On Choreographing

  The Art of Starting or The Magic of Inspiration When we talk about creating anything there is always a presence of the Mysterious and Charming Angel of Inspiration. I think nowadays there is quite a sober attitude to the magic of inspiration as the main source of any creation. […]

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Johnny Lloyd. Pearls of Wisdom for dancers.

  Some people inspire me so much. The thought of them makes me want to fly,  improve, be more curious… One of these people is Johnny Lloyd.   I met Johnny about 7 years ago. I was still living in Saint Petersburg at that time and just started dancing swing. […]

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7 essential tips for learning & growing in Jazz Dance

Allow me to share something precious that helps me improve my jazz dancing every day. I took it from my own experience of studying dance every single day since I was 6 years old as well as diving into Jazz culture for the last 8 years. 7 essential tips for learning & growing, finding your voice & style in an improvisation – based Jazz dance forms.

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Announcing “Jam Circle”: a Community Platform

Today I am very excited to launch our new community sharing platform for all members. Jam Circle is a modern, adaptable forum-style website that is designed to serve as a companion to the “Secrets of Solo” online courses, connect our Members with chat and sharing facilities, and provide a place where I can interact and provide direct feedback to you, my awesome members!

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Practice Time! P.2: How to practice improvisation?

Everything we do in swing and social dances unless it’s a performance or choreography, is an improvisation. We are going to look closer now on how to actually practice it. There is an ocean of things to practice. Again, limit yourself. Don’t practice everything. Everything means you won’t really improve […]

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Practice Time! Part 1: General tips

My students very often are interested if I practice by myself: what, how and how often I am a solo dancer, that’s my life, love and profession. Oh yes, I practice. It’s the best way to discover things and improve. I practice physically and mentally. As often as I can. […]

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Jazz Improvisation. Musicality Training

This Jazz Improvisation is the result of 2h training with my husband and musician/ composer – David Duffy and Oscar Peterson 🙂 David was directing my dance by guiding through the music. Teaching me how to listen to music, what to hear and what to accentuate in my dance. One of the […]

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JazzVille Blog: Sarah Reich. The Infinite Rhythm

Welcome to the JazzVille Blog! As a dancer I am constantly seeking inspiration from other artists, and of late i have become excited by a brilliant personality that is, world famous tap dance extraordinaire Sarah Reich. Sarah has always been a rising star within the tap community, but of late with string […]

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Dance shoes!

Many people ask me about my dance shoes. Which brand I use, where do I buy them… I will tell you my secret. I design my shoes myself and make them in a theatre shoe workshop in St – Petersburg. When I started dancing Swing & Charleston in 2011 I […]

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