St. Patrick’s Dance Festival 2021

Our students participated in the St. Patrick’s Dance Festival 2021, organised by Fusion Dance Academy and the DanceSport Federation of Ireland. This was a video competition and our students participated in both Ballroom and Latin events, with it being the first Junior competition for some of our girls. We are delighted with everyone’s results, well…

The Emerald Open Online Festival 2021

The competitive season for the new year began with the Emerald Open – Virtual Festival on the 21st of February. Our students sent in video entries to both couples as well as solo Ballroom and Latin events across different age groups. It was a very successful set of results for team WPDA with all placing…

The DanceComp 2020

As the hosts of the annual ‘DanceComp’ which is normally a Live event held in Dublin and with group events not allowed this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, we needed to think of a different way for our 7th annual event to still take place.We wanted dancers to still feel the thrill of a Live…

The Armas Cup 2020, Antalya – Turkey

Our Director and principal teacher – Wojtek Potaszkin, was honoured by being invited by Mr Igor Gutovskyi to be part of the judging panel alongside many dance legends at The Armas Cup – International Dance Gala 2020, Antalya Just to mention few:– Slavik Kryklyvyy (Ukraine),– Mirko Gozzoli (Italy),– Oxana Lebedev (Germany),– Igor Gutovskyi (Spain),– Pavel…

International Online Open to the World Grand Prix Series by Igor Gutovskyi

During the worldwide pandemic due to Covid-19 with most countries gone into lock down, Ireland was no different. Our dance classes – cancelled. Our lessons – cancelled. Our practice sessions cancelled. Our national annual DanceSport competitions – you guessed it, cancelled! We at the Wojtek Potaszkin Dance Academy had to learn to operate very differently…

UKA Premier Medallist Championships 2019 – Blackpool.

UKA Premier Medalist 2019 – Blackpool. On October 6th some of our team took part in the UKA Premier Medalist student/teacher event in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens. For few of our dancers it was the first time to ever dance outside Ireland so they thoroughly made the most of it.  It was a tough competition but everyone…

Alenka Bohak in Ireland

Alenka Bohak in Ireland Our school was honoured to host Ms. Alenka Bohak for the weekend of 25th – 26th May. Alenka who hails from Slovenia is an internationally renowned DanceSport professional who has extensive experience in the DanceSport industry and it was a great opportunity to have her with us to share that knowledge with us….

WDSF Junior Latin World Championships 2018 in Bilbao, Spain.

In October of this year our junior couple – Sean and Megan were chosen to represent Ireland at the WDSF World championships in Bilbao, Spain.   This was a pinnacle for these dancers who have worked hard for the past few years to reach this level of dancing…and what an experience they had. To carry…

Star Cup Ritmo Danza Italy 2018

Our amazing journey to participate in International events was a big focus during the 2017/18 season and in June, 5 of our couples competed in the Italian Star Cup. The 5th Star Cup Ritmo Danza was held in the beautiful location of Faenza, Italy and hosted some of Worlds top couples. All 5 couples –…

International Dance Community

Each year as our dance school evolves and grows stronger, we embark on new challenges to showcase our dancers at international events and also to invite others to join us. This years Christmas DanceComp which we hosted, was not only our largest Dance Sport event in Ireland to date (Over 370 dancers competed and 1000 spectators watched)…