I am afraid that I have not enough guts to enlist myself to the dance studio.
Las: Actually it is not that difficult.
Dem: One of the problems is that human being is afraid to look silly. In order to dance you should free up your mind and get yourself feel free. Even if you do not know special pas and figures, but feel dance's beat and soul - you'll look fabulous on the parquet.
Why did you decide to establish your dance studio?
L: We wanted to dance but did not know where. That's why we have opened the dance school.
D: In straight dance team you have to overcome not only the shyness but also the constraint of being gay. Dance requires freedom of feelings. Sooner or later the safer place to dance and to learn dancing for LGBT people had to be established. And it was 3dance studio.
How hard it was to begin the business?
L: Together it was not so hard.
D: It was hard to begin from the very beginning, to rent premises, halls, look for dance teachers, invest money... It was very sad when we saw just two people coming for dance lessons... We were in depression, thinking that it was of no use to anyone.
And how did you look for trainers? Did you face misunderstanding?
D: Our first dance teacher is a friend of mine and a highest class hustle dancer. We came to him because it was easier to communicate and to expect understanding with a man who you know very well. Then it actually appeared to be not difficult at all - none of the teachers has never had anything against our sexual orientation. Quite the contrary, dance teachers confirm the open secret that LGBT people dance and feel beat better.
Why, do you think?
L: It is a unique experience for us. Until now many lesbian girls did not have any idea and did not see any opportunity to dance with their lesbian partners. And that's why people here are two times eager to learn to dance.
Hustle and modern jazz are being taught in 3dance. Why have you selected these dances?
L: Pair dances are new level collaboration. The hustle is a dance able to be filled with any emotion, desire, image and is open for improvisation. Some elements of other dance styles can be added to the hustle - from tango, rap, swing and salsa.
D: Modern-jazz teaches you to listen to the music through your body and by the way it is a great fitness exercise. After dance lessons you might realise that dance can be made out of almost any move.
Why dances for girls differ from ordinary dances?
D: It does not differ, except its pair composition. Technically women are able to perform almost every difficult dance move - complicated balances and lifts, rotations, battements. It depends on dance technique and not on the physical strength of hands, although strong arms is good for dancing. Our dances are some kind of role playing games - a girl, dancing male's part can feel herself a true leading partner.
At the beginning did you know about dance's power to make someone feel him(her)self true?
L: Actually, we did know about it. Dance reveals the hidden part of you that you miss sometimes. For example, I wear a tailcoat and dance with a beautiful woman. And this fantasy can be made real.
D: Any art that you practice helps you to develop your inner personality.
Is it necessary to join your dance club in couples or singles can also come?
D: No problem. It is good anyway. If you come with your partner you can collaborate together on a new emotional level, as we did. Or you can come alone and make friends with someone here. A few couples have found each other at our dancing lessons.
For example, a couple has come, learned the hustle in short time and what is the next?
L: The most important is that people begin to dance. We go out to the clubs, hustle-parties, open-airs. Now we work under master-class lessons for our students.
Give some advice for those people who are eager to dance but very shy.
L: Please, do not be shy and don't be taken up with the stupid idea that you will never dance... If you WANT to dance - you WILL dance!
D: You have just to make yourself up to it and try. It is natural for human being to dance!
L: And very pleasant.