Dancing around the World

26.04.2021 | Written by Miss Martina

Find out how a love of dance allowed Miss Martina Boksova to travel the world and live her dream.

My passion for dance began as I first entered a dance studio in 1988. I was excited to learn about Slovak Folk Dance as a part of my culture. Later, I specialized in Ballroom and  Latin American dance, Irish dance, Dance Fitness, as well as all other forms of dancing, including ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern, lyrical, tap and contemporary dance. While I was learning dance in Slovakia and studying at the University, I realized that if I go abroad, I will enrich my experience in dance, so I went to the USA, to learn more about Irish dance and to compete as well. I was always drawn to travel, I wanted to get to know the world and move forward. My passion for Irish dance was growing rapidly I started to do more research on dance schools in IRELAND. 

THROUGH DANCE I WAS ABLE TO TRAVEL THE WORLD TO EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT CULTURES & LEARN MORE ABOUT DIVERSITY, MENTALITY OF PEOPLE FROM OTHER CULTURES.

It also brings me happiness, when instead of the vacation on the beach I could attend summer dance school in a new country and get to know more International teachers and dancers. My ideal holidays were places where I went for dance work, workshops, or competition. I was excited while traveling to European cities for various dance reasons, such a competition, performance, festival, because I could experience different culture, diversity, gain knowledge, and learn more about other nationalities. I learned how to understand people better and how important is to adapt to life in various countries with diverse heritage and religions.

The main key to travel abroad was dance but I have to say that this was not only reason. I also wanted to study and learn the language. Without the knowledge of English, I would not be able to travel and explore the World. I would barely communicate and not understand anyone. Every language I know I have used and, in every country, which I stayed I was able to take classes and learn the basics of the foreign language. All my travels were happening because of dance. If a person stands up for himself and goes for a dream, he is determined. He overcomes all obstacles, and nothing will stop him in realizing his goals.

If interested, here you can watch my dance video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI9K7GA8pIk