and dances with the diverse choreography, rhythms, forms and construction. All this variety of dances along with the wonderful authentic folk melodies make people of all ages, genders and professions to relax from the busy working day.

    Trainers

    • Vitosha

    Цени

    • One visit

      7 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits

      48 BGN
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    • Marina Petrova

      Marina Petrova

      Bulgarian folk dances

      Information

      Marina is one of the professional choreographers in the Bulgarian folk dances club “Vitosha”, founded on November 8, 2010 by the chief artistic director and choreographer – Radoslav Todorov. Since then, the group has taken part in many prestigious concerts, festivals and competitions in Bulgaria and abroad. The main goal of the “Vitosha” club is to study and keep the authenticity of the folk-dance patterns. In the repertoire of “Vitosha” club already exist several developed stage dance productions.

      Since first grade Marina, began studying “Choreography” in the class of Donka Yordanova in 74th School “Gotse Delchev” in Sofia. Even before completing her secondary education, she became part of the children and youth folk ensemble “Spring” under the guidance of Acad. Krassimir Petrov and Rahila Petrova. In 2012 she graduated from the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv, with major in Bulgarian folk choreography under the direction of prof. Daniela Geneva and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anton Andonov. Upon graduation, she received an award for contribution to the work of the academy. During her university education Marina works as a performer in the dance formation “Plovdiva.” From 2012 to 2015 she danced in “Pasha Dance Theater” – Antalya, Turkey, where she has participated in more than 900 performances. From 2015 until now, she teaches Bulgarian folk dances in kindergartens and schools for the Emotion Dancing school. Since November 2015 is the chief instructor of the Bulgarian folk dance lovers in “Bodifolk” club, and together with thay she started working as an artist in the professional folk ensemble “Bulgarian rhythms.” Since January 2017, Marina is an instructor of Bulgarian folk dances in Latin Force Dance Studio.

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer
    • Mihaela Shilegarska

      Mihaela Shilegarska

      Bulgarian folk dances

      Information

      Mihaela is one of the professional choreographers in the Bulgarian folk dances club “Vitosha”, founded on November 8, 2010 by the chief artistic director and choreographer – Radoslav Todorov. Since then, the group has taken part in many prestigious concerts, festivals and competitions around the country and abroad. The main goal of the “Vitosha” club is to study and keep the authentic folk dance patterns. Several stage developed dance performances exist in the “Vitosha” repertoire.

      Mihaela started dancing when she was 8 years old for a dance troupe which was part of the Community Centre “Miner” in Bobov Dol – Dance Ensemble “Sun”. There, under the guidance of artists and soloists of “Pirin” Ensemble Milen Dimitrov and Asen Kolev, she participated in numerous prestigious concerts, competitions and festivals across the country. Immediately after she completed her primary education in primary school “Nikola Yonkov Vaptsarov” in Bobov Dol, she was accepted at the National School of Dance Art in Sofia in the class of Kristina Aleksandrova. During her professional education she was dancing for “Iskar” ensemble, led by Nikola Kolev and Nadia Koleva. In 2014 she participated in the “Golden crook” contest in Kotel, where she won second place! Immediately after graduation Michaela Shilegarska started working as a performer in the professional folk ensemble “Bulgarian rhythms” with artistic director Dimitar Mitev and choreographer Radoslav Todorov, where she participated in numerous folk television productions, concerts, festivals and performances across the country. In 2015 she started working as an assistant instructor at the school for amateurs, part of “Vitosha” dance club and in 2016 she became a professional instructor at the club. Marina is teaching Bulgarian folk dances in Latin Force Dance Studio.

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer

       

    • Alexander Lyubenov

      Alexander Lyubenov

      Bulgarian folk dances

      Information

      Alexander began his dance career in first grade in the children’s and youth folklore ensemble “Hortse”, in Lom under the direction of the choreographer Snezhina Yoskova. He danced there until seventh grade, when he was accepted to study Arts at 144 Narodni Buditeli Secondary School, Sofia – Choreography profile, where he completed his secondary education. Immediately afterwards, he enrolled to study at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv with a profile “Bulgarian Folk Dance Choreography”, where he completed his higher education in Mr. Dimo Enev’s course. He began teaching Bulgarian folk dances to children in the ”Happy Shopche” ensemble at the Buhovo House of Culture during his professional higher education. In 2012, he was hired as an Artist Performer in the professional folklore ensemble ‘Bulgarian Rhythms’, with Chief Artistic Director Dimitar Mitev and choreographers Radoslav Todorov and Rangel Vangelov. As a professional dancer in the ensemble ‘Bulgarian Rhythms’, he takes part in hundreds of concerts, television shows, performances and private events across the country and abroad. In 2018 he starts teaching Bulgarian folk dances in the amateur schools of Vitosha Folk Dance Club, founded on November 08, 2010 by the chief artistic director and choreographer – Radoslav Todorov. The main goal of Vitosha Club is to study and preserve the authentic folklore and dance patterns. There already are several stage-developed dance performances in Vitosha’s repertoire.

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer

  • Oriental dances

    Oriental dances

    Description

    Oriental dances are one of the most ancient in the world, the Middle East and North Africa are considered for their homeland. In the beginning, the dance was performed as part of various rituals, as well as a form of entertainment. In oriental dances, there are different traditional and modern styles, some of which involve the use of accessories – veil, cane / stick, wings, fans, melaia and others.
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    SHA’ABI (provincial) – As its name suggests, this is a popular and simple dance, originating from the province. These actually are the dances for a wider category of people from different regions, which have similar expressive characteristics that are derived from the unification of Arab Muslims. Convenient, cheerful and lively, the SHA’ABI dance is closely linked with the land, which is reflected in its variation, SAIDI – dance originating from the upper part of Egypt (Upper Egypt). In recent years, this form of dancing art gets more and more respected.

    BALADI (CITY) – The music and style BALADI is compared with “Soul jazz” and “Rhythm & Blues”, originating from the American black ghettos. It’s a relatively new, urban form of Raqs Sharqi. In the beginning of the century, under British rule and during the urbanization, much of the rural population moves to cities and this leads to the emergence of new features in the music and the dance, which are expressed in BALADI style. This is the most interesting style from a research point of view, because it appeared last. From a music point of view, the “imported” from the West music instruments – keyboards, accordion, saxophone and thrombus are combined with traditional instruments such as duff, nay and tablah. That is how TAXIM BALADI was born. In the 30s, this form is solidified in the so called ASHRAH BALADI (structure, divided into ten parts, which consists of theme variations, played by the alternation of different instruments).

