Burn the Floor dancer Alja? ?korjanec tell his project me story

2 August 2011
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From Slovenia, Alja? ?korjanec?started dancing at age five. Nineteen times Slovenian champion in ballroom, latin and 10 dance. He has successfully representing Slovenia in world Latin and Ballroom Dance championships. He has appeared in Slovenian dancing with the stars.? Joined Burn the Floor in Australia in 2010, and has toured 2011 USA national tour.

Alja? would like to thank to everyone who has supported him especially to his family.

About Burn the Floor:
The ballroom dancing the world recognizes today is competitive ballroom dance, sometimes known as?dancesport. It is comprised of ten dances, which can all be danced in ?closed ballroom? hold. The style danced in BURN THE FLOOR is called ?international style? and has been danced in competition since 1920. International style ballroom dance consists of ten dances, split into five Latin American dances and five ballroom dances (standard). Each BURN THE FLOOR dancer has spent a lifetime training to compete against other dance couples. This show allows the dancers to demonstrate their love and passion for their art.

On a personal note:
I am so blessed to have shared very special moments with the cast of Burn the Floor, thanks to the Joburg Theatre. From opening night to a dance-off with some brave SA celebs and a Tweetup in the wings. Alja?, I can see what you mean about being ?part of a family and feel the voice of each one of you echo through your interview. I know I speak for everyone who has had the joy and privilege of meeting you and your fellow dancers when I say that South Africa will never be the same again. You have shown us passion, commitment and the true meaning of turning talent into a living dream. Thank you for sharing your project me story ... and for sitting next to me and making me feel like the luckiest girl in the world for a while *blush*.

Alja? ?korjanec's project me story:

What is your definition of happiness?
I am not sure if i know the definition of happiness, but when i wake up and look forward to the day ahead, i am at my happiest, and i have a smile on my face all day.?? ?Quite simple really

If you could have everyone say one thing to themselves every day, what would it be?
I can do it

We all need someone to believe in us. Who is that person for you and why?
My family at home and my burn the floor family.?? I am an?extension?of both these families, if i know they believe in me it is the best feeling, and it gives me a sense of belonging which gives me strength which in turn i am able to give back to my families... To be a part of a family is a warm feeling, a feeling of security.

What quality do you believe we can never be taught because it is our birth right?
Talent?we all have it in some form , it just needs discovering and nurturing.

Describe the moment when you realised that you could achieve anything?
I? haven't had that moment as yet??if and when i do i will make sure you are the first one to know!

What have you always dreamed of being or doing and have you reached that dream?
I am still young, so my dreams are simple right now. My dream is to dance, travel the world. And eventually i want to achieve my long term goal of bring a successful grown up man. Before i joined burn the floor i was at medical school, so being a doctor is on the horizon.

When life gets in the way, what do you always remind yourself of?
How fortunate i am. In my travels i see a lot of wonderful things, i also see a lot of people that have no ability to direct their destiny, that is very sad for m, and brings many things into perspective for me.

We all have something unique to offer the world, what is yours?
Trying to give something that no-one has given before

How do you deal with the fears that could potentially hold you back?
Prevention is better than cure is what i learn at medical school.??? But i feel that one has to push out side of ones comfort zone, cross some boundries keep challenging yourself and see what is on the other side.? It gets easier each time you do it.? The tougher the journey the more elation you feel when you get to the destination.

What do you believe we have lost sight of in the world as a whole?
Unity?..i am doing an interview in south africa and i am a boy from slovenia working for an australian company?.i don?t think the world has lost anything, perhaps sometimes just lost sight of it.

Project me day 571 was spent with the incredible dancers of Burn the Floor at the Joburg Theatre .... Here's my story!

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