DANCE: Professional Latin | PARTNERS SINCE: September 2008 | REPRESENT: England | PLACES OF BIRTH: Daniel: London, United Kingdom | Zuzana: Ostrava, Czech Republic | BASED: Steps Dance School, Switzerland.
ACHIEVEMENTS: 3x Swiss Champions, 2x British Amatuer Finalists, 3rd in the British Closed Professional Latin Championships, 2nd in Professional Rising Star Latin at the Paris World Championships, Quarter Finalists at the International Championships Professional Latin.
FAVOURITE DANCE: Daniel: Samba, from my African roots | Zuzana: All of them.
FAVOURITE COMPETITION/VENUE: Daniel: Blackpool & Assen | Zuzana: Blackpool & Assen.
BEST MOMENT OF YOUR CAREER: Every moment ;)
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A COMPETITION: Sleep well, eat well, practice with good vibes!
HOW TO RELAX AFTER A COMPETITION: Have a glass of wine, have a bath and watch a movie.
MOST RESPECTED OPPONENT COUPLE: Riccardo & Yulia! Honestly, I always try to dance better than myself, but I look at the top couples a lot, how could you ignore them?
ADVICE FOR ANY YOUNG DANCER READING THIS: Be smart and buy International Dance Shoes ;) Really, just follow your dreams.
DANCE WORLD ICON/INSPIRATION: Daniel: Icon is a strong word, but I enjoy someone who can move me and get inspired by any situation or experience in life, often it's not dancers. | Zuzana: I don't have one icon. Every time I watch dancing I get inspired by different things, different people :) depends on the moment in time..
WHY CHOOSE INTERNATIONAL DANCE SHOES?: Simply because they are the best and most comfortable shoes ever. Dani first tried them when he was 15 and fell in love with them, well, his feet did.
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES OF A DANCE SHOE?: The way it fits.
YOU'VE VISITED OUR FACTORY BEFORE, WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Unfortunately, haven't got a chance to visit yet.
AWAY FROM DANCE
FAVOURITE SPORT AWAY FROM DANCE: Daniel: Snowboarding | Zuzana: Working out, running, swimming
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION: Daniel: Anywhere hot, with nice people | Zuzana: Home
FAVOURITE FILM: Daniel: All twisted movies, but if I HAD to pick: Inception | Zuzana: The Bone Collector
FAVOURITE MUSIC ACT/ARTIST: Daniel: Bob Marley, Jason Mraz and all the deep stuff | Zuzana: Sara Smith, Sia, Ed Sheeran, Maitre Gims
INTERESTING FACT: Daniel: It's not so interesting if I reveal it ;) | Zuzana: There are too many, I don't know which one to pick.
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