    SHARQI (CLASSIC) – is a sophisticated dancing form, inherent to the royal court. The movements are smoother, less devoted to the rhythm and require more space. Counted as a “classic” Egyptian style refined, expressive and sensual, SHARQI is the resulted evolution of the above-described styles. Soft and smooth hand movements, facial expressions, supple rhythm of movement of the breast and the pelvis, accompanied by a series of complex and elegant steps that make this style very expressive and captivating.

    Trainers

    • Boriana Dimitrova
    • Lilia Bozhinova

    Prices

    • One visit

      10 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 4 visits

      38 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits

      72 BGN
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    • Boryana Dimitrova

      Boryana Dimitrova

      Oriental dances

      Information

      Boryana’s passion for dancing started when she was a child, she used to dance classical ballet. After a while, she discovered the oriental dance which immediately grabbed her attention with its grace and femininity. She traveled to Egypt and Jordan, where she gets to know the Arab culture. Soon after that, she began to dance oriental dances professionally. She is teaching in several dance studios,where she has developed successful groups, participated in various programs and performances. Boryana is the founder, senior teacher and choreographer of the Sarab Oriental Dance School. She trains students in all levels – beginner, intermediate, advanced and professional dancers. She also does teacher training which some other instructors in the school are currently undergoing, some of Boryana’s students are Iveta, Lilia and Eva.

      Boryana has been trained to teach Oriental dance by the world-famous Sandra Danse method in Nice, France and is certified to teach it. She continues to broaden her knowledge and meetup with masters of Oriental dance, with whom he studies a variety of styles of the dance dance. Some of Boryana’s teachers are Gamal Seif (Egypt), Randa Camel (Egypt), Caled Mahmoud (Egypt), Mohammed Qazafi (Egypt), Mahdi Emara (Egypt), Mayudi (Morocco), Mercedes Nieto (Hungary), Leila (Hungary), Leyla (Hungary) ), Elena Ramazanova (Russia), Margarita Darina (Russia), Prince Kayamer (Greece), Eva Hadzhihristu (Greece), Isida (Germany), Martha Corsun (Ukraine), Selma Ben (France), Ilan Riviera (France) and others. She continues to attend their seminars in order to develop her style and skills while learning from the best.

      Boryana performs her own projects – Oriental dance performance “Mirage” together with Semir Alcadi (14.02.2015), Fire Fusion Project together with “Palyachi” (they got first place in the “Non-standard forms” category at the Muses Festival, Sozopol 2015), Oriental Magic concert “(20.12.2015), Dance Performance “Tale of 1001 Nights” 2017 with over 40 performers on stage. Lunar Light Dance Performance 2018. She leads oriental dance workshops and seminars both in Bulgaria and abroad. In November 2016 she held a seminar in Cologne, Germany where she was invited by Isida. She was an instructor and a judge in the Professionals Show category during the prestigious Cairo By Night Festival 2019 in Ser, Greece. She has participated in various TV shows – mentor in the program “I Can Do It Too” on Nova TV, “Over Coffee” on Nova TV, “Marmalad” on BTV, “Searching for something” on BNT2, semi-finalist in “Bulgaria’s got Talent” on BTV.
      She participated in photographer Pedro Bonato de Castro’s project “The Orientalist”. Boryana organises numerous annual oriental parties and events.
      She has worked with a number of domestic and foreign artists, including the Greek star Nikos Vertis for the video of his song “Allaxa”.
      She is the founder of Boriana Dance & Entertainment and various show programmes – light show, fire show, oriental show for all kinds of events.

      In addition to dancing, Boryana has a medical degree. She has a different perspective on how the dance affects the body, the positive effects on physical and mental health, proper nutrition and the needed physical activity. She knows the mechanics of movements and how they need to be performed safely, she also takes into consideration the combination of dance with various health conditions such as discopathy, pregnancy and others.

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer

      Accomplishments

      • Founder of the association Sarab belly dancing
      • Artist of numerous Bulgarian and international scenes, performances and shows for Oriental art, participation in various oriental festivals
    • Lilia Bozhinova

      Lilia Bozhinova

      Tribal Fusion, Oriental dances

      Information

      Lilia could not even remember when she falls in love with the dance . Over the years she has been interested in folk dances, sports dances, k-pop, hip-hop and oriental dances, and in the face of the last two styles she finds her greatest love. The two seemingly distant worlds of hip-hop dancing and oriental ones enter in an absolute symbiosis into her greatest passion – the tribal fusion style.
      She has been trained and is a part of the Sarab Oriental Dance group under Boryana Dimitrova’s leadership for four years now, where she builds a solid foundation in different Oriental styles. In her own tribal fusion version, the base is the Oriental dance with elements of popping, hip-hop, contemporary dance, as well as music from different modern styles.
      Lilia has attended seminars and workshops in Bulgaria and Greece led by Eva Handzikristou (Greece), Isa Logonovich (Poland), Kira Lebedeva (Ukraine), Polina Shandarina (Russia), Alexandra Zervu (Greece), Dimitra Diamanti (Greece) Erifli Nicholas (Greece), Dimitris Pekos (Greece), Ashley Lopez (USA), Olesia Baglay (Russia) and others, and she actively continues to develop and attend lessons, seminars and workshops.

      She has participated in a number of dance performances – Oriental dance performance “Mirage”, dance performance of the Sarab School “1001 Nights”, she won the Sarab school’s first place for excellent performance in the 11th International Youth festival ” The Muses”, Sozopol. She has participated in the performance “Oriental’s scent” 2017, Vratsa. She is part of of Pedro Bonato de Castro’s photographic project “The Orientalist.” She has her own Youtube channel with dance videos.

