Meet the Dance For You studio team: administrators, managers, teachers, instructors, dancers, choreographers.
Maria started dancing at the age of 13 when Arabic music brought her to the world of belly dance. Slow and smooth movements woke up a feeling of admiration in her. It was the love at first sight, or at first move! "Every time I dance I seem to be another person, full of glory "- it’s her opinion. Dance is the easiest way to express oneself, this hobby makes her life more colorful and emotional.
She was born in Russia, in a beautiful city named Saint Petersburg. Graduated from the Art school and University of Technology and Design. She was growing up being surrounded by an amazing architecture and gorgeous nature, that's why the art became an important part of her life.
Having a romantic soul Maria headed to the USA where she realized, she got one more passion – travelling and exploring the World. As the time passed a sunny city Dubai appeared in her life. Now she is a part of Dance For You team where music and dances, a positive energy and inspiration are the main constituents of a happy and successful lifestyle. Her happy lifestyle also includes such hobbies as painting, travelling, cooking.
"Dancing with the feet is one thing. Dancing with a heart is another. I believe all the beauty in this world comes from the heart. You can be professional and technical in your dance, but if there is no soul- it's just a set of movements. Same mindset leads me in my life, only the heart brings you to the right places."
Professional Dance Teacher, Ballroom, Latin, Social and Wedding Choreographer, Winner of International Dance Competitions
Fifteen years ago a little girl from Ukraine named Alexa started her pathway into a dancing world. Since she was 5 years old she became a frequent participator of the majority of national and international worldwide competitions. She has already achieved great results back there in Ukraine as well as abroad, in Germany, France and Hungary.
Alexa is a Ukrainian champion of Ballroom and Latin-American dance routines whereas in the world she is known as a prize-winner and medalist:
- A finalist of the numerous Ukrainian and International Dance Competitions;
- A champion of Ukraine of Latin-American Dance Championships;
- A semi-finalist of the European Championships on Standard Dance program.
Alexa has been working with children and Pro-Am-oriented students starting from 2012. By today her students have achieved a lot, being champions of the Ukrainian Dance Competitions as well as of the International ones in such dance categories as the Juniors and The Youth.
She has been teaching and working as an instructor for the last 5 years, sharing her knowledge and skills with people. Apart from being a wonderful teacher Alexa also works on her self-development since the sky is the limit. According to Alexa’s point of view, if you like what you are doing you should definitely lead it to perfection.
Alexa has a great deal of experience of working with people of various age and different abilities. Workshops of world-acknowledged dance instructors such as Mirko Gozzoli and Alessia Betti, Valery Tsyhanovsky, Artem Bronnikov and Daria Bronnikova has definitely left a profound impact on the way Alexa teaches and adjusts a dance class.
"Dancing is the best way of self-expression. Once you finish working you are welcomed to the dance floor where you find a comfy atmosphere, catchy music and nice people which will definitely brighten your day, evening or even night, giving you energy for the upcoming day!"
Professional Latin, Ballroom Dance Instructor and Fitness Coach
Pavel has started his dancing career about fourteen years ago in Russia. Over twelve years he has been representing the highest results as a professional dancer, always aiming for the best physical and spiritual self-development. He is a winner of various Russian and international competitions, such as Russian championship, International Open Riga 2015 and Open Moscow 2015. He took a part in many training camps: in Netherlands (Miriam Zwijsen and Ruud Vermeij camps) and training camps in Russia twice each year. He had been training with such a widely known dance trainers as Igor Kraus, Viktor Nikovskiy, Carolyn Smith, Slavyk Kryklyvyy and others.
Pavel has a great experience in teaching Latin-American, Social and Ballroom dances, as well as teaching stretching, fitness and gymnastics for beginners. He is the one who will show you the connection between the movement and the music, between steps and feelings, between the technique and an elegance. Pavel will help you to learn your own body and to discover amazing in self!
Pavel is one of the most distinguished Russian Latin-American Dancers. He is also well-known worldwide for his high level of dancing. Pavel’s dancing background comprises numerous high Dance achievements of both: Russian and World Dance Competitions:
- Bronze medalist of the international dance competition on Latin-American program, Riga, Latvia;
- Finalist of the Latin-American Dance Championships in Warsaw, Poland;
- Bronze medalist of the Russian Championships Olymp Cup, Moscow, the Russian Federation;
- Finalist of the Italian Dance Championships, Alassio, Italy;
- Silver medalist of the Open Dance Championships, Szeged, Hungary;
- Finalist of the Dance Competition, Minsk, Belarus.
