Dance Vital Retreat


Experience DanceVital Retreat in Bulgaria in summer 2014

1. Give yourself a present of a natural corset of connective tissues, flexible spine and joints, attractive lines and curves
2. Recharge with the energy of forest, sun and sea
3. Find your new YOU

Join us June 13th to June 27th, 2014

The urban stress seems unbearable? The body asks for the rest and changes?...
Spend 14 days on the warm sand next to the blue sea and discover new you.
Try out these step-by-step methods which make the temple dancers irresistible,
tai chi warriors invincible
and the yogis undisturbed by illnesses and stresses.
at The Cliff Beach & Spa on Black Sea

For details and to register: email ( for U.S. participants)
Or call 8-(916)-696-29-89 ( Moscow, Russia) ( for Russian participants)

More Dance Vital testimonials

I thoroughly enjoyed DanceVital. You are brilliant to have come up with this way of aesthetic conditioning that is so satisfying to see and feel. When I was dancing and singing along (which I could not resist) and seeing the colors swirling all around, it was like being in an exhilarating, ecstatic trance. Perfect! - Lisa Callan, NYT Media Group

It is a series of love and care for self. At times I felt as if my body was filled up with magic bubbles and floated in the air. I was consumed by endorphins of happiness! After such a therapy the body responded and presented me with smooth, glowing silky skin, not only on the face but all over the body. So you see the cause and the effect! -Sveta, software developer, Moscow


Frequently Asked Questions

Why DanceVital?

DanceVital is a dance fitness method, which blends the best of the contemporary exercise science with yoga therapy, qi gong and authentic dances. The creator, Julia Kulakova, Russian trained musical theater performer, who resides and performes in New York, once noticed that classical dance and professional sports training often doesn't equal good health. She searches, analyzes and selects techniques to counteract wear and tear of professional dance/sports training and to build up the body and its energy for life-long high performance. Being often asked about the use of classical dance training and sports drills as a cure for illness or for fitness and body toning, Julia discovered a lot of misconceptions, surrounding the understanding dance and sports training. Dance Vital is for women, who want to look and feel good and love to be active. Do you know how to protect yourself from being hurt through sports training or disappointed in a competitive dance class. Do you know how to enjoy creating a holistic athletic healthy sensual body experience, strong corset of connective tissue, flexible spine and joints and beautiful lines and curves? Dance Vital is here to answer

more >> Is Dance Vital right for me?
DanceVital, while entertaining and fun, is created with love and respect for human body and mind, and their needs. In DanceVital your body can look and feel stress-free, beautiful and resilient without stress of pushing through, yet by doing very pleasant and attractive moves. If you want to improve your body now, rather than complain about its aging, DanceVital is an easy and smart way for enhancing your physique, mood and energy. You won't feel exhausted and in pain after a DanceVital session, yet you'd feel elongated, light, slim and happy. DanceVital combines the safest and usually overlooked techniques from the philosophies and disciplines I studied and practiced, such as Ballet, Yoga Therapy, Tai Chi, Qi GOng, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Gyrokinesis, the authentic dance traditions of Africa, India and the Silk Road countries

What Results should I expect?
Immediate results: "feeling the waist trimmed", "discovering new sensations", refreshed, uplifted pieceful and graceful you.
Long term results: toned and shaped upper and under arms, waist, pain-free shoulder, elbow and wrist joints, real cardio endurance, more energy and more compliments.


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to Julia Kulakova at

more DanceVital success stories

more >> After Julia's workouts I feel more playful, more graceful, and more self-confident both on and off the dance floor. - Julia G., Attorney. NYC.

What we did was not just pretty dance moves. Those beautiful specially selected moves affect woman's health and form a graceful desirable physique. As a result, after just one workout my body felt light, uplifted and energetic - and it didn't hurt at all! My face became softer and the waist felt and looked trimmed! My husband and children noticed that immediately!- Irina Dobrova, manager, Moscow, Russia

It fills my soul to be in your classes. The DanceVital workshop was especially wonderful not only for me but I could see everyone else enjoying themselves, too. I came to class very tired and was captivated right away by the colors and special quality of silk. It is a truly sensuous and also a spirit lifting material. I loved the combination you gave of learning how to use the silk with expression in harmony with the music. Thank you so much for the way you are always exploring and sharing your searches for dance that moves us in so many ways. - Roberta Altman

Silk Moves classes help to not only enhance your physical well being, but also your spiritual well being. When I dance with silk there is a peace, a freedom that I feel. It is so wonderfully uplifting. It's like you are flying. You cannot help but feel happy and joyful when you are dancing. Silk Moves works your arms out, but you won't feel tired but invigorated after it...It was lots of fun; the colors of the silks were so beautiful and magical. I enjoyed every minute of the classes. Thank you for your insight and sharing your talent. - Christine Sampson

...a popular, appealing class. I loved how you distributed the different, magnificent colors, each to support each person's essence....loved my color, too. The music, as well. Wonderful choices. - Marjorie Liebert