Evening Dances 2019

Evening Dances 2019

“Dance has not only a creative and healing power, but also a metaphysical dimension that integrates our internal disassembled parts of the soul – qualities, talents and personality in a unique individual that through creative expression communicates with you and loved ones, with the Universe in itself and with the diverse worlds around itself.” Svetislav Vasilić

14th June – 5th JulyZumba and Circle Dance – Alice Stojko Saliu (Slovenia)
5th July – 19th JulyTEJ Latino (Rumba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Salsa, Bachata and Samba) – Tomo Tololeski (Slovenia)
19th July – 2nd AugustEcstatic Conscious Dance – Marijana Pajić (Croatia)
26th July – 2nd AugustDance of the Chakras – Dagmara Gmitrzak (Poland)
2nd August – 16th AugustSalsa and Bachata – Peđa Petković (Serbia)
2nd August – 9th AugustOriental Dance – Mateja Pevec (Slovenia)
16th August – 23rd AugustInternational Folk Dances – Maurizio Diamantini (Italy)
23rd August – 30th AugustPopular International Folk Dances – Sara Sponchiado (Italy)
30th August – 6th SeptemberSalsa – Saša Radomirović (Serbia)

Evening program:

14th June – 5th July Zumba and Circle Dance – Alice Stojko Saliu (Slovenia)

Zumba fitness program is a unique combination of dance and exercise . The creator of the Zumba program is Beto (Alberto) Perez , a Colombian dancer , choreographer and dance teacher . Zumba is a product of his passion for Latin and pop music, exotic dance rhythms and fitness. His opinion was that the group lessons should be fun and attractive to everyone, not only practitioners with good condition. Also, those who know and don’t know how to dance, can easily without worry handle Zumba lesson, because previous dance experience is not necessary . It is not necessary to know  how the dance, neither is it essential that you have experience in training . The steps are simple and very easy to follow. Like other aerobic exercise, Zumba runs large muscle groups in the body . This results in increased heart rate, increased blood flow and oxygen in the body. Besides it is good for the heart, this type of exercise can help you to shape your muscles and burning even 450 calories in an hour. The most important thing is to have good will. It is indispensable to have love for music and dance – the rest will come by itself through good humor and fun that this training entails.
Alice Stojko Saliu has been engaged in dance for 20 years. In Ajdovščina she has achieved her life’s dreams by taking a guidance of Dance Center, teaching, doing choreographies, research in the direction of the dance … She lives, breathes and loves to dance. Zumba represents s a fun for her relaxation. She has transferred her joy to participants of her teaching.

5th July – 19th July TEJ Latino (rumba, cha cha cha, salsa, bachata, samba) – Tomo Totoleski (Slovenia)

We will teach salsa, bachata, merengue, and other Latin American rhythms. Dancing frees us from the wild and unbridled energy that we all have in ourselves, but sometimes we are suffocating the energies. Salsa is a dance with style and elegance, and is full of wild and unbridled energy we all have in ourselves, but sometimes we suppress! Let’s dance and then free the energy within ourselves.
Salsa was named by the Spanish word “Salsa”, which means “Sauce.” This symbolically means that this dance is a blend of different influences. Salsa is originally Cuban dance with Afro-Cuban rhythms and it is influenced by Rumba. We dance Salsa by music that is full of rhythms.

Tej Dance

19th July – 2nd August Ecstatic Conscious Dance – Marijana Pajić (Croatia)

Ecstatic Conscious Dance is a free dance by Gabrielle Roth – leading dance practices, Trandance and Meditation in motion. It is a spontaneous, authentic, expressive, meditative dance that leads us from the “head” into the body and senses, in which we discover our innate bodily wisdom.
We dance without choreography, as our bodies want, without judgment, alone or with others. We cross the boundaries of habits, common, everyday movements and explore our unique inner dance with the exciting music of various genres by little guidance from the conductor.

  26th July – 2nd August Dance of the Chakras – Dagmara Gmitrzak (Poland)

