Natalia Ilves is the founder and artistic director of the dance ensemble AL SOL and gypsy dance school Khamoro. During recent years she has been the choreographer and instructor of the silver medalists of the Folk Dance World Cup (IDO) and the Folk Dance Cup of Russia, in 2018 – a guest teacher at the House of Folk Art of the Leningrad Region. Natalia Ilves has been collecting and processing European gypsies’ dance folklore for over 10 years.
Gypsy Dance – In the course of the workshop you will learn the most common dance combinations of Russian gypsies. On the basis of this material a choreography will be made that is suitable for the elementary and lower intermediate levels of the Gypsy dance. Please don’t forget to bring the shoes with comfortable heels. Taking a gypsy skirt to the class is encouraged but is not obligatory.