The work schedule is over, but I know that the dance shoes are waiting for me by the bed, ready for the next adventure

Ruxandra Stancioiu first got in touch with the world of communication 8 years ago, but things only started to materialize in 2019. He is now Communication Manager at Zenith, where he also deals with Account Planning and Research. When he’s not in the office, he puts on his shoes and gets ready for the dance floor. It’s a passion that has always existed, but turned into something bigger when he created the Boozy Cats project with his dance partners.

It has turned into a lifestyle, a state, an attitude, perhaps in the purest form of freedom. I am now part of such a beautiful community, with an overwhelming spirit of life. And as next steps, we would like to continue to organize events like the ones above, which we can happily call international festivals.

Because they want to pass on their passion for dance to other people, Boozy Cats organizes events open to all those who want to move their body. Ruxandra makes time for her two great passions by combining the lessons she learns from each other. This is how he manages to live his professional and personal life in swing steps.

The beginning in communication

The first steps towards this world were taken about eight years ago, but they only managed to take shape in 2019. And here I am now, in this thrilling universe that I have resonated with ever since, where far from you the thought that you might get bored. It is an ingenious mechanism that catches you, and its wheels help you discover another facet at every step. I think this field chose me, because I arrived at the same place where I started eight years ago. And yes, the ways of communication are unsuspected!

Passion for dance

The passion for dancing has always existed, but I had not found the straw to throw over this smoldering burning. When we started dancing swing, neither I nor my wonderful partners, Adrian Tudor and Andra Somkereki, would have imagined that we would have any impact in the field, we were just three in love with music from the beginning of the twentieth century, who did not know what to do with that love. As soon as we took the first steps of Lindy Hop, we felt that the earth was slipping under our feet, that we were falling in love with no way back. We were aware of what was happening to us and we could only rejoice. That’s how we started to repeat weekly with enthusiasm and, over time, we became more than just dancers. Our passion took the form of a project called “Boozy Cats” and we slowly began to organize swing-themed events.

The stages of this road

I first organized parties at Adrian’s house, which I called “Home Swing Home”. The doors were open for both old and new friends who were just discovering the Lindy Hop universe. Then we decided to spread the germ to everyone and we started organizing an event with international teachers. This is how Meowvember Swing Fever was born, which took place in November 2018. Shortly after him came Shaboogie Cats’ Jam, in March 2019.

How did you learn?

Initially, I took dance lessons, then I started rehearsing with friends. However, the clearest evidence of evolution is observed after a national or international dance festival, attended by tens, hundreds or maybe even thousands of people with the same passion.

What this passion turned into

It has turned into a lifestyle, a state, an attitude, perhaps in the purest form of freedom. I am now part of such a beautiful community, with an overwhelming spirit of life. And as next steps, we would like to continue to organize events like the ones above, which we can happily call international festivals.

Boozy Cats

The realization of the dream happened in the yard full of cats of the future accomplice in this adventure, Adrian. It was spring, I was dancing under the vine and talking about one or the other over a glass of wine. That’s when we realized that all this mood can have a name – that’s how Boozy Cats was born. Since then, we are active under the boozies umbrella and how good it is in its shade!

The good&the bad

Given the last few months, when we have been restricted in terms of freedom of movement, we have not invested as much time as I would have liked. Before that, however, we met at least twice a week and practiced for about three hours / session. The hardest part before each event is always the uncertainty: will people come, will they feel good, will they go through the same emotions that we go through, will they learn new things? The beautiful parts? I don’t even know where to start. There is no feeling more beautiful than that of freedom of expression through dance, it is almost an alchemical process. The dance shows you who you really are and turns you into the freest and most beautiful version of yourself.

The discoveries of this journey

I discovered that I had become so much more than I could have ever imagined. We learned how beautiful connections between people can be created and how deeply they can transform you, a universe beyond any sphere of our imagination was created. I felt the openness and playful spirit of each of the people I came in contact with and this is invaluable!

Where dance and communication meet

They are like a spiral of DNA, forms of expression of the same background. If you put your imagination, courage and passion together, you get the greatness of pure, unaltered feeling. You combine dance and communication, you get the same thing. How do I divide my time between the two? Very simple: the work schedule is over, but I know that the dance shoes are waiting for me by the bed, ready for the next adventure.

Between professional life and hobby

I think it is very important to consciously live both our personal and professional life, to be present at the moment, whether we are talking about going out with friends, running in the park or morning meetings. The only things and states we can really control are the ones we live in here and now, so the balance comes from the conscious living of all experiences, whether they come from the personal or professional sphere.


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