      Skills

      • Instructor
      • Dancer

  • Indian dance

    Indian dance

    Description

    India is full of variety of dance forms from different parts of the country, each has its typical accessories and costumes in bright colours. It has a rich folklore that is a way of relieving stress or expressing joy. Styles through which we can enjoy a non-verbal communication in a group, learn how to follow or lead others, how to stay present and observe what is happening around us.
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    The following folklore styles will be presented during the lessons: Bhangra and Giddha – from Punjab; Dandia Raas, Garba – from Gujarat; Ghoomar, Kalbelia – from Rajasthan; Lavani – from Maharashtra; Kaikotikali – from Kerala.
    The classical temple styles are a symbiosis between theatre and dance, this is something that makes them special. Following the principles of yoga, they improve not only the flexibility, posture and balance, but also the ability to concentrate, observe and discipline. They help us reach new levels of perception and mystical experiences! Complex rhythmic figures are performed by each part of the body, accompanied by a narrative in which the dancer, similar to a mime, recreates different characters and moods while using a specific gesture-mimic language. Trying to express different emotions and characters, we go through them, study them, understand how they affect the body and how to control and balance them. We are learning to observe and understand ourselves.

    Three of the classic styles will be presented in more depth:
    – Kathak – from North India. It is characterised by upright posture, elegant hand movements, fast steps and numerous pirouettes.
    – Odissi – originally coming from the state of Odisha, eastern India – what distinguishes it is its emphatic femininity and the specific ‘Tribhangi’ position, in which the head, chest and pelvis move independently and in directions opposite each other.
    – Bharanatatyam – originating from Tamil Nadu, South India, stands out with its geometric characteristics of the movement, sharpness, a fixed torso, and a basic position with bend knees ”Aramandi”.

    Bollywood – this is a colourful mix between classical and folk Indian dance, contemporary styles such as hip hop and modern ballet, oriental dance. The choreographies are usually illustrations of songs from popular Bollywood movies.

    Indie Fusion – a symbiosis between various movements inspired by different dance styles. Performances are based on the Indian classical dances, but certain choreographies can be inspired and combine the steps and characteristics of other dances and performing arts. 

    During the classes I will present you a mixture between classics and folklore, between dance and theatre; between steps measuring the rhythm and free movements following the melody. The artist has the freedom to choose from all genres of music, to unleash their fantasy when choosing a costume and accessories, and most importantly to express themselves! During the lessons we will get to know the basic positions of the body and some rhythmic steps from different Indian dance styles. We will look at the most commonly used mudras (hand gestures) and learn their meaning. The classes are a fitness alternative – great cardio workouts, we are going to work on the harmonious development of all muscles, paying special attention to hips and calves, building a sense of balance and coordination.Each lesson begins and ends with exercises for relaxation, warm up and stretching. Wear comfortable clothes, and it’s preferable if you wear a long cotton scarf. We dance barefoot. No previous dance experience is required. There are no age restrictions.

    Additional benefits of the dance:
    – Variety of finger positions that are constantly changing which helps to move and harmonize the muscles and tendons of the palms and wrists, which balances the constant use of the computer mouse.
    – Eyes are the main way of expression, which implies their constant movement and training of their muscles, which are possibly immobilized as a result of the constant staring at screens.

    Indian dance classes will provoke you and you will be able to explore yourself on many levels – we will observe the body, mind and soul! You will develop balance skills, sense of rhythm, grace and flexibility. We are inviting you to forget the thoughts of everyday life together and express ourselves, light and free!

    Trainers

    • Katya Tosheva

    Prices

    • One visit

      10 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits

      72 BGN
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    • Katya Tosheva

      Katya Tosheva

      Indian dances

      Information

      Katya Tosheva is an artist who has been inspired by the culture of India – a country with which she feels a deep and emotional connection. Following her heart, Katya quits her “normal” job and embarks on an endless journey into the depths of the Indian classical dance. Travelling from city to city, she is studies  three classic Indian styles – Odyssey, Kathak and Bharatanatam, with well respected and internationally recognised instructors. Her training includes dozens of individual and group lessons with renowned teachers and performers. Visiting different parts of India, Katya explores not only the classical but also the rich folk dance tradition.

      Following her dreams, she founded the Kaya Indian Dance School, where she shares her knowledge and interests with joy and enthusiasm. She teaches regularly in Sofia and Plovdiv and also teaches at Indira Gandhi School, the only school in Bulgaria connected to the Indian culture. In 2018, she received an invitation from the Embassy of India to present a dance program on the occasion of the  President of India’s visit to Bulgaria and their Independence Day. In the recent years, Katya has actively participated and organised a number of events dedicated to the traditions of India, both in Bulgaria and abroad. For the third year, she was invited to teach in Serbia, and during her trip to India in September 2018, she won the first prize at the prestigious Pune Dance Festival.

      Her performances have been highly recognised in Greece, Cyprus, Spain, France, Serbia and India, where she has attracted media interest and her interviews have been published in some of the most widely read editions – The Hindu and Kerala Chronical, as well as broadcasted on state television Lok Sabha and Doordashana channels. The interview of Katya and her partner Rosen Genkov on BBC News has been translated into Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and English and has exceeded 2 million views.

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer

      Accomplishments

      • Founder of Kaya Indian Dance School
      • Performer on numerous Bulgarian and international stages, performances and shows on Indian art, appearances in various Indian festivals

  • Tribal Fusion

    Tribal Fusion

    Description

    Tribal Fusion is a modern dance form which was born from the cultural mix of North America. Its base is the oriental dance, where most of the movements come from, as well as the American tribal and cabaret dances. This unexpected combination creates a fluid and sharp, traditional and modern dance which is full of surprises. The style does not have any restrictions, it allows every dancer to add something themselves – both philosophical and stylistic. There is an influence among the different artists from dances such as – hip-hop, popping, contemporary dance, as well as folklore forms such as kathak and other Indian dances, even Latin dances and flamenco.
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    The first tribal fusion dance formation belongs to Jill Parker and was founded in the ’90s, and Jill is often also called the “tribal fusion queen.” Even back then, the style grew rapidly and the dancers expanded their dance moves, they began to work not only with traditional but also modern music, incorporating theatricality and cabaret in their dancing.

    The style is being constantly upgraded over the years by various dancers and their view on this mix. Heather Stans presents to the audience for the first time a minimalist aesthetics accompanied by underground electronic music with elements of contemporary dance. Many people after were strongly influenced by the growing hip-hop scene and carried this passion into the tribal fusion.

    The most popular name behind the tribal fusion dancing – Rachel Bryce. She is characterised with her enchanting and smooth style, as well as with the precise pop’n’lock movements – she popularized tribal fusion dance with tremendous power and is often the face that people know and recognize (and there is a reason behind that).

