Kinetically Kara

Dance Instruction with Movement Specialist Kara Fabina

Kara Fabina is an international dance instructor based in Colorado Springs. Since 2008 she has been teaching and competing jazz, swing and blues throughout the world. Having been dancing for over two decades, Kara brings both knowledge and experience to the dance floor. She has been recognized internationally for her choreography as well as her achievements in competitions. As an instructor, she stresses connection with one’s partner, connection to the music, and intention in dancing. Her real passion is to become a dance historian and study each style’s rich history and culture. 


Find out more at www.kineticallykara.com

I had a private lesson with Kara Fabina. The specific purpose of the lesson was to re-learn Lindy Hop after a long time away from the dance. She was prompt, listened carefully to my goals, assessed my basic competency and then went to work. She worked exceptionally well with her partner. In short, she was professional, thorough, and fun! I went for a refresher and found myself actually stepping up more than I thought possible.

Randolph - Student

Competitions and awards:


1st Place

Lindy Focus 2008 - Rising Star Award

Steel City Blues 2009 - Jack and Jill 1st Place, partner Matthias Gug

Hot Mess 2010 - Team Solo Jazz Comp 1st place - Hot mess arounds: Jenny Sowden, Annabel

Truesdell, and Daniel Repsch

CHEX5 2011 - Jack and Jill 1st place, partner Dan Repsch

Lindustrial Revolution 2011 - Jack and Jill 1st place, partner Daniel Klock

North Star Blues 2011 - Strictly Blues 1st place, partner Niko Balcom

Blues Blaze 2011 - Open Jack and Jill 1st place, partner Jeff Johnston

Blues Blaze 2011 - Champions Jack and Jill 1st place, Dan Repsch

Blues Muse 2011 - Jill Competition 1st place, partner Chris Mayer

Bambloozled 2011 - Open Jack and Jill 1st place, partner Paul Mandel

Feeling Blues 2012 - Jack and Jill 1st place, partner Adamo Ciarallo

Hawkeye Swing Festival 2012 - Open Jack and Jill 1st place, partner Jeff

BABBLE 2012- Blues Jack & Jill Switch 1st place, (lead & follow)

Blues Shout! 2012 - Follow Pro-Am Winner, partner Joe DeMers

Cowtown Jamborama 2014 - Strictly Any-swing Goes 1st place, partner Amos Rose

Cowtown Jamborama 2014 - Jack & Jill 1st place, partner Anthony Carusiello

North Star Blues 2014 - Jack & Jill 1st place, partner John Vigil

Austin Blues Party 2015 - Strictly Blues 1st place, partner Amos Rose

North Star Blues 2015 - 1st place Jack & Jill, partner Amos Rose

Rain City Blues 2016 - 1st place All-star Strictly, partner Philippe Wilson

Rain City Blues 2016 - 1st place All-stars Solo

Austin Blues Party 2016 - 1st place Strictly, partner Tim O’Neill


2nd Place

Lindy Focus 2009 - Crossover Jack and Jill 2nd place, partner Jon Tigert

Enter the Blues 2010 - Choreography Competition 2nd place, partner Dan Repsch

Steel City Blues 2011 - Jack and Jill 2nd place, partner Jeff Johnston

Blues Shout 2011 - Strictly Fast Blues 2nd place, partner Amos Rose

Bambloozled 2011 - Choreography Competition 2nd place, partner Tomasz Przyztsky

Be My Jazz Baby 2012 - Jack and Jill 2nd place, partner Tomasz Przyztsky

Enter the Blues 2012 - Choreography Competition 2nd place, partner Mike Grosser

Steel City Blues 2012 - Solo Riffin’ 2nd place

Mile High Blues 2012 - Jack and Jill 2nd place, partner Brian Abe

Blues Shout! 2012 - Strictly Slow 2nd place, partner Mike Grosser

Blues Shout! 2012 - Strictly Fast 2nd place, partner Mike Grosser

Snowbound 2012 - Choreography Competition 2nd place, partner Amos Rose

Mile High Blues 2013 - Strictly 2nd place, partner Amos Rose

Blues Muse 2014 - Invitational Jill Comp 2nd place

Rose City Blues 2014 - Strictly Blues 2nd place, partner Amos Rose

Albuquerque Lindy Exchange 2014 - Strictly Swing 2nd place, partner Amos Rose

Snowbound Blues 2014 - Invitational Jack & Jill 2nd place, partner Emory Thompson

