Wojtek is from Gdansk-Poland, he started his dance adventure as a little boy in a local school where his mother brought him at the age of 8.
He was a successful competitor in Poland reaching the finals of all major competitions including being second in the Polish Championships in his grade.
He came to Ireland in 2009 and started to look for a dance partner immediately.
He quickly became the top Latin dancer in Ireland and with a great success he competed internationally representing Ireland across Europe and USA.
In 2017, Wojtek was awarded with the highest grades in his professional Ballroom and Latin exams and he now proudly holds full Irish National DFI DanceSport Adjudicator Licence.
In 2020 he received the World DanceSport Federation Adjudicator Licence – the highest judging license there is for DanceSport competitions around the world.
He has also starred in a number of TV commercials (like Bank of Ireland) and appeared on Irish TV Shows. Each year he receives many national accolade’s and awards for his dancing and teaching and in 2016 he has been recognised by the DanceSport Federation of Ireland as ‘The Best Dancer in Ireland’.
Wojtek Potaszkin Dance Academy is based on a number of core attributes –Dedication, Attitude & Passion. These 3 core values are not only what drives Wojtek as a dance teacher but also something that he mentor each and every dance student to live through.
The Irish National DanceSport event calendar is a busy one, but the pinnacle of the dancing year is an event hosted by Wojtek Potaszkin Dance Academy – The Christmas DanceComp.
This National and now an Internationally recognised event is held at the end of November/early December each year and now in it’s 7th year is a spectacular competition which grows each year.The Christmas DanceComp 2019 was the biggest held so far with an amazing venue of the National Basketball Arena as a base for one of the largest gatherings of competitors in Ireland alongside an International panel of top adjudicators from Italy, Slovenia, Poland, Lithuania, Belgium, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany, Norway, UK, Holland, Northern Ireland and Greece and also International competitors.