My name is Eline, and I teach the beginners classes on Tuesdays.
I started dancing when I was 16, so quiet some year ago! I started at a small dance school where I teach nowadays. I’m also active at U Dance, the student society in Utrecht.
My favourite dance is the Rumba, but the other dances follow closely in my top ten list!
In daily life, I’m an educational scientist, and I teach at a prime school.
Next to ballroom dancing, I give ballet and modern dance/jazz to children.
I’m a teacher that focuses on proper technique, but I also want my lessons to be fun! Being able to dance together to good music is my goal in the classes. I really enjoy seeing people smiling and having fun while dancing.
Our teacher of Intermediate, Advanced and Expert 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.