Dancing is a hobby for anyone without any age restrictions
For Alma Latina, dancing:
- Provides psychological relaxation
- Strengthens the feeling of social interaction
- Helps maintain a good physical condition
- Is a hobby without time limitations
In Alma Latina, our goal is to teach you dancing in a pleasant environment and to make you feel the joy of dancing as a basic form of expression of the human soul.
Alma Latina operates since 2001 in Anixi, in the greater area of Attica, in a 400m2 space with the most up-to-date specifications for dancing schools. The studio is comprised of four spacious dancing classrooms, reception and waiting area. All types of Greek and international dances are taught for all levels and ambitions.
The teaching staff has internationally recognized diplomas and holds expertise in American and International Style. Amateur and professional students can obtain diplomas in the American Style by certified American examiners or in the International Style by British examiners from the International Dance Teachers Association in all international dances. Alma Latina prides itself into being the only studio in Europe with three teachers who hold Master of Dance in rhythm & smooth in the American Style, Fellow in Latin and Licentiate in Ballroom.
The spirit of ALMA LATINA
Zorica Lukiz-Nafplioti, manager and owner of Alma Latina, began her career in dancing at the early age of 14 in Yugoslavia where was born and grew up. The passion for dancing overtook her so early that she knew from that moment on that this was meant to be her future career. Today, she holds a diploma in Grand Master of Dance in the American Style for 12 dances in rhythm and smooth and Grand Master in Argentine Tango. In the International Style she is efficient in Fellow level for Latin dances and in Licentiate level for all Ballroom dances and the Viennese Walz.
Zorica Lukiz-Nafplioti (CV)
During her amateur and professional career, Zorica took part in many international events as an athlete and later as member of a judging committee in Professional Championships. Particularly, she has participated in more than 200 International Competitions in many of which she received high awards. In 1996 she won the 1st title in the Professional Balkan Championship, in 1993 she came 2nd in the Serbian Championship for 10 dances and in 1992 she took 1st position in the Serbian Championship for latin dances. In Amateur Dancing she was Champion in Ballroom and Latin in the Competition of Udine, Italy, which is one of the most accredited international events.
In Yugoslavia, Zorica was owner of the largest dancing studio «Habanera» managing over 300 students yearly. At a professional level, she worked for 3 years in popular theatrical plays and later, as choreographer she worked with singers, dancers and actors in national television. In total, she has put together choreographies in Latin and Ballroom for more than 100 couples who have participated in competitions! With her vast experience and widely recognized expertise in the dancing technique, she took part as judge in various competitions in Italy, Germany, Serbia, Slovenia, Israel and Greece.
In Greece, through Alma Latina, Zorica has overseen the preparation of many professional dancers who have risen to eminence in various categories and have been awarded over 60 diplomas by international accredited dance institutions. Up until today, she has overseen the progress of 400 students of all ages and dance levels for examinations in latin, ballroom, freestyle and oriental dances. Mrs Anna Jones, examiner in the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) has characterized Zorica as «a very pleasant candidate who has 20 years of experience -including the preparation of many candidate professionals. I am congratulating her for all she has achieved until today and whish her best of luck in the future".