    The absolute freedom of expression allows every dancer to leave add something themselves and enrich the dance. There is no limit to the music that is being played, nor to the costumes or the atmosphere.

    Trainers

    • Lilia Bozhinova

    Prices

    • One visit

      9 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 4 visits

      32 BGN
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    • Lilia Bozhinova

      Lilia Bozhinova

      Tribal Fusion, Oriental dances

      Information

      Lilia could not even remember when she falls in love with the dance . Over the years she has been interested in folk dances, sports dances, k-pop, hip-hop and oriental dances, and in the face of the last two styles she finds her greatest love. The two seemingly distant worlds of hip-hop dancing and oriental ones enter in an absolute symbiosis into her greatest passion – the tribal fusion style.
      She has been trained and is a part of the Sarab Oriental Dance group under Boryana Dimitrova’s leadership for four years now, where she builds a solid foundation in different Oriental styles. In her own tribal fusion version, the base is the Oriental dance with elements of popping, hip-hop, contemporary dance, as well as music from different modern styles.
      Lilia has attended seminars and workshops in Bulgaria and Greece led by Eva Handzikristou (Greece), Isa Logonovich (Poland), Kira Lebedeva (Ukraine), Polina Shandarina (Russia), Alexandra Zervu (Greece), Dimitra Diamanti (Greece) Erifli Nicholas (Greece), Dimitris Pekos (Greece), Ashley Lopez (USA), Olesia Baglay (Russia) and others, and she actively continues to develop and attend lessons, seminars and workshops.

      She has participated in a number of dance performances – Oriental dance performance “Mirage”, dance performance of the Sarab School “1001 Nights”, she won the Sarab school’s first place for excellent performance in the 11th International Youth festival ” The Muses”, Sozopol. She has participated in the performance “Oriental’s scent” 2017, Vratsa. She is part of of Pedro Bonato de Castro’s photographic project “The Orientalist.” She has her own Youtube channel with dance videos.

      Skills

      • Instructor
      • Dancer

  • Pilates

    Pilates

    Description

    Pilates is a method of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through gaining strength, flexibility and sense that help the effective and grace movements. Pilates is one of the most popular exercise systems in the world. It strengthens and tones the muscles, improves posture, provides flexibility and balance and makes the figure look more fit.
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    The system combines exercises from callanetics, gymnastics and yoga. The main goal of the Pilates exercises is to strengthen the muscles connected with the spine and those located in and around the bottom of the abdominal cavity. The whole movement and stability of the body, as well as the strengthening of the spine, depends on these abdominal muscles, which leads to reduced pain and tension in the back and allows the body to move freely. One of the biggest advantages of this method is that it works well for a wide range of people. All the exercises are developed in different versions so that the training can be either easy or challenging, depending on your mood and your ability. The basics of any quality training with this method are the six principles of Pilates: centering, control, flow of movements, breathing, precision and concentration. The Pilates method always puts quality over quantity and while practicing it you’ll find that unlike many other systems of exercise, it has fewer repetitions of a single movement. In return, the performance of each movement with precision, leads to significant results for a short time.

    Trainers

    • Boryana Ivanova

    Prices

    • One visit

      9 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits

      34 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits

      64 BGN
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    • Boryana Ivanova

      Boryana Ivanova

      Pilates, Modern dance for children, Salsa and Latin dance for children

      Information

      Boriana is a longtime professional dancer, currently a professor of contemporary dance for children and adults. She has participated in numerous Bulgarian and international television and stage dance projects, films, videos and commercials. She graduated with an MBA in “Contemporary dance techniques” at the Art Academy in Plovdiv. In 2008 she began working as a children and sports animator. Over the past few years she focused on the choreographic and educational work with children at different ages. Her students have won medals at international dance festivals multiple times.
      In order to keep the good shape of her body on stage and in the everyday life, Boryana discovered the “Pilates” method. The daily workouts turned into passion and she began working in several halls as an instructor and to lead individual workouts in Pilates and Kardiobalet. She has gained experience from some of the best instructors during various trainings and workshops. She has a certificate from the Union for Aerobics in Bulgaria and A.F. Studies Fitness School.

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer

      Accomplishments

      • Certified instructor by the Aerobic Union in Bulgaria and A.F. Studies Fitness School
      • Master of “Contemporary Dance Techniques” at the Academy of Music and Drama in Plovdiv

  • Stretching

    Stretching

    Description

    Stretching is an essential part of any workout program and is a key element in building a healthy and balanced body. It combines a system of exercises which stretch the muscles and adjacent tissues. Regular stretching improves their elasticity, which therefore leads to a greater flexibility and volume of movement. Elastic muscles are less susceptible to injuries, are healthier and recover faster because stretching improves blood circulation, oxygen and nutrient delivery respectively, and it eliminates waste in tissues.
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    The frequent, excessive training or immobilization leads to the shortening of some of the muscles, it destroys the muscle balance, which therefore interferes with the normal posture and movement, and it creates constant muscle and joint tension, which are prerequisites for early amortization  of the musculoskeletal system. In this instance, stretching exercises have a beneficial effect on the body.

    Stretching does not affect solely the muscles but also the surrounding tissues. It also stretches the muscle connective tissue  – the fascia, it improves the elasticity of the joint capsule, ligaments and tendons. The last mentioned tissues have very little elasticity, which if not maintained gets lost with time.The peripheral nerves also need to be stretched and have elasticity which can be increased during training or lost during immobilisation and thus it affects the volume of the performed movements. Stretching exercises also affect the proprioceptors – special nerve endings in the muscles, joints and tendons which analyze the movements and determine the position of the different body parts. 

    Stretching improves proprioception and hence the mind-muscle connection.Stretching exercises help the brain release more endorphins in the body, which are the hormones associated with the sense of enjoyment and satisfaction. People often share that after a stretching class they feel their body light, supple and balanced just like after a massage.

    The classes always start with a whole body warm up and then we target all the major muscle groups through static stretching (holding in a position for a certain period of time) and dynamic stretching (full-body movement that stretches your muscles). Classes end with relaxing exercises which calm the mind and the body. The exercises are specially adapted to the level and physical condition of the participants.

