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. Normally I work on the weekends: jazz festivals, swing dance festivals, dance…


The birth of "JazzVille: Solo" - one-woman dance show

  Big News, Ladies and Gentlemen!    This July I happened to be invited as a soloist for Un Violon Sur Le Sable festival in Royan. And as a soloist I was proposed to make my own show. July 24th, 2016 I will forever officially call the First- Birth of my one-woman show "JazzVille: Solo". I am proud to say that JazzVille…


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 advices that David gave me was that I should always listen to the…


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 of viral videos with Scott Bradley’s…


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 was trying to find the most comfortable, beautiful and functional shoes, however couldn't find…