Within five years, Petroula Kaleadous’ dance school TanzES established itself as one of the most popular dance schools in Stuttgart and around. Their varied course program ranges from Zumba to Salsa, Bachata to Kizomba and, more recently, West Coast Swing. In addition to the course schedule, various workshops and boot camps are regularly on the program. In this context Kizomba teacher George (Pack’n’dance) was guest teacher at the school in Esslingen. What he has to report and how TanzES has developed, you read in our article.

3-hours boot camp with George from Munich

Workshop by George (Pack’n’dance)

With about 40 participants, the Urban Kiz bootcamp with George was sold out long before the event. For the second time he appeared as a guest teacher and brought motivated dance students content of Tarraxinha, musicality and Kizomba technique closer. He was supported by dance school owner Petroula herself, who is impressed by George’s teaching style. But George also raves and always enjoys to come to the dance school. For him, it is cooperation on equal terms and praises Petroula’s in particular didactic and well structured teaching. The team is friendly, open and the atmosphere in the new location, which were moved in January 2019, was great.

Petroula supports her dance teachers

George had previously taught TanzES dance teachers with his “Teacher Certification” program, because further education is a “must have” for Petroula. Therefore, it is not surprising that she encourages her dance teachers to further training and also carries the costs. Only with a well-trained and motivated team a dance school with a diverse course program can operate successfully, told Petroula. TanzES offers classes in fitness, dance and Latin with a team of several dance teachers and assistants. Now, the dance school is one of the largest and most attractive dance schools in Stuttgart and around. However, the enthusiastic dancer has hard-won this position with diligence and passion.

First course with only one student

In 2014 she took the step to her own dance school and started her first Zumba class with only one student. This student brought a friend with, this in turn more and the project began to run. This is how the first Ladystyling course, Petroula’s hobbyhorse, was born. The women felt well looked after in the classes and were able to develop quickly their own dance personality, completely without a dance partner. In addition to Zumba Petroula then also offered Latin dance and children’s dance.

Their number of students grew rapidly. With Sonja Kon, who joined the team early on, her course program was supplemented by “Waking”. Later Joany joined the team, with whom she teaches the couple dances Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba, as well as Maya. Already in 2015 she took Kizomba into the extensive course program and teaches together with Joany Gomes. In addition to regular classes, TanzES also offers regular boot camps for various dance styles, including Kizomba. This should be an added value for the students, in order to collect other impressions.

“Dancing should keep the body fit”

Petroula is incredibly proud of her team, and nothing stands in the way of TanzES‘ growth with this “manpower”. She teaches 7 days a week and Petroula is particularly proud of the variety that her dance students build with her. “There are hardly any students who only learn Salsa, only Bachata or just Kizomba. Almost all dance several dance styles.” In addition, the dance school lives according to the motto: “Dancing should keep the body fit”. A motto that is lived, especially Petroula herself, who still teaches sick and with one or the other sports injury and is present on the dance floor to inspires and motivates their dance students.

What can TanzES students and fans looking forward to?

On September 28, George returns, again for a three-hour boot camp. But there are even more highlights that TanzES offers in the coming months, including plans for a Ladystyle event with intense boot camps just for ladies, bringing them back to their original roots. In addition, she will continue to advance the dance style “West Coast Swing” in Stuttgart with her own dance teachers and invited external guest lecturers and is doing pioneering work here.

With her holistic approach and a strong team, Petroula offers one of the most attractive dance schools near Stuttgart. Their increasing number of students and their long-time regulars speak for themselves. Kizomba will continue to be an integral part of the program in the future. If you want to be up to date, keep an eye on the TanzES homepage or Facebook page. Here you can find all scheduled appointments.

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