    Trainers

    • Mirela Ryasheva
    • Viktoriya Sirakova

    Prices

    • One visit

      9 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 4 visits

      32 BGN
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    • Mirela Ryasheva

      Mirela Ryasheva

      American tribal, Streching

      Information

      Mirela is a certified instructor at the National Sports Academy “Vasil Levski” with 10 years of experience in leading group activities. She has undergone aerobics, callanetics, stretching, and Pilates training. She studies applied Kinesiology and is a certified bow therapist. She is really focused on the way the human body functions and is constantly striving to expand her knowledge in the field.

      Mirela started doing sports and dancing at the age of 5. She started with gymnastics and later started going swimming, volleyball, sports dance. She is one of the first In Bulgaria  to graduate with a degree in Urbanism, however, dancing and sports continue to be an integral part of her life. In 2005, she joined the Latin dance group at Latin Force Dance Studio, where she learned how to dance Salsa, Meringue, Bachata, Cha-cha. At the same time she keeps in good shape with dance aerobics and yoga.Three years later, she discovered the Oriental dances which she found very magical and enchanting. Thus, she begins to attend classes and workshops more actively with renowned Bulgarian and foreign instructors in this particular style. At the same time she joined the modern ballet group, where she participated in a series of events in Sofia.

      In 2010, she became acquainted with the Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, which combines various dancing forms, and she realized that that this is what she had been looking for all these years. Since then, she has been exploring this style in its various forms, being particularly interested and impressed by the American Tribal Style. She has attended courses and seminars abroad and focuses on learning the rules and features of both its classical form as well as its dialects. She takes part in workshops and shows in Rome, Athens and more. Classes in Contemporary dance, Contact Improvisation, Axis syllabus and Feldkrais helped Mirela further develop her dance structure .

      In 2016,  she becomes a co-founder of the Tribal dance K Dance Community, which was created for both professionals and amateurs who want to share knowledge, skills, ideas and experiences, as well as to organize events and training to support alternative forms of communication related to dance, acting and other arts.

      Skills

      • Instructor
      • Dancer

      Accomplishments

      • Certified instructor at the National Sports Academy “Vasil Levski”
      • Co-founder of the Tribal dance community K Dance Community
    • Viktoriya Sirakova

      Viktoriya Sirakova

      Stretching

      Information

      Viktoriya graduates in 2016 with an additional Aerobics, Callanetics and Stretching qualification from NSA, as well as a Pilates course. Since then she holds daily workouts and works on improving her physical qualities and skills as a coach and a group training lead. She has graduated from the Dance Port Derida platform and is an active dancer. Every once in a while she refreshes her skills by participating in different workshops.

      Skills

      • Instructor
      • Dancer

      Accomplishments

      • Certified instructor at the National Sports Academy “Vasil Levski”

  • Zumba

    Zumba

    Description

    Zumba is a unique Latin dance aerobics, a combination of dance and cardio workout. It was founded in the 90s by Colombian choreographer Alberto Perez (Beto). It is characterized by dance movements in the sound of attractive Latin rhythms – salsa, samba, merengue, reggae ton, cumbia and more. The music is dynamic and freeing, which makes every workout real fun. Zumba has both aerobic movements and strength exercises. The idea is to combine healthy lifestyle with pleasure – fitness exercises and dancing. The big plus of zumba is that it is terribly fun and you do not understand how intense it actually is for the entire body. The steps are easy and fast learning. There are no levels in Zumba and you can join at any time.

    Trainers

    • Emanuela Alvarez

    Prices

    • One visit

      9 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 4 visits

      34 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits

      64 BGN
    • Andjoy App
    • MultiSport card
    • Emanuela Alvarez

      Emanuela Alvarez

      Zumba, Zumba Toning

      Information

      Emanuela Alvarez (#EMSI) is a certified Zumba Fitness instructor since 2012, Zumba Toning – 2015, STRONG by Zumba – 2016.
      In 2018 she developed a new HIP-HOP FITness® program. She does sports actively from an early age – boxing, athletics and various types of dancing such as hip-hop, modern ballet, folk dances, Latin dances and others.

      Sport is not just a physical activity for her which we we practice to look nice, but it is a way of life, shaping her view of the world. All that makes us strong and makes us develop and change in a positive direction. The classes with her are a good way to relax and maintain good health through movement. Positive, energetic and always wearing a big smile on her face, she is expecting you!

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer

      Accomplishments

      • Certified instructor of Zumba Fitness, Zumba Toning and STRONG by Zumba

  • Tabata

    Tabata

    Description

    Tabata is a training protocol and highly intensive form of cardio  (HIIT). The Tabata protocol is said to be one of the most effective methods of improving aerobic and anaerobic capacity, as well as burning fat. The tabata is a highly-intensive interval workout with a total duration of 4 minutes, including an intense 20 seconds load, a 10 second break and total of 8 rounds. This makes it a preferable by anyone who does not have time for a standard fitness workout but wants fast results and good shape.
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    The tabata protocol was created by the Japanese scientist Dr. Tabata in 1996 at the Japanese National Institute for Sports Medicine. Dr. Tabata’s test facilities were professional Japanese fast skaters, and the purpose of the research was to find the most effective way to improve the aerobic and anaerobic capacity of the athletes. The main exercise used in the study was riding a bicycle gauge. After numerous studies, Dr. Tabata concluded that a protocol involving 20 seconds of intense exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, for a total of 8 rounds that last 4 minutes , was the most effective method of improving aerobic and anaerobic capacity. This protocol was even more effective than running for an hour. Dr. Tabata even experimented with variable intervals, such as 30 or 40 seconds of intense workload, followed by a 10 or 20 second break, but a combination of 20 seconds of workload followed by a 10-second rest and repeated for 8 times proved to be most effective one. Just a 4 minute session of this protocol burns the same amount of calories as per 60 minutes of jogging. Moreover, the effect on the metabolism is so great that the body continues to burn a significant amount of calories even 24 hours after  the workout.

    The tabata protocol consists of three elements: warm-up, interval training and cooldown (smooth ceasing of the protocol, similar to the warm-up).

