DANCE: Amateur Ballroom | PARTNERS SINCE: April 2008 | REPRESENT: Poland | PLACES OF BIRTH: Szymon: Warsaw, Poland | Margarita: Tallinn, Estonia | BASED: Pruszkow, Warsaw, Poland.
ACHIEVEMENTS: Estonia Vice Champions in Adult Category 2009, 2nd Vice Champions of Northern European Championships, 2nd Vice Champions of Poland in Adult Category 2015. Twice in a row Academic Polish Champions, 2nd Best Polish Couple as per World Rankings and Finalists/Winners of major events including International Championships, British Open Championships, German Open Championships, Rimini Open, La Classique due Quebec, and many others.
FAVOURITE DANCE: Szymon: Slow Foxtrot | Margarita: Rumba! But if we talk about Standard - Slow Foxtrot.
FAVOURITE COMPETITION/VENUE: Szymon: Royal Albert Hall, London and the German Open Championships in Stuttgart | Margarita: Saku Suur Hall in Tallinn - many of my memories as a child are connected to this sports hall.
BEST MOMENT OF YOUR CAREER: Each moment is precious but we will never forget how after just half a year dancing together we did our first major final at International Championships in Brentwood, it was completely unexpected and it was beginning of all our successes.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A COMPETITION: The best way is the one that works for you. There is no rules as there are many ways. It is important for each couple to find it's own. For us the preparation plan for the year takes into consideration all major big events. So, the plan includes strong training (in the gym and on the dancing floor) as well as those concentrated more on technique and quality. Combination of them always depends.
HOW TO RELAX AFTER A COMPETITION: After big events we like to have some good food, often we like to stay for some sightseeing if the event is abroad. Learning about new places and experiencing new cultures counts as relaxation.
MOST RESPECTED OPPONENT COUPLE: Giuseppe Longarini and Katarzyna Kapral, our friends and opponents in our country as well as in the international arena.
ADVICE FOR ANY YOUNG DANCER READING THIS: Love what you do, and do what you love. If dancing is your passion and love - DANCE! Never give up, and never stop, the journey of the dancer might not be easy, but it is an adventure that is worth it.
DANCE WORLD ICON/INSPIRATION: Domenico Soale & Gioia Cerasoli.
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WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES OF A DANCE SHOE?: Dancing shoes have to be long-lasting, comfortable and at the same time - beautiful. It is all provided by International Dance Shoes.
YOU'VE VISITED OUR FACTORY BEFORE, WHAT DID YOU THINK?: It is incredible. The whole process of shoe making can be seen there. It can be noticed how much passion workers have towards their job and with which accuracy each shoe detail is made. Great experience, there is no other place that can provide that and no other company who so openly invites people to visit their factory!
AWAY FROM DANCE
FAVOURITE SPORT AWAY FROM DANCE: Szymon: Football | Margarita: Tennis
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION: Szymon: Rome | Margarita: India
FAVOURITE FILM: Szymon: Lord of the Rings | Margarita: Love Actually
FAVOURITE MUSIC ACT/ARTIST: Szymon: AC/DC | Margarita: The Beatles
INTERESTING FACT: Szymon: I love cooking and I'm good at it! | Margarita: I didn't try a Snickers until the age of 20!
TEACHING, LESSONS & BOOKINGS
We have students at each level and age category, from Juveniles to Seniors, from Beginners to Champions. We are teaching group lessons as well as private. We are open for any co-operation, workshops and camps. Mostly we work in Poland (Warsaw & Pruszkow) and Estonia (Tallinn). We can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (+48 506 506 933, +48 506 116 447). Or you can find us on Facebook using the links below!
Main Sponsors Page - Szymon Kulis & Margarita Zvonova (Click here)
Header Image - StudioPM Photography (Click here)