Katja Završnik started dancing at the age of 5 and through the years studied various forms of dance such as Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Ballroom, Gymnastics and Acrobatic Rock and Roll for 9 years.
Since 2005 she has focused on early American dances from the Jazz age and Swing era, such as the Lindy Hop, Swing, Balboa, Charleston, St. Louis Shag and Authentic jazz. Her knowledge of (almost) all swing dances allows Katja to adapt her dance to any type of dancer. Which places her on the market among one of the best followers understanding connection and reactivity.
She is an elegant dancer. At first, you’ll be seduced by her style based by subtlety and finesse. But if you look a little closer you’ll be surprised by her musicality and footwork. Her focus on musicality and connection makes her one of the most sought after followers in the scene.
Her shyness – as probably her Slovenian origin as well – gives at first a “cold” feeling. But don’t make any mistake : she loves to laugh, to party and simply have fun. During a dance, she is one of the few followers to never refuse a dance and also often the last to leave the dance floor.
Currently living in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Katja travels doing special weekend workshops and festivals. In the past 10 years she has taught and performed all over Europe, Asia and USA.
At the end of the year 2020, she qualified as a pregnancy and postpartum exercise specialist and gained an IFPA (Pre and Post Natal Instructor) and FemFit Instructor – exercises in pregnancy and postpartum certificates.
You can read more about my thoughts on dancing in an interview for a weekly magazine at the biggest swing dance festival in the world, Herräng Dance Camp, which was also published on Swingzine.com: http://swingzine.com/sometimes-i-teach-people-how-to-love-themselves/.