Get to know the teachers!

   Ardena Gojani

Partner Dance, Yoga, Fitness

Ardena has danced as a professional ballroom dancer and received an education in psychology, leadership development and personal fitness training. She later completed a masters in International Development in parallel to running her original business Argo Dance & Fitness. She has helped fuel the growth of the West Coast Swing community in Norway and Europe by teaching and bringing International WCS professionals for intensive workshops. One of her most popular events is Winter White West Coast Swing WWWCS, a yearly World Swing Dance Council Registry festival that takes place in Oslo.  She now runs Argo Movement studio in Ås to help individuals find more joy through movement. Ardena believes that connecting consciously to our bodies can help individuals grow mentally, physically and spiritually.  

Beata Kapluk

Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary & Burlesque

Beata was born and raised in Lodz, Poland. She graduated State Ballet School in Lodz and Modern Dance Academy "Danceworks Berlin" in Berlin. Beata has also trained with Nederland Dance Theater and Ballet School Mabel Alter. During her studies in Poland, she danced with Opera Lodz. Beata has worked as a dancer in Germany, Austria and Poland, both on stage and in music videos. She was a show dancer and choreographer for Knutschfleck Berlin variete. Last years she worked with musicals in Teatr Rozrywki in Poland, where she danced in many different musicals. Beata has also worked as a dance teacher at many schools since she was 18 years old. Here in Norway, Beata is mostly focused on forwarding her dance knowledge to students. Her styles are ballet, jazz, show dance, burlesque and musicals.

Swing/Ballroom

Mitt navn er Elin Bråten og jobber til daglig som farmasøyt ved Apotek 1 Vestby Storsenter. Jeg har danset swing siden jeg var 13 år. I studietiden var jeg med i Tromsø Swingklubb som sosial danser, og i Tromsø Topp-Rock der vi trente og konkurrerte i folkeswing, boogie woogie og formasjon (rock-n roll, boogie woogie og lindy hop). Jeg synes det er utrolig gøy å danse, og elsker å spre danseglede og dansekunnskap. Jeg har trenerkurs både fra Kom og Dans, og fra Norges Danseforbund. I 2003 bidro jeg til å starte idrettslaget Dans Finnsnes og hadde hovedansvar for trenerutdanning, og for kurs i pardans. Jeg underviste både i swing, salsa og social dance («sportsdans for vanlig folk».) Etter at jeg flyttet til Vestby hadde jeg en liten dansepause, før jeg fant westcoastswing og forelsket meg i det. Jeg gleder meg til å undervise for Argo Movement..

Emilie Naghaug

Hip-Hop/Dance Fusion

Heei! Jeg er Emilie og jeg ønsker å dele dansegleden med så mange som mulig og håper å kunne gjøre det via dette lille kurset. Jeg har alltid vært glad i musikk og å være aktiv. Dans har dermed blitt en naturlig aktivitet for meg å gjøre. Det føles godt for kropp og sjel, men spesielt når man gjør det med andre. Derfor ta med en venn, godt humør og bli med på Dance fusion.

Victoria Thomas

Ballet, Burlesque, Pole, Floorwork

Victoria grew up dancing in the United States and was trained in classical ballet from the age of five. At Shenandoah University, she received a dance minor, taking courses in ballet and dance kinesiology. Upon moving to Norway, Victoria trained as a pole dancer at the North Pole Dance and Fitness studio in Bodø. She has taught women's fitness, beginner and intermediate pole, and exotic dance for over four years.