    Trainers

    • Margarita Georgieva

    Prices

    • One visit

      9 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits

      34 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits

      64 BGN
    • Andjoy App
    • MultiSport card
    • Margarita Georgieva

      Margarita Georgieva

      Tabata

      Information

      Margarita Georgieva’s passion for sport (Megy) starts in full force in 2009. She begins doing bodybuilding, gradually realizing that her role in life is to help people to mentally and physically build a new self. Therefore, she puts all of her efforts in this direction. She graduated a Gym Academy and later starts high intensity interval training. Of course, she tries to figure out how this method works and builds on knowledge working on herself. She studied the physiology and anatomy of the body, and later starts learning more about nutrition, training and self-control, finishing up this whole cycle. She includes different methodologies. Goes through Crossfit, HIIT and finally opens the Tabata Protocol. Just a few years later she manages to achieve achieve the perfect athlete vision – durable, functional and powerful. She graduated in Nutritionology at the Canadian University of Nutrition, and later at the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. She works as a private nutritionist. Megi is a certified bodybuilding instructor, HIIT and TABATA, as well as a personal bodybuilding and fitness trainer.

      During Megy’s classes, the amateur tabata is structured according to the group’s levels. The training will include various methods of athletics, gymnastics, HIIT and Crossfit will make it an interesting, different and enjoyable time. The groups will slowly progress within a few weeks in order to reach the perfect athlete vision – strong, durable and functional.

      Skills

      • Instructor

      Achievements

      • Certified bodybuilding instructor, HIIT and TABATA
      • She graduated in Nutritionology at the University of Nutrition in Canada, and later at Sofia University Kliment Ohridski

  • Groups for children – Salsa and Latin dance

    Groups for children  – Salsa and Latin dance

    Description

    If you want your child to develop a sense of rhythm, to develop a dance culture, a proper posture, to spend its endless energy on something really useful, the answer is – salsa! With us your child will discover the pleasure of dancing, meet many new friends, and where there is emotion – there is also fun!

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    The beginning of salsa is associated with the popular Cuban music and, in particular, with the Son Cubano, which became famous around the world in the 20s. This music style is the reason for the emergence of Latin dances. Salsa is a dance interpretation of one of the styles in the Son Cubano  – Son Montuno, with a strong influence from the Dazzon, Mambo, Guaguan and other African-Cuban folk dances. Salsa is rediscovered and constantly changing, and today the dance is a rich mix of Latin-American styles and elements of the western dance culture.

    Looking back, we can follow the story of the dance, filled with a lot of political and social conflicts. That’s why today in the salsa there are several different styles: Cuban (aka Casino), New York Style (or “Mambo on 2”), Los Angeles Style (LA Style, On 1), Colombian Salsa (Cali-Style “), Miami-Style Salsa. Salsa is usually danced in pairs, although there are solo variations, dancing in straight line (suelta), as well as Rueda de Casino, where several couples dance in circle and exchange their partners. Salsa can be danced as a choreography, free style, or “social” (improvisation).

    Salsa is danced to music with a repeating rhythm of eight beats, for example two beats in four takts. Salsa schemes usually have three steps every four beats, one of which is missed, the so called pause. The missed beat is often marked by tapping, kicking, and so on. Typically, the music includes sophisticated drum beats and it is quite fast, about 180 beats per minute.

    Social Latin dancing, included in the course for children: salsa, merengue, cha-cha.

    Trainers

    • Boryana Ivanova

    Prices

    • One visit

      7 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 4 visits

      24 BGN
    • Monthly family card for 8 visits

      40 BGN

    • Boryana Ivanova

      Boryana Ivanova

      Pilates, Modern dance for children, Salsa and Latin dance for children

      Information

      Boriana is a longtime professional dancer, currently a professor of contemporary dance for children and adults. She has participated in numerous Bulgarian and international television and stage dance projects, films, videos and commercials. She graduated with an MBA in “Contemporary dance techniques” at the Art Academy in Plovdiv. In 2008 she began working as a children and sports animator. Over the past few years she focused on the choreographic and educational work with children at different ages. Her students have won medals at international dance festivals multiple times.
      In order to keep the good shape of her body on stage and in the everyday life, Boryana discovered the “Pilates” method. The daily workouts turned into passion and she began working in several halls as an instructor and to lead individual workouts in Pilates and Kardiobalet. She has gained experience from some of the best instructors during various trainings and workshops. She has a certificate from the Union for Aerobics in Bulgaria and A.F. Studies Fitness School.

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer

      Accomplishments

      • Certified instructor by the Aerobic Union in Bulgaria and A.F. Studies Fitness School
      • Master of “Contemporary Dance Techniques” at the Academy of Music and Drama in Plovdiv

  • Groups for children – Sport and Latin dance

    Groups for children – Sport and Latin dance

    Description

    In the beginning of the 20th century dances emerge and form in the way we know them today, namely competitive dances or later called dance sport. They are divided into two main groups – standard and Latin American, five dances in each.
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    Standard Dances:
    English (slow) waltz – music proportions in ¾, tempo 28-30 beats per minute. It was performed for the first time in 1918. It originates from the American “boston”.
    Tango – music proportions 4/4, moderately fast tempo 30-32 beats per minute. Origin – Argentina. In 1907. Paris held the first official contest tango.
    Viennese waltz – musical size 3/4, moderately fast pace – 58-60 beats per minute. In 1813 it was denied as a dance, but it was impossible to stop its spread.
    Foxtrot / Slowfox / – music proportions 4/4, the tempo is moderate 29-30 beats per minute. Origin – America, created by Harry Fox in 1910. One of the most popular dances.
    Quickstep – music proportions 4/4, tempo fast – 50-52 beats per minute. American dance that appeared in Europe in the early 20s.

    Latin American dances:
    Samba – music proportions 2/4, moderately fast tempo 50-52 beats per minute. Homeland – Brazil. Fast paced dance with pulsing rhythm.
    Cha-cha – music proportions 4/4, moderately fast pace – 30-32 beats per minute. They were created based on Cuban dances in 1953 in Havana – Cuba.
    Rumba – music proportions 4/4, slow pace – 24-26 beats per minute. It is danced on a special kind of slow music called “rumba bolero.” It originates from Cuba.
    PASODOBLE – music proportions 2/4, moderately fast pace – 58-60 beats per minute. The origin of the dance – Spain. It was performed during fiestas. It was first spread in Latin America, and later in Europe, but as competition dance.
    Jive – music proportions 4/4, tempo fast – 40-44 beats per minute. It was known as “Boogie” in 1938, as “jitterbug” in 1940, as “bimbon” in 1945 – but it always had the same steps and movements. It gets the name “Jive” from the English. A decisive turning point in the performance and the movements of the Jive dance come between 1955 and 1957 with the debut of the “rock and roll” music.

