Xenia Leonteva , a dedicated dance teacher and a well-rounded dance artist, is here to share with you the joy of dancing and to help you connect with your inner beauty. Xenia was born and raised in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, where the uplifting spirit of the dance was weaved into her soul. Having studied different dance forms, Xenia has settled her choice on Raqs Sharki – the dance of the Orient, commonly known as belly dance.
Xenia began her Oriental dance training in Germany in 2004 with a Turkish-style dance instructor. In 2006, upon her arrival to South Florida, Xenia continued to study Oriental dance with many acclaimed local and international instructors. The years of intense training in Oriental dance have helped Xenia to refine her dance technique. Drawing upon her multidisciplinary experience in different dance forms (Latin, Afro, Lyrical, Russian Roma), Xenia’s style has grown to be original, versatile, and conspicuous. Xenia likes to incorporate cane, veil, double veil, fans, Isis wings, and sword to add variety to her performances.
In 2015 Xenia felt a passion to share her dance skills and cultural knowledge with eager students. Xenia launched an Oriental dance class in Islamorada, FL. She offers ongoing dance classes, specialty classes, and workshops exclusively at Islamorada Fitness. Islamorada Fitness has become home to Xenia’s dance circle Xelestial Bellydance. Xelestial Bellydance provides a platform for students to have multidisciplinary dance training and performance experience. Committed to give her students a top-notch versatile training Xenia has brought numerous guest dance artists to teach at Islamorada Fitness.
Students find her classes empowering and uplifting. It is the holistic approach to dance and the mind-body connection that stand out in Xenia’s instruction. Her performance captures the audience with its grace, fluidity, and dynamic. Ever-evolving and transcendent, Xenia is committed to share the Liberating Nature of the Dance and the Unifying Power of the Art.
Currently Xenia offers 2 ongoing classes:
XLBellydance™ – Wednesdays @ 5 PM – Intermediate level belly dance and dance circle training. Open to students who already have basic skills in belly dance. Participation in the dance circle is voluntary. The class focuses on building dance vocabulary, polishing the technique, learning dance combinations and choreographies. Silk veils are often used in the class as a prop.
Xenotic Flow™ – Mondays @ 6:30 pm – Exquisite blend of Belly dance, muscle toning, balance & stretch. This class incorporates many aspects of belly dance for gentle whole body workout. Be ready to have oceans of fun while shimmying the night away. Open to all levels. No experience in dance is fine. Grab your yoga mats, hip scarf, and dance shoes (optional). Feel the rhythm and enjoy the flow!
Stay tuned for upcoming workshops and special events!