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Practice Time 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…


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Jazz Improvisation: Musicality Training

This Jazz Improvisation is the result of 2h musicality 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. A true musicality training! One of the advices that David…