Jakub Mazůch & Michaela Gatěková – organisers of DFP
Kuba and Misa have been collecting experience in dancing since an early age and they have achieved multiple victories at Czech championships and international competitions in Latin American dances and salsa.
Dance is not only a sport for them but also art, which has been accompanying people for ages, just like music; and is a source of joy, relaxation and impulses for a person’s development.
They have been giving dance courses in Ostrava and around for 8 years now for both hobby and professional dancers and we are trying to provide our students with as much joy generated by moving as possible. During those years over 1500 people have gone through our courses and many of them have been coming back periodically.
Apart from events organised by us, they perform and teach at international festivals, sports and cultural events, balls and parties.
Some of their greatest achievements include:
- Silver medal from World Games in Columbia (salsa) in 2013,
- Gold medal from the World Dance Games at Taiwan (Caribbean dances) in 2013,
- European champions in salsa 2013 from Graz,
- 3rd place from the World Salsa Championship in Turin 2013,
- six times Czech national salsa champions
An amazing dancer, an experienced teacher and choreographer, a great speaker, Jaroslav Kuneš, was born in Brno, where he also started to dance at Starlet Brno dance club. He achieved the highest international class in ballroom dance and he fell head over heels in love with dancing. Dance has become not only his passion, but also a way of living, and he has been developing both his careers of a dancer and a dance teacher with love up to this day.
Jaroslav Kuneš achieved numerous outstanding results in Latin-American dances, for example:
- four times Czech champion in Latin-American dances
- semifinalist the most prestigious competition in the world – Open Britsh Championship in Blackpool
- semifinalist of World championship in Latin-American dances in Miami
In 2000 Jaroslav travelled to Cuba, where he studied Afro-Cuban culture and salsa with excellent Cuban teachers. Shortly after his return he came first at the Czech championship in salsa.