Katja Marc Harris is a champion dancer, senior instructor and coach who teaches all styles of American and International Ballroom and Rhythm dancing. Originally from Slovenia, Katja brought her talents to the U.S. where in addition to being a much sought after dance teacher, she is an accomplished coach and choreographer.
More About Katja Marc Harris
Katja is a two-time Slovenian National Dance Champion; Ten dance and Standard. She was a finalist at the prestigious Blackpool Dance Festival, the International Open Championships, the Austrian Open and the Italian Open. Katja has represented her country at World Championships. Here at DanceSportVA Katja specializes in both International and American styles of dance for students of all ages.
Katja also directs our youth programs. Katja herself began dance at a very early age and enjoys teaching and directing both our Home School program and our After School programs. She is especially talented at developing fun choreography for performance dancing and formation teams.
Katja holds a bachelor's degree and is skilled in: Training, coaching, instructional methods, classroom management, syllabi, teaching strategy, evaluation & assessment process, childhood education, performance dance and choreography.
Ladies, Katja is also a wonderful coach. When you are ready to refine your dancing ask your teacher about scheduling a coaching session with Katja!
Besides English, Katja has a conversational proficiency in Italian and Slovenian.
Word on the Street about Katja
"Katja is awesome, so awesome, after two lessons, I feel I could be on Dancing With The Stars for the Salsa, look oilut Tango, you are next!! Thanks Katja, love your style and grace!! Katja immediately put me at ease and provided exceptional instruction in teaching me to Salsa. It was extremely enjoyable and Katja is awesome! I can't waiti for the next lesson!"
I've taken 5 private lessons over the last 8 weeks and actually starting to enjoy dancing East Coast Swing. Katja, my DanceSport VA Instructor has been Great
I would highly recommend DanceSportVA to my family and friends. I was interested in learning two styles of dance, Country two step and "simple" slow dance. At fifty-one years old, I was embarrassed of my lack of "Grace" on the dance floor. I was blessed to be paired up with Katja who has been amazing, she has made me feel very comfortable and has shown a lot of patience. After my trial session, I choose the ten-session package. I am only halfway through them, and I already know that it was money well spent. I also know that I will be extending my sessions because it has been more fun than I even imagined. She has been amazing and If you are lucky enough to be paired with her I promise you will be very happy with your results!
"Katja is an awesome instructor and person, and advanced my ability and confidence in the Salsa dance."
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