Interview with Klara Lainลกฤek

March 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

A very interesting interview with succesull Slovenian teenager, Klara Lainลกฤek. She already achieved so much, she’s going for the sky I guess. ๐Ÿ™‚

http://www.dancers-area.eu/intervjuji/149-klara-lainscek-danes-znam-plesati-hoditi-pa-se-vedno-ne

Form as an added value

March 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

I was writing a poem today. And I caught myself thinking about the words from end to beginning – thinking about the rhymed words first. I was making a poem by form. Because the form dictated the words that can be used. I immediately connected this to dancing. We have forms in dancing which we follow – we learn the steps, the counting, the posture, arm movements etc. But this is all just a rigid form, isn’t it?
When does the dancing become really good, you may call it professional (regardless of any monetary features)? When the dancer puts his own flavour to it. When he pust emotions, feelings, thoughts, problems and positive experiences in it.
It is easy to write a poem with no form, just words, that come right from the heart. It is a bit more difficult to write a poem within a chosen form. But it is true artistry to write a poem from the heart within the properly chosen form.
For being professional and accepted as an artist you need to achieve that level, no doubt about it. But to feel the therapeutical effects of art, it is enough to express your soul, wheather it is with dancing or poetry. Playing an instrument without a form can get a little bit annoying to the ear. So just wear some headphones and let it out.
This concepts beautifully falls in the concept of “I dance for me!”. So go, become an artis and feel better. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Nike convention 2011

March 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

I did manage to attend this years Nike aerobic convention. It was 15th in a row and it is only fair to say it has outgrown itself in this 15 years. The venue was packed, the instructors wisely chosen as always, everything was perfect. The only negative side was probably the morning delay (only guessing), cause 900 people showed up at the same time and the door were probably to small to let them in all at once ๐Ÿ˜‰ But luckily I wasn’t there in the morning, so for me everything was flawless.
Being 3 months after birth I did experience, what I was most afraid off. My shape has crashed the ground. A year ago I was on my peak probably, but now I’m starting from scratch. Which obviously means I can only go up. So the motivation is here, all I need now is time ๐Ÿ˜‰
Thank you Nike for another great experience, for bringing Tony Stone,ย Tom Wall,ย Nikkie Riozzi and others to Slovenia again. Can’t wait for the next year. ๐Ÿ™‚

Simona Atzori – an inspiration

November 5, 2010 § Leave a comment

Simona Atzori is a young woman who was born with no arms. Yes, without either of the two! And apparently she is living a very happy and rich life. She loves to dance and she is extremely good at it. I read an interview with her (only in slovenian language) in which she describes her path, which of course was no rose garden and she had to go through a lot of obstacles and disappointments, yet she always found some inner strength to go on. Amazing spirit, will and determination. She lives her life with her feet only. Not only she dances with them, but also eats, draws etc. Her hips apparently have no limits.
I must say the interview touched me deeply and seeing a clip of her dancing made my pregnancy hormones go even wilder. Simona is a true inspiration for she never asked or wanted pity, she just wanted to dance, move and be happy. And she has all that now. Way to go.


And here is a clip of her dancing. Wow! I love the fact how this handycaption is used in the dancing. It’s not hidden, it’s there for us to see and learn from it.

BB test

October 16, 2010 § 1 Comment

This is a test post, from my blackberry… Yeeey ๐Ÿ™‚ Ain’t modern technology amazing?!
And no I’m not bored, just curious! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m back!! :)

September 21, 2010 § 2 Comments

OMG, it’s been so long since I wrote something! I hate when people start their blog posts with this type of sentences, but somehow you just have to apologize to all those who actually might read your blog on a frequent basis (ok not frequent, but at least come back once in a while). Let’s see what happened to me… First I got pregnant! Yeey! And then I got married! Another Yeey! The latter thing takes a lot of your spare time and the first thing unfortunately takes away your moving abilities. For me this means no dancing and no aerobics. Crap, I know! But when you think about this little wonder of life growing inside of you, there’s absolutely no problem to take a break. And actually reset yourself.
Well, the third thing that happened was, that I lost my job in this up-side-down life situation (we’ve all heard about the lousy recession excuses right?). Anyways, this fact completely devalues all my excuses for not writting anymore. So I’m back now. With my salsa, so you think you can dance, aerobic and other wisdoms. Beware people! ๐Ÿ˜‰

P.S.: I think I should thank Spela P. for not knowingly kicking my but and reminding me about my blog. She just discovered she is a salsacholic and I remembered one of my ooooold posts on this topic, which was very fun to read ๐Ÿ™‚ And it was so funny to see, the man in that picture, was just a salsa acquaintance back then, who liked to read my blog (there were obviosuly so many I knew them all personally ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) … but now, he’s the love of my life, my dearest sweetest husband and a very promising father to-be. Talk about some good salsa side-effects ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you care or dear to read it, here it is.

Hugs to all! I missed you too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Andreja dances with Kylie

June 24, 2010 § 1 Comment

Well, I guess we just got a new reason to prove the fact, that Slovenian dancers really are at the top of the world. One of our girls, Andreja Vakselj, just returned from her dream experience – being on the Kylie Minogue dance crew. It sounds like a dream and we can only imagine it was a dream experience for her. As she explained for the Slovenian magazine Stop, one of the choreographers noticed her on his classes in London, took her e-mail and kept his promise. He invited her to work, as soon as he got the opportunity. We are most happy and proud of this young Slovenian talent, who was developed under one of Slovenian master choreographers ลฝeljko Boลพiฤ. Andreja sincerely admits, she ows a lot to him, as he had the biggest role in shaping her as a dancer. So proud of both of you guys! Now, we can anxiously wait and see, where Andreja will dream off next time. I’m sure the door is wide open for her now ๐Ÿ™‚

Read the whole article (in Slovene language) here.

The photo is taken form the on-line version of the article.


And here’s a clip from performance at Germany’s Next Top Model:

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