Today was my first day taking virtual contortion and handstand press classes with KY Dance. I found my instructor (Victoria K) over Instagram and after following her for some months, I decided to give her classes a try. I'm an adult learner, so I was curious about how well a virtual session would go. I liked that the class size was small, and the instructor gave feedback evenly to each student. Even though there were students on different levels, there was always an adaptable skill for each level, so no one was left out. The classes were well-balanced with strengthening, technique work, and skills, so you never got bored. I'm very excited about continuing classes, and how far I can progress in these courses!
Kailena is an award-winning choreographer and studio owner. Born in Toronto (but with roots in South America and the Maritimes), she has been dancing for over 30 years. Since the age of 3, She has trained all over the world, including Brazil, the US, and Canada. Kailena has trained in Ballet, Acrobatics, Tap, Jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, Zumba and a variety of Ballroom styles.
More recently, Kailena has her Module 1 in Acrobatic Arts, her Zumba, Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr teacher certifications, ADAPT Jazz, as well as Alixa Flexibility training (Module 1, 2 and 3).
In 2014, Kailena opened her dance studio (KV Dance Studio) in Ottawa, Ontario. Due to the devastating effects of COVID on her business, she was forced to make the very difficult decision of closing her studio’s physical location in August of 2020. She feels hopeful that she can continue to share her love of dance with her students through her virtual studio.