Chakra dance is technique base on working with seven major chakras. Chakra ia an energetic center, transmitter and receiver of energy ( praca/chi/ki/mana) to whole energetic system. There are many chakras,  but seven major are located inside your spine ( in sushumna  channel).
Every chakra represents different aspects of your life and different level of your consciousness- from your primal instinct, ego, heart and love to- self realization and spirituality.
During 1 hour dance workshop every day, you will experience seven different journeys within.
Journeys through movement, but also voice and visualization.
Every day you become a dancer of life in different aspects.
It will be very inspiring and creative experience!
Root chakra-red: will, life energy, primal energy, kundalini, snake power, abundance. You will be a dancer of life, primal instincts, you will express your animal spirit.
Sacral chakra- orange: sexual energy, crealivity, sensuality, polarization. You will be a dancer of sensuality, joy and spontaneous movement.
Solar plexus chakra- yellow: szelf confidence, self esteem, inner Power, action, inner fire. You will be a dancer of your power, fire, self confidence.
Heart chakra-green, rose: self love, self acceptance, love relationships, service, giving and receiving. You will be a dancer of the heart and love.
Throat chakra- blue: creative expression, your life calling  . You will be a dancer of freedom, expression.
Third eye chakra- indigo:  insight, third eye, intuition. You will be a dancer of vision and your inner world.
Crown chakra- violet: spirituality, self realization, inner peace and harmony. You will be a dancer of silence, mistery, you soul.
At the end you will dance  the whole aspects- unite them and feel you unique power!
The workshop will be lead by Dagmara Gmitrzak: personal development trainer, , holistic therapist, sociologist, sound therapist, author of books. Dagmara graduated from the Institute of Applied Social Sciences, University of Warsaw, including a three-year specialization: social and therapeutic help. She also completed a three-year course in Music Therapy and Psychodrama, a two-year post-graduate journalism at the UW, mindfulness meditation course run by the Australian psychotherapist Ivan Milton PhD. Since 2001, Dagmara runs workshops and classes in many places in the world. She specialises in enhancing the body & mind& heart connection (relaxation techniques, meditation, breathing, elements of yoga, creative visualisation), stress management, working with the chakras (chakratherapy), using positive thinking, creativity and shamanistic techniques (her medicine name is “Rainbow Thunder”). Dagmara is the author of six books (in polish): “Techniques of relaxation”, “Beat stress through relaxation techniques”, “Chakra journey into yourself”,, “Heart Intelligence”, “Awaken Your Creativity”, “ Training of the Jaguar. Awake you self-confidence and achive your goals”. She loves nature and travelling.

2nd August – 16th August Salsa and Bachata – Peđa Petković (Serbia)

Salsa – an energetic and fiery dance that has seduced the whole world with its cheerfulness and spontaneity.

It was conceived in 1960s America the play and dances of Cuban immigrants on the streets of New York.

The name of the dance derives from the Spanish word ‘salsa’, which means spicy sauce. The Salsa dance, amongst others, was greatly influenced by the Son and Rhumba dances.

It therefore represents a fusion of traditional Cuban dances and modern rhythms. Salsa is street dance that is free from rigid rules and techniques, and as such will easily seduce you. Everyone can dance it, regardless of age or physical condition.

Just relax and indulge yourself in the magic of this beautiful Caribbean dance.

You shall be instructed in Salsa, Son, Rhumba, Cha Cha and Reggaeton by our Serbian Instructor, Predrag Petković.

2nd August – 9th August Belly dance – Mateja Pevec (Slovenia)

As the world stands, all the countries dance. People have imitated different gestures from nature and they eventually have adjusted to themselves.Once upon a time, oriental dance was an integral part of gender – fruitive rituals that included flicker and trans, because it meant the presence of divinity. Mother goddess is practically present in all the world’s religions. Cycles of summer weather were dependent on her  that have had an impact on the fatness of the earth, animals and people. Neither one of these goddesses had not lived in celibacy, because it would not be in accordance with their duties. Oriental dance is the language of the soul and the body, through them we can express much more than it would be able to say in the words. Fraction of these feelings and body language we’ll feel at the workshop where you will learn a few basic moves so as to like women could more easily express.

16th August – 23rd August International Folk Dances– Maurizio Diamantini (Italy)

The desire for the festivities has always been present in the human race, supporting in this way various cultures, and its evidence of existence can be found in religious and folk traditions around the world.Folk dances are bringing playfulness to us, cheerfulness and fun, all the things we feel when we are in real contact with ourselves, and we are harmonizing with all other participants.Dance movements are also the body language, which we can understand on each meridian, without translation, because the feeling of expressed emotions have no need for additional intervention.One of the quality of dance is a celebration of something, so we would want to introduce all the people of this world with our circles and ritual walks, presented during the evening, holding together hands, and to manage to live together and create something better.

  23rd August – 30th August  Popular International Folk Dances – Sara Sponchiado (Italy)

30th August – 6th September Salsa – Saša Radomirović (Serbia)

Salsa is a style that seeks for a joy and gladness, and the more you dance you’ll feel better. In addition that Salsa has an extremely good effect on our physical health, Salsa also acts on mental balance and equanimity. Salsa music is a connection of traditional African, Cuban and other Latin American rhythms. The basic steps of the dance come from Cuba, specifically from the Cuban sona, which is later mixed with other Cuban dances such as mambo, chá, guaracha, rumba, yambú, abakuá, comparsa, etc.Why should you dance Salsa?-Salsa is a fun way of recreation, when you’re learning, dancing and coming into form at the same time.-Salsa burns about 450 calories per hour.-Salsa improves balance and posture. Salsa increases flexibility and improves coordination.-Salsa accelerates metabolism and raises condition.-Salsa encourages social contact and raises confidence.