"Lock In" Your Transitions: Part One
Combinations and Concepts to Polish Your Skills
"Lock In" Your Transitions is a focus on the space between steps, that place Carolena describes as settling.
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Lenka is a passionate and dedicated teacher and dancer based in the Czech Republic. She earned her Certified Studio status in 2013 and since then she became the major force behind the popularity of FCBD®Style in the country building a strong base of dancers as well as teachers. She´s very attentive to the Czech and Slovak community having created various online learning tools, streaming numerous free workshops and organizing student-centered events.
Lenka is the leader and artistic director of Hurriya Dance Company - a troupe of 17 dancers who will celebrate their 10th year anniversary of dancing together. Hurriya prides on creating energetic and unforgettable performances sharing the heart of the dance form with the audience. Apart from Hurriya, Lenka has had the honour to share the stage with other well-known FCBD®Style dancers around Europe or the USA.
As a teacher, Lenka is very attentive to detail. She´s able to break things down easily and provide logical and clear explanations. She is the best match for students who like to have a well-structured class focusing on excellent technique as well as performance skills. She always comes back to the basics and the roots of the style. “I do love to use some dialects with my troupe, especially with skirts or swords, but my heart lies in the original FatChance®Style. The longer I dance it, the more freedom and enjoyment I find in the simplicity. Always come back to the basics.”
Besides FatChance®Style, Lenka is also a proud student of the Salimpour School of Belly Dance, currently working on her level 400. Studying under the mentorship of Suhaila Salimpour has helped her shape her technical, performance and artistic skills beyond what she could have imagined. Knowledge of the Jamila Salimpour vocabulary and performing with Bal Anat informs her FCBD®Style instruction and brings in more texture.
Her two main areas of interest in dance are currently body awareness and dance psychology.Through online programs and individual coaching, she works with dancers on mastering their dance posture in the former and helps them with their goal-setting, motivation or self-esteem in the latter.
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