Teacher

Andrew Meijnen

I’m Andrew Meijnen and I have been teaching with great joy since I was 15. I also provided for the lessons in Wageningen at what used to be known as the dance school of Anita Arntz. I’ve also given Zumba lessons at Enjoy Health Club in Wageningen (sometimes I still do). The lessons that I gave started with Latin American and ballroom, in the meantime I also danced competitions and got very advanced in it. Because I enjoy it so much I also started to give lessons in other styles such as: Salsa, Linedance, Showdance, private lessons on all levels and Zumba.

 

Our teacher of Intermediate and Advanced is Klaudyna. Klaudyna has started studying ballet, ballroom and Latin dance about 20 years ago in Poland and then in MN, USA. She has a diverse dance experience, including performing in ballet theater productions and taking part in dance shows and competitions. In 2005 her passion for dancing turned into a part time profession when she started teaching ballet and partner dancing to students of all ages at the local dance schools. Klaudyna especially enjoys the dancesport aspect of ballroom dancing, where dance couples can enter tournaments and compete against each other in different age and skill level categories and are judged on technical aspects, musicality, partnering, athletic and aesthetic skills by a panel of adjudicators. Klaudyna also enjoys the social side of ballroom dancing and encourages her students to participate in social national and international student competitions, trainings and dance events. Klaudyna was one of the WUR students who in 2014 started the WuBDA club, and the dance classes that she now teaches on Wednesdays evenings are for students who already have some ballroom and Latin dance experience and who want to improve their technique and learn dance routines that are based on IDTA syllabus.