    The modern tendencies in the development of ballroom dancing are mainly in the direction of athleticism and dynamics. Despite the closeness to extreme sports, there is something very attractive, beautiful and enduring in them.

    The social Latin dances, that are taught in courses for children: salsa, merengue, cha-cha.

    Trainers

    • Dilyana Popova

    Prices

    • One visit

      7 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits

      48 BGN
    • Monthly family card for 16 visits

      80 BGN
    • Dilyana Popova

      Dilyana Popova

      Dance sport and Latin dance for children and adults

      Information

      Dilyana Popova (Didi) is performing dance sport for 14 years. She competes in a number of Bulgarian and international competitions (Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the most prestigious tournament in the world – Blackpool in England). She has developed her skills attending numerous seminars and she has been trained by some of the highest ranked coaches in the dance sport field from Denmark and Slovenia. She gained even more knowledge of the dance sport thanks to the world champions in Latin American dances, the amateurs Troels Baer and Ina Zhelyazkova (Denmark).
      She graduated NSA with a major in “Coach Dance Sport” and also “Spanish Philology” at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski “. This preparation made her extremely good at her work with children’s groups and her work with pairs that take part in competitions.
      Dilyana part of the Latin Force Team.

      How do the lessons with Dilyana proceed you can see HERE 😉

      Skills

      • Working with children and development of competitive couples
      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer
      • Competitor

      Accomplishments

      • The highest competitve, international class M, latinamerican dances
      • Finalist in Bulgaria’s Got Talent, 2015

  • Groups for children – Classical ballet

    Groups for children – Classical ballet

    Description

    Classical ballet is the most graceful and beautiful dance! It develops musicality, coordination, dance culture, posture, and harmoniously developed muscles. It teaches children discipline, diligence and self-esteem both on stage and in real life. Your child will find the pleasure from the dance, the beauty of movement and the delightful music will develop its plasticity, creativity, sense for aesthetics!
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    Ballet is performing arts, created on the basis of drama, music, mimic, stage direction and choreography, which basic expression is the dance. In ballet the classical dance and the typical dance differ. The active dance is the main one with or without divertissement. Ballet includes rhythmic dance, free expression, dance “modern” and jazz ballet. Genres are determined primarily by the music and literature genres.

    The European Ballet originated in the Renaissance under the form of ballroom and folk dances. The first show with a storyline was performed in 1581 in France, Ballet of the Italian Baltazarini. Important stage in the development of ballet is the opening of the Royal Academy of Dance in Paris in 1661. Contribution to the Western European ballet have Jean-Georges Noverre, Philip Talyoni Maria Talyoni, Jules Perrot, August Bournonville, Fannie Elsler Jean Coralli, Lucille Grand. In Russia, ballet occurs in the second half of the 17th century and develops in 19-20th century. Outstanding contribution for the development of the Russian ballet school have Charles Louis Diddley, MI Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Anna Pavlova, Mikhail Fokin, Sergei Diaghilev. Ballet in the UK (London Royal Ballet) and the United States was established in the 20th century. Famous names that appear in the development of contemporary ballet are Isadora Duncan, George Balanchine, Martha Graham, Maurice Béjart and others.

    Trainers

    • Tiara

    Prices

    • One visit

      9 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 4 visits

      32 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits

      56 BGN

    • Tiara

      Tiara

      Classical ballet for children

      Information

      TIARA Classical Ballet Studio offers ballet training for children between 4 and 11 years old, based on the Russian methodology – Vaganova. The ballet exercise is adapted to the children’s age and the little insecure steps very quickly become dancing ones!

      The school teaches over 160 children who get to know the ballet art and create! The studio opens in 2015 with the artistic director Nina Gachevska – a professional ballerina and pedagogue, who graduated from the National School of Dancing Arts with a major in “Classic Ballet” in 2005. and a major in “Ballet Pedagogy” at the National Academy of Music “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov “in 2010.

      The school year begins in early September and finishes at the end of June. The stage performances of the children are an important part of the calendar of the creative year – solo performances and concerts, participation in competitions and festivals, participation in TV shows. Previous students in the school have been awarded with a number of awards from different forums.

      The motto of the studio for classical ballet Tiara is “Because behind every successful ballet dancer stands the support, patience and love!

  • Groups for children – Modern dance

    Groups for children – Modern dance

    Description

    The contemporary dance combines different styles such as classical and modern ballet, jazz, hip-hop, MTV, disco, ballet show. Choreographies are based on modern popular music and they are suitable for both girls and boys of different age groups. The variety of dancing techniques enable children to develop their sense of rhythm and dynamics to mobilize their bodies, and together with that boost their creativity and imagination. Besides showing the individual qualities of the child, modern dance enriches the social communication and the children develop their team work skills. Theater and television musicals, variety of show programs, music videos of popular artists are all based on modern dance.

    Trainers

    • Boryana Ivanova

    Prices

    • One visit

      7 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits

      48 BGN
    • Monthly family card for 16 visits

      80 BGN

    • Boryana Ivanova

      Boryana Ivanova

      Pilates, Modern dance for children, Salsa and Latin dance for children

      Information

      Boriana is a longtime professional dancer, currently a professor of contemporary dance for children and adults. She has participated in numerous Bulgarian and international television and stage dance projects, films, videos and commercials. She graduated with an MBA in “Contemporary dance techniques” at the Art Academy in Plovdiv. In 2008 she began working as a children and sports animator. Over the past few years she focused on the choreographic and educational work with children at different ages. Her students have won medals at international dance festivals multiple times.
      In order to keep the good shape of her body on stage and in the everyday life, Boryana discovered the “Pilates” method. The daily workouts turned into passion and she began working in several halls as an instructor and to lead individual workouts in Pilates and Kardiobalet. She has gained experience from some of the best instructors during various trainings and workshops. She has a certificate from the Union for Aerobics in Bulgaria and A.F. Studies Fitness School.

