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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Unlock Your Solo Skills: “Ksenia’s Secrets of Charleston 20s” Video Series

Are you ready to push your Charleston dance to the next level? In this extensive videos series I will be breaking down techniques and steps from the legendary Charleston dance of the 1920’s. Each chapter tackles one Charleston topic, showing different patterns, variations and styling within. 9 Chapters, over 40 videos, 2+ hours of content! Learn some of Ksenia’s step variations and get inspired by the immense world of creativity that jazz brings.

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Become a Member & Get Inspired

Introducing: Membership at KseniaParkhatskaya.com. Due to an overwhelming amount of positive feedback to my performances and classes, I have decided to add Membership options to my website. Members will receive regular Emails with tips, videos, links, discounts and other great offers. Basic membership is free!

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Jazz with Christian McBride Trio

The beginning of a beautiful friendship That is how I will call that day, November 7th 2014. That was the day I met and spent a delightful time with beautiful people and amazing musicians: Christian McBride, Christian Sands, Ulysses Owen Jr. In the fairy tale lullaby city of brothers Grimm, […]

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