Orlando Ballroom professional Marta Lyszkowicz is one of Orlando’s most talented ballroom dancers, as well as being an inspiring person and a great dance instructor /coach. Originally from Poland, Marta has been dancing since the age of seven and is now one of the top female professional ballroom competitors in the country, having won several regional titles and placing very high in the national scene. She is an expert in both the American and International Ballroom and Latin/Rhythm Styles, and she also teaches Salsa, West Coast Swing, Hustle, and, of course, the Polka!
Marta is a big fan of using ballroom dance as a form of exercise and she “believes that mindset changes when you’re passionate about the way you exercise.” Many people do not enjoy working out in a gym, but dancing can provide an extremely fun way to get in shape. She has such a passion for dancing that her students have no choice but to be swept away having fun and excitement, while also pulling off quite a workout.
Couples seeking to learn to dance socially together will be happy to learn that Marta is an expert at using ballroom dance to improve the quality of romance and happiness in a marriage. Many couples have benefitted from Marta’s patience and her devotion to teaching ballroom dance. A testimony from one of her couples:
Marta undertook a “project” when she agreed to teach us to dance. We had poor posture, no dancing skills, and no knowledge of timing. Marta tirelessly taught us the basic skills. She has the unusual ability to break difficult patterns into simple basic components. Marta seems to never have a bad day, and her positive attitude and encouragement is infectious. Because of Marta, we are now able to go out dancing without being embarrassed. In addition to being a great teacher Marta is also a super dancer herself.
Marta is also available for single males students who wish to learn to dance to improve their social circle and to meet people, or for those who wish to get a little more serious about their dancing and step out onto the show-floor or even do ballroom competition. With the power that she generates on the dance floor, and with her athletic approach to dance, those wishing to become excellent dancers are in great hands! A testimony from one of her male students reads:
I have always loved ballroom dancing since I was a teenager, as an ex-professional concert dancer I had always wanted to get into ballroom dance. The universe placed Marta in my path two years ago. After social dancing with her for 6 months and learning figures and social ballroom, Marta appealed to my competitive side and asked if I’d be interested in doing competitions. For me it was an easy yes! Having fun with Marta social dancing I knew would transfer to competition, plus, having seen her compete I knew she was a person who practices what she preaches to her students. Hard work, technical proficiency and charisma- this all makes Marta great at what she does. Since I love the technical side of dance, I have had the pleasure of learning the intricacies of ballroom dance from Marta. She has put together ballroom drills for me to become more proficient with every lesson. Marta balances being a strict task master with being a fun teacher!! I often stay after my lesson and watch her teach others as she is a joy to watch teaching! I wholeheartedly recommend Marta to anyone who wants to learn social or competitive ballroom dancing. In a nutshell- I love Marta!!
Marta teaches in the Greater Orlando area, and can be reached at 407-620-1913. You can also read more about her and view many great photos of her in dance action at www.ballroom-dancing-orlando.com.