Special Guest Workshops and Lessons

Sergei Shapoval is coming to Tucson November 4th, 5th and 6th 2015!

dance lessons tucsonHaving titles in Open Professional 9 Dance, Show Dance, American Smooth (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese) and American Rhythm (Mambo, Bolero, Rumba, Cha Cha, Swing) Sergei started dancing seriously at the age of 8 in the Ukraine and represented his country at the 1993 International Festival of Culture in France, where Ukraine took first place.

Out of all the dances Sergei has been teaching for 20 years, he enjoys teaching Foxtrot and Bolero the most as he finds it especially rewarding getting students to their goals in the challenging timing and movement. He has appeared on Ukrainian regional and national TV, and formerly competed as an amateur dancer in International Latin and Standard in Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, and Russia.

Sergei believes that each dance tells its own story. Using these lessons to get dance-sport choreography or a romantic show dance will be a progression of the following things:

He will work your movement  to create a connection, use your connections to then create a story and use your story to fit your routine.

“I’ve always been amazing by fluid movement of a dancer. Brian Watson is an amazing example. But I was mostly stimulated by my coach Mariusz Olszewski – his deep understanding of movement is beyond amazing!” -Sergei Shapoval

Sergei in his off time, enjoys learning the game of golf and travelling with his wife. His dance goals range from returning to teaching in New York, and fathering a couple of professional dancers while pursing his greatest passion of helping new dancers to take their first steps.

He will be holding 2 workshops Friday November 6th.

 WTF! (Waltz Tango Foxtrot)

Movement and Musicality

When: Friday Nov 6th 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Where: Gotta Dance, 7878 E Wrightstown, Tucson, 85715

Levels: Beginner – Advanced

Cost: $45 per person or 2 for $80

Learn the concepts of proper movement and the musical differences between the common ballroom dances: Waltz, Tango, and Foxtrot.

All levels will gain a deeper understanding and ability to enhance their level in each style.

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 Social Rhythms (Swing, Rumba, Cha Cha)

Character Movement and Timing

When: Friday Nov 6th 7:30 pm – 9 pm

Where: Gotta Dance, 7878 E Wrightstown, Tucson, 85715

Levels: Beginner – Advanced

Cost: $45 per person or 2 for $80

Learn the concepts of character movement and timing differences between the common dances: Cha Cha, Rumba and East Coast Swing

All levels will gain a deeper understanding and ability to enhance their level in each style.

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Private lessons will be $185 per 45 mins. Maximum of 4 people in one lesson.

Sergei Shapoval will also be offering a small amount of private lessons for NEW STUDENTS and a small amount for intermediate to advanced dancers/pros. Availability is extremely limited and will be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the Gotta Dance Center: 7878 E Wrightstown, Tucson, AZ 85715.

For Private Lessons

Call: 520-261-5237

Email: dance@theballroomdanceschool.com

Private lessons with Sergei usually book out 4 months in advance and we are very luck to have such a humble and endearing dancer come to us on short notice. He is excited to offer Tucson his skills and passion.

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Sergei Bio PicTitles: • 2014 World Open Professional American Rhythm Finalist • 2013 World Professional Rising Stars American Smooth Champions • 2013 U.S National Professional Rising Stars American Smooth Champions • 2013 U.S. National Show dance finalists • 2012, 2013, 2014 Runner up at U.S. National Open Professional 9-Dance Championship • 2012 and 2013 Runner up at U.S. National Professional Rising Stars American Rhythm Championship • 2013, 2014 U.S. National Open Professional American Smooth and Rhythm Semi Finalists • Finalist and winner at Hollywood Dance Sport, Holiday Dance Classic, Ohio Star Ball, Nevada Star Ball, Colorado Star Ball, Millennium Open, Emerald Ball to name few.

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