Our regular dance instructors
SALSA, KIZOMBA AND BACHATA
Sara comes from a musical family where she grew up singing, playing music and dancing from different continents. She has always loved music and expressing herself through dance.
She has been interested in everything from hip-hop, afro, reggaeton, salsa and belly dancing, which she got through the Iranian part of her family.
Over the past few years, Sara has developed a special love for bachata, which she now pursues intensely. She has attended many festivals, nerded out on the different styles of bachata, and is now ready to teach bachata to others.
As a bachatera, Sara emphasizes connection, body movement, technique, and musicality.
Instructor in bachata
Benjamin Shanaka Bendtsen comes from the world of music, but since he started taking dance lessons, he has been lost in this new way of expressing himself through rhythms, melodies and harmonies. He has developed his dance with great enthusiasm by taking a lot of classes in Denmark as well as abroad, and he really enjoys helping others develop their dance as well. Benjamin has been teaching bachata since 2020 in workshops, dance schools, and privately.
He is also part of the Latin Vibes organization, with whom he has choreographed and performed several shows, and has been part of Erik & Katinka’s show team.
Instructor in Salsa
Born 1969 in England. Moved to Denmark in 1998 and is a Danish citizen.
As a young man he played amateur theatre and danced rock and roll.
In 2017 he fell in love with kizomba and urbankiz and since then he has received intensive training from several different international teachers.
Works as a health and safety consultant in a Danish pharmaceutical company.
Lisbeth has been dancing salsa and bachata since 2015 and has since 2018 thrown her love on the rhythms of kizomba.
Lisbeth is a frequent participant at kizomba festivals in Europe with its many workshops. She also has a great knowledge of southern European culture.
Works daily as a bank adviser and teacher.
Nadia is a trained dance instructor and is today a professional Ballroom dancer with over 30 years of dance experience and has expert experience in Standard and Latin.
She sees a good basic dance education, as the natural foundation and springboard for learning other new styles, and has also danced ballet, contemporary, bachata, salsa, hip-hop etc.
The core strength you get through the dance can naturally be transferred to strength training and cardio training programs.
That is why she is passionate about being able to express herself and have a healthy body by using dance as part of her daily life.
POLE FITNESS & AERIAL HOOP INSTRUCTORS
Maria has been training pole since 2015, and is a trained pole instructor at Xpert.
For her, pole is expressive movement and dance, combined with strength training and lots of laughter. She loves to play with combinations and floor work. And is aware that we are all different and therefore have different needs for support and guidance. Maria focuses on training both sides of the pole so that the body remains strong and in good balance from the inside out.
Louise has been training pole since 2012, though with breaks in between.
Louise became a certified pole-fitness instructor through Xpert in 2019. Arieal-hoop Louise has been training since 2017 and in 2019 she participated in the DPSF championship and got a 3rd place. It is important for Louise to create a safe and secure atmosphere for her students so that everyone can participate and develop at their own pace. In both pole and hoop, her passion is strength-demanding tricks, which her hours can also be marked by.
Nina teaches pole and loves to challenge herself with new exciting tricks, like the ones in the thighs or elbows. Nina focuses on having control over one’s own body and learning where one’s own boundaries are both physical and mental. For Nina, the polo studio is her second home and she loves teaching and always tries to have a good smiling atmosphere during her classes. “The more fun you have and the more you laugh with the other students, the easier your training feels.”
Emma primarily teaches poleintro. She has been training pole herself since 2017 and with her penchant for strength training, she loves strength-demanding pole tricks. Emma loves graceful lines and pointed feet. Emma is a physiotherapist and there will always be a focus on injury prevention and building basic strength and technique on the pole. In Emma’s classes, the training will always suit you and your level.
I have been studying and practicing Taichi and Qigong for almost 20 years. I have studied and trained in Taichi with Sifu Junyuan Liu, Chinese Master of Yang Taichi and resident here in
In addition to training myself, I have several years of teaching experience from volunteer work, schools and institutions, as well as from FOF. I have a master’s degree in philosophy from Aarhus University and am also a trained educator.
A Taichi lesson consists of Qigong, which is also standing meditation and serves as a rooting of the body and warm-up for the Taichi form itself. Then we practice Taichi
form and goes into detail on body positions, breathing and building and strengthening connective tissue and muscles.
I actively use philosophical approaches in my teaching, including the concept of “mastery belief” as I see human health as a holistic process based on my own research and teaching. In other words, health is not just a healthy body or healthy
mind, but also feeling healthy and feeling good at learning new things is part of health.
I have both written about and researched neurological research on emotions and have personally experienced how emotions can be crucial to how we feel healthy and thus feel eager to change our dietary habits or exercise more.
Taichi helps physiological health as well as mental health, while it can support your belief in your ability to change your life and make you smarter about yourself.
So if you’re open to a health journey that will surprise you and experience health benefits you’ve never experienced before, you should give Taichi a try
Maykel is a Danish dancer, choreographer, musician and DJ with roots in Argentina and Nicaragua. His style is inspired by the sensual bachata, influenced by different genres like R’n’B, Hip Hop and Modern Street dance.
He has worked as a dance instructor at several dance schools, including Salsabine in Copenhagen. Within the last few years, Maykel has taught at several festivals, including CPH Bachata Boozt Festival 2018 & 2019 (Denmark), Open Blues 2018 (Poland), A’dam Bachata Festival 2019 (Netherlands).
In addition, Maykel has participated in several dance competitions and has, among other things, won the Latin American Dance Festival 2019 (Denmark) and got a 2nd place in the Toulouse Social Dance Competition 2019 (France) etc.
Christina is a highly acclaimed bachata dancer, performer and instructor.
On her long list of festivals, she has taught at sensualweek in Cadiz, Bachata King festival in Kos, Bachata spring in London, Crazy Lion in Gothenburg, Boozt and Copenhagen Bachata festival etc.
Christina’s unique lady styling and her incredible adaptability as a follower have made her one of the most well-known dancers on Copenhagen’s Latin scene. Christina is what FUSION is all about – with her more than 10 years of dance and teaching experience in Latin and urban styles.
Christina has performed and choreographed for dancers around the world, and her deep passion for dance is evident in her teaching methods.
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