Passion is crucial! To overcome the `limitations of thought´ is part of my philosophy of dance and life.
Based on her various international experiences Bettina Habekost has developed a cross- cultural dance language which she teaches and further develops in numerous workshops, dance classes, and choreographies.
For her teaching she has developed two main approaches: Caribbean
Dance and Dance Fusion.
The source of Caribbean Dance is the forces of nature, central to Caribbean mythology, manifested in a special rhythmic feel.
Dance Fusion brings together various styles of music and movement creating individual expressions of dance: Street Jazz, Locking, Modern Jazz, Afro, Latin, Reggae, Lounge, Drum & Bass, and Trance...
In developing a dance style of cultural cross-over, Bettina Habekost
draws her creative energy from the inter-cultural hotbed of influences
from Europe, Africa, and Latin America and the dynamics of tradition
/ modernization, Creole folklore / pop culture. All this is, in one
way or another, reflected in her
personal biography and dance experiences around the world.
While in Europe and the U.S., Caribbean Music and Dance are often treated superficially and stereotypically, Bettina’s work as teacher and choreographer is highlighted by a vital authenticity.
While her approach respectfully acknowledges the original styles of Afro-Caribbean folklore and its spiritual meanings, it still leaves endless space for innovative and creative new expressions for class and performance.
„ ... Body Training - Dance Technique - Heart, Mind & Soul ...“
Bettina’s teaching aims at emotionalizing the members of her
With her direct and heart-warming way of approaching people she conveys the very philosophy of her teaching: it’s not only about steps, movements and technique; it is about love … for rhythm, music, dance, and life itself ... a wholesome experience.