YOUR SELF Dance School is dedicated to the spread, development and promotion of social dancing in Adelaide. We truly believe that everybody, including those who do not have any dance experience or aptitude for dancing, can learn to dance well. Whether for fun and fitness or to develop technique and skills, our dance school is open to everyone who wants to dance.
We aim to create a friendly, happy atmosphere in our dance lessons, so that students feel comfortable, gain confidence, make friends and generally consider our dance school to be their second family.
We aspire to spread the joy of dancing in Adelaide.
All dance classes are taught by an international dance instructor and choreographer from Moscow, Russia – Irina Iri.
About Your Dance Instructor
Irina learnt to dance and to teach dancing from a wide variety of world renowned dance instructors and in the best dance schools of Russia. She effectively applies that experience and those international dance teaching methods in her dance classes.
During her dance career she danced a number of various dances, such as: hustle, salsa, bachata, reggaeton, merenge, Argentine tango, cha-cha-cha etc . She also ran dance classes of hustle, salsa, bachata, merenge, reggaeton and latino mix (lady style).
Zouk became her main passion after she discovered it in 2007. She learnt from the best of the best world renowned zouk professors, such as: Leandro D`Oliveira Wakko (Best Teacher and BRAZUKA – Best School according `Russian Zouk Awards 2014`), Marcelo Bal, Freddy Marinho and Andressa Castelhano. Irina has been constantly improving her skills as a zouk dancer and teacher by attending numerous international European and Brazilian congresses, taking classes, workshops, private lessons and dance courses with such internationally acclaimed zouk teachers as Gilson Damasco, Leandro D`Oliveira Wakko, Adilio Porto, Renata Pesanha, Jorge Peres, Solange Dias, Joseph Koniak, Natasha Terekhina, Braz Dos Santos, Tomer Schwartz, Kamacho, Sofie Toris and Luciano Gomes, Jefferson Dadinho, Carlos de Silva, Fernanda da Silva, Val Clement and Thayna, Pasty, Mafie Zouker, Bruno Galhardo and Eglantine, along with many other of the world`s best zouk instructors. Irina dances many popular zouk styles such as Lamba zouk, Traditional zouk (Rio style), R&B zouk, Neo zouk etc.
The core of Brazilian Zouk classes with Irina Iri is:
1) Accent on developing leading and following skills (teaching leavers, developing good dance frame, improving body control, etc)
2) Teaching a wide variety of elements that allows both to play up any music and to feel comfortable dancing with zouk dancers of any zouk styles.
Also, Irina is a former level 0 and level 1 rhythmic gymnastics coach at Aelita Rhythmic Gymnastics. Even though she enjoyed very much working with kids and watching their progress, she retired in 2016 to concentrate more on developing her own dance school `YOUR SELF Dance School` in Adelaide.
Now Irina Iri is spreading social dancing and sharing her passion and experience with her students in Adelaide by teaching in YOUR SELF Dance School.
Come join our Dance Studio to dance, meet new people and have lots of fun!