Karen & Wojtek

Karen Byrne

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Karen is from Dublin and has been dancing many styles of dance since an early age.
She started achieving top results straight from the start in every competition in the country and at the age of 15 she started travelling to England and Europe on her own to extend her dancing and teaching abilities with the help of the best teachers in the world.

Karen has been one of the most popular professional dancers on RTE’s Dancing with the Stars show for the past two years.  Karen & her celebrity partner Jake Carter were crowned winners of the show for 2018.

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Wojtek Potaszkin

about_us_wojtek_potaszkinWojtek is from Gdansk-Poland, he also started his dance adventure as a little boy in a local school where his mother brought him against his will,now he is very grateful ! 😉
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…

 

In 2017, Wojtek was awarded with the highest grades in his professional Ballroom and Latin exams and he now proudly holds the National B Adjudicator Licence which is a major step towards his journey in WDSF (World DanceSport Federation).

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Wojtek and Karen started competing together in the beginning of 2010 and this is where the story all began.

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Today they are the top Latin couple in Ireland and with a great success they compete internationally representing Ireland across Europe and USA.

They have also starred in a number of TV commercials (like Bank of Ireland) and appeared on Irish TV Shows. Each year they both receive many national accolade’s and awards for their dancing and teaching and have been recognised by the DanceSport Federation of Ireland as ‘The Best Dancers in Ireland’.

The Karen & Wojtek brand is based on a number of core attributes – Dedication, Attitude & Passion. These 3 core values are not only what drive them as a couple but also something that they 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 the Karen & Wojtek School of Dance – 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 5th year is a spectacular competition which grows each year. The Christmas DanceComp 2017 was the biggest held so far with an amazing venue of the National Basketball Area as a base for one of the largest gatherings of competitors in Ireland alongside an International panel of top adjudicators from Italy, The Netherlands and Greece and also International competitors. Check out our blog on the 2017 Christmas DanceComp

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