1. I, Aleksey Fedorovich KOCHETKOV, have been Vice President of the Moscow
Dance Sports Federation (MDSF) since 1991 to date, and the head of the
Dance Sports Club of MCCAC since 1980.
The MCCAC Club is a member of MDSF and an organizational department in
Moscow City Child Artistic Center (MCCAC). As manager, I am in charge
of planning and organization of educational and methodological work, selection
and allocation of instructors, control, organization and implementation
of dance classes in the Club, as well as representation of the Club before
authorities, and liaising with regional organizations in Russia.
Anna Sergeyevna KLIMOVA has been my student since 1984, since the age of 10.
In 1988 she ranked 5th in the Final of the U.S.S.R. Latin-American
Dance Championship among juniors that took place in the city
After training in our Club, she became a dance instructor in 1994. Anna
KLIMOVA is a successful dancer, gifted instructor and trainer, highly
qualified choreographer and methodologist, and a very talented person.
2. I have been personally tracking professional development of Anna. Over
11 years she made a way from a beginner to a highly skilled instructor
and trainer. She attended a number of seminars and practical workshops
conducted by leading world dancers and instructors such as:
· Karen Hardy, England;
· Dmitri Timochin and Anna Bezikova, Russia;
· Olga Muller-Omeltchenko, Germany;
· Andrew Sinkinson, England;
· Michael Barr, England;
· Peter Maxwell, England;
· Massimo Giorgianni and Alessia Giorgianni-Manfredini, Italy;
· Aleksey Galtchun, Russia;
· Evgeniy Antonov, Russia
Her experience of training seminars organized by MDSF and RDSF and her
analytical capacities helped her develop a
training program Dance Fireworks, the first such
program created in MCCAC, in 1998. The program substantially increased
children’s motivation for dance classes, resulting in higher numbers
of students in dance groups of the Club, and facilitated creating a friendly
environment among children and parents. She was the first to introduce
psychological aspects in child dance training. After winning a professional
competition she started developing a comprehensive program Six
Steps to Proficiency for the entire dance studio.
The program was first tried out in 1999, and its results exceeded all
expectations. The program involved 300 beginners from 5 dance clubs of
Moscow. 1,500 dancers from 27 dance clubs came from Moscow and Moscow
Region to take part in a sports dance appraisal session based on the program
Six Steps to Proficiency in December 2005.
Anna KLIMOVA has proved to be a friendly, caring and responsible consultant
when organizing 15 training workshops for Moscow beginning coaches. In
2004-2005 she developed and published methodological guidelines to train
Professional training skills of Anna KLIMOVA were so highly appreciated
by the commission of MDSF that she was assigned coach and judge grades
Anna KLIMOVA is the author of a training video “Six Steps to Proficiency”
featuring herself . 4 DVDs with the program are planned to be published
in January 2006.
While working in our studio Anna KLIMOVA has proved to have strong moral
fiber [and such qualities as] intelligence and kindness. She has been
able to find her individual approach to the educational process and has
gained love and respect of children and instructors.
Anna KLIMOVA has excellent organizational qualities; her students are
the pride of our studio.
I would like to note that she has never had any issues in her communication
with the management and children’s parents and to highlight her
communicability and high intellectual potential.
3. Anna KLIMOVA is a kind, friendly, and laborious person who may achieve
much both as instructor and social psychologist.
I firmly recommend her to work as a sport dance instructor for children
and adults, a head of a dance club, or a sport dance judge.
January 12, 2006 (signed) A.F. Kochetkov