While competing and performing as a dancer Pavel never stopped teaching and sharing his knowledge and experience with the students all over the world. Many years of trainings and preparations to various dance tournaments resulted in his being a responsible and highly-professional dance instructor. Pavel can easily find a personal approach to different students which is usually characterized by the high level of dance skills and professional competence.
Today Pavel is gladly sharing his dance skills and passion for dance with everyone interested within Dance For You premises.
As Pavel says: "Dance is a way to the self-knowledge and self-expression through the sensual connection of the couple with the music". Body-control and the connection between the mind and a movement - this is what he loves most about dancing.
"Dance is a unique instrument, which gives you an opportunity to express your feelings, thoughts and experience, to discover your hidden abilities and to find the answer for a question "who am I?" Try yourself in dancing, start taking dance classes in one of the best dance studios in Dubai and become a part of the warm Dance For You family!"
Professional Dance Teacher, Ballroom, Latin, Social and Wedding Choreographer, Winner of International Dance Competitions
Sergii started his dancing career in the age of 5, and this decision was taken by himself – he was the one who persuaded his parents to take him to the dance school. Long years of hard training, the ups and downs, he showed the highest results, such as:
- A Champion of Ukraine of the Dance Championships on Standard and Latin-American Dance Programs;
- A finalist and a winner of many regional and international dance competitions;
- A European Champion of the Standard Dance Program;
- Finalist of many events in Ukraine and in Europe;
- The prize-winner and winner of many competitions of UDSF, WDC, WDSF;
- Champion of Europe in the European program in 2011.
In 2006 he enrolled to the Kharkov National Pedagogical University named after G.S. Skovoroda and in 2011 was graduated with honors. Sergii began his teaching career in 2010. There are a lot of the winners of the local competition, champions of Ukraine among Junior and Juvenile among his students.
Sergii has been training children starting from 2010. 2 years later, in 2012 he started to work with the teenagers and Pro-Am-oriented students who for the time being are the prize-winners in Ukraine as well as abroad in their dance categories respectively.
Nowadays Sergii is a competitive dancer who was taught by the leading teachers and dancers of the world, such as: Andrew Sinkinson, Jonathan Crossley & Lyn Marriner, Massimo Georgiana, Vanone Giordano, Alex Galchun, Valery Tsyhanovsky, Ruslan Golovashchenko, Igor Soronovich, Sergey Surkov & Melia Ognejka.
"Burn yourself, lighten others and be ahead!" - these words are leading Sergii through his life.
"I am very happy to be a part of the professional team of the Dance For You dance studio – the best dance studio in Dubai! Can't help waiting to see you there to share my knowleges and the best skills with you!"
General Manager, Professional Dance Instructor in Latin, Ballroom and Social Dances, Exclusive Wedding Choreographer, Pro-Am Dance Coach, Member of World Dance Council
Arseniy started to dance at the age of 6 with International Dance Sport Federation in Russia. He reached finals and numerous titles, such as prize-winner and champion of Tatarstan Republic (Russia) in Latin-American and Standard dances. He has been dancing and trained by the most famous World Ballroom coaches who helped him to became in the in top 24 couples (from 400) on the most famous competition in Russia “Russian Open”.
Having 15 years of Dance experience Arseniy took part in various regional, international and world Ballroom Dancing Championships. All this participation brought him the following results:
- A Champion of the Latin-American Dance Competiton, Tatarstan Republic, Russia, 2000-2007;
- A Medalist of the International tournaments on Latin-American Program, 2005-2007;
- A Finalist of the Regional tournaments on Standard and Latin-American programs, 1999-2007;
- A Multiple Champion of Interregional championships on Ballroom ad Latin-American programs;
Having so many dance achievements Arseniy definitely has a lot to share with the world, that’s why he decided to share a passion for dancing with the students. In 2007 Arseniy had a professional training on a teaching dancing as well as preparing the students to go for the best. He also developed the methodology for the athletes of the various levels, kids, wedding couples and Pro-Am students.
