MoveSpiration CRETE – October 2020 Ballet/Dance Edition

MoveSpiration Crete is a 4-day crosstraining event for all levels on the Greek island of Crete – featuring ballet, bellydance and movement inspiration from other dance forms.

We’re happy to announce that MoveSpiration Crete will take place on 15-16-17-18th of October, 2020 – featuring guest instructor Constanze Janssen (DE).

Enrollments are now open via the form below – Limited number of participants!

About MoveSpiration Crete

MoveSpiration CRETE is held at Boženka‘s beautiful studio by the sea in Plakiás, Crete and is organized by Khalida.

Our first edition in October 2020 features 4 days of classes by Constanze Janssen, Boženka, Khalida and Shakti as well as a demo/party night on Saturday.

4 Days of ballet, bellydance, body realignment techniques, world dance fitness and movement inspiration from various dance forms.

MoveSpiration Crete aims to bring together an array of dancers of all levels from all over Europe with a shared love for movement and nature, offering the chance to share experiences, dance and learn together while meeting new friends in a beautiful and relaxing environment.

We welcome dancers from all walks of life to join our community of those who find joy in movement.


Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday 15-16-17-18th October, 2020


  • EARLY BIRD: 585,- EUR (booking before 1st of May, 2020!)
  • Regular Price: 595,- EUR  (booking after 1st of May, 2020)

Bonus discount: If you book together with a dance friend, you’ll each receive an extra 25,- EUR discount for the MoveSpiration CRETE weekend. Simply select enrollment option ‘FRIENDS’ below and mention the name of your friend in the comments field to make use of it.

Payment plan available on request (see enrollment form below)

MoveSpiration CRETE 2020 includes:

  • Airport pickups and dropoffs on Wednesday 14th and Monday 19th October 2020 respectively.
  • A sunset welcome drink by the beach (@ Mes Tin Ammo, Plakiás) on Wednesday evening.
  • 16+ hours of  classes by Constanze Janssen, Boženka, Khalida and Shakti at Boženka’s beautiful Studio by the Sea
  • Studio lunches on all class days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Demo/party night on Saturday evening.

Note: Flights and stay are NOT included in the event price, which means you can book it like a mini-vacation, adapted to your own budget and timing. If you’d like to arrive earlier/leave later than the ‘transport from/to airport included’ dates we can help you arrange an airport taxi for those dates if you wish.

Please check our ‘Accommodation & Travel Tips’ section below the Enrollment form for more details.

In case you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Teacher Team – MoveSpiration CRETE 2020

Constanze Janssen (DE)

Constanze Janssen began her ballet studies at the ballet school Renoldi and the children’s ballet at the Aachen Stadttheater. In 1977 she was motivated by the ballet master Peter Schnitzler to make the entrance examination for Bühnentanz at the Rhineland University of Music in Cologne.

In 1980, she received a scholarship to the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover. Here she completed her final examinations in 1983. In the same year she moved to Paris to join Bruce Merrill at the Center de Danse du Marais in Paris. There she also worked as a teacher under his name.

Constanze danced at the Staatsoper in Hannover, at the Aachen Stadttheater, at the Wuppertaler stages at the Stadttheater in Freiburg and at the Modern Dance Company Ici in Paris in various productions, among others. in The Nutcracker; Coppelia; The Phoenix; Gymnopedie; The Wildschütz; The bat; My Fair Lady; Candide and West Side Story.

Her teachers and choreographers were Leonie Renoldi, Peter Schnitzler, Peter Sardoç, Alan Howard, Gundel Eplinius, Franz Ziegler, Dieter Klos, José Limon, Bruce Merrill, Lothar Höfgen, Sèrge Manguette, Joanna Jankowska, Hans Pop, Dick O’Swanborn and José de Udaeta.

In 1994, she founded Pas de Chat in Montecchio nell’Emilia, Italy. There she choreographed every year for the Summer Estates Festival. During this summer festival, Tchaikovsky’s nutcracker was performed under her direction and direction. In 2003 an invitation of this ballet evening followed at the theater Multisala900 in Cavriago, Italy.

In September 2002 Constanze Janssen moved to Germany to teach at the ballet school Tosca Dancing School in Memmingen, the ballet studio Gerda Buck in Mindelheim and at the First Stage Club in Augsburg. At the end of 2003 Leonie Renoldi asked her to return to the roots of her dance track to take over the management of the ballet school Renoldi in Aachen. Since 2008 she has worked regularly with Vladimir Gelvan and Sara Reddig in Berlin.

Constanze has been Khalida’s ballet teacher since 2007, and she has taught ballet workshops for bellydancers as a guest instructor at our BOOTCAMP weekends in 2012 and 2014, as well as at the MOVESPIRATION Weekends in Germany in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

More info:

Boženka (Cuba/ USA)

Sharka Rao Photography

Boženka is a world renowned dancer, performing and instructing in over 50 countries.

Her 20 year dance career highlights include touring with Bellydance Superstars, being choreographer to pop star Shakira and directing her own dance school in Miami, Florida before permanently residing in Greece.

She is a mentor to many professional dancers worldwide, including Khalida.

Khalida (Belgium/ Germany)

Khalida is a multi-award winning performer and international instructor, born in Belgium, living in Germany.

A gifted and generous teacher, she deeply enjoys coaching dancers of all levels as well as collaborating with artists from different fields.

She is sought out internationally for her oriental dance instruction as well as for infusing her classes and shows with experience from other movement disciplines, ranging from classical ballet to body mechanics, performance theory and korean martial arts.

Shakti (Germany/Crete)


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    All classes will be held at Boženka’s Studio @ Mes Tin Ammo in Plakiás, Crete (GREECE)

    Accommodation & Travel Tips

    • Destination Airports on Crete are CHQ (Chania) and HER (Heraklion)
    • Bozenka’s dance studio is just a few steps from Plakiás beach and beach bar Mes Tin Ammo.
    • In case your want to arrive/depart on different dates than the ‘airport transport in price included’ ones (ie Wednesday and Monday) we can help you – if you wish – to arrange a fair-priced taxi to/from the airport(s).
    • If you need advice on booking your accomodations let us know. We are happy to assist/avdise!

    Impressions of Plakiás.

    Our gorgeous location and Studio-by-the-Sea for the MoveSpiration CRETE weekend.

    Thank you!

    We look forward to welcoming you in Crete this October.

    Much love,

    Khalida, Bozenka and Constanze – aka Team MoveSpiration CRETE <3