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer

      Accomplishments

      • Certified instructor by the Aerobic Union in Bulgaria and A.F. Studies Fitness School
      • Master of “Contemporary Dance Techniques” at the Academy of Music and Drama in Plovdiv

  • Groups for children – Hip-Hop

    Groups for children – Hip-Hop

    Description

    Hip-Hop is a dancing style that is performed under Hip-Hop music and it is developed as a part of the Hip-Hop culture. It includes many styles such as breaking, locking and popping, which began to develop in the 70s, thanks to African-Americans and Hispanics. What distinguishes this style from the rest is the possibility of full and free improvisation, allowing the dancers to express themselves. Put in other words – there are no restrictions in Hip-Hop! This style is the representation of the free spirit of the street culture. From the establishment of Hip-Hop until now there have occurred many famous and proven styles, each of them combines unique movements.

    Trainers

    • Petar Ivanov (uMove)
    • Monika Kirilova (uMove)

    Prices

    • One visit

      8 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 8 visits

      56 BGN
    • Petar Ivanov

      Petar Ivanov

      Hip-Hop (uMove)

      Information

      Petar (Pepi) Ivanov is one of the main instructors at the uMove Hip-Hop Dance School, with years of experience in different street styles. Pepi is an example of the admissions in the school. He starts dancing just as a hobby, but later on his will and consistency helped him climb every step up in the hierarchy. Today he is not only an instructor, but also the heart of uMove’s representative “crew”.
      Over the years, as part of the uMove Crew, he has won a number of prizes at street dances competitions around Bulgaria. In 2017 he had two huge successes – he got  in the top 8 BG pairs with a solo at the European Street Masters Competition in Plovdiv “European Street Masters 2017” as well as in the top 16 at the European BackToStylez competition in Pisa, Italy.
      Pepi is part of the Eurovision Children’s Eurovision 2016 crew, dancer in the new ad of Toyota Yaris 2017 for Europe, semi-finalist with uMove Crew in Bulgaria’s Got Talent 2016, part of the team of professional dancers in the movie Eyes, was shot in Nu Boyana Film Studios.
      Last but not least, Pepi is part of the uMove choreographic team and co-choreographer and dancer of two dance and theater productions “Episodes” (2016) and “Fragments” (2017) which were played in front of a full hall in the Independent Theater. Shortly, Pepi is an example of the spirit and culture of the school – different but with team spirit.
      You are welcome to meet him personally!

      Skills

      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer

      Achievements

      • Top 8 BG Pairs at the European Street Dance Competition in Plovdiv “European Street Masters 2017”
      • Top 16 at the European BackToStylez competition in Pisa, Italy

  • Workshops

    Workshops

    Description

    The workshops with us will be different every week (salsa, bachata, bachatango, cha-cha) – they will focus on the technique of dance, body movement, musicality and other interesting details that can completely change the way you look like while dancing!

    The workshops will be held at 21:30h in Hall 1, Latin Force Dance Studio (50 Tsar Samuil Street, fl. 2) with instructors Ina & Zahari.

    Please be welcome in February, 2020, to the following workshops:

    07.02. – Bachata partnerwork & tricks (Intermediate, advanced)
    21.02. – Salsa romantica (Intermediate, advanced)

    Trainers

    • Ina
    • Zahari

    Prices

    • One visit

      8 BGN
    • Monthly pass for 4 visits

      30 BGN
    • Andjoy App
    • MultiSport card
    • Ina

      Ina

      Salsa, Bachata, Cha-cha, Bachatango

      Information

      Alexandrina Stoyneva (Ina) started practicing dancesport at the age of 12. She developed her skills in one of the most prestigious dancesport clubs in Bulgaria – KST Levski Brilliant “, where she worked with Mr. Vladimir Bozhilov, qualified Bulgarian coach and international judge. She started dancing salsa in 2001. over the years, repeatedly falls in the top three on the Bulgarian salsa scene in the selection of pairs for the World Salsa Championship. She has taken lessons with Billy Fajardo – chief judge of the World Cup salsa, Tanya Kesindzhar and Jorge Burgos, known as Ataca & Alemana – one of the best bachata pairs in the world. Within her dancing career, she realized herself as a professional dancer, choreographer, coach and judge and one of her brightest appearances has led her to the international scene in Greece, Romania, Germany, Switzerland, England, USA and others. She represents Bulgaria and Romania in two consecutive World Salsa Championships in the United States. She has taken part in TV formats. She has finished all of the semesters in the National Sports Academy, with a major in Dancesport Coach ( she is about to receive her diploma.) She is one of the founders of the innovative dance ensemble Latin Force.

      Skills

      • Social Latin dances
      • Dancesport (competitive class A, Latin American dances)
      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer
      • Competitor

      Accomplishments

      • Finalist in Bulgaria’s Got Talent, 2015
      • 1st place at the Republican Salsa Championship and winner of the Bulgarian Cup, 2010
      • 3rd place at the Republican Salsa Championship in 2007 and 2009
      • 13th place at the World Salsa Championship, Orlando, USA, 2007
      • Winner of the Sofia Dance Sport Cup in 2007
    • Zahari

      Zahari

      Salsa, Bachata, Cha-cha, Bachatango

      Information

      Zahari Zahariev dances and teaches salsa for more than 13 years now. He combines flexibility, speed, technic and his own dancing style. He has had private lessons with world famous names like Billy Fajardo – Chief Judge of the World Salsa Championship, Tanya Kesindzhar and Jorge Burgos, known as Ataca & Alemana – one of the best bachata couples in the world. He has participated in TV formats, numerous competitions and international congresses. He represented Bulgaria and Romania on two consecutive World Salsa Championships in the USA. He relies on his personal contact during his coaching career. The dancing lessons he teaches, pass in a pleasant and easy to learn way. He is one of the founders of the innovative dance ensemble Latin Force.

      Skills

      • Social latino dances
      • Choreographer
      • Instructor
      • Dancer
      • Competitor

      Accomplishments

      • Finalist in Bulgaria’s Got Talent, 2015
      • 1st place at the Republican Salsa Championship and winner of the Bulgarian Cup 2010
      • 3rd place at the Repblican Salsa Championship in 2007 and 2009
      • 13th place at the World Salsa Championship, Orlando, USA, 2007
      • 1st place at Bucharest Salsa Open, Romania: Qualification for the World Salsa Championship, Orlando, USA, 2007