Arseniy has also taken part in numerous international conferences for Ballroom Dance Instructors. All this resulted in more than 200 students, who dance and achieve the highest international results, more than 250 wedding couples, who are grateful for the unique wedding routines and more than 650 Pro-Am Dancers, hitting the worldwide dance floors leaving a long-lasting impression.
Even today, Arseniy still continues his self-development, taking part in international workshops and conferences. These days Arseniy is a member of World Dance Council, an international master of sports on Latin-American program and a highly-qualified instructor who is well-known for teaching students of various dance levels and background and also for preparing them for the international Pro-Am tournaments.
"Why do I love to dance? It is a simple answer. Dancing is good for the human body and soul. It inspires myself along with others around me. Dance gives me an amazing physical workout while I let my emotions out and clear my head. Dancing lets me forget about the people that let me down in life and lets me express my emotions without causing any dramas! Dancing is simply amazing and something everybody should try at least once in their life. Dancing is an escape. An escape to a different world that is different for every single person. Dance is literally my heart and soul. It is all I know and will live with me forever. Why do I love dance? Because dance is me!"
Fiona Van Buren
Joint owner of Dance For You Studio
I have always loved to dance. I started at aged 10 at boarding school in Scotland with Scottish Country Dancing, but once I moved to Dubai I started to look for new dancing challenge and was encouraged to try Ballroom dancing by a close friend.
I started learning the American Style of Ballroom dancing but changed to the International style as it held many more opportunities for me to broaden my dance knowledge and to most importantly compete. The more I danced the more I fell in love with Ballroom dancing, every step on the ballroom floor increased my passion and drive to improve and succeed as a Ballroom dancer.
I love to challenge myself both in dancing and in other areas of my life. Having represented the United Kingdom Internationally in both the Equestrian disciplines of Showjumping and Endurance racing, my natural competitive spirit drove me to focus on the improvement of my dancing so I could start to compete.
I currently compete Pro-Am Internationally, and I know how much passion, time, training and dedication and attention to detail it take to succeed.
It is because of this I decided to open Dance For You. I want not only to spread my love of Ballroom Dancing, but very importantly to also provide every dancer, whatever their level, and whatever their dancing goal with an International level of Teaching and Facilities so everyone can fulfill and hopefully exceed all of their dance aspirations and to follow their passion and dreams.
"As a result Dance For You was formed; a combination of Dreams, Dedication, Passion and an International level of Management and Teaching. I wish that everyone’s dreams are fulfilled with Dance For You."
Joint owner of Dance For You Studio
Dancing has been a historical tradition in all parts of the world that is still very strong today both culturally and socially. Ballroom dancing specifically has been an important part of social functions for centuries and has its roots embedded globally. The dances of Swing, Waltz, Foxtrot and the Latin dances of days gone by have evolved to be more than just social dances and have survived over centuries until the present day. Ballroom dancing is very popular and can be seen everywhere, in the media, on TV (Dancing with the Stars ∓ Strictly Come Dancing series) and numerous movies, in our music of all genres and day-to-day social functions. It is very popular in every walk of life both socially and for competitive dancing. With the joint effort between our top quality trainers and a dedicated student base, we will spread the word that dancing is a fun, healthy and exciting way to spend time, there are so many benefits to dancing.
Our new training center Dance For You is dedicated to provide top quality and affordable dance instruction to Dubai, UAE. There is a very active and dedicated ballroom dance community already located in Dubai, and we plan to support the dance community, improving the standards, increasing its size and most importantly providing an International Level standard of training.
At our studio, dancing is our passion and number one priority. We are truly dedicated to dancing, the teaching, improvement and progression of our students.
We will fulfill all your dancing needs, be it to have the perfect wedding dance, to dance socially, dance at competition level, dance in shows or simply dance for fun. It is our mission to provide our students of all ages, teachers, social dancers and professional performance dancers with International levels of teaching that can accommodate all their dancing needs in a professional designed studio with a sprung wooden floor which is large, comfortable, elegant and functionally designed which will allow them to learn, train and practice to the best of their ability.
Our professional team of male and female dance teachers are primarily focused on all styles of Ballroom and Social dances including International, American, Rhythm and Latin Styles including; the professional 10 dance Dance Sport dances, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Salsa, Disco, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Jive, Pasodoble and Rumba.
"Dance For You provides a comfortable community and friendly environment in which to learn the art of ballroom dancing."
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