Dancer/Teacher

Katja Hrastar

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 dance is a reflection of her music taste so the evolution of her life learning various dances was only natural. Currently living in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Katja travels doing special weekend workshopsand festivals. In the past 8 years she has taught and performed all over Europe and USA. 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 footworks. 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.

Her dancing focuses on musicality and connection which makes her one of the most sought after followers in the scene. She loves footwork, keeping it smooth and has the ability to dance elegant and still be exciting to just sit and watch! 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.

… Leaders … make sure to book a dance with her! You won’t regret it !!!