Steel City Blues 2015 - Solo Riffin’ 2nd place

Austin Blues Party 2015 - Social Jack & Jill 2nd place

Mile High Blues 2015 - 2nd place Strictly, partner Amos Rose

PBEX 2015 - 2nd place Jazz Strictly, partner Dante Zapata


3rd Place

Lindy 500 2010 - Strictly Lindy 3rd place, partner Dan Chapman

L.A. Blues 2010 - Jack and Jill 3rd place

Bambloozled 2010 - Choreography Competition 3rd place, partner Matt Johns

Swing Into Spring 2012 - Jack and Jill 3rd place, partner Tim Korkuc

Hawkeye Swing Festival 2012 - Open Strictly 3rd place, partner Tomasz Pryzyztsky

Hawkeye Swing Festival 2012 - Showcase 3rd place, partner Tomasz Przyztsky

Lindy on the Rocks 2014 - Strictly Blues 3rd place, partner Amos Rose

PBEX 2015 - 3rd place Blues Strictly, partner Dante Zapata

Blues Muse 2015 - 3rd place Jill Competition

Rain City Blues 2016 - 3rd place All-star J&J, partner Dante Zapata

Austin Blues Party 2016 - 3rd place Social J&J


Finalist

Boston Tea Party 2008 - Intermediate Lindy Hop Jack and Jill Finalist

Lindy Focus 2008 - Intermediate Jack and Jill Finalist

ILHC 2009 - Open Jack and Jill 4th place, partner William

Enter the Blues 2010 - Jack and Jill 12 Bar Finals 4th place, partner Jered Feires,

Boston Tea Party 2009 - Newcomer West Coast Jack and Jill 8th place

ILHC 2010 - Open Jack and Jill finalist, partner Dan Mitchell

Lindustrial Revolution 2010 - Jack and Jill Finalist, partner Jay Mosher

Hi De Hon 2010 - Solo Jazz Competition Finalist

Bambloozled 2010 - Jack and Jill Finalist, partner Tim O’Neill

Mile High Blues 2011 - Social Jack and Jill Finalist

CHEX5 2011 - Solo Charleston Finalist

Blues Shout 2011 - Champions Jack & Jill Finalist, partner Randy Pante

North Star Blues 2011 - Jack and Jill Finalist, partner Serge

Blues Blaze 2011 - Strictly Blues Alternate, partner Kevin Shilinack

Blues Muse 2011 - Open Jack and Jill Finalist, partner Niko Balcom

Bambloozled 2011 - Solo Riffin’ Finalist

Mobtown Ballroom 2012 - Slow dance strictly finalist, partner Mike Grosser

Steel City Blues 2012 - Jack and Jill Finalist, partner Jeff Johnston

Boston Tea Party 2012 - Strictly Lindy Finalist, partner John Paul Helveston

Boston Tea Party 2012 - Open Jack and Jill Finalist

Mile High Blues 2012 - Strictly Finalist, partner Amos Rose

Blues Shout! 2012 - Champions Jack & Jill Semi-Finalist

Snowbound 2012 - Invitational Jack & Jill, partner Amos Rose

Blues Shout! 2014 - Strictly Open finalist, partner Amos Rose

North Star Blues 2014 - Strictly Finalist, partner Amos Rose

Rose City Blues 2014 - Jack & Jill semi-finalist

Albuquerque Lindy Exchange 2014 - Jack & Jill Finalist

Blues Shout 2015 - All Star Strictly Finalist, partner Amos Rose

Mile High Blues 2015 - Jack & Jill Finalist, partner Kenneth

North Star Blues 2015 - Strictly Finalist, partner Amos Rose

Winter Blues 2016 - Invitational Jack & Jill Finalist, partner Daniel Repsch

Winter Blues 2016 - Solo Blued Finalist

Blues Shout 2016 - All Star Strictly Finalist, partner Tim O’Neill