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julija nikitina, iris peremees & mirjam leesalu
I am the KPOP dance teacher for our junior and adults groups, Iris. Dancing, performing and music have been a part of my life since I was little. For music, I have attended Nõmme Music School for nine years, which has also strongly supported me in my dancing. While exploring the possibilities of the dance world, I have tried many different dance styles, including Vogue, ballet, hip-hop, and now, since 2019, KPOP. I have won 3rd place in the solo category at the Crazy-K-Christmas KPOP festival. As a teacher, I have successfully completed the advanced training program for dance teachers organized by the Estonian Association of Dance Interest Education. I welcome KPOP enthusiasts of all ages to join me in our training so that we can share our enthusiasm for this exciting and colorful world of dance and music together!
My name is Julija. I have been dancing Flamenco for 16 years before starting K-POP in 2019. My love for it started when I accidentally happened to see the “Blood, Sweat and Tears” music video by BTS. I love K-POP style and music because it always elevates my mood and gives positivity. I have started as a K-POP student but from 2020 I am a dance teacher and LoVe2 Dance Crew leader. With my group we have filmed numerous dance covers. They can be watched on our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/@LoVe2DanceCrew . I have taken part in many K-POP competitions in a group and as a solo dancer, both in Estonia and abroad. Together with my colleague Iris Peremees we have been K-POP judges in dance competitions and organized the Tallinn K-POP festival for 2 consecutive years.
I come from Võru, and in my blood there is a mixture of Võro determination and the strength of an islander. In Tallinn, I am studying to become a music teacher in the joint curriculum of the Estonian Music and Theater Academy (EMTA) and TLÜ Baltic Film, Media and Arts Institute, and I am also studying singing at the Tallinn Music and Ballet School (MuBas). I like working with children, especially I like to approach the learning process through playfulness. I have been dancing since I was 8 years old. I have studied competitive dances for 4 years at dance club Maarja, attended the baroque dance classes of the legendary dance teacher Virve Kurbel for a year and his folk dance training for a year, danced at Kpopp Free Flow Studio for 2 years and also tried modern and jazz dance during the last year. I belong to a Kpop representative group called LoVe2 Dance Crew. I am already an experienced performer in Kpop competitions, both in a group and as a soloist, and I love doing covers where I sing and dance at the same time.
There are no front row or back row dancers in my training, because all students have their own unique strengths and all dancers are equally valuable in dance. Everyone gets an equal chance to shine on stage. With my exercises, I want to develop the ability to cooperate and value teamwork in children. Acting together, we can have a cool stage experience!
But what is K-pop anyway? K-pop (short for Korean pop) is a popular music genre from South Korea. Kpop, formerly known as Gayo (가요), started in the 90s, but became popular in 2000. K-pop is "popular music" in South Korea, the term is also often used in a narrower sense to describe a modern form of South Korean pop influenced by styles and genres from around the world, such as experimental, rock, jazz, gospel, hip hop, R&B, reggae , electronic dance, folk, country, classical and traditional Korean music. K-pop style is actually a broad style that varies from feminine movement to vigorous choreography. Our goal is to create a positive and free atmosphere in the class, where we can share the joy of Korean music and dance. We can try different choreographies, go to performances and competitions.
juniors & adults
Training for our youngest students, everyone who is under 14 years old and wants to learn KPOP choreography together!
A two-hour kpop training on Saturdays, where we welcome all older kpop enthusiasts, there is no upper age limit! We learn full-length versions of kpop choreos, as well as challenge versions, where only a smaller part of the song is involved, such as the chorus. We welcome everyone who wants to learn and enjoy kpop dances together in a fun and free environment!
Closed groups with kpop style dancers who train with the aim of participating in competitions and filming kpop choreographies. Joining groups is done through auditions.
A mixed age group for all ages 14+ and older. In this training we plan to learn a new kpop dance challenge each week so the tempo of our trainings is faster with switching choreos and more focused on having fun, filming clips for our enjoyment if we wish to do so!
Training for all students who want to learn a dance choreo fully and with a slower speed with lots of repetition. In this training we also give positions for all choreos we learn and overall we are more focused on details and dancing the choreo very well. We may do exercises and workouts from time to time as well to enhance our dancing skills! This is a mixed age group for all ages 14+years and older!
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