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Hungarian pair bring wow factor to dance floor

Every time I see a man lift a lady with one hand, toss her in the air like a basketball and then delicately place her on the dance floor like a princess, I go ‘wow!’ Such moves lift up a dance performance. Hungary-based dance couple Steve George and Eva Galba are past masters at producing such show-stopping moves.

And their upcoming workshop in Chennai – Dips and Drops – is expected to be replete with such lifts and drops.

Every dancer seeks attention and Steve, who believes in owning the stage while dancing, has designed this workshop with Eva in such a way that it helps dancers bring in the ‘wow’ factor with ease.

“Both Eva and I have been trained in various Latin and Ball Room dance forms. We have used elements from 10 different dance styles and fused them to design this workshop. Every dance style has almost similar dips and drops, with only a little variation. We start with simple steps. We show them the footwork in the beginning and in the end. The middle section is quick,” says Eva, who learnt dancing from the age of four. Eva is taken up with Argentine Tango. Steve and Eva met because of this dance form.

“I was learning Ceroc, a modern jive form. And then, I was asked to join an Argentine Tango class where I met Eva. I had never seen someone who dances like her before. It immediately clicked and we have been together since then.” The couple has organised many workshops across Europe and Dubai. They are organising their first workshop in Chennai on August 3 (7.30 p.m. onwards) and August 4 (5.30 p.m. onwards) at Swingers, Kilpauk.

Says Eva, “I want people to understand that you can interpret dance in any way. Every dancer has his or her own style that no other dancer has. All you have to do is be yourself.”


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